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  • Why I Hope to Help End EHR’s Lack of Interoperability

    EMR and EHR
    Guest Blogger
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    The following is a guest blog post by Donald M. Voltz, MD. I am tired of waiting. Millions of medical professionals and patients are tired of waiting.  We have been waiting for EHR interoperability since the dawn of EHRs in the 1960s. Enough is enough! Our goal is to achieve EHR interoperability through a grass roots coalition of medical professionals and patients who are tired of waiting. The simple life-saving ability of hospital EHRs to connect to one another so healthcare providers can easily and readily access patient data is not being addressed.  This type of issue is traditionally…
  • Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off? - Healthcare IT News

    healthcare IT news - Google News
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off?Healthcare IT NewsMeanwhile the Argonaut Project – a collaborative created by HL7 and joined by Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, Mayo Clinic, Intermountain Healthcare, Partners HealthCare and several other marquee vendors and providers – is at work on ways to speed the ...
  • Reading Health System shrinks IT division following EHR installation

    FierceHealthIT News
    Katie Dvorak
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Thirty-three employees in Reading Health System's IT division will be laid off, according to the Reading Eagle.read more
  • Congress finally getting serious about telemedicine, but are CDOs ready?

    The Healthcare IT Guy & Digital Health Nexus
    Shahid N. Shah
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    The latest ‘doc fix’ bill, H.R. 1470, was introduced last week. Though it has quite a ways to go before it’s sent to conference or passed, the bill has some pretty nice language for telemedicine and care coordination enthusiasts. Though it’s probably less than I would like, Section 4 (Encouraging Care Management for Individuals with Chronic Care Needs) is a great start. The telehealth language is pretty general but I like how it is making sure that telemedicine isn’t precluded from being reimbursed. Most interesting is that GAO is being asked to do a…
  • Morning Headlines 3/27/15

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    Lt. Dan
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Cost Estimate and Supplemental Analyses for H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 The CBO estimates that the House-passed SGR repeal bill will increase the federal deficit by $141 billion over the next ten years. The bill is now with the Senate. The CMS and ONC NPRMs John Halamka, MD weighs in on the recently published MU3 rules, concluding “The sheer number of requirements may create a very high, expensive and complex set of barriers to product entry.  It may stifle innovation in our country and reduce the global competitiveness for the entire US Health IT…
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  • Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off? - Healthcare IT News

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off?Healthcare IT NewsMeanwhile the Argonaut Project – a collaborative created by HL7 and joined by Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, Mayo Clinic, Intermountain Healthcare, Partners HealthCare and several other marquee vendors and providers – is at work on ways to speed the ...
  • Microsoft moving into the new health economy - Healthcare IT News

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    Microsoft moving into the new health economyHealthcare IT NewsThree technology areas that are particularly important to the new healthcare landscape – and are also integral to Microsoft software products – are the proliferation of mobile devices, cloud computing and analytics. “We live in a mobile-first, cloud
  • Virtualization software easing workflows - Healthcare IT News

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    Healthcare IT NewsVirtualization software easing workflowsHealthcare IT NewsVirtualization solutions are not the type of technology that engages most clinicians. So it's to be expected that those who work in hospitals without a virtual desktop are not aware of how much easier their daily routines could be. On the HIMSS15
  • Meaningful use: 'Because I said so' - Healthcare IT News

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    Healthcare IT NewsMeaningful use: 'Because I said so'Healthcare IT NewsIf you have ever been a parent of a teenager, you've likely uttered (screamed) those four words on more than one occasion. While it's developmentally appropriate for kids to test boundaries and express their own opinions, it can be futile to logically
  • The ultimate breach insurance policy: encryption - Healthcare IT News (blog)

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    Healthcare IT News (blog)The ultimate breach insurance policy: encryptionHealthcare IT News (blog)You don't have to work in technology to know that hackers are getting more sophisticated. It seems like a new breach is in the news every week. But those of us who are dedicated to protecting healthcare data also spend a lot of time on something that's and more »
 
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    The Healthcare IT Guy & Digital Health Nexus

  • Congress finally getting serious about telemedicine, but are CDOs ready?

    Shahid N. Shah
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    The latest ‘doc fix’ bill, H.R. 1470, was introduced last week. Though it has quite a ways to go before it’s sent to conference or passed, the bill has some pretty nice language for telemedicine and care coordination enthusiasts. Though it’s probably less than I would like, Section 4 (Encouraging Care Management for Individuals with Chronic Care Needs) is a great start. The telehealth language is pretty general but I like how it is making sure that telemedicine isn’t precluded from being reimbursed. Most interesting is that GAO is being asked to do a…
  • Social selling of Medical Devices is hard but necessary

    Shahid N. Shah
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Social selling of Medical Devices is something we don’t talk enough about because it’s hard. That’s going to change soon. You’re probably aware that John Lynn and I are co-chairing the exciting 2nd iteration of the Healthcare IT Marketing & PR Conference (“HITMC”) in May. What you’re probably not aware of is that we’re expanding the audience and sessions to include non-traditional healthcare IT participants — specifically medical device manufacturers. I believe that the distinction of health IT or digital health marketing vs. that…
  • Entrepreneurs must integrate mission-driven strategic investors

    Shahid N. Shah
    8 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    Last week I wrote about how federated groups of investors help de-risk innovations in the Venture Development Lifecycle (VDLC). Yesterday I elaborated on how entrepreneurs can understand risk through various funding cycles. One of the most important investors we didn’t talk about in the VDLC was the strategic investor (what I like to call the mission-driven investor) . Mission-driven strategics view risk differently and entrepreneurs should create investor journey maps to take them into account. What is a strategic investor? Almost all successful firms have some overarching strategy…
  • Patients say deploying a patient portal isn’t enough to engage them

    Shahid N. Shah
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Much has been made of the push to better engage patients, but little has been spent on examining exactly what patients want. Despite the requirements set by the EHR Incentive Program, simply deploying a patient portal isn’t enough to engender real, sustainable engagement. Recently TechnologyAdvice surveyed 409 adult Americans about their digital health services preferences. I really like the surveys they run so I reached out to Zach Watson, the healthcare IT content manager at TechnologyAdvice, to see what health providers, entrepreneurs, and innovators could learn from the results. If…
  • Digital health startups should de-risk using strategically integrated investors

    Shahid N. Shah
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    I have the pleasure of meeting or speaking with many digital health, health IT, medTech, and life sciences (especially genomics and bioinformatics) startups every week. As a serial entrepreneur and angel investor myself I know how hard it is these days to get to product/market fit while working with top-notch investors who understand how to help scale a business. Last week I wrote about how strategically integrated investors help de-risk innovations and I got some great questions via e-mail about how cofounders and startups should go about seeking such investors. First, try to attend the…
 
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    HIStalk

  • Morning Headlines 3/27/15

    Lt. Dan
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Cost Estimate and Supplemental Analyses for H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 The CBO estimates that the House-passed SGR repeal bill will increase the federal deficit by $141 billion over the next ten years. The bill is now with the Senate. The CMS and ONC NPRMs John Halamka, MD weighs in on the recently published MU3 rules, concluding “The sheer number of requirements may create a very high, expensive and complex set of barriers to product entry.  It may stifle innovation in our country and reduce the global competitiveness for the entire US Health IT…
  • News 3/27/15

    Mr. HIStalk
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Top News The Congressional Budget Office says the Medicare doc fix bill that passed the House Thursday and moves on to the Senate will add $141 billion to the federal deficit. The cheers you may have heard came from people getting the money, not those providing it. Somehow “reform” always ends up costing taxpayers more. At least nobody has slipped in another ICD-10 Easter egg like last time, although Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) tried to work in another one-year ICD-10 delay Wednesday that was rejected in committee. Reader Comments From Lemmy: “Re: Children’s Hospital Boston. The…
  • EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 3/26/15

