Monthly Archives: August 2014

Look Beyond Coding: Optimizing Your HIM Department for Value

47 percent of hospital leaders plan to outsource their coding efforts by October 1, 2015, according to a recent survey of 650 hospital leaders by Black Book Rankings. Given the 21 percent national coder shortage by industry estimates, hospital CFOs must look beyond coding to optimize their HIM department operations to improve their overall efficiency.

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KLAS foresees EHR replacement among ambulatory providers

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American Hospitals Are Vastly Unprepared for Ebola Patients, Reveals Black … – Virtual

A Black Book survey of nearly 1,000 hospital executives and clinical leaders probed emergency preparedness and infectious disaster resource capabilities including technology and services. The resulting responses uncovered ten common yet precarious situations that collectively restrict nearly all U.S. hospitals regardless of size or location to efficaciously diagnose,

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American Hospitals Are Vastly Unprepared for Ebola Patients, Reveals Black Book™ Survey of Emergency Physicians …

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‘Black Book’s insider survey of infection control, emergency, and disaster readiness systems uncovered that our hospitals are not as well prepared as we would like to think.’

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Conifer Health Solutions Ranks No. 1 for End-to-End Value-based Care Solutions

Latest Black BookSurvey Measures Client Satisfaction with
Financial Services Outsourcing, Consulting and Software Vendors

Conifer Health Ranked first in 8 of 18 Categories, including Best of
Breed Technology and Process Improvement; Deployment and Implementation;
Trust, Transparency and Accountability


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Hospitals Likely to Outsource ICD-10 at Launch

Nearly half of hospitals surveyed say they expect to outsource coding work and one hospital in five is already using outside resources for this purpose, a market research firm reports.

Nearly half of the 650 hospitals in a recent survey said they will outsource ICD-10 services when the new diagnostic and coding system goes online in October 2015,

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60% of C-suite execs hired from outside

More hospitals go outside of their organizations to recruit chief executives, according to survey results from Billian’s HealthDATA and Porter Research.

Six in 10 hospital C-level executives are recruited externally, according to the results, with a similar split found for CEO recruitment specifically.

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Significant shifts in hospital C-suite recruitment

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  • A new survey by Billian’s HealthDATA and Porter Research concludes that six out of 10 hospital C-level executives are recruited from outside of their organizations.
  • While 60% of CEOs are recruited out of house, the story is different with COOs, who are only recruited externally 27% of time.

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Allscripts among best ambulatory EHR vendors according to Black Book …


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Stony Brook University Physicians Practice Reduces “Lost Charges” to Near … – Virtual

Acustream analysis finds 99.98 percent of patient encounters were billed by Stony Brook physicians – “as close to perfection as we have seen across our entire customer base”

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A recent review of “lost charges” at a major academic medical practice on Long Island,

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