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February, 2012

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February 27, 2012  5:00 PM

Summary of my week at HIMSS 2012



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIMSS 2012, RTLS

After attending HIMSS 2012 this year in Vegas, I could not wait to get back and share some of the knowledge and innovations I learned about from the conference. I sat through some incredible sessions, as well as viewed some exciting technologies and products that...

February 27, 2012  4:56 PM

Highlights from Mostashari at HIMSS 2012



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Farzad Mostashari, HIMSS 2012, Meaningful use stage 2, ONC

On Thursday Feb. 23, 2012 during Farzad Mostashari's keynote session, the ONC leader discussed his experience prior to coming into his...


February 19, 2012  5:15 PM

A new breed of revenue cycle management business models to assist independent physicians



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Billing, Collections, IaaS, RCM, Revenue cycle management

As many independent physician groups face the threat of reimbursement cuts, the high costs of software solutions and dwindling referrals, a new generation of billing service providers is offering creative packages and solutions to help these private organizations sustain profitability through new...


February 19, 2012  5:13 PM

HIMSS 2012 and a week long full of education and discovery



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIMSS 2012

Every year the HIMSS attendees get to take advantage of many educational activities and sessions offered...


February 12, 2012  8:59 PM

What’s needed from tomorrow’s HIT talent?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Jobs, Leadership, Recruiting talent

As the health care landscape continues to change, hosptials, health systems and other provider organizations are faced with a growing number of increasingly complex projects --  ICD-10 conversion, HIPAA 5010, EHR implementations, meaningful use complaince and and IT...


February 12, 2012  8:57 PM

AMA continues to oppose the implementation of ICD-10



Posted by: RedaChouffani
AMA, HHS, ICD-10, ICD-9

On Feb. 2, the American Medical Association (AMA)’s CEO has urged HHS and congress once again, to halt the ICD-10 conversion. In a letter to secretary Kathleen Sebelius, James Madara, MD stated “On...


February 5, 2012  10:00 PM

AMA offers free health and fitness app



Posted by: RedaChouffani
AMA, Apps, mhealth, mHealth applications

On Jan. 30, 2012, the American Medical Association (AMA) released a mobile app called Weigh What Matters. Available for multiple platforms (Android, iPhone and iPad), the app...


February 5, 2012  9:57 PM

MGMA requesting delays on HIPAA 5010 from HHS



Posted by: RedaChouffani
5010, HIPAA, HIPAA 5010, Medical Group Management Association, MGMA

Being a member of the North Carolina Medical Group Managers (NCMGM), I've recently had direct exposure to the many challenges the industry is facing around the HIPAA 5010 transition. Through round table discussions and list serve feedback from health care...


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