Healthcare IT Roundup Week of 11/27/2017

3 HEALTHCARE REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT DRIVERS TO WATCH IN 2018

One ageless trend emerging for 2018 is the quest of hospitals, large carriers and clinics to identify new revenue streams; not just managing revenue cycles, but creating them. This means that the healthcare industry has been exploring revenue generation through interoperability of Annual Wellness Visits, chronic care and service care transitions between physical and behavioral health services. Now is the time to examine what is necessary to solve a complex problem like the ability of hospitals to link interoperability and the benefits that arise from adopting tools, technologies and concepts from unrelated landscapes.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE -> REVENUE CYCLE

LAWSUITS FILED FOR ALLEGED HIPAA AND HITECH ACT VIOLATIONS

60 hospitals were named in a lawsuit alleging hitech act violations from 2016, which seeks more than $1 billion in damages. These hospitals received HITECH Act meaningful use incentive payments for transitioning to electronic health records, yet failed to meet the requirement of the HITECH Act with respect to providing patients, and their legal representatives, with copies of health records promptly on request. The HIPAA breach comes from a patient at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO who claims the BJC Health System allowed unauthorized individuals to gain access to the protected health information of patients and failed to adequately protect patient data.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE -> LAWSUITS FILED

STRATIFI HEALTH CEMENTS POPULATION HEALTH INITIATIVES WITH HEALTH IT: 4 THINGS TO KNOW

Healthcare organizations across the country are developing and implementing population health initiatives. More organizations are looping in health IT to streamline patient care, risk assessment and preventative care. True population health management (PHM) requires transparency, better data management, and a smart system to predict valuable and necessary insights to realize a better healthcare world.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE > POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT

INFECTION SURVEILLANCE SOLUTIONS MARKET GREATLY DRIVEN BY HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS(HAI) AND CLOUD-BASED SOFTWARE

The global Infection Surveillance Solutions Market is expected to reach USD 508.8 million by 2021. Factors such as increasing incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and government policies for preventing HAIs, rising healthcare expenditures, and increasing number of surgeries are fueling the growth of the infection surveillance solutions market. The increasing demand for cloud-based software and increasing healthcare in emerging economies are also expected to provide growth.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE > HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS

FUNNY BUT TRUE NEWS: PIZZA COULD EARN UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

The UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List recognized practices and activities around the world, including music, food and dance – that share national identity. Current additions include Turkish coffee, Japanese washoku, and the cuisine of Mexico. Where do I cast my vote?

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE > PIZZA!

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