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Best practices for payer health management programs

Health IT tools and more transparent relationships with providers are among the best practices that can help health insurance companies improve health management programs, according to a new report by IDC Health Insights.

Practice tip: 3 ways to break out of workday ruts

Chances are that no matter how passionate your clinical, administrative and support teams are about the work they do every day for your practice, they're vulnerable to getting stuck in the...

Cigna launches gamified digital health coaching

Cigna has launched a new digital health coaching program that offers a "digital ecosystem" of mobile tools, social media engagement, gamification and web-based incentives to help its members meet their health goals.

Why hospital CEOs should care about ICD-10 implementation

Hospital CEOs should care about ICD-10 implementation because that's how hospitals get paid, Marty Fattig, chief executive officer of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska writes in  H&HN Daily. But many senior executives have limited knowledge of their organizations' preparedness.

Insurers test out privately opened Tuesday for insurers to test out--privately.

EHRs can pay for themselves in under a year, study finds

Primary care clinics eventually see a return on investments they make in electronic health record (EHR) systems, but only after an average of 10 months, according to the study by researchers at Montreal's McGill University, published in  JMIR Medical Informatics

EHR flaw may have led to release of Ebola patient from hospital

An electronic health record flaw may have led hospital clinicians to misdiagnose and release the U.S. patient later confirmed to have Ebola while he was contagious. 

Large EMRs can provide data for population cardiac studies

Echocardiogram readings housed in large electronic medical records can be a good resource for researchers hoping to study the link between cardiac structure and function and heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases and events, according to a recently published study.

MGMA: Practices forced to allocate more staff resources to regulatory burdens

As the regulatory and administrative burden on physician practices increases, so too has the expense of paying employees needed to perform this work. 

Physician Compare still missing the mark, critics say

While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is still embroiled in objections f rom physician groups, including the American Medical Association,  over the accuracy of the rating system used on its Physician Compare website, others criticize that the database contains information on too few physicians to be useful in helping consumers find doctors, according to an ar ticle  from  USA Today.