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June, 2012

June 25, 2012  9:05 PM

Who are the next big data players and what data can they leverage

Posted by: RedaChouffani
BIG DATA, EHR, Electronic health records, Patient health information, Patient health record, PHI, PHR

Almost everyone in the tech world has now been exposed to the term big data.  This is one of the most significant growth areas standing to make a real impact in the health care landscape, a technology trend making good use of existing patient and health data collected within...

June 25, 2012  9:02 PM

8 significant aspects of telemedicine

Posted by: RedaChouffani
CMS, healthcare IT trends, telehealth, telemedicine

June 18, 2012  9:40 PM

What wearable medical devices mean to big data

Posted by: RedaChouffani
BIG DATA, Medical devices, mhealth, mobile health, wearable devices

With the increased adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), many health systems and providers now have both structured and unstructured patient data on which they are sitting.  This information is being stored...

June 18, 2012  9:36 PM

Modernizing US government systems as part of technology roadmap

Posted by: RedaChouffani
CIO, Digital Government initiative, federal agencies, HITpol, mhealth, Mobile health implementation

During May of 2012, federal agencies received a directive issued by the President of United States to modernized the way government works.  Under that executive order, the federal CIO released a strategy entitled "Digital...

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June 10, 2012  9:46 PM

Aetna helping accelerate innovation by making data freely accessible to developers

Posted by: RedaChouffani
Aetna, BIG DATA, mhealth, mHealth apps, mobile apps, mobile health, Online health services, Software applications

As we continue to see the fruits of the health care IT start-up boom, we see many new organizations introducing disruptive products and solutions as part of their offerings.  For the majority of the health care market, there are already many established major players for EHR,...

June 10, 2012  9:38 PM

New Comprehensive Primary Care initiative from CMS to help pay for coordination of care

Posted by: RedaChouffani
Care coordination, CMS, Marilyn Tavenner

CMS announced in a news release on June the 6th, 2012 a new Primary Care initiative that will provide primary care practices a care management fee set at $20 dollars per beneficiary per month.   The proposed fee is designed to support enhanced and

June 4, 2012  9:32 PM

What to expect from Big Data in healthcare

Posted by: RedaChouffani

There has been a lot of talk about Big Data and Business Intelligence applications in the healthcare. Big data is one of the biggest trends, and as with any other technology, if it provides opportunity to improve care then it is worth looking into.  There are numerous examples and...

June 4, 2012  9:29 PM

The surgeon will prescribe along with medications a mobile App

Posted by: RedaChouffani

One of the challenges that hospitals face is how to continue to reduce infection related and post-surgery ER visit cases they see. Many executives are looking to identify ways to improve safety and compliance internally.  But in some cases, post-surgery ER readmissions are simply due...

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