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August, 2012

August 27, 2012  8:12 PM

Final ruling on meaningful use stage 2

Posted by: RedaChouffani
Meaningful use, Stage 2

On August 23rd, 2012 Federal officials released the final stage 2 rule for meaningful use here.  This marks the finalized revisions of the ruling.  The...

August 27, 2012  8:11 PM

Big data, machine learning and powerful processing platforms in health care

Posted by: RedaChouffani

For the most part, big data continues to intrigue technology executives.  In the healthcare market it has the potential to make great use of some of the existing data sets that are available. The interesting part about big data is that there are other technology advancements that...

August 20, 2012  8:06 PM

Big data starts from existing data within

Posted by: RedaChouffani
BIG DATA, small data

It is very easy to get carried away and look to engage in big data projects, the buzzworthy trend on which everyone is looking to capitalize. However, the reality is that big...

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August 20, 2012  8:05 PM

Small to mid-size practices may have the biggest security vulnerabilities

Posted by: RedaChouffani
data breach, HIPAA, security

Protecting patient electronic medical records continues to be a very key focus area for all organizations who have adopted EMR. However, the approach and steps that are being taken to ensure that tend to vary significantly from one organization to another. Security experts agree...

August 13, 2012  9:06 PM

Physicians to begin prescribing controlled substances

Posted by: RedaChouffani

Two years after the DEA released ruling on electronic prescribing of controlled substances, physicians are still very...

August 13, 2012  8:54 PM

Social Business intelligence and its impact on patient volume for physicians

Posted by: RedaChouffani
SBI, sentiment analysis, social BI

Social media has been a great source of some personal information on individuals.  Whether you are looking to identify what are the likes or dislikes of a person before a date, or simply curious about a job candidate and their habits and hobbies, the accuracy of online information is...

August 6, 2012  9:35 PM


Posted by: RedaChouffani

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule that updates fiscal year (FY) 2013.  Under this rule the payment rates for acute care hospitals will be increased by 2.8 percent in 2013. "Hospitals are at the forefront of our strategy to both save money and...

August 6, 2012  9:32 PM

5 areas that are shaping the health care transformation

Posted by: RedaChouffani
healthcare, transformation

We live in very interesting times, our health care in transforming before our eyes.  There have been many existing changes, and some that remain to be seen.  Technology has been helping throughout this transition, but no matter what, the realities that we have is that whatever changes we endure,...

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