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Online resource to aid small practices with ICD-10 switch

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a free online resource called "Road to 10" to help small practices make the transition to ICD-10. "This transition is...

CMS confirms dates, figures for ICD-10 testing

End-to-end ICD-10 testing for providers, announced late last month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will take place this July, CMS confirmed on Friday.

Whole genome scanners not prime-time ready

While whole genome sequencing scanners have improved rapidly over the last 10 years, they still aren't ready to go mainstream, according to research published Tuesday in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Bill Spooner: National patient-matching efforts need some work

According to former Sharp HealthCare CIO Bill Spooner, patient matching efforts should be more about improving safety than achieving perfection. To that end, Spooner, who recently retired after 18 years leading the San Diego-based health system's IT initiatives--and 35 years overall at Sharp--told  FierceHealthIT  in an exclusive interview that the government shouldn't be so quick to dismiss use of a universal identifier.

Geisinger CEO: Healthcare BI 'about to enter the 19th century'

According to Glenn Steele, CEO of Geisinger Health System, there's no outcome that can't be improved, and smarter business intelligence comes from insightful use data.

NIST offers recommendations for integrating EHRs into workflow

A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides recommendations for EHR vendors and ambulatory care centers to improve the way EHRs are integrated into clinical...

Healthcare execs say ACA increases risk to patient data

A lack of proven security in the health insurance marketplaces is a key threat to patient information, according to a new report from the Ponemon Institute, which also lists criminal attacks,...

Report: Global HIE market to reach $878 million by 2018

The global healthcare information exchange (HIE) market is expected to grow to $878 million by 2018 from $558 million in 2013, according to a new report from Dallas-based research firm...

Eric Topol: Remote patient monitoring is the future, but we're not there yet

With the promise of remote patient monitoring technologies comes privacy and legal issues, but there is reason to be optimistic, according to Eric Topol, M.D.

Interoperability, patient safety key to ONC budget

The $75 million allocated for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in President Obama's proposed FY 2015 budget will increase focus on interoperability and patient safety,...