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September, 2011


September 28, 2011  3:27 PM

ICD-10: There’s an app for that



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
AHIMA, AHIMA 11, AHIMA11, Find-A-Code, ICD-10, mhealth apps

As I continue to prep for my trip to Salt Lake City next week for AHIMA's 83 Annual Convention and Exhibit, I have been going over and over the mental pre-conference check list in my head. Tripod and Flip Cam? Check. Pile of business...

September 27, 2011  11:30 AM

Key attributes of solid contracts and SLAs for cloud hosting in health care



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Chris Witt, Cloud, Cloud computing, Contracting, Data storage, HIPAA, Service Level Agreement (SLA), SLA

By Chris Witt, President and Co-Founder, WAKE TSI In my earlier entries, we discussed the pros and cons of using public cloud...


September 20, 2011  11:13 AM

Mass Health Data Consortium to host HealthMart’11



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Conference, EHR Adoption, EHR selection, HealthMart, HealthMart'11, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, MHDC

A message from Craig D. Schneider, Ph.D, Director of Healthcare Policy, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC) As a result of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. government has already begun distributing millions of dollars to hospitals and...


September 19, 2011  1:57 PM

Evidence-based medicine and the business of health care



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Anthelio, Business of health care, Data analytics, EBM, Evidence-based medicine, MD, Pulse oximeters, Wendy Whittington

Guest post by: Wendy Whittington, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Officer, Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Inc. An example outlining why we tend to be conservative in health care in our decisions about business When most people read news headlines pertaining to medical...


September 13, 2011  9:04 AM

The IT of Pathology: In support of LIS



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Clinical Pathology, Laboratory Information Systems, LIS, Pathology

Guest post by: Bob Killen, Systems Admin / Architect, University of Michigan Hospital Pathology is a multifaceted beast covering a wide range of disciplines. These disciplines can be broken down into two general areas of interest: Clinical and Research. In part one I'll focus on the...


September 9, 2011  11:30 AM

Top five trends in health care virtualization at VMworld 2011



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Desktop virtualization, Virtualization and cloud computing, VMware, VMworld 2011

Guest post by: Ed Gaudet, CMO, Imprivata The momentum at VMworld 2011 continued to build all week, and a raging party featuring The Killers appeared to only stoke the enthusiasm, even as the conference drew to a close on Thursday afternoon.  Despite a late night of great food, music...


September 8, 2011  11:49 AM

Prior authorization: Impact on payers due to ICD-10



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Clinical integration, Coding and documentation, ICD-10, Prior authorization

Guest post by: Baskar Mohan, Virtusa In my last blog titled, "Prior authorization - Impact on providers due to ICD-10," I highlighted some...


September 2, 2011  10:57 AM

HIT Exchange Live Chat transcript: On ACOs and health IT



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Live chat, Reda Chouffani, Transcript

Addressing everything from the types of data exchanged as part of an Accountable Care Organization, to the relationship between the meaningful use stages and ACOs, Reda Chouffani, vice president of development, Biz Technology Solutions, Inc., shared his perspective and expertise as part of this...


September 1, 2011  12:13 PM

What a difference a year makes: Onsite at VM World 2011



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Cloud computing, Data servers, PHI, virtualization, VM World, VM World 2011

Guest post by: Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer, Imprivata We are more than halfway through VMworld 2011 and it is abundantly clear that health care is beginning to embrace desktop virtualization at a fast clip.  Despite hurricane Irene's impact on the east coast, nearly 1,000 health...


September 1, 2011  10:50 AM

Health Insurance Exchange guidance: What you need to know to get started



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
ACA, Affordable Care Act, EHR, Health Insurance Exchange, HIE

Guest post by: Claudia Page, Co-Director, Social Interest Solution Health care reform is a game changer prompting the most dramatic systems transformation in the history of the health care industry. At the core of this evolution is the desire to enhance the quality of care while...


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