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March, 2011

March 27, 2011  2:12 PM

Value of the new nurse call systems in hospitals

Posted by: RedaChouffani
nurse calling systems

For many years hospitals have been working hard to eliminate communication challenges and improve nursing workflows. Whether it's locating a nurse, or responding to a patient's request for more pain medication -- it has been notoriously time consuming and difficult to streamline these workflows....

March 27, 2011  1:46 PM

Federal Health IT strategic plan ready for public comment

Posted by: RedaChouffani

The use of information and technology has been a paramount part of how the office of the national coordinator (ONC) envisioned improving healthcare. And as we entered 2011 we have seen more and more meaningful user that has received tangible incentives....

March 20, 2011  4:33 PM

Cloud 2.0 based collaboration tool for ACOs

Posted by: RedaChouffani
ACO tools, collaboration,

For many years, we have known that physicians and health care providers in general need to utilize an electronic health record (EHR) system to ensure that patient information is readily available anytime, and from anywhere. Not only does it make medical data widely...

March 20, 2011  4:29 PM

Increased popularity of CRM in hospitals

Posted by: RedaChouffani
CRM, Customer relationship Manager, Hospitals

For many years companies across different markets have adopted some sort of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). These products have helped companies’ track opportunities for new business, it also assisted in standardizing workflows, as well as tracking follow-ups as part...

March 13, 2011  11:03 PM

Can mobile devices replace COWS (computers on wheels)?

Posted by: RedaChouffani
android, COWS, iPad, tablets, XOOM

During a recent hospital visit, I noticed a set of commonly used mobile computers, referred to as COWS (computers on wheels), moving around the halls of the cardiology floor. These very useful, and mobile, PCs were being used to document patient care and track inventory. The COWS...

March 13, 2011  10:27 PM

CABG in the face of a changing healthcare payment system

Posted by: RedaChouffani

This week has been a challenging week. A close member of my family underwent heart surgery. A quadruple bypass, this of course was a difficult event for everyone but after spending a week in Johnston City Medical center I have more questions than...

March 6, 2011  9:27 PM

The importance of encrypting your mobile devices and ensuring no patient data is exchanged

Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIPAA, mhealth, mobile health, secure data, smartphone

I had recently been asked by a friend to assist in recovering data that was previously stored on a smartphone. I had plenty of disclaimers to provide, as I have had no prior experience with this type of phone, but when a friend is in distress, instincts kick in and...

March 6, 2011  3:46 PM

How to avoid penalties related to CMS electronic prescribing in 2012

Posted by: RedaChouffani
Compliance, e-prescribing, Electronic Perscribing, eRX, MIPPA

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