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January, 2011

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January 30, 2011  7:30 PM

Do mHealth apps need to be interoperable?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, mHealth applications, mobile health

As we continue to see more health care providers adopt medical records and the push toward coordination of care, many are asking the same, common questions,  one of which is: Why can’t these applications just talk to each other?  Well, there are definitely several ways to answer this, but the...

January 30, 2011  7:02 PM

Continuously evaluating your security with the ever changing technology landscape



Posted by: RedaChouffani

We have seen a surge in the implementation of electronic health records. This of course has improved access to patient medical data and made it accessible from literally anywhere in the world.  But with the incredible growth seen in Smartphones in consumer market and clinicians, comes the...


January 23, 2011  9:02 PM

Security threats that will dominate 2011



Posted by: RedaChouffani

September 13th, 2010 marked the end of the public comment period for proposed modifications to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Some of the changes outlined extend the Civil Rights...


January 20, 2011  9:51 PM

Can Windows Phone 7 stay in the race and become the ultimate enterprise device?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, Microsoft, Mobile enterprise, windows phone 7

Microsoft continues to be a major player in both the health care and enterprise markets, whether it's in the operating system, server software, or business productivity tools arena. But what's been more impressive in the recent year is how well Microsoft products play with each other, whether it...


January 16, 2011  9:42 PM

The different types of mobile healthcare Apps



Posted by: RedaChouffani
android, Apps, iPad, iPhone, mhealth

 The is a lot of excitement around mHealth. And the more smartphones and mobile devices gain popularity the sooner we will see them in the clinical setting. As many already know mHealth stands for Mobile Health. As defined by in the Wikipedia it is “is a term used for the practice of medical and...


January 13, 2011  9:37 PM

CMS encourages innovation around dual eligible individuals



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CMS, Medicare

When we discuss dual eligible patients we are talking about the beneficiaries of both Medicare and Medicaid. A group of patients that tend to meet the poverty level of Medicaid and cost over 300 billion dollars the federal and state governments. Recently, CMS has put forth proposals that will...


January 9, 2011  2:01 PM

CES 2011 and what it means to health care executives



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CES 2011, CIO, technology

Throughout the year there have been several opportunities for product manufacturers and vendors to display their latest gadgets and products.  For the health care market, there are several notable events, but the one that made significant buzz this month


January 3, 2011  9:37 PM

CMS opens registration for Hospitals and EPs



Posted by: RedaChouffani

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive program has officially opened its registration     web portal for hospitals and EPs (eligible professionals) to report on meeting meaningful use criteria as part of stage 1. While organizations will need to decide which of the programs they will...


January 2, 2011  11:22 PM

Microsoft offers 5 major benefits to using windows phone 7 platform



Posted by: RedaChouffani
windows phone 7

We continue to see more health professionals adopt mobile devices.  Whether to stay connected with family and friends, or for day to day business related items.  And with the ever increasing number of healthcare related apps available across multiple platforms from iOS, Android and recently...


January 2, 2011  10:40 PM

Thoughts for 2011



Posted by: RedaChouffani

As we start the new year we all start to wonder what will this new year bring in term of changes that may be a little out of our control.  For many health care professionals 2009 and 2010 were  very eventful years, and 2011 will most likely be as exciting as the previous two. The new year will...


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