    Mr. HIStalk
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
      I read with interest Mr. H’s summary of Chicago’s April weather over the last several years. One of my friends was in Chicago this week and posted pics of snow. Right now I’m still planning a ball gown for this year’s Histalkapalooza, so I’m crossing my fingers against rain, snow, sleet, hail, and slush. I do have an opera length coat at the ready, but I am not looking forward to figuring out how to pack it all. The fact that I’m thinking about HIMSS planning right now underscores the fact that I’m procrastinating the continued reading of the Meaningful Use Stage 3…
  • HIStalk Interviews Jay Savaiano, Director, CommVault

    Mr. HIStalk
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Jay Savaiano is director of worldwide healthcare business development for CommVault. Tell me about yourself and the company. CommVault is a data and information management company. Not only do we move data for purposes of data management for backup recovery, archive duplication, replication, disaster recovery, and continuity planning, at the same time, we take an index of all the associated content within that data so it can be used for e-discovery, information management, legal situations, any other reason that you feel that you would want to search against all your data in your environment…
  • Morning Headlines 3/26/15

    Lt. Dan
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network President Obama and HHS Secretary Silvia Burwell announce a new initiative  tasked with bringing private and public stakeholders together to broker agreements that will push the industry toward value-based reimbursement models faster. A large cohort has joined the initiative, including Anthem, Cigna, Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, Partners Healthcare, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Walmart. Roe Reintroduces Electronic Health Records Legislation to Help Veterans, Military Representative Phil Roe, MD (R-TN) re-introduces a bill that would…
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    Meaningful HIT News

  • CMS publishes Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposal

    Neil Versel
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    The rumor I heard this morning was true. CMS has published its proposed rules for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use, once again waiting until late on a Friday to release a major document. Stage 3 will start no earlier than 2017. Simultaneously, ONC released its proposed update to EHR certification regulations, to be known as the 2015 edition. Both documents will appear in the Federal Register March 30, triggering a public comment period. CMS will take comments on the MU rule through May 29, while ONC will do so on the certification plan through June 30. Expect to see final rules before the end of…
  • New Media Meetup at HIMSS15 showcases Chicago icon

    Neil Versel
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The New Media Meetup, now in its sixth year, has become a staple at the annual HIMSS conference. As a longtime resident of Chicago, I’m excited to tell you that this year’s event will be held at the legendary Gino’s East pizzeria, Tuesday, April 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT. As usual, your host will be John Lynn, founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network, of which Meaningful HIT News is a member. Here are the basics: When: Tuesday 4/14 6:00-8:00 PM Where: Gino’s East, 162 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611 MAP Who: Anyone who uses or is interested in New Media (Blogs,…
  • So you want a meeting at HIMSS15?

    Neil Versel
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    HIMSS15 is less than a month away. The vendor requests for meetings of course have started coming in. Every year I seem to do fewer and fewer, for several reasons. First off, they’re exhausting. The exhibit hall is huge. This year, it looks like exhibits will fill the entirety of the McCormick Place North Building (705,500 square feet of exhibit space) and South Building (840,000 square feet), and that doesn’t even count the meeting rooms or auditoriums for keynotes. The press room and many of the educational sessions are in the West Building, at least a 15-minute walk from the…
  • MGMA hires physician, bestselling author as CEO

    Neil Versel
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    The Medical Group Management Association has filled the leadership void created when Susan Turney, M.D., left in July, hiring Halee S. Fischer-Wright, M.D., as its new president and CEO. She will start March 23. According to Englewood, Colo.-based MGMA, Fischer-Wright, a longtime physician executive,  is CMO of St. Anthony North Health Campus, a Centura Health System facility in Westminster, Colo. She previously was president of Rose Medical Group, a large, Denver-based management services organization. Fischer-Wright also was one of three authors of  Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural…
  • Back at it

    Neil Versel
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Well, that didn’t last long. My full-time job ended abruptly today, less than three weeks after I started. So here I am back to freelancing and blogging. Any leads would be appreciated. Meantime, stay tuned for new content.   Related posts: Health Wonk Review, post-HIMSS I’m joining TriMed Media’s Clinical Innovation + Technology
 
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  • What you and I want, and will, see at HIMSS this year

    hlthblog
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    So you’re getting ready for the annual trek to HIMSS which this year is being held in Chicago, April 13-16. That means, at least compared to last year’s event in Orlando, you’ll need to pack your suitcase a little differently. You’ll need to be prepared...(read more)
  • See more patients. Finish chart work before you head home.

    hlthblog
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    “ I’m able to see a few more patients each day ”. “ I’m able to go home at the end of the day knowing that my work is done and that my charts are complete ”? Whenever I hear this from a physician colleague, I know that we are making significant progress...(read more)
  • Build it and they will come. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles improves clinical productivity, outcomes, and costs with Azure-based clinical portal.

    hlthblog
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    Whether buying a new home, or shopping for a clinical portal solution, sometimes you just can’t find what you need off-the-shelf. You have to build it yourself. The build vs. buy conundrum has long been debated in hospital IT departments. In most cases...(read more)
  • Build or buy Health IT? Some assembly required.

    hlthblog
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    For as long as I can remember there’s been a great debate in health IT—build or buy? Every few years the pendulum seems to swing more to one side or the other which totally defies the laws of physics in the real world. Today that pendulum is showing signs...(read more)
  • Protecting privacy for personal data stored in the cloud

    hlthblog
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:38 pm
    IT professionals, healthcare executives, and clinicians in hospitals, health systems and clinics around the world are expressing great interest in moving more of their organizations’ IT applications and services to the public cloud. The concept of having...(read more)
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  • NHS Launches Suite of Online Resources with Emphasis on Mental Health

    Bruce Friedman
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Increasingly, healthcare consumers are turning to various types of health apps, many running on mobile phones, for health assessments, health monitoring, and even therapeutic recommendations. Even the most enthusiastic supporters of health apps will admit that a number of them have little value or may even be harmful. We need to come up with some process for assessing and vetting this software avalanche. Relevant to this discussion to is that the NHS is now making available apps, on-line courses, and social networks devoted to mental health on its official web site (see: England’s NHS…
  • Cleveland Clinic Broadens Its Mission and Reduces Costs

    Bruce Friedman
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    In a recent article about the Cleveland Clinic in the New York Times, it was reported that it was broadening its mission (see: Cleveland Clinic Grows Its Inpatient Volume; Relatively Unique Business Model) to include more primary care and services to underserved population in Cleveland (see: Cleveland Clinic Grapples With Changes in Health Care). Not surprisingly, the Cleveland Clinic executives are also grappling with the cost of care in the face of declining reimbursements from governmental programs and increased attention to the cost of care from the health insurance companies.
  • "Unpatient" Health Data Ownership Manifesto; An Idea Whose Time Has Come

    Bruce Friedman
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    I picked up on Twitter some stirrings about the need for more attention to patient data access rights (launched by @leonardkish and David Maizenberg @biologypartners). This interest has resulted in a web page devoted to "unpatients" and their need for unfettered access to personal health information. Here is a paragraph copied from the home page of this web site regarding such rights: We believe you have a right to know data about yourself and to control your own data-driven destiny. That means you have a right to access health data that is derived from you. We believe…
  • Hospitals as a Major Barrier to the Pursuit of EHR Interoperability

    Bruce Friedman
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    I have posted a number of notes about how to promote EHR interoperability (see, for example: Revisiting EHR Interoperability; Standardized Content and Vendor Strategy; E-Prescribing Giant, SureScripts, Provides EHR Interoperability Solution). I have also stated that hospital executives constitute one of the major barriers to clinical information exchange among hospitals, although EHR vendors like Epic certainly deserve part of the blame. Hospital executives are not enthusiastic about medical record portability because it encourages patients to shop around for the best prices and…
  • Cleveland Clinic Develops Business Partnership with Theranos

    Bruce Friedman
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    The business model adopted by Theranos is interesting. If successful, it will challenge the status quo on price, technology, direct access testing, and blood draws.  A note that I posted about the company last December has elicited more attention than any other so interest in the company is widespread (see: Finally, Some Important New Details about the Theranos Business Model). Part of the problem relating to the company is that not much information has been released about it's testing methodology which is based on science that has yet to be adequately validated. This…
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  • Learning Health Care System

