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December, 2011


December 28, 2011  9:30 AM

iPad rollout spells mHealth success for Ottawa Hospital

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Dale Potter, iPad, iPad rollout, mHealth, Mobile devices and telehealth, mobile health, Ottawa Hospital

In this Health IT Exchange webcast, Dale Potter, senior vice president and CIO of Ottawa Hospital, shares why he sees mobile technology integration as "the way of the future" in health care, and provides a unique glimpse into the...

December 26, 2011  12:00 AM

The debut of health care CRM

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
ACOs, CRM, Customer relationship management, Enterprise resource planning, ERP, health information exchange, HIE, Patient data, Patient engagement, Patient portals, PHR

Guest post by: Ruby Raley, Director, Healthcare Solutions, Axway Today's health care industry for the most part doesn't offer patients and their families a one-stop shop where they can schedule an appointment, discuss a bill, learn about hours of operation, find out about emergency-room...

December 23, 2011  12:00 AM

Telehealth, the cloud and BI — oh my! Top 7 community blogs of 2011

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
BI, business intelligence, Cloud computing, Disaster planning, Disaster recovery, EHR, EHR Adoption, health information exchange, HIE, mHealth, RECs, Siri, telehealth

You'd be hard pressed to find a health care IT professional who wouldn't agree that 2011 was a monumental year for HIT innovation, advancement, adoption and policy. The first electronic health record...

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December 22, 2011  1:22 PM

Musings about meaningful use part 2: MU as a clinical initiative, partnership

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
CFO, Chief Financial Officer, Computerized physician order entry, CPOE, EHR Adoption, EHR attestation, ICD-10 migration planning, Meaningful use, MU

Guest post by: Joseph DeLuca, Knowledge Architect, Fulcrum Methods In my post last month, I covered some aspects of the meaningful use program...

December 21, 2011  2:37 PM

Learning from “Moby Duck”: Lessons in health care variation

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
EBM, EHR, EHR implementation, EMR, Evidence-based medicine, Health care variation, RAC audits, Variation, Wendy Whittington

Guest post by: Wendy Whittington, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Officer, Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Chances are you don't remember hearing about Moby Duck.  It's the name of...

December 20, 2011  11:50 AM

Telemedicine in action at Flagstaff Medical Center

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Flagstaff Medical, Gigi Sorenson, mHealth, Mobile devices and telehealth, mobile health, telehealth, Telemedicine

While onsite at this year's mHealth Summit in D.C. earlier this month, I had the opportunity to chat with Gigi Sorenson, director of Clinical Specialty Programs at Flagstaff Medical Center, who is currently leading the development and implementation of...

December 15, 2011  2:02 PM

How recent and upcoming HIPAA changes will affect BAs and subcontractors

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
BAs, Business associates, data privacy and security, HIPAA, Privacy rule, Security rule, Steve Gantz, Subcontractors, webcast

In this Health IT Exchange webcast, Steve Gantz, Professor of Information Assurance at UMUC and SVP and Chief Security Officer at Evolvent Technologies, speaks on the complexities of the fluid HIPAA...

December 13, 2011  2:29 PM

Executive webcast: Infrastructure resiliency and disaster preparedness at UPenn Med

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Disaster preparedness, Disaster recovery, DR, Infrastructure, Infrastructure resiliency, UPenn, UPenn Med

Thanks to everyone for participating in our LIVE CHAT with John on disaster preparedness strategies for health IT leaders on Wednesday, April...

December 9, 2011  12:00 AM

Five mistakes providers should avoid when implementing ICD-10

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
HIPAA, HIPAA 5010, ICD-10, ICD-10 migration, ICD-10 transition

Guest post by: Baskar Mohan, Director, Healthcare Practice, Virtusa Corporation Transitioning to ICD-10 is a journey laden with challenges and pitfalls. If health care organizations aren't cognizant of this fact, then their awareness of the implications of failure is limited. A...


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