In the fall of 2013, Billy Rios flew from his home in California to Rochester, Minn., for an assignment at the Mayo Clinic, the largest integrated nonprofit medical group practice in the world. Rios is a “white hat” hacker, which means customers hire him to break into their own computers. His roster…
Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Allergan are reportedly on the verge of announcing the largest healthcare merger in history, in defiance of the US government’s efforts to crack down on deals that it believes are thinly disguised forms of tax avoidance.
In these first few weeks of ICD-10, as we’re seeing mostly business as usual – and as providers have little choice but to take a wait-and-see posture toward the impact on reimbursement for the first rounds of ICD-10 claims – it’s time to make an adjusted set of contingency plans.
For most hospitals, integration tools are rather like that roof. What you have was provided with your EHR vendor, and it does an okay job, as long as you don’t need anything more advanced than HL7-2. You know you are going to need a more robust integration platform soon, because the outcomes based payment storms are coming.
It was not until 2005, when The Joint Commission selected medication reconciliation as one of its National Patient Safety Goals, that the practice of verifying a medication list became a routine process in the delivery of patient care. However, despite the recognition of its importance, medication reconciliation has experienced slow adoption, initially for lack of a best practice approach.
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