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December, 2011

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December 30, 2011  6:46 PM

Seniors and health IT: A match made to avoid heaven!



Posted by: AllinHIT
Cost of care, eRx, Senior care, Senior Citizens League, telemedicine

Last week I wrote a ceremonious, empathetic, "Christmassy" blog about being reminded how effective "no tech" methods can be in achieving better medical...

December 21, 2011  4:37 PM

The health care cloud: Increasing the need for disaster recovery



Posted by: AllinHIT
Disaster planning, Disaster recovery, Servers, Uptime

There is no doubt, and rightfully so, that the topic of cloud computing has been dominating technology infrastructure conversations as of late. We have EHR vendors, who only sold a client-server application, now reformatting their application for the "cloud".  We have physicians that two years...


December 20, 2011  11:46 AM

No tech better than high tech in providing real care!



Posted by: AllinHIT
All Things HIT, Beneficiary management, Care coordination, Medicaid, Medicare, No tech solutions, Population health

As a health IT professional, I am often talking, writing, or giving speeches on the role of HIT in lowering overall cost of health care. Wellness programs, chronic disease management, EHRs, HIEs, and the quality versus fee-for-service (FFS) focus I think will ultimately improve care! However, when...


December 2, 2011  12:42 PM

December, already a month to remember in health IT



Posted by: AllinHIT
CMS, EHR, EHR adoption, Electronic health records, Meaningful use, MU stage 2

December can already be marked as a month to remember for those of us in health IT.   HHS leader Sec. Kathleen Sebelius' announcement that MU qualification is being extended until 2014 is sweet music to the ears of those in the industry still struggling with adoption of electronic health...


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