Because of the negative carbon footprint hospitals leave on the environment due to high energy consumption and the amount of waste they generate, healthcare organizations around the country must work to care for their patients, but the planet, according to an article in Triple Pundit.
For Ken Kilmer, ICD-10 project manager at Rocky Mount, North Carolina-based Nash Health Care System, conducting a weeklong mock ICD-10 transition earlier this month was all about avoiding chaos in 2015.
The average hospital liability claim is approaching $500,000, according to new data from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
FiercePracticeManagement talks to J eb Shepard, senior government affairs representative of the Medical Group Management Association, about the highlights of this year's Washington Update at the MGMA annual conference.
The Health Resources and Services Administration had decided that orphan drugs--often pricey medications used to treat rare diseases--should be provided in some instances to hospitals that participate in the 340B program at its permitted discount, according to AHA News Now.
As mHealth technologies develop new platforms there is one huge hurdle--outdated and confusing regulations, which pose a serious threat to innovation, according to Morgan Reed, executive director of ACT | The App Association.
Hospital CIOs expressed concern that the sudden announced departures of National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo and Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider potentially leave federal health IT efforts in limbo.
The Department of Health and Human Services will likely be paying insurers more than $1 billion this year for the "three Rs" of the Affordable Care Act--risk adjustment, reinsurance and risk corridors--according to a new Citigroup report.
Karen DeSalvo will step down from her role as National Coordinator for Health IT, effective immediately, to serve as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider also will step down in late November.
In discussing the bevy of hurdles impeding the path to interoperability in healthcare at the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's annual fall conference this week, Mary Grealy, president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, which represents chief executives from healthcare companies and organizations nationwide, outlined several steps and principles necessary to guide that transition.