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February, 2013


February 25, 2013  9:59 PM

Enhanced security from Dell’s Latitude 10



Posted by: RedaChouffani
DELL, EHR certification, Latitude 10, mhealth, tablets

Dell has launched the Latitude 10, a tablet PC with new capabilities.  The device's benefits lie chiefly...

February 25, 2013  9:57 PM

Innovation and mHealth initiatives: Still pushing



Posted by: RedaChouffani
FDA, mhealth, remote monitoring, Sanita, telehealth, tricorder, X Prize Foundation

Without a doubt, mHealth and


February 18, 2013  10:23 PM

New CONNECT HIE platform driven by federal collaboration



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CONNECT, DoD, HHS, HIE, NHIN, ONC

There is a new version of the open source platform for secure exchange of health information, CONNECT V4. HHS, DOD, SSA and the VA collaborated on the platform with the intent to provide both federal and other entities a secure data exchange platform. Since both the


February 18, 2013  10:22 PM

Natural language processing: Changing health care



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, information extraction, NLP, text analysis, text parsing

An area of computer science long studied by university graduates and professors is becoming one of the leading informational technologies: natural language processing. Many markets already...


February 11, 2013  10:21 PM

EHR vendors help PHR portals succeed



Posted by: RedaChouffani
API, eClinicalWorks, EHR, Healow, mhealth, PHR

This week, eClinicalWorks announced its new PHR offering, Health and Online Wellness “healow."  The device is a portal that has a mobile app. It helps patients manage both their and their family members' health...


February 11, 2013  10:20 PM

Proposed child health record standards for EHR



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Child Records, EHR, HL7

In most cases, vendors that provide EHR products to primary care physicians or pediatricians also offer software packages that track data elements. These data elements in turn track  health information related to the children they care for, including items like immunizations, growth data and other...


February 4, 2013  10:29 PM

CMS to require full disclosure of physician and vendor financial dealings



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ACA, cmp, CMS, sunshine rule

A new CMS update will force some vendors and physicians to reveal their financial relationship with full disclosure, beginning Aug. 13, 2013. The ruling is part of the Affordable Care Act “


February 4, 2013  10:22 PM

Tablets in health care: where’s the value?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, tablets

Clinical departments across all hospitals are continuing to adopt tablets at increasing rates. These devices have similar functionality to mobile phones or smart mobile devices, yet offer longer battery life as well as larger displays. As we begin to question why these devices are, in some...


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