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October, 2011

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October 30, 2011  9:40 PM

What would SIRI mean to health care and how can it change the way we view EHRs?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, iOS 5, mhealth, mHealth integration, SIRI

With the release of the iPhone 4S and the deployment of the new Siri application as part of iOS 5, it is clear that the new voice assistant will ultimately find a place in the health care industry. The only question that remains is, "in what capacity?"

October 30, 2011  9:38 PM

New proposed bill to help increase adoption of EHR by reducing the legal burdens on physicians



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR liability, Electronic health records, HR 3239

 In October 2011, US Rep.Thomas Marino introduced legislation that will offer limited legal protection to eligible physicians who use EHRs for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

HR 3239, the bill in question, would create a...


October 23, 2011  9:12 PM

VMWare making its first step toward mobile platform virtualization



Posted by: RedaChouffani
android, Applications, iOS, iPhone, Mobile, mobile apps, Smarphone, VM, VMWare

In June of 2011, I wrote an article about how visualization will be right around the corner for mobile devices and will most likely change the way we view business mobile apps.


October 23, 2011  9:10 PM

HHS announced final ruling for ACO



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Accountable care organizations, ACO, ACO final rule, ACOs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final ruling last week for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The proposed ruling was initially released in March and after public comment period, some significant changes...


October 17, 2011  8:53 PM

Commercial payers actively investing in ACO and PCMH



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Accountable care organizations, ACO, ACOs, EHR adoption, Health plans, Medical Home, Patient Centered Medical Home, Payer, Payer collaboration, PCMH

For many years, both commercial and non-private payers have engaged physicians in improving patient outcomes through the various pay for performance initiatives. Many of the programs have had monetary incentives associated with them as well as rankings listed for...


October 17, 2011  8:50 PM

6 reasons not having an EHR will put your practice at risk



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR adoption, Electronic health records, EMR, Physician groups, risks

For many physicians who are not currently using electronic health records (EHRs), they are constantly being told through one form or the other of how EHRs will help to improve patient...


October 9, 2011  10:16 PM

Virtual office visits to compete with local specialists groups



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, mobile health, outsourced, Remote patient monitoring, Teleconferencing, telehealth, virtual office visits

Often when discussing outsourcing in healthcare, the first things we tend to think about are outsourcing software development, billing, call...


October 9, 2011  10:12 PM

Can patient information one day be sold?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Data mining, Data privacy and security, EHR adoption, HIPAA, Patient privacy, Population health

No one can argue that there has been a recent increase in the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in both the hospital and outpatient settings. As those in the industry are well aware of by now, this has been mostly due to the...


October 2, 2011  9:46 PM

Improving the population’s health with technology



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Uncategorized

As healthcare in the US continues its transformation form a fee base health system to a outcome measure model clinicians will begin requiring frequent visits with to the doctor, collection of more information and finding creative ways to reduce costs and improve efficiently to...


October 2, 2011  9:17 PM

Bluetooth 4.0 encouraging adoption of medical devices



Posted by: RedaChouffani

For some physicians, having access to health information such as Vitals, glucose level, and heart monitors can provide key information that can help care for the patients and provide them with assistance when they need it the most.


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