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May, 2013

May 31, 2013  8:37 AM

Mobile charge capture and more: how mHealth apps can fill EHR gaps

Posted by: RedaChouffani
Apps, mhealth, mobile charge capture

As more physicians use electronic medical records (EHRs), the way we document, bill and consume patient health information is changing. Typically, interactions with EHRs begin and stay within the boundaries of the...

May 29, 2013  9:13 PM

CMS stats on EHR adoption

Posted by: RedaChouffani
ARRA, EHR implementation, HHS

Health IT initiatives have been on the rise since the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Recently, department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius provided some key statistics to support the claim that there is an increase in electronic health...

May 22, 2013  9:39 PM

Google Glass and some of its early healthcare uses

Posted by: RedaChouffani
glasses, Google, mhealth

Google Glass will make an appearance in somewhere in  healthcare, possibly at the point of care. A limited number of the devices have been shipped and we have seen a number of interesting applications developed with connectivity to social media and tracking capabilities of images and...

May 22, 2013  9:37 PM

ONC mHealth challenge to help support cancer survivors

Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, ONC

The ONC is launching a mobile app innovation challenge that will support cancer survivors during their follow-up care. The challenge, as outlined by the ONC, will have two separate phases. In...

May 14, 2013  10:05 PM

Hospital charge data shows significant gaps

Posted by: RedaChouffani
charges, hospital charges

Earlier this month CMS released hospital-specific charge data for the 100 most frequent discharge codes at more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals. The information has been made...

May 14, 2013  9:56 PM

Top mobile device security considerations

Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIPAA, MDM, Mobile, security

Many IT executives are continuously reviewing the state of their mobile device management (MDM) strategy, in response to the increasing use of mobile devices and in order to meet compliance requirements. For many...

May 7, 2013  8:42 PM

Four cloud service providers competing for healthcare customers

Posted by: RedaChouffani

As more organizations move to the cloud and infrastructure management eases on IT departments, there is a steady shift from maintenance mode to more of a business and technology focus. Many IT executives are reviewing the full benefits and capabilities of cloud services, as part of the...

May 7, 2013  8:40 PM

Should EMR vendors target and market to patients or physicians

Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR vendors, mhealth, mobile apps

The outcome of much of research done around the value of mHealth Apps to patient care has been consistent across the board. The results show that patients benefit tremendously from these tools because they provide caregivers with critical information about the patient’s health. Adoption of these...

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