ICD-10 Implementation: Half Of U.S. Healthcare Providers 25% Or Less Done, Study

According to a study conducted by Aloft Group, an international brand strategy and marketing execution firm, less than half of U.S. healthcare providers are 25 percent or even lesser done on their ICD-10 implementation process.

https://i2.wp.com/www.code-usa.com/files/Images/ICD-10_fish.jpgAlso see: ONC Released 2014 Edition EHR Certification’s Transparency Criteria

The survey included over 200 healthcare providers – 75 percent of which were community hospitals. The study also revealed that 35.4 percent of the providers were 25 percent done with the conversion, while 15.3 percent haven’t even started the process yet. A year ago in 2013, 40.8 percent of those surveyed said they were 25 percent done, and 33.8 percent hadn’t gotten started. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

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Physicians’ EHRs Usage Increase, But ‘Digital Divide’ Remains: Study

https://i0.wp.com/www.practicefusion.com/ehrbloggers/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/iStock_000010227504XSmall.jpgIn the past four years, the adoption of electronic health records by primary care physicians has risen significantly. Physicians like the idea of staying connected with their patients. From the other end, patients also want to access their health records and to participate in their own health process. Even through the idea seems appealing to both patients and healthcare providers, a ‘Digital Divide’ still seems to linger between large and small physician practices, according to a new study by the Commonwealth Fund.

Also see: EHRs changing the way doctors deliver care

Here’s what the findings of the study outline: [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

Why it’s Crucial for Healthcare Providers to Invest in mHealth

https://125.63.66.123:8082/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/home_013.pngA recent HIMSS Analytics shows that 80 percent of physicians are already extending care and benefits to patients via mobile technology. Also, the Employee Benefit Research Institute reports that more than 25 percent of commercially insured patients use mobile apps to manage their health. One of the major reasons behind adoption of mHealth is the smartphone and mobile device penetration and the millions of wearable health devices shipped in 2012. Continue reading