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 •  August 10

By Rajiv Leventhal for healthcare informatics The agency released a final rule that also allows healthcare providers to use 2014 Edition CEHRT for another year, as hospitals will now have until 2019 to meet MU Stage 3 measures and objectives The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule that affirms a 90-day reporting...

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 •  August 10

By Brian Zimmerman for Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality Federal health officials withdrew a proposal to require healthcare facility accreditors to publicly release details on safety issues they encounter during inspections of hospitals and other healthcare facilities, according to a ProPublica report. Here are five things to know. 1....

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 •  August 10

Article by Steven Robinson, MS, PA, RN, CDIP. This article was originally published on the Journal of AHIMA website on April 26, 2017 and is republished here with permission. Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. —Mattie Stepanek
Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals have a...

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 •  August 10

By David Pittman, With help from Darius Tahir for Politico BIDEN, EPIC TALK MEANING OF ‘EASY TO UNDERSTAND’: Former Vice President Joe Biden took to task an Epic executive who questioned during a January meeting of the Cancer Moonshot why patients should have their full medical record, a Biden aide recounted Tuesday. Epic CEO Judy Faulkner asked...

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 •  August 10

By Avery Comarow and Ben Harder for U.S. News and World Report U.S. News ranks the top 20 hospitals in the nation, plus the best hospitals in each state and metro area. Somewhere in America, at a pace of about once per second, a patient checks into a hospital. With more than 33 million hospitalizations a year and so many patients on whom to...

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 •  July 27

By Heather Landi for Healthcare Informatics A study examining the communication technologies used by hospital-based clinicians found that close to 80 percent (79.8 percent) of clinicians continue to use hospital-provided pagers and 49 percent of those clinicians report they receive patient care-related messages most commonly by pager....

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 •  July 27

By Rachel Z. Arndt for Modern Healthcare Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright has been a chief medical officer at a large health system, owned her own medical practice and worked as a consultant. Now, as CEO of the Medical Group Management Association, she leads the nation’s largest association for medical practice administrators and executives....

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 •  July 27

By Christina Farr for CNBC Amazon is sending all kinds of signals that it’s interested in the health-care industry. CNBC reported in May that the company was on the hunt for a general manager to lead a new pharmacy unit. Since then, it has brought on a slew of health experts to bolster its cloud offering, Amazon Web Services, and rallied the...

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 •  July 27

By John Lauerman and Jeran Wittenstein, with assistance by Joshua Fineman and Saritha Rai for Bloomberg Technology Many doctors still can’t use a transcription service made by Nuance Communications Inc. three weeks after the company was hit by a powerful, debilitating computer attack. Hospital systems including Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston and...

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 •  July 13

In the face of a crisis, it’s often a good idea to take a step back and learn from the moment. Perhaps that’s not feasible until after the fact—it certainly isn’t in this case—but to place odds on it never happening again is foolish. On June 27, Nuance numbered among the worldwide victims who fell prey to the...