Susan Clark

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What’s Really Driving EHR Implementations?

Health care organizations which do not qualify for incentive reimbursement have in large part not implemented EHRs, leading researchers involved in a study published in the March issue of Health Affairs to conclude that it is the incentives rather than factors such as improving patient care which are driving EHR adoption. Under the 2009 federal […]

ICD-10 at at the Half Way Point: How Prepared are Healthcare Providers?

In 2010, a study was conducted by Georgetown University and Booz Allen Hamilton to define trends, challenges and lessons learned surrounding the implementation of ICD-10 and to provide actionable information to serve as a resource for organizations navigating the transition. The participating health care organizations were large hospitals, integrated health care systems and other national […]

HIMSS 12: ICD-10 & The Latest AMA Delay Strategy

As we talk to many attendees at the HIMSS 2012 show about their strategies for meeting the ICD-10 October 2013 deadline, the American Medical Association continues its efforts to delay or stop the implementation altogether. A letter which was recently sent by AMA Executive Vice President and CEO James Madara to House Speaker John Boehner […]

HIMSS 12: Still Not Convinced on Physician Acceptance of Health IT

Despite significant investments in healthcare IT, recent studies have found a “surprising” level of skepticism about its benefits. Many physicians are still not convinced that electronic health records or health information exchanges will improve patient outcomes, access to services or reduce unnecessary procedures. As these are the very benefits cited for driving adoption of both […]

A New Year and top healthcare industry trends in 2012

Forecasting industry trends is a common theme at the beginning of a new year. PwC’s Health Research Institute recently polled 1,000 adult consumers and highlighted interesting findings for 2012. Some of the key trends noted in this survey were: 52% of consumers surveyed said they would be interested in an insurance plan that covered effective […]