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Health Information History
December 3, 2015 12:40 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Jon Elion, MD, FACC I wasn’t the first and won’t be the last to take a shot at summarizing the history of the first international classification of diseases, a process that started in 1853 and was finally approved in 1893. While this was not officially Read More...
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Taking Action to Reduce Improper Payments
September 28, 2015 3:19 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Monique Pierce, Solutions Product Development at SCIO Health Analytics Healthcare Payers are under more pressure than ever before. Industry studies have estimated that payers could be losing in excess of $100B annually, due to fraud, waste and abuse Read More...
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CHIME Endorses Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
September 22, 2015 9:37 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
Information technology plays a central role in helping hospitals and other healthcare providers reach the Triple Aim - a better patient experience, improved population health and reduced per capita costs. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020, Read More...
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Cornerstone of Accurate Medical Coding
August 27, 2015 2:56 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
So, do you query a physician even if the answer would only impact a quality measure, and not reimbursement? It is disquieting to know that in a recent survey by the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), only 75% of the Read More...
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Healthcare CIOs Share Optimization Strategies
July 16, 2015 6:56 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
A report stemming from the annual Scottsdale Institute Spring CIO Summit in April suggests seven key takeaways CIOs need to consider then execute in order to maintain a successful optimization strategy within their health systems. 1. Work with the senior Read More...
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Are Doctors Becoming Highly Paid Data Entry Clerks?
June 25, 2015 2:27 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
Are doctors becoming highly-paid data entry clerks? Typically a doctor spends 43% of their time on patient data entry and only 28% on patient care. Often lost in these discussions is the a doctor’s time spent on direct patient care. The projected growth Read More...
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ICD-10-PCS: We Don't Know What We Don't Know
June 18, 2015 6:14 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
After decades of experience with ICD-9, we have learned and come to grips with its quirks. We do not yet have that comfort level with ICD-10. After all, it’s still pretty new to most of us in the U.S. I’m not really concerned about the diagnosis side Read More...
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4 Ways Smart Recruiters Stay ACA Aligned
June 11, 2015 7:43 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
One year after the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new study by Health eCareers found that the effect of the ACA’s new policies ranked as the third most pressing concern for healthcare recruiters and hiring managers, just behind staff turnover Read More...
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Software as a Service
May 1, 2015 8:01 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Dr. Jonathan Elion, MD, FACC Providing a rules-based expert system requires that the “knowledge”, or software system, be made available throughout a healthcare organization, a goal that is easily accomplished with the use of a hosted data model. In Read More...
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Rules-Based Expert Systems for CDI
April 24, 2015 11:34 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Dr. Jon Elion, MD An expert system for clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is a specialized type of software that provides answers to problems, eliminating the need to consult a human expert. When applied to a CDI program, the expert system collects Read More...
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Four Steps for a Painless HIS Selection
April 10, 2015 8:33 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Dr. Jon Elion, Founder and CEO of ChartWise Medical Systems Whether selecting and adapting an inpatient or an outpatient clinical information system, a little “homework” can go a long way towards helping to ease the pains of adoption. Here are some Read More...
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ICD-10 Implementation Can Go Smoothly
March 27, 2015 8:37 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Dr. Jon Elion, Founder and CEO of ChartWise Medical Systems With the ICD-10 conversion deadline right around the corner, healthcare professionals are doing all they can to make sure they are prepared for the transition. Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Read More...
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