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how secure are devices from malware?
As devices become more complex and more interconnected to networks, the possibility of vulnerability to malicious code and/or hardware becomes just as real for medical/forensic equipment as for the banking industry or the electric power grid, with potentially life-threatening consequences. Are standards evolving to keep pace with this threat? Are devices being subjected to the...

Answer Question   |  September 21, 2011  2:11 pm
dna testing, forensics, malware, stuxnet
20 pts.

Interoperability Issues with health care data
What is the current impact imposed by interoperability issues when deploying an electronic health reocrd system?

Answer Question   |  September 21, 2011  2:07 pm
Electronic Health Record (EHR), healthcare it
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5 pts.

Success with Vendors of Analytics for Employers
We are an employer that is evaluating vendors to warehouse our medical claims data and allow us to do reporting of data collected from both from our on-site health care clinics and from our primary health care provider.  We are in the process of evaluating vendors and am looking to find out if anyone has any...

Answer Question   |  September 21, 2011  1:40 pm
Claims Analytics for Employers
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5 pts.

What’s the penalty…
What’s the penalty for not having all the reporting functioning for all your providers in the Meaningful Use metrix by October 1 especially when that involves reprograming Practice Management information to fulfill documentation?

Answer Question   |  October 11, 2018  1:30 pm
PDS Cortex, penalties, Practice Partner
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5 pts.

Health Information Storage
How are companies particularly health care organizations, including hospitals, cbos, family planning centers, clinics and nursing homes going to handle the new EHR, PHR and other IT issues for the next years? Pay close attention to mandates from Affordable Health Care Act signed into law.

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  8:15 pm
Data mining, data warehousing
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5 pts.

Patient Safety Officer and the EHR
How are you using the patient safety officer in the build/implementation of your EHR? If not, would you consider bringing them into the discussion?

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  4:18 pm
EHR implementation, safety
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5 pts.

Transitioning from a hosted EMR model to an in-house application
In the www.dellempowers.com webcast on “Taking the first step to implementing electronic medical records”, the expert mentioned the advantages of using a hosted model. Does any one know what type of process would be involved in transitioning from a hosted model back in-house? Is this commonly done or if your long term goal is to...

Answer Question   |  December 18, 2018  1:12 pm
healthcare
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0 pts.

HIE services and data mining capabilities
What services are HIEs providing aside from facilitating the exchange of electronic health info/EHRs? For example, secure e-messaging (Direct Project), etc.? Are there data mining capabilities?

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  6:25 pm
Data exchange, Data mining, EHR Integration, Health information exchange, HIE
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25 pts.

Total cost of EHR ownership?
is the total cost of ownership for choosing, implementing and maintaining an EHR at the hospital level? What factors should be going into the assessment? What team members should be leading the charge/involved?

Answer Question   |  September 13, 2011  6:13 pm
ehr, EHR implementation, EHR selection, Electronic health records
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15 pts.

RECs and health care vendor relationships
do RECs work with (or compete against?) health care vendors who already offer a “community” system (community system = data sharing amongst their own products, i.e., ambulatory, homecare and hospital)?

Answer Question   |  October 24, 2011  5:56 pm
Health information exchange, HIE, REC, Regional Extension Centers, Vendor collaboration
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25 pts.

EHR workflow assessments
terms of making changes to established workflows to satisfy EHR software regulations, what has been the best route to take to assess end user acceptance? How did you secure their nod and support? Map out inpatient workflows, prior to selecting an EHR, and then put forth efforts to update it as implemented? Any advice is...

Answer Question   |  October 24, 2011  5:54 pm
ehr, EHR adoption, EHR usability, Electronic health records, Workflow
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30 pts.

EHR and Clinical Viewers
Hi ! We currently have a scanned medical record system and a raft of departmental health records (Emergency, Surgery, Community etc.). We are examining the possibilities of an enterprise health record, with, hopefully, a decision support / clinical work bench back drop. We are interested in others’ experiences, recommendations … especially any pitfalls to avoid...

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  8:44 am
Clinical Viewer, Clinical Workbench, ehr
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5 pts.

Redundency
How much redundency is necessary? Should we ever use paper records?

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  6:43 am
Redundency
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5 pts.

Number of associates that should be given telecommuting access, as part of a business continuity plan.
How critical is it to provide some or all employees within operations (for a large health insurance organization) the security and accessability to telecommute, as part of a business continuity plan (for pandemics & disasters? This does not apply to those that already telecommute, this would apply to the Operations associates that currently work in the...

Answer Question   |  September 8, 2011  10:05 pm
business continuity, Disaster planning, Disaster preparedness, Disaster recover, disaster recovery
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5 pts.

EPIC
Anyone have connections with EPIC?  I’m interested in switching from a University setting into the health care setting, and it seems most of the hospitals in MN/ND have switched to EPIC.

Answer Question   |  October 23, 2018  8:34 pm
epic
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5 pts.

Value of CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician
CompTia recently announced a new certification for Heath Care IT Technicians.   http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certificates/hittech.aspx Do you think this certification will have any real value in the marketplace? 

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  8:32 pm
certification, CompTIA
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5 pts.

Data analytics and CDS tools for ACO participation?
Will enough data analytics and clinical decision support tools be built into EHR systems for providers to participate in ACOs, or do you think we’ll need to get separate systems running on top of the EHR?

Answer Question   |  December 14, 2018  7:45 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, CDS, Clinical decision support, Data analytics
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20 pts.

Quality incentive payments for insurers: Becoming the norm?
The proposed CMS ACO model still has a long way to go, and may never even be a mandate or common practice. That said, does anyone see private insurers doing ACO-like programs based on quality incentive payments becoming the norm?

Answer Question   |  September 7, 2011  7:41 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, Payers, Quality
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20 pts.

EPIC Software Staffing Problems
During recent interviews for Hospital system analyst positions, I was told that I needed be EPIC certified. The only problem was the hospital group had to hire me and send me to the EPIC training and I had to take certification testing after the training at the EPIC training site out of state. I would...

Answer Question   |  October 24, 2011  2:13 am
epic
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5 pts.

HL7 2.x – query syntax or language
Can anyone point me to a standard syntax or language for creating queries that would result in HL7 data being returned?  Surely this has been done already!  But I haven’t been able to track it down and find myself sifting through tons of HL7 documentation, but not specific to query syntax.  Thanks!!

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  5:34 pm
HL7 2.x query syntax language
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15 pts.


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