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February, 2012


February 29, 2012  11:24 AM

Best practices for data breach prevention in health care

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Data breach, Data security, HIPAA

Guest post by: Sean Glynn, Vice President, Marketing, Credant Technologies As the disclaimer on a non-prescription supplement or medicine tells you, it is important to consult your physician before beginning a new treatment plan, or continue an existing one that is causing an adverse...

February 22, 2012  12:17 PM

Why CIOs aren’t worried about health IT infrastructure

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
health IT infrastructure, HIMSS survey, HIMSS12, Infrastructure

After attending the 23rd Annual Leadership Survey results brunch yesterday at HIMSS 12, I had a few questions, as did many other members of the press in attendance. The

February 21, 2012  4:51 PM

HIE lessons learned: Health information exchange in action

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
health information exchange, HIE

Guest post by: Ruby Raley, Director, Healthcare Solutions, Axway Even though the ONC started the HIE process in 2009 after the HITECH Act was enacted, it has taken time for RFPs to be answered and the implementation process to begin. Here at Axway, we were honored to be selected for...

February 17, 2012  7:00 AM

Utilization management and ICD-10: 5 key benefits for payers

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
ICD-10, Utilization management

Guest post by: Baskar Mohan, Director, Healthcare Practice, Virtusa Corporation The health care industry as a whole is currently focused on ICD-10 assessment and remediation strategy. Even with official...

February 15, 2012  2:31 PM

Who’s the Family Medical Officer in your household?

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Family Medical Officer, FMO, mHealth applications

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February 13, 2012  11:22 AM

Usage-based health insurance: Coming soon to a payer near you?

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
mHealth, mHealth applications, Usage-based insurance

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February 8, 2012  12:35 PM

Analytics alone cannot improve health care: Integrating with quality improvement initiatives

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
BI, Data analytics, Quality

Guest post by: Trevor Strome MSc, PMP, Informatics Lead, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority; Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba Analytics are not a magic bullet A sales representative from a major...

February 7, 2012  3:41 PM

Batteries included: Robots aiding in virtual care, expand telehealth continuum

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Mobile devices and telehealth, Teleheatlh, Telepresence

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February 3, 2012  4:36 PM

The ACO / HIE dichotomy: Perspectives from MHDC’s HIT’12

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, health information exchange, HIE, HIT'12, Mass Health Data Consortium, MHDC

BURLINGTON, MA - I have to say, Dr. Schnieder, Mr. Campbell and the team at the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium did it again. One of the perks of living in Boston is the ability to easily attend the MHDC events that are held throughout the year, and...

February 2, 2012  12:16 PM

Clinical Document Architecture and meaningful use stage II: If you do nothing else, do this now

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
CCD, CDA, Clinical Document Architecture, Continuity of Care Documentation, meaningful use stage 2

Guest post by: Peter Bedell, Business Development Manager, Fujitsu With the ever-changing requirements for meaningful use stage II lingering just out of reach, it can be hard to determine...


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