Hospital official shares clinical documentation strategy; Telehealth a fourth-generation synchronous program;

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> Complete and clear clinical documentation is essential to a hospital's performance. Daniel Rossi, director of health information at Southbridge, Massachusetts-based Harrington Memorial Hospital, shared his strategies for building a strong CDI program in Becker's Hospital CIOArticle

> Advances in information technology have turned telehealth to a fourth-generation synchronous program. However, for patients with chronic cardiovascular diseases, the long-term outcomes and cost-effectiveness of telehealth programs have not been reported, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Study

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> As Congress moves ahead with bills to help thousands of veterans receive timely medical care, the FBI said Wednesday that it will conduct a criminal investigation into allegations that staff at Veteran Affairs facilities used secret waitlists to cover up the fact that patients had to wait months for care. Article

> More than 29 million Americans--up from 26 million in 2010--now have diabetes, but 25 percent don't know they have it, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Article

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> Despite Medicaid enrollment topping 6 million Americans, some states are quietly removing ineligible individuals and questioning how many enrollees actually meet Medicaid requirements. Article

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