Fixing IT safety issues goes beyond training and board meetings and union action, as providers at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., are showing.
The ability to listen first and take action second has been key to Marilyn Tavenner's success in leading the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services since 2010, according to several FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board members. However, they say, how well she continues to practice such patience in the face of politics will be what ultimately defines her tenure at CMS.
All signs point to telemedicine entering the mainstream healthcare industry. Maybe it's fresh on my mind because the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference --which took place...
To better address the medical needs of today's veterans, the Veterans Health Administration has launched a number of mobile healthcare initiatives. Neil Evans, M.D., and Kathleen Frisbee, MPH, Ph.D.c, who co-direct the VHA's Connected Health Office, spoke with FierceMobileHealthcare about the agency's mHealth pilot programs.
With hospitals feeling the pressure to improve efficiency and lower costs, some are implementing the Kaizen method to streamline processes. Kaizen is among a number of process improvement strategies...
This week, FierceHealthcare reported on healthcare's "dirty little secret" about coordinated care: it's not very well coordinated and no one is responsible for it. What's more, technology often can make the care coordination process more difficult.
Al Pascual, a senior analyst of security, risk and fraud at Javelin Strategy & Research, analyzed the March 2012 data breach that impacted roughly 780,000 for a new report due out later this month. He recently talked with FierceHealthIT about the incident.
Three health system leaders shared their experiences working with CMS to test one of four models of payments based on episodes of care at an executive briefing today at the American Hospital Associations annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Over the past three months, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could not have made its intentions regarding the transition to ICD-10 more clear: there will be no second delay. Still, survey after survey indicates that providers are continuing to drag their feet when it comes to beginning the process of implementation.
Why the continued procrastination?
Despite deadlines, costs and confusion, an Obama administration official from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and various health policy experts maintain that the Affordable Care Act has accomplished many things in its three years of existence.