The notion that Electronic Health Record (EHR) data is somehow “safer” when it is backed up locally is something raised in conversation from time to time. Is this really true? What kinds of assumptions lie behind such a question?
After ongoing feedback from medical providers, professional medical associations, and Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released changes to the Meaningful Use program on October 16, 2015. These changes take effect starting 2015 and continue through 2017. The intended aim of this...Continue
This week marks the start of National Influenza Vaccination Week, and the CDC estimates manufacturers will distribute more flu vaccines in the U.S. in 2015 than ever before – a projected 171 million to 179 million doses this year. Each year, millions of people get...Continue
The 141,747 ICD-10 codes consists of 71,924 procedure codes and 69,823 diagnosis codes. That’s 123,898 more codes than the ICD-9 code set. ICD-10 is able to add these codes with the addition of the 7th character in the ICD-10 codes. This seventh character is one...Continue