Every hospital-based radiology department in the U.S. knows it needs to reduce costs while improving care—now, not later on down the road—but only the most focused and forward-looking manage to pull off the feat one day and, the next, secure its sustainability for many years to come.
As the healthcare industry continues to expand and implementation of federal mandates on the transition to electronic medical records continues, the role of information systems managers within healthcare operations is becoming understandably more influential.
Outshined by the introduction of the Apple Watch, Apple’s ResearchKit, a new iOS software framework was also introduced at the Apple event this week, allowing physicians and scientists collect and monitor clinical data from iPhone users who volunteer to join medical research studies.
“A story always sounds clear enough at a distance, but the nearer you get to the scene of events, the vaguer it becomes,” George Orwell wrote in Shooting an Elephant. The elephant hunt begins this week as the debate over the language used in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) takes center stage in the US Supreme Court.
On February 25, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an extension to the attestation deadline for Medicare EHR Incentive Program reporting periods that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2014.
With the release of the ONC Roadmap on Interoperability last week, as well as the announcement from the HHS Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, on the department’s vision for an accelerated shift to value-based reimbursement, it seems like healthcare leadership in the U.S. is on a focused, and coordinated path toward continued healthcare transformation in 2015 and beyond.