    John Lynn
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    In a recent post by Andy Oram on EMR and EHR titles “Exploring the Role of Clinical Documentation: a Step Toward EHRs for Learning” he introduced me to the idea of what he called a Learning Health Care System. Here’s his description: Currently a popular buzzword, a learning health care system collects data from clinicians, patients, and the general population to look for evidence and correlations that can improve the delivery of health care. The learning system can determine the prevalence of health disorders in an area, pick out which people are most at risk, find out how…
  • Human Error Healthcare Data Breach Infographic

    John Lynn
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    You all know I’m a sucker for an infographic and this one illustrates a topic we’ve known for a long time: humans are one of the biggest breach challenges. All the encryption and firewalls in the world can’t solve for a human who already has access. This infographic really illustrates that point well. Infographic based on ICO FOI request data by Egress Software Technologies, providers of email security as well as large file transfer and encryption software. Related Posts Lessons from the Year of the Breach Infographic Are You A Sitting Duck for HIPAA Data Breaches? –…
  • Healthcare: Prescribing a Hot Meal or Heating for Your House

    John Lynn
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    When we think of healthcare, we often think of the doctors office or a hospital. We’ve talked many times before how doctors and hospitals today are really about sick care and not health care. If we were really worried about caring for the health of patients, we’d need to do so much more outside of the 4 walls of a doctor’s office or hospital. In fact, we know that it’s the 99% of time at home, work, etc that most influences our health. With this as background, I was fascinated by this HP article which talks about a new kind of Big Data for healthcare. The article…
  • There’s More to HIPAA Compliance Than Encryption

    Guest Blogger
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    The following is a guest blog post by Asaf Cidon, CEO and Co-Founder of Sookasa. The news that home care provider Amedisys had a HIPAA breach involving more than 100 lost laptops—even though they contained encrypted PHI—might have served as a wake-up call to many healthcare providers.  Most know by now that they need to encrypt their files to comply with HIPAA and prevent a breach. While it’s heartening to see increased focus on encryption, it’s not enough to simply encrypt data. To ensure compliance and real security, it’s critical to also manage and monitor access to protected…
  • Finding Simple Healthcare IT Solutions to Annoying Problems

    John Lynn
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    In my recent video interview with Lindy Benton, CEO of MEA|NEA, I came away with the feeling that there are a wide variety of simple healthcare IT solutions for many of the problems that annoy us in healthcare. In Lindy’s case, they work on solving the secure document transfer problem in healthcare. They work mostly with claims remediation and other billing related documentation, but the secure document transfer applies to a lot of areas of healthcare. As a tech person, I was interested in how rather simple technology can solve such an important problem. However, Lindy and I talk about…
 
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  • Smart Walking Aide for People with Limited Peripheral Vision

    Editors
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Smart walking sticks and body worn sensors that detect nearby objects have been tried in the past to help visually impaired people avoid hitting obstacles. Yet, the technology tended to be more annoying than helpful, beeping anytime anything was near. A truly smart proximity sensor should instead predict a chance of hitting an object rather than just being told that something is near. Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Schepens Eye Research Institute have developed a body worn device that can do just that. The prototype system has a wide angle camera on the front that tracks…
  • Revolutionary Fetal Pacemaker Ready to Treat Complete Heart Block

    Editors
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    When a fetus has a complete heart block, pacemakers can be implanted after birth, but this sometimes can be too late and typically involves further waiting for the child to reach a safe weight for the procedure. Attempts to implant pacemakers before delivery have required the generator unit to remain outside the child’s body, creating its own problems due to the freely running leads that can be easily dislodged or infected. Now researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and University of Southern California have reported on a tiny new pacemaker that can be implanted in utero…
  • Nanopore DNA Sequencing and Raspberry Pi Combine for Real-Time Environmental Studies

    Joshua Chen
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norwich, England has been using a nanopore-sensing technology called the MinION, a product introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, a U.K.-based startup company. The research team plans to use this miniature device to develop a robust protocol for real-time DNA sequencing in the field in contrast to taking samples back to the laboratory and analyzing them there. The group has already successfully sequenced twenty bacteria samples taken from the environment in real-time. Due to its small size, the device is said to have a large error profile,…
  • Vital Connect Unveils VitalCore Biosensor Processor for Managing Vital Signs Data

    Editors
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    At the upcoming HIMSS conference in Chicago, Vital Connect (Campbell, CA), maker of the chest-worn HealthPatch MD vital signs monitor, will be showing off their tiny new chip for integrating data coming from a variety of biosensors. As seen in the photo, the device is less than a quarter of a penny in size and consumes a minimal amount of energy for easy integration into electronic devices. The processor features both digital components and analog circuits for processing common vital sign data. The company will be making the device available to medical technology companies, as well as…
  • Nanoparticles Deliver siRNA to Wound Sites to Speed Up Healing (VIDEO)

    Editors
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a part of Yeshiva University, are using novel nanoparticles to significantly speed up the healing of wounds. They discovered that the naturally produced fidgetin-like 2 (FL2) enzyme slows down the migration of cells as they travel toward a wound site. To counteract this process, the investigators developed a silencing RNA (siRNA) drug that inhibits the gene responsible for the production of FL2. In order to actually deliver the siRNA into the interior of cells before degrading, the researchers encapsulated it in specially designed…
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    Dalai's PACS Blog

  • How To Kill A Doctor

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    From the HealthCareBlog:How To Kill a DoctorIt’s really quite easy to kill a doctor. Here’s a step-by-step process guaranteed to succeed at least 400 times a year:Start early.Be sure to denigrate medical students whenever possible. Even if they’ve come to the profession later in life and have accomplished all kinds of amazing things personally and professionally (which don’t count, of course, since those are other professions) they don’t know squat about medicine and you do. Make sure to emphasize their ignorance and inexperience at every turn, because…
  • A Case Of MergDR...Merge Buys DR Systems

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    I guess my fingers are not quite as firmly placed on the pulse of PACS as I might have thought. I was completely blindsided by today's announcement of the acquisition of DR Systems by Merge. Oh, well, life is full of surprises.From AuntMinnie.com:February 27, 2015 -- One of the oldest names in imaging informatics is going by the wayside as PACS firm DR Systems has been acquired by Merge Healthcare. While the DR Systems name will be retired as part of the deal, founder and CEO Dr. Murray Reicher has been named chief medical officer (CMO) of Merge.The deal unites two midlevel PACS providers and…
  • Live Long and Prosper...And Boldly Go Where All Men Someday Will...

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr. Spock to generations of fans, died today at age 83. Nimoy died peacefully at home from complications of COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, caused by cigarette smoking in his younger years. How illogical.I think the eulogy given by William Shatner as Captain Kirk in the second Star Trek movie, The Wrath of Khan, says it all:We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved…
  • Pebble's (Bad) Time(ing)?

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:48 am
    The folks who brought us the Pebble Watch are at it again, today announcing the new Pebble Time, a"Color e-paper smart watch with up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface that highlights what's important in your day," on Kickstarter. Features include:We're announcing a new watch called Pebble Time with a new timeline interface.Pebble Time features a new (64) color e-paper display and microphone for responding to notifications.No compromises on what you love about Pebble: up to 7 days of battery life, water resistance and customizability.Pebble Time is fully compatible with all…
  • Dalai's (Ad)Senseor lack thereof...

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    My good friend Mike Cannavo, the One and Only PACSMan, called me this morning, quite concerned with something he saw on my blog. No, he's used to the juvenile writing and other foolishness rampant on these pages. But when the PACSMan brought up the blog this morning, he saw this:Funny, because when I opened the page, I got this:If you didn't already know, many blogs on Google's Blogger/Blogspot platform use AdSense, which adds a little interest to the process, if you know what I mean.AdSense is a free, simple way to earn money by displaying targeted ads next to your online content. With…
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  • This All Strongly Suggests The Information Management Controls And Governance Of The PCEHR Are Both Unsafe and Poor.

