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May, 2012

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May 28, 2012  9:01 PM

New start up to provide new online destination for patients looking for aggregated health information



Posted by: RedaChouffani
health education, Meddik, patient portal, social health network

While it is common advice to always seek a medical professional when there are health issues we face, many patients seek Internet search engines as a first attempt at self-diagnosis.  There are also many instances where some find more comfort in reading about the story of others that...

May 28, 2012  8:59 PM

A simpler and mobile way to manage health plans regardless of payer



Posted by: RedaChouffani
insurance plans, online services, simplee

For sometime now, there have been many Apps that helped individuals manage some of their day-to-day challenges.  In the area of finance, applications like Mint; smart phone and tablet users have been able to gain quick and easy access to incredibly valuable information relating to their...


May 21, 2012  10:30 AM

Google Glass meets RTLS, NLP, and big data the hospital of the future



Posted by: RedaChouffani
android, BIG DATA, google glass, NLP

This year we have seen some truly amazing innovations in the healthcare arena.  We continue to hear about the breakthroughs in the drug industry for cancer treatment, Alzheimer's and other diseases. On the technology front, voice recognition and interactive systems...


May 21, 2012  10:28 AM

More refined skill sets needed for tomorrow’s HealthIT professionals



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud computing, HIT, IT Jobs

Technology continues to interest many healthcare professionals.  New innovations provide the promise of improving care, increasing revenue as well as reducing costs.  On a weekly if not daily new products and solutions enter the market place and bring new exciting possibilities.  For healthcare...


May 13, 2012  6:20 PM

Health information privacy and security measures in the meaningful use stage 1



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIPAA, Meaningful use, privacy, security

Privacy and Security continue to be on top of the health IT priority list. And as some of the new measures associated with Meaningful Use Stage 2 open up Electronic Health Information to patients as well as health information Exchange qualified entities, many IT executives are gearing up for more...


May 13, 2012  6:18 PM

RFI released by the ONC on Governance of the Nationwide Health Information Network



Posted by: RedaChouffani
NWHIN, RFI


May 7, 2012  2:10 PM

Home health services as a way to help reduce healthcare costs



Posted by: RedaChouffani
healthcare costs, homehealth

Baby boomers have started reaching their retirement age in 2011, and with over 78 million of them as patients they will require care during their senior years.  Baby boomers are commonly known as the more self-reliant, gadget early adopters, and active individuals.  But with their high population...


May 7, 2012  11:13 AM

Top considerations when planning on joining an HIE



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CareConnect, Health information exchange, HIE

More independent physicians are being solicited to connect to a community, local, or state HIE.  Since many of these entities have gone live in higher numbers this past year, and...


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