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May, 2011


May 31, 2011  10:34 AM

In the event of an emergency: Health care IT disaster recovery



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Data loss, Data management, Data storage, Disaster planning, Disaster recover, healthcare storage virtualization

Guest post by Ruby Raley, Director, Health Care Solutions, Axway It seems like many health care providers have been so busy architecting their state HIEs, regional health organizations and enterprise community platforms that they haven't thought through the architectural demands of...

May 25, 2011  8:31 AM

Executive webcast: The intersection of ACOs and health IT



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Accountable Care Organization, ACO, EHR, health information exchange, Live chat, webcast

HIT Exchange Executive Webcast and Live Chat: The intersection of Accountable Care Organizations and health care information technology In this executive webcast, Reda Chouffani, vice president of development, Biz Technology Solutions, Inc.,...


May 24, 2011  8:19 AM

Implementing cloud based provider performance management



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Cloud, Cloud computing, Data management, virtualization

Guest post by Matias Klein, Senior Vice President, Technology, Portico...

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May 23, 2011  9:16 AM

EHR adoption: No “good” argument for sticking to paper



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
EHR, EHR Adoption

 Guest post by: Patti Dodgen, CEO, Hielix Although there are many skeptics of the electronic health record (EHR) adoption process, there is truly no "good" argument for sticking to paper records. From working with thousands of physicians, the most common concerns of are reduction in...


May 19, 2011  8:55 AM

HIPAA 5010 testing: 5 crucial steps to program success



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
data privacy and security, HIPAA, HIPAA 5010, ICD-10

Guest post by: Baskar Mohan, director, healthcare practice, Virtusa Corporation We are quickly approaching the HIPAA 5010 implementation deadline, which is forcing healthcare payers to engage in testing with their external partners. With less than seven months...


May 18, 2011  9:03 AM

EHR adoption: It’s like renting a car



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
EHR, EHR functionality, EHR usability, electronic health records

Guest post by: Wendy Whittington, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Officer, Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, Inc. While traveling to a city in Florida on vacation recently, my fellow traveler and I picked up our rental car at the airport. We were pleasantly surprised when our "compact"...


May 17, 2011  1:49 PM

In response to the “stasis” of Google Health



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault, personal health records, PHR

A few weeks back, I reached out to Dr. David Kibbe, senior advisor to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and their Center for Health IT, asking for 


May 13, 2011  8:50 AM

Driving telehealth through mobile apps and social media



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
applications, mHealth, mhealth apps, mobile health, telehealth

A major consideration in the success of telehealth technologies and the utilization of medical mobile applications is the population group with which you're working....


May 6, 2011  10:44 AM

The integration of supply chain management into healthcare IT strategy



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
AHRMM, supply chain IT, Supply chain management

Guest post by: William Stitt, CHL CRCST CMRP FAHRMM, Vice President, Materials Management, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; President, Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM)  The focus on strategic planning and implementation for healthcare...


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