Reflection on Innovation Centers Summit

The proliferation of information technology in the last decade in the realm of healthcare delivery signifies a disruptive change in the way healthcare businesses are organized and care is delivered. Increasing investments in healthcare IT (HIT), the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and the successful defense of […]Continue reading «Reflection on Innovation Centers Summit»

Survey finds Industry not yet ready for ICD-10 transition

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is a revision of the ICD-9-CM system. Physicians and other providers use this system to classify and code all diagnoses, symptoms, and procedures recorded in conjunction with hospital care in the US. The ICD, which is published by World Health Organization (WHO), uses alphanumeric codes […]Continue reading «Survey finds Industry not yet ready for ICD-10 transition»

The HITECH Act

Affordable Care Act – HITECH Act The $19.2 billion Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act)  that was signed into law in 2009 seeks to improve the quality of our healthcare system and patient care while lowering its costs through an investment in Health IT:  computerizing all of America’s medical records. […]Continue reading «The HITECH Act»

The Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has been an increase of regulatory issuances from those US government agencies designated to carry out the extensive requirements of the ACA. These agencies include, but are not limited to: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) HHS (Health and […]Continue reading «The Affordable Care Act (ACA)»

Lessons from our recent Workshop for Health IT and Economics

Several recent articles have criticized the apparent lack of savings occurring from investments in Health IT, leading to skepticism regarding the benefits of such investments and perhaps compromising future funding commitments. There seems to be two broad development paths that are not automatically complementary: investment in supply-side IT systems which would form a new “spine” […]Continue reading «Lessons from our recent Workshop for Health IT and Economics »

Top 5: Resources from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

The five most recent “featured insights” from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, the health services research arm of professional services firm Deloitte LLP.   1.) Monday Memo: Weekly Update on Health Care Reform Dated July 9th, this weekly publication reviews the previous week’s health reform activities and opens with a letter from the Center’s […]Continue reading «Top 5: Resources from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions»