November 24, 2015

Hypori to Exhibit First HIPAA-Compliant, Mobile Thin Client at mHealth Summit

Hypori is exhibiting the first HIPAA-compliant, mobile thin client at the mHealth summit in Washington D.C., Booth 917 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Hypori's mobile-first thin client solution provides secure remote access to sensitive data from any mobile devices. The Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) based approach ensures HIPAA data stays secure on the server just like VDI, with no electronic health record (EHR) apps or data at rest. Hypori's VMI platform, … [Read more...]

New Book Explores how Physicians Can Use Innovation to Fix Health Care

The American Association for Physician Leadership has released a new book, How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One innovation at a time, by New York Times best-selling author Chris Trimble. The book examines how today’s physicians can foster a culture of innovation in health care by building positive change and nurturing multi-disciplinary teams. “While researching and shadowing physicians for this book, I came to understand how physicians can innovate and change the way health care is … [Read more...]

drchrono Shares Statistics on Healthcare Providers Converting from ICD-9 to ICD-10 On its Platform

drchrono has announced new data on the number of medical professionals using its platform who have already successfully completed the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 less than a month after the October first deadline. The drchrono team did an analysis of how successful the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 has been on its own platform.  An overwhelming 99% of medical claims sent over the drchrono platform since October 1, 2015 were sent using ICD-10 codes. The drchrono platform has submitted … [Read more...]

OneContent Achieves Certification with PaperStream IP Image Enhancement Solution

Fujitsu has announced that McKesson, a healthcare services and information technology company, is the latest independent vendor to certify its software with the Fujitsu PaperStream IP TWAIN and ISIS image enhancement technology. The certification of McKesson's healthcare content management tool, OneContent(TM), with PaperStream IP further expands the capabilities of the Fujitsu high-performance fi Series document imaging scanner line and the flexibility of OneContent. In combination with the … [Read more...]

AHIMA Receives Award for Online Coding Courses

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is being recognized for its revised online Coding Basics program with a 2015 HCM Brandon Hall Excellence Gold Award. As a leading source of knowledge about health information management, AHIMA identified a need to update its Coding Basics program to support coder workforce development after the transition to ICD-10, a new coding system that was implemented nationwide in October. AHIMA worked with Pearson Higher Education to create … [Read more...]

HIPAA Report Reveals Healthcare’s True Security Posture (Hint: It’s Bad)

This story reminds me of the old saying about parents where 90% believe their child is above average. Here, 80% of survey respondents believe they are fully HIPPA compliant while only 63% encrypt PHI on work devices.  Interesting stuff. A significant security disparity exists among healthcare c-suite and IT departments, outlined by the SecurityMetrics HIPAA Security Rule Report. In a survey of c-level, risk officers, and IT managers, a 10-20% gap was revealed between what executives believe … [Read more...]

Practice Fusion Shares ICD-10 Switch Results

Practice Fusion shared some details on the success of its ICD-10 switch with community medicine practices across the U.S. The platform officially moved to the new medical billing protocol on October 1, becoming the largest ICD-10 equipped healthcare community in the U.S. overnight. They've seen community healthcare professionals chart one million patient visits with the ICD-10 system in place over the past week. The most used ICD-10 codes on the Practice Fusion platform so far have been … [Read more...]

HIMSS Analytics Honors Reading Health System with Stage 7 Award

HIMSS Analytics has awarded Reading Health System, in West Reading, Pa., with a Stage 7Award. The award represents NIH’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM). HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. There are eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of … [Read more...]

ICD-10 … At Last – A Statement from AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon

The following is a statement from AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA, on the new code set: “Following years of training, testing and collaboration, October 1 will be a momentous day for the healthcare industry and the patients we serve when the ICD-10-CM/PCS code set makes its long-awaited debut. As an active leader, supporter and advocate for ICD-10, AHIMA is pleased that the greater detail inherent in the code set will reverse the trend of deteriorating health data … [Read more...]

Medfusion Launches First Consumer Mobile App to Simplify Healthcare Records

Medfusion has announced the introduction of Medfusion Plus, for consumers using mobile devices. In the past, patients desiring access to their medical records had to request and pay for a paper copy. With the advent of portals, patients gained electronic access to certain portions of their medical records as created at the individual provider level, but this information was limited and not available all in one place. According to the company, Medfusion Plus will now aggregate and their … [Read more...]