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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 ...
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 and organizes clinical information, examining its own knowledge base and ...
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 ...
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 steps to consider taking in an effort to ensure a smooth transition to your new health ...
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 ...
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) solutions alone will not be able to meet the specificity of ...
By Girija Yegnanarayanani, PhD, director of applied CLU research at Nuance Communications.
''Eeny, meeny, miney, moe/Catch a tiger by the toe...'' It's a familiar nursery rhyme, recited by children looking for a way to select who will be ''it'' for a game. The main principle of this ditty is choosing one (eeny) over another (moe). This is not ...
By James P. Fee, MD, CCS, CCDS, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CMS/PCS Trainer, Associate Director, Huff DRG Review
Plan-Do-Study-Act. These are the four steps for any educational or quality improvement endeavor-the same process required to ready your physicians' clinical documentation for ICD-10. The challenge is getting physicians educated, engaged, and ...
By Ryan Sandefer
We recently returned from an exciting few days at the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) Assembly on Education Symposium and Faculty Development Institute in Baltimore. A mouthful for sure, but it was great insight into what will be driving Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) over the ...