    Dr David More MB PhD FACHI
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This amusing - at one level - but more worrying at a more fundamental level article appeared during the week.First we had:GPs labelled ‘meat inspectors’ in e-health gaffe26th Mar 2015Flynn MurphyAN EMBARRASSING fault that labelled PCEHR users “Meat Inspectors” has raised questions of transparency and accountability in the eHealth system. The issue is understood to have affected a number of GPs who uploaded shared health summaries to the PCEHR over a period of around a fortnight in February. The Department of Health today blamed an unidentified medical software vendor.But e-health…
  • AusHealthIT Poll Number 263 – Results – 29th March, 2015.

    Dr David More MB PhD FACHI
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Here are the results of the poll.What Do You Think Will Happen To E-Health Funding In The Upcoming 2016 Budget?A Large Increase 2% (2) A Small Increase 5% (4) No Change 28% (24) A Small Decrease 24% (20) A Large Decrease 24% (20) I Have No Idea 18% (15) Total votes: 85 This outcome seems to reflect that any increase in E-Health spending is pretty unlikely and that it is pretty likely there will be a decrease.Hard to split the opinion between a large and small decrease. Those seeing an increase are 6% and a decrease 48% so really pretty clear! Good to see such a good number of responses!
  • Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 28th March, 2015.

    Dr David More MB PhD FACHI
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Here are a few I have come across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.-----http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/why-health-care-tech-is-still-so-bad.html?referrer=&_r=0Why Health Care Tech Is Still So BadBy ROBERT M. WACHTERMarch 21, 2015LAST year, I saw an ad recruiting physicians to a Phoenix-area hospital. It promoted state-of-the-art operating rooms, dazzling…
  • The Progress With EHRs Still Has A Good Way To Go But The Signs Are Good.

    Dr David More MB PhD FACHI
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    This appeared a little while ago.EHRs: Expecting Too Much, Too Soon?by Peter Kilbridge and Doug Thompson In 2014, health care record-keeping and communication are finally emerging from the Stone Age and entering the 21st century, moving away from the pen-and-paper processes abandoned by the rest of the modern world decades ago.This revolution is driven primarily by the HITECH Act and accompanying meaningful use program. These initiatives drove greater adoption of electronic health records by doctors and hospitals in the last five years than in the previous 40. According to one estimate, EHR…
  • Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 26th March 2015. Last Sitting Week Before 2016 Budget.

    Dr David More MB PhD FACHI
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and it is still not finalised. Not much time left before 2016 Budget is upon us.Both major health and education changes as well as pension changes seem to have been knocked back stuck and we have a new Families Package being floated for the Budget. Also we have less than no sitting weeks in Parliament before the next Budget - due to be  handed down Tuesday 12th , May 2015. From what we have heard in the last week or so the Government has gone ‘off the reservation’ and decided all Budget issues are now pretty much solved and not even those…
 
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  • ACO Survival Guide released!

    Deborah Leyva
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    Yesterday I received notice from the publisher, 3Lions, that the ACO Survival Guide is now available from the online store. I'm now working on a training program to accompany the guide that will walk through each of the regulations. Yes, it will be interesting, and yes, you won't fall asleep. I know how much people enjoy regulations! LOL
  • CMS Innovation Center hard at work?

    Deborah Leyva
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    SEC.  3021 of the Affordable Care Act established the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMI) within CMS. The purpose of the CME is to establish demonstration projects (i.e. tests) of innovative payment and service models that improve the quality, coordination and efficiency of services and reduce expenditures. CMS may consult with Federal agencies or external parties with its commitment to open door forums. The types of models to be tested by CMI may include: a) Promoting broad payment and practice reform for primary care. b) Promoting innovative delivery models through risk-based…
  • ACO Survival Guide Ships!

    Deborah Leyva
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Today my publisher announced release of The ACO Survival Guide: First Edition. It has been a work of earnest effort as I dove into the depths of ACO regulations and emerge with valuable and useful information for Accountable Care Organizations with insights on the move from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance and accountability.  We are in an era of challenging healthcare transformation with the goals of better care for individuals, better population health, and lower costs. ACO legislation was enacted by the Affordable Care Act that provided CMS with the opportunity to enter into…
  • Analytics for ACO Organizations

    Deborah Leyva
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    As I am writing the 1st Edition of the ACO Survival Guide and reflecting on the need for comprehensive patient data to monitor clinical, operational and financial metrics, I chose to create an interactive test file of the median cost of Primary Care in Pinellas County Florida for calendar year 2012. The following interactive graphic provides costs by zip code. Data was publically downloaded from the CMS Website at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/sharedsavingsprogram/Calculations.html that provides data for applicants to the Medicare Shared Savings…
  • $300 million in bonuses for MSSP ACOs

    Deborah Leyva
    10 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Link: Modern Healthcare The Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorized the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enter into agreements with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) on a shared savings basis with the goals of improved health outcomes and efficiency. Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs are measured on the quality of the patient experience, preventive care and disease management and some of the leading causes of death among U.S. elderly. In September 2014, Modern Healthcare reported that CMS released results of each ACOs’ financial performance.
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  • This is Patient Safety Awareness Week #PSAWunited

    8 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by NPSF. Each year, health care organizations around the globe take part in the event by prominently displaying the NPSF campaign logo and promotional materials within their organizations, creating awareness in the community, and utilizing NPSF educational resources among hospital staff and patients.The theme for 2015 is “United in Safety.” Everyone in the health care process plays a role in delivering safe care and by uniting together and sharing that common goal, we can make a…
  • Neck pain infographic

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Here's a visual way of thinking about neck pain related to motor vehicle accidents. Drive safely this winter! Via: Riverside Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Medicare will cover low-dose CT scan lung cancer screening

    11 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's the decision that many people have been waiting for: it appears that Medicare is proposing to cover low-dose CT scan for lung cancer screening for specific patients.The Medicare "Proposed Decision Memo for Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) (CAG-00439N)" came out on Nov 10, 2014. CMS is seeking comments on this proposed decision (and you can view the posted comments as well). Learn more here.
  • CMS: Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative

    3 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched a new innovative model to support clinicians in achieving large-scale health care transformation. It's called the "Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative."The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative will provide up to $840 million over the next four years to support 150,000 clinicians in sharing, adapting and further developing comprehensive quality improvement strategies, which are expected to lead to greater improvements in patient health and reduction in health care costs. This is one of the largest federal…
  • Follow updates from National Health IT Week #NHITWeek

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This week is National Health IT Week. National Health IT Week (NHIT Week) is a collaborative forum and virtual awareness week that assembles key healthcare constituents dedicated to working together to elevate the necessity of advancing health through the best use of information technology. You can follow updates from the events that occur this week on Twitter by following the hashtag #NHITWeek
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  • A Few #HIMSS15 Twitter Tips and Tricks

    John Lynn
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    If you haven’t been keeping an eye on the #HIMSS15 hashtag, it’s been incredibly active and we’re still a little over 2 weeks out from the event. I have no doubt that #HIMSS15 will shattered past years records for tweets at HIMSS. While I’ve always been a huge fan of social media at conferences, I think it’s going to be used a bit differently at HIMSS 2015 than it’s been used in years past. I believe this, because I’ve seen it happen at other conferences that literally blow up the twitter stream for the conference hashtag. You have to take a different…
  • Some Warnings for Physician’s Wanting to Be Entrepreneurs

    John Lynn
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Last year I got to know a bit about an organization called the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs. It’s a fascinating organization that works to help physicians with their entrepreneurial dreams come true. I love the concept because so many doctors have ideas that can benefit healthcare, but commercializing an idea is always a challenge. Arlen Meyers, MD, and Co-founder, President and CEO of the society has a great blog post up called “Don’t Throw Away Your White Coat.” In the post he gives a list of 10 reasons why doctors might want to think twice about leaving…
  • Great ICD-10 Image and Poll

    John Lynn
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    I saw this great graphic on Twitter today which made me laugh: MT @hitconsultant: Do All Physicians Oppose the Transition to #ICD10? http://t.co/Dcoft5b14K #hitsm pic.twitter.com/TomrYxKTOb — ICD10Watch (@ICD10watch) March 23, 2015 I have friends in DC with AHIMA trying to make the case to their representatives in Congress that they shouldn’t delay ICD-10. Word on the street is that as of now (subject to change as we saw last year), the SGR fix bill doesn’t contain an ICD-10 delay. Of course, the real challenge with ICD-10 now is the uncertainty of it all. I thought it might…
  • There Are Some Things You Just Can’t Do Without an EHR

