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Health care organizations respond to ICD-10 proposal from CMS

Health care organizations respond to ICD-10 proposal from CMS

The transition to ICD-10 was officially delayed in early April, but come May there was still no guidance for the health care industry from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on any next steps.

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CMS hints at new ICD-10 transition deadline

CMS hints at new ICD-10 transition deadline

For months, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services championed the necessity of a transition to the new ICD-10 medical billing services.

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Online medical advice searches yield poor information, study suggests

Online medical advice searches yield poor information, study suggests

When the functionality of the Internet made it more convenient to order something online than to drive to the store and purchase it, consumers did not pay the shift much mind.

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How Google Glass might help with meaningful use

How Google Glass might help with meaningful use

The health care industry is a result-driven business, and new technologies or surgical procedures are often adopted when they show great promise for improving patient conditions or quality of care.

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FBI says EHR data security threats not going anywhere

FBI says EHR data security threats not going anywhere

Electronic medical records have long been touted as the new force of health care reform in the U.S.

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Physicians growing more comfortable with EHR systems, survey suggests

Physicians growing more comfortable with EHR systems, survey suggests

The health care industry could always count on the divisive nature of electronic medical record systems.

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Population health management may be last step for EMR implementers

Population health management may be last step for EMR implementers

When approaching large scale health initiatives, it may be unwieldy to try to understand the dynamics of patient information without analytical help.

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Policy makers take unique approach to mobile health

Policy makers take unique approach to mobile health

With such an emphasis on taking static stores of patient data and mobilizing that information to create interoperable electronic medical record systems, it is no wonder that certain organizations have taken their patient engagement activities to the mobile health sector.

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Patient portals have benefits for diabetics

Patient portals have benefits for diabetics

Electronic medical records are designed to not only help providers streamline their practices and give their patients the best possible care, they are also meant to allow patients to have more insight into their health.

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Do not make the mistake of choosing the wrong EMR

Do not make the mistake of choosing the wrong EMR

No matter how dedicated a practice is to making electronic medical records work for it, if providers do not choose the right EMR vendor they will find that success is difficult to come by.

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