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March, 2012


March 29, 2012  11:39 AM

Harnessing the power of industry collaboration at UPMC’s Technology Development Center



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Clinical language understanding, CLU, Natural language processing, NLP, Voice recognition

After sitting down and chatting with two of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's champions for the organization's Technology Development Center (TDC), it is clear that the health system is making great strides in terms of health IT...

March 23, 2012  6:00 AM

Debriefing the PHI Report: Determining the true cost of a data breach



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
ASNI, Data breach, HIPAA, PHI, PHI report, Protected health information, The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information report

This week I had the chance to listen to a webinar highlighting the recently released report on The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information. Released on March 5, the "PHI Report" has already been downloaded by more than 1,700...


March 22, 2012  12:47 PM

The true costs of ICD-10: Keeping the transition train moving



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
ICD-10 migration planning, Live chat, webcast

In this Health IT Exchange community executive webcast, James Truesdale, Partner at The Kiran Consortium Group, LLC and past program director for the ICD-10 Mandate at the Georgia Department of Community Health, shares his expertise on the business implications of ICD-10....


March 22, 2012  6:00 AM

Patient-specific education resources for stage 2 meaningful use



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
CEHRT, EHR, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, Stage 2

Guest post by: Wendy Whittington, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Officer, Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, Inc. In the recently released stage 2 MU proposals, CMS sought to correct some problems with the menu choice for providing patient education materials.  I don't think they quite made it,...


March 19, 2012  11:45 AM

Training, training and hardware: Keys to success for medical voice recognition



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
CLP, NLP, Voice recognition

Guest post by: Dr. Andres Jimenez, CEO, ImplementHIT Voice recognition is a powerful tool, and I have literally seen it transform the lives of physicians with one month's worth of unsigned notes after a single training session.  However, as good as voice recognition...


March 13, 2012  1:44 PM

Dr. Fridsma’s take on leveraging HIEs for long-term success



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
health information exchange, HIE, HIMSS12, Video

With the NPRM for meaningful use stage 2 further igniting the interoperability fire onsite, there's no doubt that


March 12, 2012  8:33 AM

How CFOs are utilizing IT to accelerate payments, reduce bad debt and reengineer the revenue cycle



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
HIMSS12, Revenue cycle management

While at HIMSS 2012 this year, I had the opportunity to connect with two of the conference's resident CFO experts, Keith Campanelli, CFO and practice administrator of Austintown Pediatrics, and Don Longpre, CFO of North Ottawa Community Hospital, who spoke to "health IT solutions that help CFOs...


March 8, 2012  2:13 PM

The future of mobile speech recognition applications in health care



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Mobile applications, Speech recognition, webcast

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March 7, 2012  12:22 PM

The Patient’s Bill of Rights under the HIPAA privacy rule



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
HIPAA privacy rule, Patient's Bill of Rights, PHI, webcast

Patients have always had, among other rights, the right to access their protected health information (PHI) under HIPAA's privacy...

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March 2, 2012  3:29 PM

Readiness, constant training, key to EHR implementation



Posted by: Jenny Laurello

CDW Healthcare’s Kimberly Krisik discusses electronic health record implementation best practices, physician readiness, and training techniques during HIMSS12.

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