    Guest Blogger
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    The following is a guest post by Tom Giannulli, MD, MS, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kareo Follow and engage with him on Twitter @drtom_kareo or @GoKareo Over the past two years, there has been a lot of talk about a big EHR switching trend. Some of this has been because of Meaningful Use, and some of it has been because of market changes. There are simply more options today if you are unhappy with your current EHR. Surveys show that many physicians are frustrated with the cost or functionality in their EHR, which has prompted considering a switch. There is also frustration with too much…
  • Why I Hope to Help End EHR’s Lack of Interoperability

    Guest Blogger
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    The following is a guest blog post by Donald M. Voltz, MD. I am tired of waiting. Millions of medical professionals and patients are tired of waiting.  We have been waiting for EHR interoperability since the dawn of EHRs in the 1960s. Enough is enough! Our goal is to achieve EHR interoperability through a grass roots coalition of medical professionals and patients who are tired of waiting. The simple life-saving ability of hospital EHRs to connect to one another so healthcare providers can easily and readily access patient data is not being addressed.  This type of issue is traditionally…
 
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  • More on healthcare transparency

    Adrian Rawlinson MD
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Physicians can play a critical role in advancing healthcare transparency and transformation, but they must be willing to tolerate change and criticism, said health and policy experts at the Summit on Healthcare Price Cost and Quality Transparency on Monday.http://www.medpagetoday.com/PracticeManagement/PracticeManagement/50525
  • Open access scheduling

    Adrian Rawlinson MD
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    A nicely written blog post about open access scheduling..http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2015/03/24/patient-self-scheduling-2-0/
  • Recently co founded a new company – chec …

    Adrian Rawlinson MD
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Recently co founded a new company – check us out ObeoHealth.com!
  • The Evolution of Medicine

    Adrian Rawlinson MD
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Medicine is evolving to solve the modern epidemics of chronic disease, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and a range of autoimmune diseases. The Evolution of Medicine Summit intends to not only shine a light on the work of those visionaries and innovators leading this evolution, but also set a unique vision for a more evolved healthcare system. Unfortunately, conventional medicine has a very difficult time providing a patient-centric, empowered, proactive and participatory experience. Fortunately, our 37 expert doctors, researchers, authors, innovators, practitioners, coaches and…
  • 10 Things You Can Do With CMS Data | The Health Care Blog

    Adrian Rawlinson MD
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:22 pm
    http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2014/06/09/10-things-you-can-do-with-cms-data/
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  • “Stop the 1000 Deaths a Day Pass Policy Specifically Defining and Mandating EHR Interoperability”-Change.Org

    Medical Quack
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    As you can read 25,000 signatures are needed to move to the White House to be addressed.  Read through the campaign from Dr. Volz.   We do need something out there to improve perception of not only the public but also folks in healthcare and to keep clinical data clear and valuable, and not have more data fall into the ugly world of data sellers for profit along the way.  BD  Dear Friend, I am contacting you today to gauge your support for a new initiative. I have placed a petition on Change.org to launch a national grass roots campaign today to reduce the medical…
  • Radio Shack in Their Bankruptcy Case Says “Screw Your Privacy Consumers” We Need the Money to Pay Debtors, We’re Putting All Your Customer Data We Have On File Up For Bid..

    Medical Quack
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    We all know how bankruptcy goes and how the courts over look and distribute money to pay off the debtors and look here, data selling takes on yet one more face,  so all the loyal customers are about to get screwed in the end so they can pay their debtors.  You can’t make this stuff up.  Oh but there’s good news, the debtors swear up and down they won’t repackage and sell you again..right!  I have a couple bridges I could sell on that one.  Repackaging data is a big deal and you can end up with counterfeit data, just like counterfeit drugs float around in the…
  • Just Approved by FDA, The Watchman Implanted In Two Patients in Southern California, Will Make Life Normal For Many…

    Medical Quack
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:24 pm
    I think I have been writing here and there about the Watchman progress since I started 8 years ago and last week it was finally approved.  This device can help with less need for blood thinners with patients who are at risk with their use.  Here’s one from the archives below. Atrial Fibrillation – What will be the future standard of care, Warfarin or the Watchman Device? The one surgeon had already implanted several Watchman devices during the clinical trials so it was a natural for him to do the next surgical procedure.  BD  Surgeons at two Southern California…
  • Blue Shield of California Plans to Contest Losing It’s Tax Exempt Status–But Still Need to Begin Filing Tax Returns From 2013 Forward

    Medical Quack
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    This is not the first time something like this has happened.  UPMC had the city of Pittsburgh file a lawsuit against them for the same reasons.  I think that ended up being squashed but the mayor was the one who filed as the city could use the money. The public and government entities are certainly looking like they are keeping a much closer eye on “excess revenues” which is what you call profits for the non profits.  Legal Battle With City of Pittsburgh and UPMC Medical Center Heating Up Again–Non Profit Hospital Pays No Property Taxes & Gets $200 Million Dollar Tax…
  • Not To Be Left Out of the $180 Billion Dollar A Year Personal Data Selling Business, Twitter Jumps In to Sell More Tweets

    Medical Quack
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:21 pm
    I don’t worry about Twitter as much as I do the other social networks as you have to say it in 140 characters and include a link if you want and it’s more my news feed than a social network, but it does do both.  I have made some great connections on Twitter as well, as most of the time, if they haven’t been replaced by a bot, there’s a human on the other side and you should be darn sure you have something of interest to share.  Anyway that’s my take on Twitter as it’s the only social network that gives me time, while the rest of them “take” my time. Now back on…
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  • Does Epic resist or support interoperability? Hell if I know.

    ftrotter
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    I just realized that my somewhat infamous question at the ONC annual meeting is recorded on video! The background on my question, which I made me very popular at the meeting afterwards, was that I had heard that Epic hired … Continued
  • Libel and Discourse in the Digital Age

    ftrotter
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Libel, like copyright, is one of the central legal frameworks for governing online activities. It sets the bounds for what can and cannot be said about people in the new media area.  Like copyright law, libel law is a legal … Continued
  • Hacking on the Pubmed API

    ftrotter
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:28 pm
    The pubmed API is pretty convoluted. Every time I try to use it, I have to try and relearn it from scratch. Generally, I want to get JSON data about an article, using its PubMED ID and I want to … Continued
  • Healthcare IT reading list

    ftrotter
    24 May 2014 | 2:28 pm
    My Programmable Self Behavior Change Reading list has been one of my most popular posts. I still think any Health IT expert should be well-versed in behavior change science, since so many healthcare issues boil down to behavior change problems… … Continued
  • EHR Vulnerability Reporting issues

    ftrotter
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:59 am
    For those who actually bother to read to the bottom of my bio, I was actually in Internet Security before going into Health IT. I spoke at DefCon and everything. During my career in Health IT I have had to … Continued
 
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  • Top Reasons a Dental Practice Should Consider Installing Dental Software (Contd.)

    gpldev
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Streamlines Dental Administrative Tasks Most dentists have lots of information and details to keep abreast of. This includes collections and billing, record keeping and regular scheduling tasks. With the right dental practice integration software, you should be able to automate and streamline these everyday tasks. As a direct result, you will be able to focus on your practice’s pertinent task – dental treatments and corrections.   Why Invest in the Right Dental Practice Software   So, why should you spend money on dental practice integration software?   a) Improved Patient…
  • Top Reasons a Dental Practice Should Consider Installing Dental Software

    gpldev
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    There are numerous reasons why a dental practice should consider installing dental software. If you run such a practice, read on to learn what a dental practice integration software is, the benefits of this type of program and the reasons you need to get one: Dental software helps your practice integrate all kinds of patient data | (800) 704-8494 What is Dental Practice Integration Software? Basically, dental practice integration software is a computer program on which you can record, organize and maintain all your dental office records. With the right software, you will save a lot of time.
  • Why You Need Dental Practice Management Software For Your Practice (Contd.)

