Yes, this was my first time. I was nervous and did not know what to expect. Let me start with a confession: Five years ago, I didn't even know what HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) was.
A new report to Congress casts significant doubts on the integrity and effectiveness of information systems many state Medicaid programs use to process claims, and CMS has agreed with it its recommendation that they verify those systems when applying for Medicaid funds.
Your goals as a CFO remain constant: Support the mission. Increase revenue. Consolidate across multiple entities. Budget. Implement internal controls. Facilitate audits and compliance reporting. CFOs want to optimize the organization's returns by carefully managing all the finances.
While there's a whole generation of the workforce that grew up with mobile, that doesn't mean every worker will embrace new technology.
Health information technology helps nursing homes coordinate care and protect resident privacy, according to a leading researcher on the issue. Nursing homes without technology may rely on more creative ways to communicate that create privacy problems, such as posting photos or written notices, he says.
It's no secret that as baby boomers age and come to depend on coordinated long-term care, providers will be challenged to adapt quickly to meet the needs of a growing population. How does an organization begin to prepare for this anticipated boom? Start with the foundation.
Many state Medicaid directors worry that implementing healthcare information exchanges (HIE) will sap money from already diminishing Medicaid funds, according to speakers at the recent Health Information Management Systems Society gathering in Atlanta.