The Vital Role that HIEs can Play in Disease Control and Outbreak Management

Our world has changed. (How’s that for an understatement?) We’re collectively watching and waiting as the Coronavirus Pandemic is impacting our entire world, and many are feeling the pressure of uncertainty for both our health and our economic futures. The lasting impacts and true cost of this outbreak are yet to be determined, but we’re simultaneously learning a lot about what our healthcare system can and cannot support. National governments are looking to other countries to watch for...

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COVID-19 Concerns Drive Virtual Training Adoption

Together, we are facing a global health environment that we have never seen before. The COVID-19 virus is not only impacting the health and wellbeing of our patient populations, but it is disrupting the way we interact, connect, and educate ourselves. Those of us on the frontline of healthcare delivery must be prepared for all scenarios. More importantly than ever before, technology allows us to stay connected with each other despite physical restrictions.

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Coding and Billing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Lab Tests, and What’s Next

At a time when millions of people in the US are wondering about possibly getting tested for COVID-19 symptoms, thousands of medical service providers are looking for answers on how to code and bill for these tests. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) took proactive actions and recently announced two HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System) codes that can be used by laboratories to bill for COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

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The Importance of Requirements Management for Epic Implementations

Despite the tech savviness of most hospital IT departments, one of the challenges that comes when implementing Epic EHR is that there may not be the right resources wearing the right hats (so to speak), to get the job done. We have met many impressive technical resources who are employed by health systems implementing Epic, but knowing how to code and set up a solid network doesn’t equate to having the full skill set to ensure success for the project. A vital aspect of success and user adoption...

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