Maintenance of certification is considered onerous, expensive and its impact on patient outcomes is debatable. The controversy surrounding it has triggered new policy action from the American Medical Association.
As millions of dollars in venture capital pour into the development of remote patient monitoring technologies, these devices, available now or in development, could have profound effects on the ways physicians communicate with, schedule, monitor and engage patients. In this photo gallery, Medical Economics introduces you to several remote patient monitoring devices with interesting applications.
Nearly 42% of Medicare claims for evaluation and management services are incorrectly coded, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General.
Fear of litigation is driving up the cost of healthcare, and it should be the catalyst to fix a broken medical liability system, according to a position paper released by the American College of Physicians during its annual meeting in Orlando.
In recent months, close to 50 electronic health record (EHR) systems have been certified to meet meaningful use 2 criteria for complete EHR systems, bringing the total number of certified vendors to 81 as of early March 2014. Download a copy of the list.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen DeSalvo challenged thousands of HIT professionals at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando to work collaboratively to build a truly interoperable EHR system.