Entries by Jason Pless - Market Research, Editor

What You Don’t Know Could Be Costing You

How Claims Are Processed Can Cost Auto Insurers More than Realized The aftermath of a traffic accident can generate a lot of claim activity for auto insurance companies.  Issuing payments on the behalf of policyholders for emergency services, physicians, and hospitals in case of injury or to body shops, towing companies and rental car companies […]

HIT Workforce Needs for Georgia Hospitals, Healthcare Systems

The Institute for Healthcare Information Technology (IHIT) commissioned Porter Research to conduct a study to get insight from Georgia hospitals and healthcare systems about IT workforce readiness and their unique challenges related to IT job fulfillment.  This most recent study continues to build onto the research performed in 2014:  Georgia Healthcare IT Workforce Readiness Survey […]

Georgia’s 2015 Healthcare IT Workforce Needs for Healthcare Providers

The non-profit Institute for Healthcare Information Technology (IHIT) had Porter Research perform a research study to get insight from Georgia’s healthcare providers — Hospitals, Healthcare Systems and Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers — regarding IT workforce readiness, specifically to learn about their unique challenges related to IT job fulfillment. The research project included reaching out to […]

HHS’ ICD-10 Code Deadline Arrives

With the arrival of October 2015 come changes beyond the color of the leaves, as it signifies the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) deadline for hospitals, physician practices, other healthcare providers and payers to have completed the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10) coding systems.  ICD-10 provides […]

Survey Gauges Medical Practices’ Attitudes toward ICD-10

NueMD recently released findings from their April 2015 survey exploring small and mid-sized medical practices’ attitudes towards the pending transition to ICD-10, a more granular disease and diagnosis classification system. With the October implementation deadline fast approaching, NueMD surveyed 1,000 medical practice professionals and billers about their stress levels, areas of concern, the general sense of preparedness regarding switching to […]

Georgia Healthcare IT & Education Working Together

The Institute for Healthcare Information Technology (IHIT) commissioned Porter Research to perform a follow-up project stemming from last year’s “Georgia Healthcare IT Workforce Readiness Survey”, which involved a statewide survey of healthcare IT service providers (vendors) and practitioners (hospitals, clinicians) to gauge the status of their plans to expand and hire from within the state, […]

Georgia’s 2014 Healthcare IT Workforce Readiness Survey

The non-profit Institute for Healthcare Information Technology (IHIT) commissioned Porter Research to conduct an online survey of Healthcare IT Suppliers (vendors) and Purchasers (hospitals, clinicians) across Georgia to gauge the status of their plans to expand and hire from within the state, as well as their perceptions of how well-equipped Georgia’s educational institutions are to […]

Survey Highlights HIPAA Compliance Concerns as Audits Loom

NueMD, in partnership with Porter Research and The Daniel Brown Law Group, announced the results of its recent survey on HIPAA compliance within small medical practices and billing companies, gauging respondents’ knowledge of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security regulations, compliance measures and communication methods. Survey trends suggest billing companies may be doing better with compliance compared […]