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HIT to boost interspecialty communication can reduce hospitalizations

Increased communication between primary care physicians and specialists was associated with lower rates of potentially avoidable hospitalizations in a new study of Medicare patients. Greater use of health IT found to make that more so, according to the authors.

Health Data Consortium CEO: Barriers to full use of health data must be overcome

Healthcare's progress when it comes to data use has grown by leaps and bounds, but that doesn't mean all barriers have been overcome, according to Chris Boone, CEO of Health Data Consortium.

Bill calls for 18-month ICD-10 grace period

A new bill introduced this week in the House would require end-to-end testing of the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by the Health and Human Services Department, and would provide an 18-month transition period to the new code set.

Health leaders disappointed in what 21st Century Cures Act lacks

The latest iteration of the 21st Century Cures Act, released Wednesday, is seeing criticism from many healthcare organizations--not over what has been added to it, but because of what is still left out.

Los Angeles County sees success with eConsult program

As it becomes more difficult to book appointments with specialists, doctors in the U.S. are turning to the Web to help speed the process for patients.

Hospital CEO: ICD-10 delays 'shackle' promise of big data

The delay to implement the ICD-10 coding system has put the nation's children at risk and must be allowed to go through, according to Nemours Children's Health System CEO David Bailey, M.D.

How one federally qualified health center uses data to improve care

Becoming data-driven is a main goal at Unity Health Care, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in the District of Columbia.

Care coordination software market poised for strong growth

The market for care coordination software is expected to expand at a 26.1 percent compound annual growth rate between 2015 and 2020, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

Medical group Mednax acquires telemed company for $500M

National medical group Mednax will soon acquire telemedicine company Virtual Radiologic Corp. for $500 million.

Researchers turn to big data, social media to track Ebola

Using data analytics and social media tools, researchers at Florida Atlantic University are mapping the spread of the Ebola virus.