Hospital IT Leaders Note Wireless Technology Challenges

As hospitals increasingly turn to wireless technologies to store and manage patient care information, health IT leaders harbor growing concerns about network scalability and security, according to a new HIMSS Analytics’ study titled “Healthcare Provider Network Solutions, Barriers and Challenges.”

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AHIMA Announces All-New Online Presence

Change is coming to AHIMA’s online presence—the Communities of Practice (CoP), ahima.org site, and the Body of Knowledge (BoK). The Association is delivering new enhancements, a smarter design, new functions, and upgrades to search for and find information more readily.

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Experts Parse Next Steps in a Big Data World

Two recently published articles put big data in healthcare into perspective.

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Healthcare Coalition Responds to Anti-ICD-10 Bills

AHIMA and several other organizations have contacted Congressional leaders in the House and Senate urging their continued support for the current ICD-10-CM/PCS compliance date of October 1, 2014 in response to two bills that call for a halt in the implementation of the new code set.

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Paper Offers Strategies to Motivate Physicians to Embrace ICD-10 Training

Give physicians ample lead time, explain how the new system can improve patient care, break old coding habits, and appeal to doctors’ individual learning styles. These are among the strategies outlined in Navicure’s new white paper “Engaging Physicians in ICD-10: Strategies for Practice Administrators.”

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