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Lunchtime Links: Cybersecurity Improvements, Additional ICD-10 Preparation, and more

By: Drew Laing | May 26th, 2016

Lunchtime Links: Cybersecurity Improvements, Additional ICD-10 Preparation, and more Blog Feature

iStock_000085938989_Large.jpgEvery day, it seems something new is happening in the healthcare industry. Whether it's greater innovations in technology, breaking compliance news or even the growing threat of data hacking, there's a lot going on in healthcare.

So you're able to catch up on all of the relevant news, lunchtime links will be a valuable resource for you to read about what's going on in the industry in one place, rather than searching all over the Internet.

Nextech Blog Post of the Week

How to Prepare for Post ICD-10 Grace Period - The ICD-10 conversion created both a lot of controversy and anxiousness for specialty physician practices. Now, October 2016 figures to add additional stress as the ICD-10 grace period from CMS will expire, along with a code freeze that will add more than 2,000 ICD-10 codes to the database. Find out how to best prepare for the upcoming ICD-10 stress.

Market News

ONC Releases Health IT Certification Surveillance Results - The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology recently updated its Certified Health IT Product List. Take a look (via EHRIntelligence).

Study: Sharing Visit Notes with Patients Improves Patient Satisfaction, Trust and Safety - A recent study conducted by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found a correlation between increased transparency with visit notes and increased patient satisfaction. Read more here (via Healthcare Informatics).

Cybersecurity

CHIME, AEHIS, Offer Suggestions to Lawmakers for Improved Cybersecurity - With cybersecurity becoming a more important issue in healthcare, prominent industry organizations are working Congress and government organizations to fight back against cybercrime (via Healthcare Informatics).

Chief Information Security Officer Salaries Skyrocket - The importance of enhancing healthcare cybersecurity has led to a large increase in the salaries of CISOs (via Healthcare IT News).

Compliance

4 Things Specialty Providers Need to Know About MACRA Proposed Rule - Still confused about what the proposed changes to MACRA and Meaningful Use  and the impact they could have on your specialty practice? Here's what you need to know