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August, 2011

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August 28, 2011  9:03 AM

Top 7 reasons why health systems are hosting their EHR with vendors



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR integration, EHR vendor, IaaS, Infrastructure, Infrastructure as a service, IT department, IT staffing

For the majority of hospital executives and health IT leaders, implementing a new electronic health record (EHR) is a complex and taunting task from both an organizational and technical prospective. Not only are there major hardware...

August 28, 2011  8:58 AM

The features of tomorrow’s health care kiosk



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, kiosk, Medical records, mobile health, PHRs and patient engagement, Revenue cycle

For the majority of us, seeing a kiosk in an airport, in a cell phone store, or even in a retail shop has become the norm. But we continue to lack the same high adoption rate in the health care arena. Why is this the case? Some may contribute this to problems with...


August 21, 2011  9:50 PM

Task and time management tools



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR messaging, Outlook, Physician workflow, Time management, Workflow

For several years now I have benefited from using a centralized to-do list integrated with my Outlook calendar. It offers a complete view of what activities and items I needed to accomplish everyday in an easy to use integrated fashion. But as I...


August 21, 2011  9:44 PM

Differences between an EHR software vendor and an EHR solution provider



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR functionality, EHR vendors, IaaS, Solution providers

When the ARRA stimulus package was signed into law in 2009, health care organizations had to shift gears to full speed ahead in search of the perfect EHR solution. This, of course, excited software vendors in the


August 14, 2011  9:39 PM

The building blocks for an ACO technology infrastructure



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ACO, HIE, Infrastructure, technology

ACOs have become quite a hot topic among health care leaders today, with some of the main concerns being governance, payment structure, infrastructure and architecture challenges. Some feel strongly that ACOs will require a more complex and advanced technology infrastructure than the ones...


August 14, 2011  9:38 PM

GE Centricity Advance comes to the iPad and iPhone



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR functionality, GE Centricity Advance, mhealth, mHealth applications, mobile health

The GE Centricity Advance mHealth app has finally hit the market, now released for the Apple iOS platform. GE's official release date was on August 13th, 2011, where clinicians are now able to access their patients' medical records, orders, lab results and documents directly from their iPhones and...


August 7, 2011  10:06 PM

Other areas that physicians will look at closely when selecting a new EHR product



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR functionality, EHR selection, ONC-ATCB

To date, over 900 EHR applications have been certified through an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB). While this has added a plethora of...


August 7, 2011  9:41 PM

Mobile health apps for the patients



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Consumer connectivity, mhealth, mHealth applications, mHealth apps, mobile apps, Patient engagement

The increasing popularity of smartphones and demand for broadband data access across all types of carriers has set the stage for major growth in the mobile application's arena. Many vendors who have already taken steps to seize this opportunity have apps on the market...


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