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September, 2012

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September 24, 2012  8:52 PM

Data.gov provides significant value to marketing departments in hospitals



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Analytics, BIG DATA, Data.gov

Many hospitals recognize the challenges that are ahead of them, some of which are: reimbursement reductions, penalties associated with many of the regulatory requirements, and economic pressures. Because of this, hospitals are engaging in several initiatives that will help attract new patients to...

September 24, 2012  8:49 PM

How mobile OS upgrades and BYOD can challenge organizations



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BYOD, mhealth, mobility

Many questions came up around device management and BYOD implementations this week, as more people began using the latest


September 17, 2012  9:11 PM

The impact new releases such as iPhone 5 have on health care IT



Posted by: RedaChouffani
iphone5, Medical devices

Wednesday, September 12th 2012 was marked by the release of the much anticipated iPhone 5. The device itself is lighter and provides other benefits such as longer battery life, improved screen quality, and an upgraded operating system. The increase in smartphone usage has brought...


September 17, 2012  9:09 PM

Next generation unified messaging and 5 of its top benefits for hospitals



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Hospitals, Lync, Unified Messaging

Today’s hospitals are looking for effective solutions that can be leveraged to help consolidate systems as well as solve their challenges. Many are looking at identifying the appropriate solution to help upgrade their communication systems, given the aging private branch exchange (PBX)...


September 13, 2012  8:40 PM

Technologies that can assist with reducing hospital re-admissions amid penalties



Posted by: RedaChouffani
hospital readmission, mhealth, telemedicine

Hospital executives are working diligently at implementing initiatives that will help reduce the percentage of patients being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their hospital release.  This is the result of some of the penalties that have been established by the Centers for Medicare and...


September 3, 2012  7:54 PM

NINA and SIRI virtual personal assistants are heading to health care



Posted by: RedaChouffani
NINA, NLP, Personal Assistant, SIRI

This has been an eventful year for speech recognition companies. We are seeing an increased development of intelligence systems that can interact via voice. Siri was simply a re-introduction of digital assistants into the consumer market and since then, other mobile platforms have...


September 3, 2012  7:53 PM

Value Driven IT for health care organizations



Posted by: RedaChouffani
health care IT, IT partners, mhealth

Health care IT continues to be an exciting world. IT provides help with making a difference to patients, all the way to the ability to participate in true change in health delivery. But as we continue to see an increase in the number of technology providers and technology jobs, the health care...


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