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New York. New Challenges. New and Old Friends.

By: Amy Groom, Senior Marketing Coordinator, Marketing We recently held our annual New York City 1-day User Group at the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) offices in Manhattan. Over 65 attendees and 33 unique facilities came to learn and share at a day of...

Happy National Nurses Week

I read recently, “We will not protect our own hearts, we will work to protect our human family.” For the millions of men and women called to nursing, these words are a principle to live by. National Nurses Week begins every year on May 6. While on the surface it’s a...

It’s that time of year: CY 2017 IPPS Proposed Rule

Can you believe we are beginning to see Medicare information on the FY 2017 IPPS proposed rule already? Didn’t we just deal with the 2016 rules? Well, it’s true. On April 18, 2016, Medicare posted the FY 2017 IPPS proposed rule. We are just beginning to review its...

Six months with ICD-10. Now what?

We are now six months into the implementation of ICD-10 and without industry-wide metrics to evaluate our transition. Independent surveys report productivity reductions ranging anywhere from 30-45 percent on the inpatient side and an outpatient reduction of 20-40...

Code Freeze Ends with Release of New ICD-10-CM/PCS Codes

The ICD-10 implementation is behind the healthcare community. The transition has been referred to as smooth and successful. However, it is time to return to the system’s normal cycle of annual updates. The partial code freeze comes to an end October 1, 2016. During...

A CIO taking a pulse at HIMSS

As a vendor CIO, I find HIMSS an interesting show on a couple of levels. Firstly, there’s some technology and information dissemination that is directly relevant to what I do day to day – especially around keeping patients’ identities and personal information...