    gpldev
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    Call Today for Information on our industry-leading Dental Software | (800) 704-8494 There are several things to look for in good dental software. Dental Software:  Features and Efficient Design As we covered previously, you want software that’s easy to use, and that has training available.  Most importantly though, a good dental software is bound to help the team manage the treatment of patients more accurately and also make them more knowledgeable about what patient expectations. Good software will inform the management of what patients are expecting in terms of treatment during the…
  • Why You Need Dental Practice Management Software For Your Practice

    gpldev
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    In the current marketplace, dental practice management software is not a luxury. Any serious and modern dental team should install dental software to help in the day to day running and management of the practice. Here are some compelling reasons why this kind of software is a must-have for any modern dental practice; Dental Software | (800) 704-8494 Why You Should Install Dental Software Dental software is bound to improve productivity and increase profitability. In a dental office, there are several things which take place on a day to day basis such as the safe keeping of patient records,…
  • Dental Software: The In’s and Outs of Dental Practice Management (Contd.)

    gpldev
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    There are several features to look for when you are looking to buy dental software. Call Today for Information on our industry-leading Dental Software | (800) 704-8494 Dental Software Features To give you an idea, here’s some of the common features that you should be look for in a good dental software package. Graphical Teeth Depiction: Some of the best dental software programs come with graphical tooth charting feature. It’s kind of like a graphical map of each and every patient’s teeth. This map shows missing teeth, gum problems, crowns, fillings, caries, and dental…
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  • Stage 3 meaningful use proposed rule and certification criteria released

    Mike Miliard
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    The new Stage 3 meaningful use rules proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seek to give providers more flexibility, simplify the program, drive interoperability among
  • Mobile devices not working out for many nurses

    Jeff Rowe
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    http://www.himssfuturecare.com/news/mobile-devices-not-working-out-many-nurses Mobile Mobile devices not working out for many nurses If there’s one group within the healthcare workforce who could really use effective mobile tools, it's nurses. Healthcare IT News blog/mobile-devices-not-working-out-many-nurses
  • Epic trades jabs with CommonWell Health Alliance

    Erin McCann
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Comments by Epic's head of interoperability in a Senate HELP Committee Tuesday have triggered members of the CommonWell Health Alliance, the subject of some of the comments, to fire back at the Verona, Wisconsin-based EHR giant.  Interoperability read more
  • It's time to worry about another ICD-10 deadline extension

    Carl Natale
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    http://www.icd10watch.com/blog/its-time-worry-about-another-icd-10-deadline-extension ICD-10 & Coding It's time to worry about another ICD-10 deadline extension No, I'm not saying another delay of ICD-10 implementation is imminent. But this is the time to worry. Healthcare IT News blog/its-time-worry-about-another-icd-10-deadline-extension
  • HIPAA breaches: The list keeps growing

    Erin McCann
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    More than 41 million people have had their protected health information compromised in HIPAA privacy and security breaches. Using data from the Department of Health and Human Services, which includes HIPAA breaches involving more than 500 individuals, reported by 1,149 covered entities and business associates, we've compiled a sortable, searchable list for our readers. Simply click on the small gray arrow in the column heading you'd like to sort by. To search the list, just enter your term into the search box at the top right.      Privacy & Security read more
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  • Boston Children's EHR down for days

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    The electronic health record system at Boston Children's Hospital crashed on Friday, March 20, and remained down until Wednesday March, 25, the Boston Globe reports. Hospital officials blamed the outage on a hardware issue related to storage. During the shutdown, clinicians used paper to track medications and treatments. Hospital spokesman Rob Graham told the Globe the system was repaired and tested and being brought up in phases. Electronic Health Records read more
  • CMIOs building strategic identity

    Steve Nilsen
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    With a “C” in the title and making $323,000 on average, Chief Medical Information Officers, or CMIOs, find their time divided evenly between strategic initiatives and more tactical initiatives/operational responsibilities. The group at large looks for ways to increase strategic involvement and it is showing progress. Workforce read more
  • Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off?

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today. Interoperability read more
  • Virtualization software easing workflows

    Gus Venditto
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Virtualization solutions are not the type of technology that engages most clinicians. So it’s to be expected that those who work in hospitals without a virtual desktop are not aware of how much easier their daily routines could be. On the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall floor, Citrix will be showing how virtualization solves many of the problems that can frustrate a clinical staff during the course of an average work day. Mobile read more
  • Microsoft moving into the new health economy

    Rick Cook
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Among the technology stalwarts increasingly populating the HIMMS15 show floor, Microsoft’s message this year is that it is adapting to the shifting forces clinicians are facing. “The practice of medicine is fundamentally changing from piece work to team work,” said Dennis Schmuland, MD, Microsoft’s chief health strategy officer. “A new health economy is emphasizing frugality, controlling spiraling costs and caring for an aging population.” Cloud Computing read more
 
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  • Boston Children's EHR down for days

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    The electronic health record system at Boston Children's Hospital crashed on Friday, March 20, and remained down until Wednesday March, 25, the Boston Globe reports. Hospital officials blamed the outage on a hardware issue related to storage. During the shutdown, clinicians used paper to track medications and treatments. Hospital spokesman Rob Graham told the Globe the system was repaired and tested and being brought up in phases. Electronic Health Records read more
  • CMIOs building strategic identity

    Steve Nilsen
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    With a “C” in the title and making $323,000 on average, Chief Medical Information Officers, or CMIOs, find their time divided evenly between strategic initiatives and more tactical initiatives/operational responsibilities. The group at large looks for ways to increase strategic involvement and it is showing progress. Workforce read more
  • Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off?

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today. Interoperability read more
  • Virtualization software easing workflows

    Gus Venditto
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Virtualization solutions are not the type of technology that engages most clinicians. So it’s to be expected that those who work in hospitals without a virtual desktop are not aware of how much easier their daily routines could be. On the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall floor, Citrix will be showing how virtualization solves many of the problems that can frustrate a clinical staff during the course of an average work day. Mobile read more
  • Microsoft moving into the new health economy

    Rick Cook
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Among the technology stalwarts increasingly populating the HIMMS15 show floor, Microsoft’s message this year is that it is adapting to the shifting forces clinicians are facing. “The practice of medicine is fundamentally changing from piece work to team work,” said Dennis Schmuland, MD, Microsoft’s chief health strategy officer. “A new health economy is emphasizing frugality, controlling spiraling costs and caring for an aging population.” Cloud Computing read more
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  • Boston Children's EHR down for days

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    The electronic health record system at Boston Children's Hospital crashed on Friday, March 20, and remained down until Wednesday March, 25, the Boston Globe reports. Hospital officials blamed the outage on a hardware issue related to storage. During the shutdown, clinicians used paper to track medications and treatments. Hospital spokesman Rob Graham told the Globe the system was repaired and tested and being brought up in phases. Electronic Health Records read more
  • CMIOs building strategic identity

    Steve Nilsen
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    With a “C” in the title and making $323,000 on average, Chief Medical Information Officers, or CMIOs, find their time divided evenly between strategic initiatives and more tactical initiatives/operational responsibilities. The group at large looks for ways to increase strategic involvement and it is showing progress. Workforce read more
  • Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off?

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today. Interoperability read more
  • Virtualization software easing workflows

    Gus Venditto
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Virtualization solutions are not the type of technology that engages most clinicians. So it’s to be expected that those who work in hospitals without a virtual desktop are not aware of how much easier their daily routines could be. On the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall floor, Citrix will be showing how virtualization solves many of the problems that can frustrate a clinical staff during the course of an average work day. Mobile read more
  • Microsoft moving into the new health economy

    Rick Cook
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Among the technology stalwarts increasingly populating the HIMMS15 show floor, Microsoft’s message this year is that it is adapting to the shifting forces clinicians are facing. “The practice of medicine is fundamentally changing from piece work to team work,” said Dennis Schmuland, MD, Microsoft’s chief health strategy officer. “A new health economy is emphasizing frugality, controlling spiraling costs and caring for an aging population.” Cloud Computing read more
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  • Boston Children's EHR down for days

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    The electronic health record system at Boston Children's Hospital crashed on Friday, March 20, and remained down until Wednesday March, 25, the Boston Globe reports. Hospital officials blamed the outage on a hardware issue related to storage. During the shutdown, clinicians used paper to track medications and treatments. Hospital spokesman Rob Graham told the Globe the system was repaired and tested and being brought up in phases. Electronic Health Records read more
  • CMIOs building strategic identity

    Steve Nilsen
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    With a “C” in the title and making $323,000 on average, Chief Medical Information Officers, or CMIOs, find their time divided evenly between strategic initiatives and more tactical initiatives/operational responsibilities. The group at large looks for ways to increase strategic involvement and it is showing progress. Workforce read more
  • Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off?

