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June, 2011

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June 26, 2011  8:50 PM

Top 10 reasons why hosted virtualized phones will be a must in health care



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, cloud computing, mhealth, mobile health, smartphones, Virtualization

As the cloud becomes the new avenue toward achieving efficient yet secure data storage, we are continuing to see an increase in the adoption of VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure), as well as PCoIP (PC over IP).Organizations have justified the investment in this technology,...

June 25, 2011  3:36 PM

Google puts the breaks on Google Health, and that’s a bad idea



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, Electronic health records, Google, Google Health, HealthVault, Microsoft HealthVault, personal health records, PHR

For most patients, having access to their medical records electronically is definitely a plus, but not something they see as a must. And with the majority of PHRs not as widely used as initially anticipated, Google decided that their Google Health Personal Health Records system was no...


June 19, 2011  3:51 PM

Improve your health care soft skills and climb the tech career ladder



Posted by: RedaChouffani
career, hard-skills, healthcare it, soft skills

As technology folks, we love to resolve niche technical issues and discuss the latest innovations. And we tend to view that the more knowledgeable we are in the specific...


June 19, 2011  3:49 PM

CMS announces new grants to support FQHCs as medical homes



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ACO, FQHC, Medical Home

On June 6, CMS announced that it will provide over 42 million dollars in grants through HRSA to support an initiative with up to 500 federally qualified health...


June 12, 2011  9:04 AM

The future impact of mHealth on insurance carriers



Posted by: RedaChouffani
insurance carriers, mhealth, mobile health, Reform

The recent changes to health care reform and the increased regulations imposed on insurance companies are forcing payers to rethink their strategies to both maintain members, and...


June 12, 2011  9:03 AM

A survey showing a stronger reaction to healthcare reform post 2014 from employers and employees



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Employer, Employer health and human capital, ESI, healthcare reform, Insurance companies, Payer

In June 2011, Mckinsey &Company released a report that discusses the potential outcome of the US health care reform bill that passed this year post 2014. ...


June 5, 2011  9:44 PM

What is the future of capturing patient information?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, electronic forms, electronic health data, PDF, tablets

For much of the healthcare market, whether you're part of a hospital system or medical practice or not, you are constantly faced with paper-based documents. And for those who've made the leap and gone digital, there are still challenges to be faced in the effort to...


June 5, 2011  9:39 PM

What is Windows 8 going to bring to the healthcare arena?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Microsoft, OS, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Operating System

This week Microsoft revealed a quick sneak peek of its Windows 8 Operating System, a new platform with the ability to run on multiple platforms, from...


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