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May, 2011

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May 29, 2011  10:40 PM

Hospital interactive boards and the tremendous benefits they offer



Posted by: RedaChouffani
bed management, integration, interactive displays, patient tracking, whiteboard

Many healthcare organizations are continuously trying to identify new ways to realize and create efficiencies through technology. One area that seems to be gaining popularity is the use of interactive displays or "boards" throughout the different hospital...

May 29, 2011  10:38 PM

Clinical data should be publicly available to help patients and clinicians



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, HIE, ITP, public health data

In a recent post, I discussed the value of centralizing data and having the...


May 22, 2011  8:57 PM

Why it would make sense to have just a few EHR vendors



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CRM, EHR

During many EHR implementations, project managers and IT executives recognize that there are some gaps that many of the products out there are not able to...


May 22, 2011  8:38 PM

Meaningful Use Stage 2 recommendations to the HIT standards committee



Posted by: RedaChouffani
MU, Stage 2

With incentives payments well underway for health organizations that have met all meaningful use criteria for stage 1, many are still wondering what the final requirements will look like for Stage 2 and 3 of MU.


May 15, 2011  9:48 PM

How to increase innovation and identify solutions to daily healthcare challenges



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CIO, health care IT, Innovation, IT, IT engineers, soft skills

In the IT world, nothing is routine. There are always new and exciting technologies that come out everyday, and new ways to create efficiencies and improve workflows for an organization. The healthcare industry is no exception. On a recent survey we performed for over 150 selected healthcare...


May 15, 2011  9:46 PM

eRX statistics and what it tells us about the progress of EHR adoption



Posted by: RedaChouffani
e-prescribing, EHR adoption, eRX

On May 11, Surescripts released the National Progress Report on E-Prescribing and Interoperable Healthcare for 2010. The report provided several statistics in regards to transactions processed through Surescripts. Since Surescripts was founded in 2001, it has approximately served over 190,000...


May 8, 2011  9:36 PM

How to handle a security breach in a health care environment



Posted by: RedaChouffani
breach, data breach, data security, HHS, HIPAA, Privacy Rule

By now we have all heard and seen the headlines surrounding the recent trouble Sony is facing due to their IT security breach.  Not only has it been reported that their gaming...


May 8, 2011  9:22 PM

VA centralizes data for veterans’ genetic and health information



Posted by: RedaChouffani
data privacy, Million Veteran Program, VA, Veteran's Affairs Office

Earlier this month, the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Office of Research and Development launched a new program called MVP, the Million Veteran Program. This program establishes a partnership between the VA and veterans,...


May 2, 2011  8:00 AM

Collaboration with Microsoft Lync



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Lync, VoIP

This week I spent some time with Microsoft’s new Lync 2010 or should I say the big upgrade of one of their existing application Microsoft Communicator. This product is very promising to mid and large size organizations in various ways. It is a tool that is...


May 2, 2011  6:12 AM

Tips that will help in time management



Posted by: RedaChouffani

For many healthcare technology executives proper time management is one of the most important skills that help ensure success. And dialing with the daily distractions that constantly sabotages their focus on the tasks at hand. But like it or not, most...


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