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HIMSS: EHR users provide better predictions, lower mortality
EHR Intelligence
Hospitals that have higher levels of EHR adoption and health IT use are more likely to produce better quality care with lower mortality rates, says a new report from HIMSS Analytics.

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In this issue...
  • 'Sail into Revenue Cycle Success': The 2014 Annual National Institute
  • 150 hospital and health system CFOs to know
  • Can Apple's HealthKit deliver security?
  • New: CRCP certification study webinar series
  • HIMSS privacy lead: When working in healthcare security, 'be like a sponge'
  • PwC to offer DoD open-source EHR
  • Back by popular demand: Professional certification summer webinar series
  • Why do so many people have the wrong kind of health insurance?
  • SearchHealthIT and CHIME survey: ICD-10 readiness not there
  • Use of technology and pharmacy informatics on the rise
  • Stakeholders concerned licensure compact fails to boost telemedicine access




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    'Sail into Revenue Cycle Success': The 2014 Annual National Institute
    AAHAM
    Manchester Grand Hyatt
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    October 15-17, 2014

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    It's never too early to make your hotel reservations! The deadline to reserve your hotel room is Sept. 22. For reservations please call 888-421-1442 and reference AAHAM or click here.

    The ANI is attended by nearly 500 National members and over 75 exhibitors. Each year, the members of AAHAM come together to exchange ideas, renew old friends, make new ones and further their knowledge and education in the field of Patient Account Management.

    AAHAM's ANI always attracts a large number of qualified speakers, who present on a variety of topics. Be sure to check out this year's Agenda and Exhibitor listing (coming soon) for the ANI. Get a sneak preview of what sessions and educational opportunities will be taking place at this year national meeting.

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    150 hospital and health system CFOs to know
    Becker's Hospital Review
    Becker's Hospital Review has named the following executives to its list, 150 hospital and health system chief financial officers to know. These men and women have demonstrated excellence in healthcare financial management by leading some of the largest, most prominent and financially successful healthcare organizations in the nation.
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    Can Apple's HealthKit deliver security?
    Healthcare IT News
    Apple is expected to launch HealthKit along with a new iPhone and a much-anticipated wearable device, iWatch. But while the company is working hard to show that privacy rules for its new health platform offer adequate protections, recent high-profile security breaches call its efforts into question.
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    New: CRCP certification study webinar series
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    Prepare for your CRCP or stay current in your skills and earn AAHAM CEUs at the same time!

    Whether you are planning on taking the CRCP exams, preparing for the future or need the education to do your job better, you want to sign up for the webinar program. Statistically, those who take this popular series have a higher pass rate than those who do not.

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    The webinar dates are:
    Sept. 11, 2014: Patient Access
    Sept. 25, 2014: Billing
    Oct. 9, 2014: Credit & Collections
    Oct. 23, 2014: Revenue Cycle Management
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    HIMSS privacy lead: When working in healthcare security, 'be like a sponge'
    FierceHealthIT
    As threats quickly change in healthcare, those looking to a career in privacy and security in the industry should "be like a sponge," says Lee Kim, director of privacy and security at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
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    PwC to offer DoD open-source EHR
    Healthcare IT News
    PwC US recently announced it would put in a bid for the Department of Defense electronic health records contract, proposing an open-source system. Leveraging investments already made by the government into the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance by merging open-source software with commercial applications, PwC plans to combine its healthcare operational and transformation capabilities with commercial EHR vendors DSS and MedSphere, and systems integrator General Dynamics Information Technology.
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    Back by popular demand: Professional certification summer webinar series
    AAHAM
    Join AAHAM and top CRCE coaches as we present a 4-part webinar study program for the AAHAM Certified Revenue Cycle Executive Exams.

    Whether you are planning on taking the CRCE exams, preparing for the future or need the education to do your job better, you want to sign up for the webinar program. Statistically, those who take this popular series have a higher pass rate than those who do not.

    Earn 4 AAHAM CEUs for EACH 2 hour study session attended.

    The webinar dates are:
    July 18, 2014: Patient Access
    Aug. 1, 2014: Billing
    Aug. 15, 2014: Credit & Collections
    Aug. 29, 2014: Revenue Cycle Management
    *Webinars run from 1-3 p.m. EDT (noon Central; 11 a.m. Mountain; 10 a.m. Pacific)

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    Can Apple's HealthKit deliver security?
    Healthcare IT News
    Apple is expected to launch HealthKit along with a new iPhone and a much-anticipated wearable device, iWatch. But while the company is working hard to show that privacy rules for its new health platform offer adequate protections, recent high-profile security breaches call its efforts into question.

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    10 HIPAA and EMR 'danger areas' for spine surgeons to know
    Becker's Spine Review
    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations can be disasterous for physician-owned spine practices, and the risks are high. HIPAA violations can be as simple as a shared password or absent-mindedly entering the wrong patient information. Here are 10 danger areas for spine surgeon business owners in technology and HIPAA violations.

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    6 myths about ICD-10 debunked
    FierceHealthIT
    The deadline for ICD-10 is a while out, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is working to make sure that myths about the process are squashed. In a fact sheet published recently, CMS takes a look at some of the biggest myths surrounding ICD-10 and supplements them with the facts. Take a look at the six listed here.

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    Why do so many people have the wrong kind of health insurance?
    Forbes
    Of the 8 million people who obtained health insurance through the new Obamacare exchanges, how many still have their insurance? Apparently, the Obama administration doesn't want you to know the answer to that question. It hasn't released any official numbers since May. And it's becoming increasingly clear why. Large numbers who initially signed up have since dropped out.
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    SearchHealthIT and CHIME survey: ICD-10 readiness not there
    SearchHealthIT.com
    Healthcare information and technology specialists who looked at a survey on the impact of the ICD-10 delay found it interesting how many healthcare organizations still aren't ready for the new coding system six months after Congress postponed its introduction until late 2015.
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    Use of technology and pharmacy informatics on the rise
    American Pharmacists Association
    From computerized physician order entry to medication therapy management tracking software, the use of technology has significantly increased in hospitals across the country. "We continue to see strong growth in adoption of many of the technologies that pharmacists encounter on a daily basis," said Brent Fox, associate professor at Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University.
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    Stakeholders concerned licensure compact fails to boost telemedicine access
    FierceHealthIT
    The Federation of State Medical Boards' finalized model interstate licensure compact, which was recently unveiled, does not do enough to boost telemedicine access in a meaningful way, according to James Turner, senior policy counsel for the Health IT Now Coalition.
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