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July, 2012

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July 30, 2012  10:45 PM

Why cloud based EHR is on its way to medical organizations



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud computing, cloud EHR, EMR

There has been a significant interest in cloud computing in the past few years.  This area continues to help many adopters reduce operational costs by moving many of the business applications to the cloud.  And as more end users begin to use cloud based Apps for day-to-day work...

July 23, 2012  6:40 PM

Patients using CMS web site to help compare nursing homes and hospitals



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Hospital Comparaison

Whether you are looking to buy a new car or kitchen appliance, the Internet has provided us with plenty of information on what are interested in.  This public content provides some insight and feedback from other users on what we intended on buying and can significantly influence our purchasing...


July 16, 2012  7:55 PM

Are we destined to see Google Glass in health soon?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Google, Google Glasses, Google Glasses project, mhealth, mobile health

When you pause and look around at all innovations that have helped shape health care and other industriesthis century, one can easily get giddy just thinking about what tomorrow will bring.  A quick peek at what vendors like IBM, Google, Apple, Microsoft and others are submitting to the patent...


July 16, 2012  7:52 PM

Some of the RTLS hardware options available



Posted by: RedaChouffani
RFID, RTLS, Wi-fi

RTLS continues to be an attractive hospital solution, which helps many executives resolve some of the challenges that nurses, and bio engineering face.  All these help hospitals improve on patient safety, compliance, and improve efficiency.  But for many, there are simply too many...


July 9, 2012  9:45 PM

Are too many choices for tablets good or bad for healthcare?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Microsoft, surface, tablets, Windows 8, windows mobile

During the June month, Microsoft announced the introduction of their own tablet named surface.  Microsoft described the availability of two tablet models toward the end of 2012 one Intel based and the other ARM processor based.   Having a vendors such as Microsoft enter the tablet arena...


July 9, 2012  9:38 PM

ACO adoption continuing to rise



Posted by: RedaChouffani

The number of new accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continues to rise. Recently Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that over 89 new organizations as of July 1st, of 2012. This most recent announcement brings the total ACOs who have entered into agreements with CMS...


July 2, 2012  9:13 PM

Should the outages of Amazon Data centers be of concern to healthcare IT?



Posted by: RedaChouffani

This past week, we have heard of outages of Twitter, Netflix and others online services being down for several hours due to some outages in data centers located in north Virginia from some severe storms. Some have seen that as a sign weakness and concerns for cloud computing. While...


July 2, 2012  9:11 PM

Obama’s Administration makes additional funds available to help states implement Affordable Insurance Exchanges



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIE, state exchange

After the Supreme Court ruling in the last week of June of 2012, the Obama administration made new funding available to help the states implement the affordable...


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