Poll examines physician practices' ICD-10 readiness | Navigating Cancer adds single sign-on feature to patient portal | PricewaterhouseCoopers out of the running for DOD EHR contract
 
February 25, 2015
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Poll examines physician practices' ICD-10 readiness
A Navicure survey revealed only 21% of responding physician practices are on track to comply with the ICD-10 transition despite the change in the implementation deadline. The survey found that 58% of participants suspended their implementation efforts when the deadline was pushed back, and about 59% of practices cited expense and decreased productivity as their top concerns with the transition. BeckersHospitalReview.com (2/24), Healthcare IT News (2/24)
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How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

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Navigating Cancer adds single sign-on feature to patient portal
A single sign-on feature was added by Navigating Cancer to its version 5.1 oncology-specific patient portal to enable patients to seamlessly upload and view their health data from different cancer care facilities. The new feature was added to eliminate the inconvenience of logging in and out of different portals, as well as the need to remember different passwords. Health Data Management (2/24)
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WEBINAR: Partners In Health Uses Cloud to Improve Global Health
As communication systems become expensive to maintain and increasingly deficient, evolving cloud-based technology is adopted by many healthcare organizations. Join us on March 4th for a webinar sharing how and why Partners In Health moved to the Microsoft Cloud, giving them a reliable and secure communications toolbox to improve the quality of health to underserved populations. Register today!
 
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PricewaterhouseCoopers out of the running for DOD EHR contract
PricewaterhouseCoopers has been eliminated as a contender for the contract to create a new EHR for the Defense Department. The bid would have used the open-source code for the VistA system of the Department of Veterans Affairs. PwC had teamed with systems integrator General Dynamics Information Technology and EHR vendors Medsphere and DSS on the bid and had recently announced a partnership with Google as well. The contract will run for 10 years and is expected to be worth $11 billion. Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (2/24)
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Majority of behavioral health providers satisfied with EHRs
Only 9.1% of respondents expressed dissatisfaction with their current EHR system, compared with 72.5% who were either neutral or satisfied, according to a survey of Behavioral Healthcare readers. Cost remains a top hurdle in EHR adoption, data showed. EHR Intelligence (2/24)
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ICSA Labs certifies Synapse RIS from Fujifilm
ICSA Labs, an ONC Authorized Certification Body, has awarded EHR certification to Fujifilm Medical Systems USA's Synapse RIS version 6.3.3. The certification indicates the platform complies with requirements for stage 1 and stage 2 meaningful use. AuntMinnie.com (free registration) (2/24)
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Pediatric hospital chooses Zix to secure patient data
Zix was tapped by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to encrypt its e-mails and protect patient health data. The company uses its ZixDirectory e-mail encryption network to ensure that e-mails between member organizations are transmitted in a secure manner. BeckersHospitalReview.com (2/24)
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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Telemedicine tablet facilitates in-network specialist consultations
A tablet computer specifically developed to connect specialists in the same hospital network was recently unveiled by American Well. Among the Telemed Tablet's key features are the option to conduct live video conferences and the ability for users to know when other specialists in the network are available. BeckersHospitalReview.com (2/24)
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How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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Texas ACO welcomes Questcare Medical Services
Questcare Medical Services recently joined Texas-based accountable care organization Catalyst Health Network. The alliance adds 20 outpatient primary care physician clinics to the ACO and gives Catalyst access to Questcare's emergency medicine doctors and hospitalists. D Healthcare Daily (Dallas) (2/24)
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