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March, 2012

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March 25, 2012  8:37 PM

When is replacing a practice management system justified?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
PMS, Practice management, Practice management systems

As we look at the causes driving EHR adoption, there are many that immediately come to mind.  Providers are looking to improve care and patient safety, as well as get their piece of the EHR incentive program pie. There is also the movement toward paying for performance (P4P), reducing waste by...

March 25, 2012  8:30 PM

ONC announces updated version of the Connect 3.3



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CONNECT, NHIN, ONC

On March 16, the ONC announced the availability of Connect 3.3, the open...

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March 18, 2012  9:12 PM

RTLS areas of impact for health care systems



Posted by: RedaChouffani
RFID, RTLS

Able to provide hospitals and health care systems with improved patient safety capabilities, assistance with asset tracking and a tool for achieving clinical compliance, real-time location systems...

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March 18, 2012  8:44 PM

Healthcare systems are seeking slightly different IT talent



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HealthcareIT, HIT, Jobs

Since virtualization has been introduced to healthcare, it has brought with it the promise of reducing operational and hardware procurement costs, as well as offering a variety of new solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity planning (DR/BCP). While one can point to many more...


March 11, 2012  8:17 PM

New features and functionality in the third generation iPad for health care



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Apple, iPad, ipad 3

Last week, Apple fans eagerly tuned in to the new product release event in San Francisco to hear details on some the latest innovations to come out of the...


March 11, 2012  8:14 PM

ONC tapping public to set security standards for mobile health devices



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Data privacy and security, HIPAA, mhealth, Mobile, Mobile security, ONC

In the age of electronic data exchange, securing mobile devices has been a chief concern of IT professionals, with many devices handling sensitive protected health information (PHI) on a daily basis. And as...


March 4, 2012  11:22 PM

Speech recognition and CLU are changing EHR interactions



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CLU, dictation, EHR, m-module, NLP, NLU, nuance

During the HIMSS conference this year, I had the chance to visit the booths of two voice recognition providers. I was very interested in seeing the progress and innovations that these vendors continue to bring to the health care market. As I continue to receive questions and...


March 4, 2012  11:19 PM

Windows 8 promises a different look and fee of windows



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Microsoft, Windows 8

With the latest release of Windows 8 Beta, Microsoft is providing a sneak peak into what ultimately will be the operating system that will provide a consistent experience through all hardware platforms. Whether it is a smart phone, tablet or...


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