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June, 2011


June 28, 2011  10:52 AM

Network and infrastructure considerations for mHealth and mobile devices



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Infrastructure, mHealth, Mobile devices, mobile health, Network optimization, WAN, Wireless

Guest post by: Rob Shaughnessy, CTO, Circadence 1. What impact are mobile devices having on health care organizations' networks? The increased adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) has given physicians, nurses and other health care...

June 22, 2011  9:33 AM

Claims processing and ICD-10: Focus areas for payer organizations



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Claims processing, ICD-10

Guest post by: Baskar Mohan, Director, Healthcare Practice, Virtusa Corporation The health care industry as a whole is undergoing a transformation influenced largely by technology advancement, strong macro-economic factors and regulatory mandates such as ICD-10. Both the payers and...


June 21, 2011  10:53 AM

Physician adoption and engagement of EHRs: Part science, part art



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
EHR, EHR Adoption, electronic health records, EMR

Guest post by: Wendy Whittington, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Officer, Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Medicine is often said to be part science and part art.  The process of implementing a hospital electronic health record (EHR) system also needs to be part science and part art in...


June 16, 2011  2:32 PM

Why All Payer Claims Databases are “all the rage” in health care



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
All Payer Claims Database, APCD, health information exchange, HIE

Guest Post by: Keely Cofrin Allen, Ph.D., Director, Office of Health Care Statistics, Utah Department of Health If All Payer Claims Databases (APCDs) were a fashion trend, one could say they are "all the rage." As of June 2011, 27 states either have one or are trying to get one. But...


June 14, 2011  3:02 PM

Making EHRs work for clinicians, staff and patients



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Clinician, EHR, EHR Adoption, Physician adoption, Training, Workflow

In this Health IT Exchange webcast, Dr. Wendy Whittington, Chief Medical Officer for Anthelio Healthcare Solutions and an expert in translating clinical processes and policies that govern the health care industry, presents solutions for how to make electronic health records (EHRs) work for your...


June 13, 2011  9:09 AM

Five reasons why cloud computing is essential for health care



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Cloud, Cloud computing, Data storage, Storage and PACS, virtualization

 Guest post by:  Kevin Dodson, Appirio's Mobile Practice The health care industry faces increased pressure to do more with less whether it's with patients, providers or regulators. Other industries facing similar pressures are increasingly running their business on the...


June 8, 2011  1:07 PM

Views from the top: On health information exchange and RECs



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Data management, EHR, electronic health records, health information exchange, HIE, HIPAA, REC, Regional Extension Centers

Note: Live Chat has ended. Transcript from 6/15 Q&A with speakers can be found below As the health care IT industry continues to balance the requirements of the meaningful use program, along with other pending...


June 2, 2011  8:00 AM

HIPAA 5010 testing: Benefits of a rules based testing approach



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
5010 conversion, HIPAA, HIPAA 5010

Guest post by: Baskar Mohan, Director, Healthcare Practice, Virtusa Corporation A crucial requirement for the successful implementation of HIPAA 5010 is the testing of systems, applications and processes.


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