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December, 2012


December 17, 2012  8:18 PM

Proposed bill will encourage healthcare innovation in the mHealth arena



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Grants, healthcare regulation, HR6626, mhealth

The Health Care Innovation and Marketplace Technologies Act of 2012 (HIMTA), was introduced by Rep. Mike Honda of...

December 17, 2012  8:16 PM

Essential technologies for concierge medicine



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Concierge medicine, mhealth, telemedicine

Traditional communication models are proving to be too challenging and restricting for many patients who are looking for a direct channel of communication with their primary care physician. The


December 10, 2012  10:40 PM

Meaningful use stage 2 revisions published by the HHS



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, Meaningful use, Meaningful use stage 2

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued revisions to the 2014 Edition of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification Criteria, the Medicare and Medicaid Programs, and offered revisions to the EHR Incentive Program....


December 10, 2012  10:33 PM

Hot topics from mHealth summit 2012



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth summit, Mobile

This year's mHealth summit saw a significant turnout, and a wide range of topics were covered during the conference. There was innovation review, expert panels, and great speakers. Many of the subjects covered during the sessions provided great insights...


December 4, 2012  8:03 AM

Social media in healthcare: Its role in patient engagement



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIPAA, patient portal, privacy, Social media

Last year the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented a policy that encourages employees to leverage the emerging social media platforms to enhance communication and information exchange. The implementation of...


December 4, 2012  7:56 AM

Health care technologies that can help independent physicians



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, EHR systems, HIE, SaaS, smartphones, tablets, voice recognition

A recent study performed by Accenture provided evidence that the number of private practices and independent physicians is continuing on...


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