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January, 2012

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January 29, 2012  9:52 PM

ONC offers $5,000 in HIT challenge



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIT challanges, ONC

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 marked the beginning of the submission period for one of the new health care IT challenges set by the ONC. The challenge, designed for software developers, is for industry innovators create a new tool that will overcome some the hurdles associated with post-discharge care....

January 28, 2012  9:31 PM

The value of mobile apps developed by health systems



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Apps, Kaiser Permanente, mhealth, Mobile, Mobile applications, mobile apps

This past week, Kaiser Permanente released their mobile health app for the Android platform. The app, simply a mobile optimized web portal, provides many of the functionalities that are available...


January 22, 2012  11:26 PM

EHR-Lite through HIEs: The new EHR alternative?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR certification, EHR-Lite, Health Information Exchanges, HIE, HIEs, Meaningful use

As providers continue to connect and use HIEs (Health Information Exchanges), several other non-EHR/HIE users are beginning to see the value that it can provide if they, too, become paperless and get connected. Because of this, some of these caregivers are turning to the new EHR alternative being...


January 22, 2012  11:23 PM

MU attestation vendor data available for analysis



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

Meaningful use attestation data is now available on Data.gov. The information represents the...


January 15, 2012  6:00 PM

The CES 2012 products and what they can do to healthcare



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CES 2012, healthcare, mhealth, mHealth devices, mobile health, tablets, telehealth, ultrabooks

When looking at the myriad of products available and introduced during CES 2012, there were several neat gadgets that were also truly innovative. Many of these items will eventually


January 15, 2012  5:55 PM

The publication of the Interim Final Rule for the adoption of standards and operating rules



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR compliance, Electronic claims submission, Interim Final Rule, Meaningful use, MU, Revenue cycle

The Interim Final Rule for the adoption of standards and operating rules for electronic funds transfer and operation rules for remittance advice was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. The rules...


January 8, 2012  8:09 PM

The next generation mHealth applications may just be the right prescription for EHR



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, mhealth, mHealth functionality, mobile health, SIRI

An increasing majority of mobile technology and mHealth device users in the health care industry are recognizing the value of their connected health devices. Tablets and smartphones are allowing health care professionals to gain access to patient information and care specific content before, during...


January 8, 2012  8:05 PM

CMS releases final notice for initial 26 quality measures



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Affordable Care Act, AHRQ, CMS, Core measures, EHR, Meaningful use, Quality reporting

On Jan. 4, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released the final notice for the initial core set of health care quality measures for Medicaid-eligible adults, a requirement from...


January 1, 2012  11:46 PM

Which topics will be significant for health care IT in 2012?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BI, business intelligence, cloud computing, Data analytics, HIPAA 5010, ICD-10, mhealth, mobile health, SaaS, Virtualization and cloud computing

As we ring in the New Year, we are faced with a myriad of questions regarding the new technology trends and changes that 2012 will bring, specifically those that stand to impact the health care arena. Below are just a few of the topics that will be widely discussed in the industry in the upcoming...


January 1, 2012  11:45 PM

Temporary Payroll Tax relief Passed with the Doc Fix



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Doc-fix, HR 3765

President Barack Obama has signed the temporary Payroll Tax relief into law on December 23rd, of 2011. This is a two-month extension on the payroll tax cut and several other extensions including the one for the Medicare reimbursement cuts that were scheduled for January 1st. The Temporary Payroll...


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