Author Archives: Kelly Wagner

Institute for eHealth Policy Recap: Toward Interoperable Healthcare Records

by: Samantha Burch, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs, HIMSS Five years after the start of the HITECH Meaningful Use program, the national dialogue about the future of healthcare automation is shifting from a focus on technology adoption to the exchange and use … Continue reading

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October 1st is coming….will you be ready?

The Go-Live date for ICD-10 is fast approaching.  Although there continue to be isolated attempts to delay, amend or completely eliminate the transition all indications are that effective Oct. 1,  the U.S. will move from the use of ICD-9 codes to … Continue reading

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New Technology Task Force Seeking Members

by: Pam Jodock, Senior Director, Health Business Solutions, HIMSS The new Health Business Solutions Technology Task Force will review existing and proposed legislative and administrative initiatives through the eyes of the technology needed to support the activity required by the language of … Continue reading

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Revenue Cycle Management Shifts to Healthcare Consumer

The need to reengineer revenue cycle management (RCM) has dramatically accelerated with the shift toward consumerism in healthcare. In response to the challenges facing RCM, HIMSS has assembled a group of experts drawing from providers, payers, financial services industry, revenue … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Revenue Cycle Management

by Pam Jodock, Senior Director, Health Business Solutions, HIMSS The HIMSS Revenue Cycle Improvement Task Force team has been working for months to develop a new recycle cycle model and infographic to communicate the end vision of a “patient-centered” revenue cycle … Continue reading

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Re-thinking Revenue Cycle Management – An Industry-Wide Project

by Pam Jodock, Senior Director, Health Business Solutions, HIMSS The need to re-engineer revenue cycle management (RCM) has increased with the shift toward consumerism in healthcare and massive changes in the collection of revenues, rising to the point where tune-ups … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Use Health IT in Meaningful Ways

by Pat Bush, RN, MS, FACHE, CSSC, Board Member, CNFHIMSS Chapter; Board Member Central Florida AHCE Chapter Meaningful use is still a challenge for many organizations that face issues from data quality to patient identification and data security. Major investments … Continue reading

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Effecting Change in Health IT with a Visit to the Hill

by Michelle Hager, Managing Partner of Blue Cirrus consulting, Past President of South Carolina HIMSS, Past Vice Chair for the East Region for HIMSS chapter advocates   As I was preparing to leave to go to DC for the HIMSS Policy Summit … Continue reading

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HIMSS14 by the Numbers

                      Day 1: Monday, February 24   Day 2: Tuesday, February 25

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What’s New at HIMSS14 – Mobile Health Knowledge Center

Watch the Google Hangout featuring  JoAnn Klinedinst, Vice President, Professional Development, and David Collins, senior director, mHIMSS, Healthcare Information Systems discussing the Mobile Health Knowledge Center at HIMSS14. Learn more about the Mobile Knowledge Learning Center.  Register for HIMSS14.

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