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To Save IT Costs, the Cloud Is the Limit

by Mark Veverka Cloud computing is exploding and growing faster than a swirling funnel crossing the Oklahoma plains. The next generation of computing lowers information technology costs while increasing corporate profits at the same time. And what’s not to like … Continue reading

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ID Theft Scheme Hits 400+ in Louisiana and Elsewhere

The health care services division of Louisiana State University, which operates seven hospitals, has notified more than 400 individuals in 12 states following the arrest of an employee charged with using patient information to make counterfeit checks, according to local … Continue reading

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November 30 is the Last Day for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to Register and Attest for an Incentive Payment in FY 2012

The last day that eligible hospitals and CAHs can register and submit attestation in fiscal year (FY) 2012 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is November 30, 2012. For eligible hospitals and CAHs, this means that they must successfully attest … Continue reading

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Hospital leaders: I’m most thankful for … FierceHealthcare’s Advisory Board Share their Thanksgiving Notes

As Frank Byrne, president of St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis., recently noted, healthcare doesn’t do very good job of  recognition, even though there is much to celebrate. With the industry seeing new innovations, technology and healthcare delivery  models, we … Continue reading

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Rise In Mobile Users Searching Health Info.

More people than ever are using their cell phones to get health information. The share of mobile users doing so has gone up to nearly a third (31%) from 17% two years ago, according to a new survey from the … Continue reading

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Health IT at Small-Care Providers Under Review by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

To see how health IT systems affect workflows, government-funded researchers are planning to descend on six small medical practices in Tennessee. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) says it wants to conduct the study because previous reviews of … Continue reading

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Where Health IT Really Matters.

By Rich Daly Nearly three years into a federal incentive program to get providers to adopt electronic health records, hospital executives on the leading edge of that push see it turning a corner. Some of the leading clinical informaticists, who combine … Continue reading

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ONC to Launch Health IT Database for Workgroup Membership.

November 05, 2012 | Erin McCann, Associate Editor. WASHINGTON – The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has established a new online database aiming to recruit “highly qualified workgroup members” for Federal Advisory Committees, according to … Continue reading

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AHA Sues HHS Over Medicare Payment Denials

In a federal lawsuit, the American Hospital Association and four healthcare providers accuse HHS of illegally denying hospitals Medicare payments for audited outpatient procedures. The Chicago-based interest group for hospitals says in the complaint that HHS maintains an illegal policy … Continue reading

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How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

By MARTY MAKARY When there is a plane crash in the U.S., even a minor one, it makes headlines. There is a thorough federal investigation, and the tragedy often yields important lessons for the aviation industry. Pilots and airlines thus … Continue reading

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