February 2019

Healthgrades Names America’s Best Hospitals for 2019

By Healthgrades Media Staff for Healthgrades Media This year is the first time two awards have been consolidated into a single list that includes the top 250, 100, and 50 hospitals. Healthgrades released its annual list Tuesday of “America’s Best Hospitals,” using clinical outcomes to identify the top 5% of hospitals nationwide. In years past,…

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Move Beyond Coding with CAC

By Chris Casto Many healthcare organizations implemented computer-assisted coding (CAC) to supplement coding operations. The use of natural language processing to pre-read patient charts to suggest ICD-10-CM-PCS and CPT codes to the coding staff resulted in higher productivity, greater accuracy or both. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, some organizations have moved beyond code suggestions…

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Hundreds of patient records found burning across from Atlanta hospital

By Mackenzie Garrity for Becker’s Hospital Review Piles of patient records were found burning in a dumpster across the street from Atlanta-based Southside Medical Clinic, according to WSBTV. Southside Medical Clinic is unsure how hundreds of patients’ medical records were found burning in the dumpster and stacked outside in shipping crates. A WSBTV representative who…

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4 main takeaways from HIMSS19

By David Lim and Rebecca Pifer for Healthcare Dive For one week in sunny Orlando, Florida, more than 43,000 health IT professionals converged in the mammoth Orange Country Convention Center to showcase technological innovations, argue about interoperability, network and pour creativity into their #HealthPolicyValentines tweets. Health IT’s biggest conference of the year ended Friday. As the…

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