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    Problem List Guidance in the EHR

    Originally published by AHIMA Problem lists facilitate continuity of patient care by providing a comprehensive and accessible list of patient problems in one place. Problem lists used within health records are a list of illnesses, injuries, and other factors that affect the health of an individual patient, usually identifying the time of occurrence or identification and resolution.1 They are an important communication vehicle used…

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    Speech Recognition Technology Making its Way Into EHR Systems

    By John Moore for SearchHealthIT.com Health care providers over the years have raised a number of objections to electronic health records — they cost too much, disrupt practices already pressed for time and fail to mesh with the way medical offices work. But there’s an even more fundamental digital challenge — some doctors don’t want to busy their fingers on a keyboard. Indeed, manual…

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    How the seemingly largest hospital bill came to be

    Written for FierceHealthcare It may be the largest hospital bill ever. Estimated at $9.2 million, including interest, the bill is from Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital for the care of deceased Tameka Jaqway Campwell. Although the American Hospital Association, the Health Care Financial Management Association, and even the Guinness Book of Records couldn’t confirm the highest hospital bill in history, according to Associated Press (AP),…

  • 6 Major Disruptions Still To Come In Healthcare

    BY Francine Hardaway for Fast Company As the last of the large American industries to undergo forcible automation, healthcare is currently in a state of prolonged agony. The HealthTech NextGen 2011 Conference, held in San Francisco recently, highlighted this by calling attention to at least 6 disruptive changes that are still ahead in healthcare. These range from physician workflow to patient responsibility, to perhaps…

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    Most Wired Hospitals List ‘Carries More Weight’ With Redesign

    By Molly Merrill, Associate Editor, HealthCare IT News In its 13th year, the Most Wired hospitals and health systems list, put out by Hospitals & Health Networks, seems to have upped its value as an indicator of hospital care, rather than just a marketing tool. The hospitals on this year’s list showed strides in computerized physician order entry, the ability to restore data after…

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    Lessons Learned From a Recent Amazon Outage

    By Gregory Machler, originally posted at Computerworld.com Another Amazon cloud-services outage occurred on Sunday, August 7th in a Dublin, Ireland data center. This one occurred due to a lightning strike that hit a transformer near the Dublin data center. It led to an explosion and fire that knocked out all utility services thereby leading to a total data center outage. Amazon had its only…

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    50 Top Grossing Non-Profit Hospitals in America

    Written by Jaimie Oh, Originally posted at Becker’s Hospital Review  Here are the 50 top grossing non-profit hospitals in the United States listed by gross revenue, according to CMS cost report data analyzed by American Hospital Directory. Note: The hospital total patient revenues reported here are reported to CMS by the hospitals in their most recent cost reports and, in some cases, may include…

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    Meaningful Use Incentives Driving EMR Adoption, but Many Hospitals Still Expect to Use Paper Records

    Click here to learn how to incorporate speech recognition into any EMR with Fusion SpeechEMR   Originally published at BusinessWire.com New Survey from Iron Mountain Shows Hospitals Lack Standard Approach to Digitizing Patient Records; 1 in 4 Spending $100 Million or More One year after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) set criteria for the meaningful use of electronic health records, 70 percent…

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