Healthcare Articles

These Healthcare articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Healthcare industry.

January 11, 2013 – 943 views
Frank Quinn
The ever changing dynamics of healthcare across the US can be attributed to continuous innovations in health IT technology. Applications such as Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Practice Management software have completely revolutionized the norms of medical practice – providing quality care and promoting the culture of evidence based practice. Today, health IT has become a popular player within the healthcare industry not only in the US, but also across the globe... Full Story 
January 9, 2013 – 959 views
Jeremy P. Stanfords
The transition to the International Classification for Diseases (ICD) version 10 requires everyone who uses the codes to learn about the new standard. There is sometimes a misconception about the conversion. The newest edition includes thousands of new codes and a different set of concepts that need to be understood. It is not just an expansion on the existing system but is a completely different way of coding that will take time to learn fully. The only way to prepare for the transition is... Full Story 
December 26, 2012 – 1,081 views
Nancy F Higgins
A medical transcriptionist(MT) is an allied healthcare professional responsible for converting the voice recordings of dictations given by doctors and other healthcare practitioners into text format. The above is a simplified description of the role of a medical transcriptionist in a healthcare environment. Dig a little deeper and you will understand the significant contribution of this unassuming and seemingly ordinary occupation to the healthcare documentation discipline... Full Story 
December 17, 2012 – 986 views
David Siegfeld
HITECH (the Heath Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) was part of ARRA (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) of 2009. HITECH included some good news in that it provides over $19 billion to promote the adoption of electronic medical records through incentive payments. There are provisions for substantial payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals that are "meaningful users" of Electronic Health Records. Rules have recently been published both to address the incentives and penalties for not using EHR "meaningfully". The legislation provides significant financial incentives through the Medicare and Medicaid programs to encourage doctors and hospitals to adopt and use certified electronic health records. Physicians will be eligible for $40,000 to $65,000 for showing that they are meaningfully using health information technology, such as through the reporting of quality measures. Hospitals will be eligible for... Full Story 
December 17, 2012 – 1,153 views
Michael Logan
"Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) helps improve a child's moods, anxiety and behavior by examining confused or distorted patterns of thinking. CBT therapists teach children that thoughts cause feelings and moods which can influence behavior. During CBT, a child learns to identify harmful thought patterns. The therapist then helps the child replace this thinking with thoughts that result in more appropriate feelings and behaviors. Research shows that CBT can be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including depression and anxiety."... Full Story 
December 14, 2012 – 1,061 views
Mary Johnson
Bipolar Disorder can affect anyone and if one or both parents have Bipolar Disorder, the chances are greater that their children may develop the disorder. Bipolar Disorder can begin in childhood and during the teenage years, although it is usually diagnosed in adult life. One of the reasons that Bipolar Disorder is usually not identified in childhood/teenage years is that diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, in children, is not clear cut as some of the signs are similar to those that occur in teenagers with other problems such as drug abuse, delinquency, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or even schizophrenia... Full Story 
December 14, 2012 – 1,054 views
James Smith
Even though constant efforts are on the move to postpone this implementation, you must move forward supposing that the official startup on Oct. 1, 2013 will not be delayed. Read on for instructions on how ICD-10 will affect ED coding and tips for a smooth transition... Full Story 
December 14, 2012 – 1,030 views
Scott McNelley
Professionals in the medical field understand their responsibility to protect patient information. In addition to the extensive fines associated with a privacy breach, as much as $1,500 per incident, there are ethical considerations that clients take very seriously when it comes to medical records storage and the protection of their private information. With identity theft on the rise and highly confidential medical data at stake, any company that handles medical records must have the most stringent security and storage safeguards in place in every aspect of day-to-day operations... Full Story