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today. Interoperability read more
  • Virtualization software easing workflows

    Gus Venditto
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Virtualization solutions are not the type of technology that engages most clinicians. So it’s to be expected that those who work in hospitals without a virtual desktop are not aware of how much easier their daily routines could be. On the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall floor, Citrix will be showing how virtualization solves many of the problems that can frustrate a clinical staff during the course of an average work day. Mobile read more
  • Microsoft moving into the new health economy

    Rick Cook
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Among the technology stalwarts increasingly populating the HIMMS15 show floor, Microsoft’s message this year is that it is adapting to the shifting forces clinicians are facing. “The practice of medicine is fundamentally changing from piece work to team work,” said Dennis Schmuland, MD, Microsoft’s chief health strategy officer. “A new health economy is emphasizing frugality, controlling spiraling costs and caring for an aging population.” Cloud Computing read more
 
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  • Boston Children's EHR down for days

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    The electronic health record system at Boston Children's Hospital crashed on Friday, March 20, and remained down until Wednesday March, 25, the Boston Globe reports. Hospital officials blamed the outage on a hardware issue related to storage. During the shutdown, clinicians used paper to track medications and treatments. Hospital spokesman Rob Graham told the Globe the system was repaired and tested and being brought up in phases. Electronic Health Records read more
  • CMIOs building strategic identity

    Steve Nilsen
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    With a “C” in the title and making $323,000 on average, Chief Medical Information Officers, or CMIOs, find their time divided evenly between strategic initiatives and more tactical initiatives/operational responsibilities. The group at large looks for ways to increase strategic involvement and it is showing progress. Workforce read more
  • Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off?

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today. Interoperability read more
  • Virtualization software easing workflows

    Gus Venditto
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Virtualization solutions are not the type of technology that engages most clinicians. So it’s to be expected that those who work in hospitals without a virtual desktop are not aware of how much easier their daily routines could be. On the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall floor, Citrix will be showing how virtualization solves many of the problems that can frustrate a clinical staff during the course of an average work day. Mobile read more
  • Microsoft moving into the new health economy

    Rick Cook
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Among the technology stalwarts increasingly populating the HIMMS15 show floor, Microsoft’s message this year is that it is adapting to the shifting forces clinicians are facing. “The practice of medicine is fundamentally changing from piece work to team work,” said Dennis Schmuland, MD, Microsoft’s chief health strategy officer. “A new health economy is emphasizing frugality, controlling spiraling costs and caring for an aging population.” Cloud Computing read more
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  • Boston Children's EHR down for days

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    The electronic health record system at Boston Children's Hospital crashed on Friday, March 20, and remained down until Wednesday March, 25, the Boston Globe reports. Hospital officials blamed the outage on a hardware issue related to storage. During the shutdown, clinicians used paper to track medications and treatments. Hospital spokesman Rob Graham told the Globe the system was repaired and tested and being brought up in phases. Electronic Health Records read more
  • CMIOs building strategic identity

    Steve Nilsen
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    With a “C” in the title and making $323,000 on average, Chief Medical Information Officers, or CMIOs, find their time divided evenly between strategic initiatives and more tactical initiatives/operational responsibilities. The group at large looks for ways to increase strategic involvement and it is showing progress. Workforce read more
  • Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off?

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today. Interoperability read more
  • Virtualization software easing workflows

    Gus Venditto
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Virtualization solutions are not the type of technology that engages most clinicians. So it’s to be expected that those who work in hospitals without a virtual desktop are not aware of how much easier their daily routines could be. On the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall floor, Citrix will be showing how virtualization solves many of the problems that can frustrate a clinical staff during the course of an average work day. Mobile read more
  • Microsoft moving into the new health economy

    Rick Cook
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Among the technology stalwarts increasingly populating the HIMMS15 show floor, Microsoft’s message this year is that it is adapting to the shifting forces clinicians are facing. “The practice of medicine is fundamentally changing from piece work to team work,” said Dennis Schmuland, MD, Microsoft’s chief health strategy officer. “A new health economy is emphasizing frugality, controlling spiraling costs and caring for an aging population.” Cloud Computing read more
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  • What's new at HIMSS15?

    Eric Bailey
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President of HIMSS, previews areas new to the conference this year including the Cybersecurity Command Center and the HIMSS Health IT Value Suite. Thumbnail:  What's new at HIMSS15? Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President of HIMSS, previews areas new to the conference this year including the Cybersecurity Command Center and the HIMSS Health IT Value Suite. Healthcare IT News video/whats-new-himss15 read more
  • Mike Gentile - Privacy & Security Forum 2015 San Diego

    Eric Bailey
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    Mike Gentile, Executive Vice President of Innovation & Security at Auxilio and speaker at the 2015 Privacy & Security Forum in San Diego, discusses benchmarks for hospital security budgets and readying your organization for security success. Thumbnail:  Mike Gentile - Privacy & Security Forum 2014 San Diego Mike Gentile, Executive Vice President of Innovation & Security at Auxilio and speaker at the 2015 Privacy & Security Forum in San Diego, discusses benchmarks for hospital security budgets and readying your organization for security success. Healthcare IT News…
  • HX360 at HIMSS15

    Healthcare IT News Staff
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    HX360 is a new initiative co-developed by HIMSS and AVIA to convene providers and innovators with healthcare executives who are facilitating the adoption and use of next generation technologies to improve healthcare delivery. Thumbnail:  HX360 at HIMSS15 Network with fellow executive leaders from health systems, health IT pros and innovators who are developing next generation technologies to improve healthcare delivery by leveraging next generation technologies while maintaining fiscal health. Healthcare IT News video/hx360-himss15 read more
  • The Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS15

    Eric Bailey
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Sandra Vance, MHA, Senior Director, Interoperability Initiatives at HIMSS, highlights what attendees can expect from this year's Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS15. Thumbnail:  The Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS15 Sandra Vance, MHA, Senior Director, Interoperability Initiatives at HIMSS, highlights what attendees can expect from this year's Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS15. Healthcare IT News video/interoperability-showcase-himss15 read more
  • CIO Spotlight Episode 24: Cris Ewell, Ph.D

    Healthcare IT News Staff
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Cris Ewell, Ph.D, CISO at Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, Washington, talks about data breach preparation and response protocols. Thumbnail:  CIO Spotlight Episode 24: Cris Ewell, Ph.D Cris Ewell, Ph.D, CISO at Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, Washington, talks about data breach preparation and response protocols. Healthcare IT News video/cio-spotlight-episode-24-cris-ewell-phd read more
 
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  • Boston Children's EHR down for days

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    The electronic health record system at Boston Children's Hospital crashed on Friday, March 20, and remained down until Wednesday March, 25, the Boston Globe reports. Hospital officials blamed the outage on a hardware issue related to storage. During the shutdown, clinicians used paper to track medications and treatments. Hospital spokesman Rob Graham told the Globe the system was repaired and tested and being brought up in phases. Electronic Health Records read more
  • CMIOs building strategic identity

    Steve Nilsen
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    With a “C” in the title and making $323,000 on average, Chief Medical Information Officers, or CMIOs, find their time divided evenly between strategic initiatives and more tactical initiatives/operational responsibilities. The group at large looks for ways to increase strategic involvement and it is showing progress. Workforce read more
  • Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off?

