Category Archives: Business-Centered Systems

Is Your Organization Strategically Intelligent?

by Sheldon Hamburger, Member, HIMSS Medical Banking & Financial Systems Committee, and President, The Aristone Group In his recent book titled, “Strategic IQ:  Creating Smarter Corporations”(1) and related interview, author, Harvard Professor John R. Wells, makes the case that to be … Continue reading

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Clinical and Business Intelligence Soars to New Heights

by Maxine Rand, MPA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Member, HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Committee, and Director, Clinical Education, Practice & Informatics, Kaiser Permanente ThedaCare, a Wisconsin-based integrated health system, has a history of using LEAN principles to leverage technology and improve services … Continue reading

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Using ICD-10 Codes in Population Management for Risk Stratification

by Catherine Mesnik, Finance Director, St. Joseph Health  There is a shift in healthcare toward population management, as we look at the rise in formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and medical homes due to payment reform.  These types of models require an … Continue reading

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PSST! – On “Addressing” Encryption

 Here is latest installment from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about the column and this month’s topic – Addressing the Encryption Requirement.  Lisa Gallagher, Senior Director, Privacy & Security, HIMSS. Recent analysis of the … Continue reading

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Three Tips for Coding and Billing Accuracy

If you have read the HIMSS Blog, you’ve seen the posts related to the media coverage on fraud and abuse in healthcare.

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HITr – The “New” Fraud and Abuse Crisis: A Bump or Evolution in the Electronic Road?

by Stephen R. Levinson, MD, HIMSS member “Why does opportunity usually come cleverly disguised as an unsolvable problem?” This brilliant insight appeared as the opening challenge in a 1995 presentation by Northwestern University’s director of medical management to an audience attempting to … Continue reading

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The New Money: Digital ID?

In the world of cyberspace, so the saying goes, no one knows if you are a dog! Digital identity has the potential to either fuel e-commerce or bring it to a standstill. The Obama Administration created a policy in this … Continue reading

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Implementing ICD-10 by the Compliance Date: A Call to Action from the HIMSS G7

The final date for ICD-10 implementation is official, and the ICD-10 race is on for October 1, 2014, according to the final rule issued in August 2012.

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Response to Medicare Billing and Improved Care with Health IT

by A. Joe Ferro I see a few issues with the Sept. 22, 2012, New York Times article, “Medicare Bills Rise as Records Turn Electronic,” based on my experience.

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ROI in Health IT is More Than Just the Pricetag

On September 17, an op-ed piece discussing health IT was published in the Wall Street Journal. Written by Drs. Stephen Soumerai and Ross Koppel, “A Major Glitch in Digitized Health-Care Records” discusses the dearth of evidence to support that information … Continue reading

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