Leveraging Business Intelligence for COVID-19 Screening

There are many opportunities in healthcare IT that have been exponentially embraced as our entire world faces an unprecedented health crisis. Anything digital (such as Digital Learning for Healthcare Training) or something that supports medicine practiced at arm’s length (or six-feet-apart, to be technical) is gaining traction as PPE quantities dwindle and the Coronavirus infection rates skyrocket. We’re collectively learning to be nimble and to utilize the virtual tools available to us to stay...

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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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