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Kaiser Permanente implements testing as part of ICD-10 transition

Kaiser Permanente is testing nearly 200 applications with a range of external trading partners and providers as part of its preparation for the transition to ICD-10.

Hospitals waste $11 billion a year on inefficient communication

As care coordination gains popularity in the healthcare industry, especially within accountable care organizations, healthcare leaders must ensure their teams of doctors, nurses and staff use the most efficient communication processes possible to protect their patients and organizations' bottom lines.

Carolinas HealthCare embraces new data initiatives

Using data and analytics, physicians at Carolinas HealthCare System are undertaking many new initiatives, including ones on community health.

OIG audit criticizes HHS access controls

The Department of Health and Human Services must improve its security procedures for granting access to physical facilities as well as computer applications and files, according to an audit from the HHS Office of Inspector General that found security controls inadequate.

Does telemedicine help or hurt the doc-patient relationship?

As the role of telemedicine expands, not all doctors believe that the movement is good for their relationships with patients. But doctors can meet a lot of healthcare needs without an in-person visit--as long as a physician has the patient's medical history, Joseph Scherger, vice president for primary care and academic affairs at Eisenhower Medical Center in California, told  Medscape. 

Essential building blocks for patient-centered medical homes

Insurers must implement certain foundational factors to build a successful patient-centered medical home, including strong leadership and staff commitment to the care model, adequate information technology and effective patient engagement tools,  rep orted   Health IT Analytics.

Health analytics market poised for major growth

Increasing health IT adoption, global care mandates and venture capital investments will help to push the health analytics market to 25 percent annual growth over next five years, according to a new report.

Google ventures further into healthcare realm

Google's co-founders said earlier this month that they don't foresee the tech giant becoming a healthcare company, but in a new venture it plans to create a full picture of what a healthy human should look like.

Insurers must find the path to data mastery

As data takes on an increasingly important role in healthcare, insurers need to leverage their data as a strategic asset aligned with business goals, according to Insurance & Technology.

Report: IT redefining management, sustainability of healthcare

Healthcare IT is poised to be the driver of healthcare transformation--redefining the management and sustainability of health, according to Healthcare Growth Partners 2014 mid-year review.