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What millennials expect from their healthcare provider

The millennial generation represents one quarter of the entire American population, and the U.S. Census Bureau reported that there are 83.1 million members of this demographic. This means that younger adults outnumber the baby boom generation, and as such, are key in driving trends in almost every industry. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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How providers are leveraging data analytics

In an effort to make healthcare services more efficient, providers are turning to data analytics as a means of uncovering new best practices. This is being led by the nation's largest hospitals, but CDW Healthcare reported that smaller organizations can still use EHR systems, online practice management tools and other platforms to uncover new data-driven policies and procedures. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Using the latest health IT solutions to achieve financial sustainability

For a complex number of reasons, healthcare services in the U.S. can be quite expensive. Presently, these costs are shared between providers, patients and payers. However, for smaller practices or individuals and families with limited coverage, there is a risk of incurring impossibly high fees. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Why doctors should combine e-prescribing and EHR software

The practice of e-prescribing is changing the way many doctors and patients handle medication access. Legal in all 50 states and mandatory in three of them - New York, Maine and Minnesota - the benefits of e-prescribing have led medical facilities across the country to adopt some form of software that enables electronic prescriptions. 

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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New study examines the promises and pitfalls of telehealth

An exciting new area of health information technology is telehealth, and the practice is steadily growing in popularity among clinics and physicians. Telehealth is made possible by access to electronic health records, which provide patient information and can help a physician more accurately diagnose a patient remotely. In the digital age, telehealth could play a key role in the future of healthcare. Despite this, there are a number of issues that could hinder its nationwide implementation. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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EHRs under attack? A quick review of the OIG 2016 work plan

On Nov. 2, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General released its annual work plan for the upcoming year. The OIG 2016 plan pushed for a renewed critical focus on electronic health records and various facets of health IT in general.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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5 early problems encountered with ICD-10

While the ICD-10 implementation has moved forward so far without any major incidents, practices and healthcare organizations have run into some minor issues with medical billing solutions. Five of these challenges in using the new code specifically relate to the grace period, backlog, coder shortages, transition problems and system overloads.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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ICD-10 officially launched

After two years of delays, ICD-10 has officially been implemented in the medical community. As of Oct. 1, healthcare professionals across the U.S. are expected to use the new code set in place of the more familiar ICD-9 code set that was previously used for billing of medical services. Years of trepidation later, it's finally time for physicians and other medical professionals to find out if their practices prepared sufficiently for the implementation.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Could a government shutdown threaten ICD-10?

After all the controversy and complications surrounding the ICD-10 implementation over the last few years, it appeared that the Oct. 1 implementation date would finally be the day that the switch would be made. But with the date almost here, threats of a government shutdown over budget disagreements have people wondering at the eleventh hour: Could ICD-10 get delayed once again? [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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CMS touts successful testing as sign of ICD-10 readiness

The latest revision of the ICD system will increase the number of diagnostic codes by thousands, potentially complicating medical billing services for providers and patients across the country. But while the thought of the Oct. 1 start date may strike fear into the hearts of many providers in the healthcare field, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services believes that it's ready to begin the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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