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Ethicists from the University of Basel have developed a biosecurity framework specific to neurotechnology while calling for a ban on dual-use technology with the aim of regulating mental privacy and integrity of humans. Findings were published in Neuron.

As cyberattack become increasingly common incidents, healthcare professionals must push security to the forefront. In a presentation given at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Jim Whitfill, CMO of innovation Health Partners and president of Lumetis, described the current cybersecurity environment and detailed how professionals can take steps toward improving privacy.

Despite increased prevention efforts and longer lifespans, heart failure rates are at a high in the United Kingdom and are continuing to climb, according to new research published in The Lancet.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a remote feature allowing programming sessions given through telehealth platforms to patients who have had at least six months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processor.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first digital pill with an ingestion tracking system to tell physicians whether patients have taken their medication.

 

Recent Headlines

CMS issues ICD-10 maintenance toolkit

The healthcare industry transitioned to ICD-10 back on Oct. 1 with few problems. Despite the success, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a new toolkit designed to help providers track and improve their ICD-10 performance.

Coalition outlines 6 steps to innovate U.S. healthcare system

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of executives representing health providers, insurers, manufacturers and patient advocacy groups, has issued six recommendations it believes can be implemented today to improve healthcare in the U.S.

Year in Review: ICD-10 finally happens

Maybe you’re familiar with a little effort called ICD-10 that has been the subject of delays, debate, regulations, contingencies and more for several years now.

Why did 11% of organizations call ICD-10 transition a 'failure'?

Another survey indicates that the Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10 went smoothly for most healthcare providers, but 11 percent said it was a failure, according to KPMG.

 
CMS clarifies actions regarding ICD-10 claims problems

Overall, there have been few complaints in the wake of the transition to ICD-10 but a few isolated incidents have led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to issue clarifications on how it's resolving the issues.

Coder productivity down in wake of ICD-10 transition

As critics predicted, the ICD-10 transition is negatively impacting inpatient and outpatient coder productivity at hospitals of all sizes and types.

CMS reports smooth ICD-10 transition to date

The transition to ICD-10 is going well, according to the first numbers released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

 
The transition finally happens

After years of debate, several delays and lots of preparation, the big news this week was that it's finally time to start using the ICD-10 codeset. 

New AHIMA tool ready to help with accurate coding

With the clock ticking down to the Oct. 1 deadline to transition to the ICD-10 dataset, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has introduced a new tool to help providers succeed with the transition.

Survey shows dismal ICD-10 readiness

More than half of healthcare organizations are not yet ready for the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition, according to a new survey.

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