WEDI LogoThe Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), announced the release of its findings from its June 2015 ICD-10 Industry Readiness Survey yesterday.

The ICD-10 conversion will bring with it a whole blitzkrieg of changes to workflow. Ask your partner what kind of training is available, including online and self-assessment tests.

AMA LogoThe American Medical Association (AMA) today declared its strong support for new legislation responding to the depths of doctors' dissatisfaction with the federal government's Meaningful Use program. According to the AMA, the bill (introduced by U.S. Rep.

Certificate of CompletionYour EHR should work the way you do , fine-tuned over many years in response to thoughtful user engagement and feedback. If your EHR doesn’t work that way, it’s time to find one that does—and to put it to work for you. Here are some telltale signs of a standout EHR.

ICD-10 RedEarlier this month, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a joint effort to help providers prepare for the transition to ICD-10. Since the announcement a number of questions have surfaced from the healthcare community.

Meaningful Use 3Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to delay Meaningful Use Stage 3.

Anthem LogoAnthem announced that it has agreed to acquire Cigna in a $54 billion cash and stock transaction.

CMSThe following press release was issued by CMS on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. According to the latest report from the Medicare Trustees, Medicare will remain solvent through 2030 due in part to the cost containment provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Cyber attack According to security researchers, a rise in cyber attacks against doctors and hospitals is costing the U.S. healthcare industry $6 billion a year as organized criminals who once targeted retailers and financial firms increasingly go after medical records. UCLA Health System is the latest organization to fall victim to criminal hacking.

eprescribingThe following excerpt about electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) is from an article found on DrFirst. It was written by Peter Kaufman.

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