Patient Identity And Interoperability

On average, clinicians spend 28.2 minutes per shift searching for correct patient records, according to the “2016 National Patient Misidentification Report”, a survey of 503 healthcare executives and providers conducted by Ponemon Institute, sponsored by Imprivata. (source: https://pages.imprivata.com/rs/imprivata/images/Ponemon-Report_121416.pdf) Misidentifying a patient can lead to serious consequences: Medical errors, financial loss, a negative impact on the patient,…

ICD-10 New Codes: Deadline Approaches!

October is just around the corner and this means that it is the last quarter of this year and also the beginning of fiscal year (FY) 2018 when changes for ICD-10 take effect. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the complete list of links and files regarding the new ICD-10-CM codes on…