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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 of ICD-10 and its Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM. But what does concern me is ICD-10 PCS. So ...
The healthcare industry is experiencing a surge in data breaches, security incidents, and criminal attacks—exposing milllions of patients and their medical records—according to the latest Ponemon Institute study, the ''Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data,” which was sponsored by ID Experts®.
The study ...
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 the past, uses of the “Software as a Service” approach were met with concerns over ...
As mobile technology becomes more commonplace in the healthcare industry, Panasonic’s National Healthcare Sales Manager, Jamil King, notes that “it’s clear we’re not the only ones excited about what new capabilities can come with the implementation of a mobile computing strategy.”
King points to a recent study published by the Economist ...
According to the Mayo Clinic, telemedicine most commonly refers to
“the communication with or among a patient’s health care team via video
connection, secure text messaging or another platform rather than in
person. It can be used to schedule appointments, answer questions, handle
routine checkups, allow physicians in different ...