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Medical groups are seeking customizable and cloud-based systems and emerging technologies like speech-recognition capabilities. Physician practices are looking to improve their electronic health records and many are shopping around for more advanced ..
For many practices on the fence about Chronic Care Management (CCM) services, the tide has turned. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) CCM program, first established in January 2015, allows providers to add new revenue to their practi..
Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare set a bold goal last year in its efforts to curb opioid abuse: Reduce opioid prescriptions for the pain relievers by 40% by the end of 2018. Now, eight months into the project they started in August, the system h..
A recent Surescripts survey found that half of physicians state that EHR use itself is not a guarantee that they have sufficient access to patient data. Healthcare organizations may need to address physicians’ EHR use and how easily they have acces..
Estimates of a projected physician shortage just got worse. The country could see a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030, according to a new report (PDF) from the Association of American Medical Colleges. That’s an increase from last year..
If you’re worried you’ve got ransomware, you would not be alone: A single hack of Anthem in 2015 compromised the medical information of over seventy-eight million customers There were three data breaches in 2017 that affected more than 1,000,000 ..
Driven by an enticing value proposition, hackers are increasingly turning to ransomware to bring in cash, according to a new report from Verizon. But healthcare also faces a threat particular to the industry, according to the report: breaches from wi..
The CMS issued a final rule late Monday aimed at giving states and health insurers more flexibility and reducing regulatory burdens in the individual and small group health insurance markets. The final rule allows states to define essential health be..
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology unveiled the new ONC Guide to Getting and Using your Health Records, a resource for individuals, patients and caregivers. The new project aims to enable the patient access goals..
A network of more than 50 medical practices in New Jersey has agreed to pay more than $418,000 to resolve an investigation by the state attorney general after it was discovered patient records were leaked online by a transcription vendor. Virtua Medi..
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