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    Report: Global Hospital Information Systems Market Forecast to Grow at a CAGR of 10% from 2010-2017

    Originally published in TransWorldNews.Com The global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) market was valued at $7.4 billion in 2010, and is forecast to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10% to reach about $14.7 billion by 2017. The high growth forecast for the period 2010-2017 is significantly influenced by accelerated efforts from the public and private sectors around the world to contain…

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    Electronic Medical Records market to reach $6 billion by 2015

    Click here to learn how to incorporate speech recognition into any EMR with Fusion SpeechEMR Originally published in eHealth, June 2011 U.S. The U.S. EMR market is expected to grow from $2,177 million in 2009 to $6,054 million in 2015 at an estimated CAGR of 18.1 percent during the forecast period 2010-2015. Though large-sized healthcare practices prefer on-site/client-server based EMR systems, web-based EMR solutions or…

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    Dolbey Integrates Philips SpeechExec for iPhone and BlackBerry

    Dolbey’s dictation and transcription workflow solutions now support the mobile dictation applications from Philips Speech Processing. Philips SpeechExec applications for iPhone and Blackberry devices provide a wireless dictation tool that securely sends dictations over a network or Internet connection. Dolbey’s dictation workflow solutions include Fusion Voice for enterprise dictation management and Atom Dictation for dictation workgroups. Both of these platforms now support the use…

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    Portraits of Progress in ICD-10

    posted by Chris Dimick ~ SPECIAL COVERAGE: AHIMA 2011 ICD-10 SUMMIT ~ http://journal.ahima.org/icdsummit/2011/05/portraits-of-progress-icd10/ Since it was planted 30 years ago, the ICD-9 code set has grown roots deep into the healthcare system. Within individual organizations and enterprises, those roots can reach into nearly every department and function. Upgrading to ICD-10 thus requires organizations deconstruct their business and clinical processes in order to identify the…

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    RACs Using “Semi-Automated” Claims Review

    By: James Carroll for HIM Connection, April 12, 2011 Providers familiar with automated claims reviews and complex claims reviews by the recovery audit contractors (RAC) now face another method of overpayment identification: “Semi-automated” claims review. Semi-automated review strays a bit from the automated and complex methods of overpayment identification recognized in the RAC statement of work, but is essentially a hybrid of the two…

  • Transitioning Coding Professionals Into New Roles in a Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Environment

    Transitions are common in the healthcare marketplace today. Encoding of clinical data is a key element of the health information management (HIM) profession. It binds the provision of care to the systems serving both clinical and administrative needs. Coding professionals are experts at adapting to change, since the code sets and coding guidelines require frequent updates to keep pace with the science of medicine.…

  • ICD-10 Impact on Productivity

    Originally Published by AAPC, March 9, 2011 The implementation of ICD-10 brings an exciting challenge. Some see it as an obstacle but it really is an opportunity to enhance our skills and knowledge in our careers. There will be a learning curve that comes with ICD-10; the codes are very different, the guidelines have changed in some areas, and we are going to be…

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    No Code Left Behind

    By Elizabeth S. Roop, For The Record, Vol. 23 No. 5 P. 10 Backed by a powerful engine, computer-assisted coding provides a comprehensive solution capable of reading and interpreting reports. With HIT system acquisition and implementation and the training required to meet a growing number of mandates, it is difficult to envision any hospital shifting painfully limited financial and IT resources to the deployment…

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