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April, 2011


April 24, 2011  9:14 PM

CMS attestation website ready for meaningful use stage 1 reporting



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR incentives, Meaningful use, Meaningful use incentives

On April 18, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive website, allowing eligible providers (EPs) to utilize the web based system to attest that they have met meaningful...

April 24, 2011  9:12 PM

Web based apps vs. native apps: Comparing cost and functionality of mobile health applications



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, mHealth applications

In previous articles, I have discussed the impact mobile health's rise in the industry and the EHR vendors' reactions toward the plethora of new mHealth products entering the market every day.Wireless capability and remote data exchange is becoming of vital importance to...


April 17, 2011  9:16 PM

Last call for eRx



Posted by: RedaChouffani

With the electronic Prescription deadline fast approaching, there are still few organizations that are attempting to submit at least 10 electronic prescriptions by June 30th of 2011. This will allow them to avoid 1% penalty to their Medicare...


April 17, 2011  9:11 PM

HealthVault and its cloud services



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud computing, GoogleHealth, mhealth, Microsoft HealthVault, personal health records, PHR

When it comes to personal health records (PHRs), there are several options to choose from in today’s market. The goal of a well designed PHR is to provide a wide range of functionality and ease of use, while being truly interoperable, and with some of the big...


April 10, 2011  8:57 PM

New mobile health app for cardiologists



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, mHealth applications, mobile apps, mobile health

AirStrip Technologies has recently teamed up with GE healthcare to assist in rolling out the mobile app for the iPads and iPhones as part of the MUSE cardiology information system. And after looking up some of the demos available online and on YouTube, it looks to be a very useful app. The new...


April 10, 2011  8:32 PM

A look at cloud services in health care



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

Information technology continues to see significant evolution, now more than ever, as the industry is truly on the verge of changing the way health IT infrastructures are managed, provisioned and protected. Cloud...

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April 3, 2011  9:39 PM

Which EHR products will outlast the rest?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, software achitecture

As we continue to see the trend toward vendor consolidation in the EHR marketplace, there is always the question about which products and which vendors will be on top. But in my mind, the question is not so much a matter...


April 3, 2011  9:29 PM

CMS’ new rule under Affordable Care Act and its technical implications



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ACOs, CMS, GPRO

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new rule under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help doctors and hospitals improve coordination of care for Medicare patients. The proposed rule is in...


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