    Bernie Monegain
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today. Interoperability read more
  • Virtualization software easing workflows

    Gus Venditto
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Virtualization solutions are not the type of technology that engages most clinicians. So it’s to be expected that those who work in hospitals without a virtual desktop are not aware of how much easier their daily routines could be. On the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall floor, Citrix will be showing how virtualization solves many of the problems that can frustrate a clinical staff during the course of an average work day. Mobile read more
  • Microsoft moving into the new health economy

    Rick Cook
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Among the technology stalwarts increasingly populating the HIMMS15 show floor, Microsoft’s message this year is that it is adapting to the shifting forces clinicians are facing. “The practice of medicine is fundamentally changing from piece work to team work,” said Dennis Schmuland, MD, Microsoft’s chief health strategy officer. “A new health economy is emphasizing frugality, controlling spiraling costs and caring for an aging population.” Cloud Computing read more
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  • The ultimate breach insurance policy: encryption

    Kurt Hagerman
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    You don’t have to work in technology to know that hackers are getting more sophisticated. It seems like a new breach is in the news every week. But those of us who are dedicated to protecting healthcare data also spend a lot of time on something that’s just as demanding: complying with statutory and regulatory requirements, which are becoming increasingly severe. Privacy & Security The ultimate breach insurance policy: encryption You don't have to work in technology to know that hackers are getting more sophisticated. It seems like a new breach is in the news every week. But…
  • More sign posts on the road to connected health adoption

    Joseph C. Kvedar
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Just three weeks ago, I wrote about sign posts on the road to connected health adoption. That post was meant to help readers appreciate the subtleties of a changing environment. A turn of phrase by a senior executive or thought leader can easily be missed if you’re not listening carefully. Patient Engagement More sign posts on the road to connected health adoption Joseph Kvedar, MD, recently wrote about the sign posts on the road to connected health adoption. Here, he outlines the connected health sign posts that are driving the change in attitude from "healthy skeptic"…
  • Interoperability begins at home: Three lessons from community hospitals

    Andrew Robertson
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Nobody is explicitly opposed to interoperability in healthcare IT. That would be like opposing the eradication of poverty, hunger or child slavery. People of goodwill – providers, payers, vendors, regulators – just can’t argue against it. The potential benefits are too clear. Interoperability Interoperability begins at home: Three lessons from community hospitals Nobody is explicitly opposed to interoperability in healthcare IT. That would be like opposing the eradication of poverty or hunger or child slavery. People of good will just can't argue against it. The…
  • My journey toward becoming a hospital CIO

    Aaron Miri
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    I have always wanted to be a conductor of a symphony.  As a young kid, I would sit listening to a beautiful symphonic performance, mimicking what I thought a conductor would be doing to keep the music going. Fast forward quite a few years, and I am now a conductor of an IT symphony that plays out at ten times the normal speed. My journey toward becoming a hospital chief information officer starts as a young kid who watched both of his immigrant parents work incredibly hard and long hours to put food on the table and a roof over my head. Clinical My journey toward becoming a hospital CIO…
  • Achieving true interoperability is a David vs. Goliath battle

    Roger Davis
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    David vs. Goliath is one of my favorite stories. A scrappy young kid beats a big soldier in an epic battle. How did David do it? By approaching the situation from a different perspective. David didn’t accept the premise of the battle and therefore was able to change the game, securing a victory over his bigger and more dominant opponent. Interoperability Achieving true interoperability is a David vs. Goliath battle U.S. healthcare needs more Davids: people and vendors who use their agility to execute innovative ideas that advance healthcare delivery and improve outcomes. But without a…
 
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  • Kaiser, Providence, Ascension leaders share cost-cutting strategies

    Leslie Small
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Cutting costs in healthcare organizations often requires standardization and collaboration, tasks that are far easier said than done at large systems such as Kaiser Permanente, Providence Health & Services or Ascension Health.read more
  • New federal program will help speed transition to value-based care

    Ilene MacDonald
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:55 am
    President Barack Obama this week officially launched the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a wide-reaching, public-private collaboration aimed to speed up the transition to value-based payment modelsread more
  • The financial return on a culture of patient safety

    Ron Shinkman
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:16 pm
    The patient safety program at the Adventist Health System saved lives and also $108 million in total costs between 2009 and 2012, according to a new study pubilshed in the Journal of Patient Safety. read more
  • Are hospital leaders the culprits for rising healthcare costs?

    Ron Shinkman
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Are America's hospitals the villains in the ongoing war against healthcare costs? Reihan Salam seems to think so. He argues in a recent issue of Slate that hospital business practices drive up costs and that politicians regularly close ranks to protect their interests.  read more
  • MRSA prevention in hospitals might be too costly

    Ron Shinkman
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a scourge in hospitals, infecting thousands of patients a year, but a new study suggests that it may be too expensive to treat aggressively.  read more
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  • Ten Hits and Misses after 5 Years of the Affordable Care Act

    Pamela Girardin
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:53 am
    Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has come a long way in pursuit of its primary goal of a fully insured America. When the ACA was rolled out, it aimed to provide affordable health insurance to 32 million people by 2019. To realize that goal, the administration worked on a variety of initiatives, such as the setup of state and federal marketplaces that helped customers to shop for health insurance in a consumer centric marketplace format. The expansion of Medicaid was proposed to assist the momentum built by the ACA, and the health insurance industry was realigned to cut…
  • Will it be IRS to the rescue for Obamacare?

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    24 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
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  • How one Va. small business made millions from Obamacare

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    24 Mar 2015 | 1:12 am
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    23 Mar 2015 | 11:13 pm
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  • hCentive Introduces State Health Insurance Marketplaces for “Lease”

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    Option Enables States to Deploy Fiscally Sustainable State-Based Exchanges for 2016 Reston, VA, March 23, 2015 — hCentive, the leader in health insurance exchange solutions, announced today that the company will offer state-based health insurance exchange (HIX) marketplaces for “lease”. The lease offers states access to hCentive’s WebInsure™ State Exchange, the same proven HIX technology that powers federal and multiple state marketplaces today “as-a-service”. By leasing the complete solution from hCentive, states can quickly and cost-effectively deploy a federally-approved HIX…
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  • RWJF grant to spur patient engagement at Partners

    Katie Dvorak
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Partners HealthCare will soon develop tool to better enable patient engagement thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.read more
  • Payer apps: An epic fail

    Judy Mottl
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    There is a startling, and greatly disappointing, research report out regarding healthcare insurance companies and mobile app development. In a simple summary, this how the report describes such efforts: Epic fail.read more
  • Tablets, apps foster better patient care, communications in ICU environments

    Judy Mottl
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Mobile apps and computing devices are boosting patient care outcomes in the intensive care unit environment as well as enhancing communication between patients and care providers, according to a Wall Street Journal report.read more
  • Why open source is key to mHealth data standards

    Judy Mottl
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Open source software that allows for sharing and integration of mHealth data poses tremendous benefit for diagnosing, treating and preventing disease as well as the development of a more tailored patient healthcare strategy, according to Ida Sim, Ph.D, professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco.read more
  • 3 reasons payers fail to develop effective apps

    Judy Mottl
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    A majority of health insurance providers are failing when it comes to mHealth app efforts, according to the Health Insurance App Benchmarking Report 2015 released this month by research2guidance.read more
 
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  • Allscripts, Cerner top EHR user satisfaction rankings

    Marla Durben Hirsch
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    Allscripts, Cerner and CPSI all retain the top spot in their respective markets for user satisfaction, according to the latest report from market research firm Black Book Rankings.read more
  • Bill aims to revive quest for joint DoD-VA record system

    Susan D. Hall
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) has reintroduced a bill calling for development of an integrated electronic health record system between the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.read more
  • EHR inaccuracies threaten patient safety

    Marla Durben Hirsch
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    Electronic health records are not doing a good job of creating accurate and clear graphs of patient information, which may adversely impact patient safety, according to a new article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).read more
  • Physicians will focus on EHR screen less over time

    Marla Durben Hirsch
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Patients may view an electronic health record as in intrusion and distraction for the physician, but those problems will dissipate over time as physicians get used to using them, according to an article in U.S. News and World Report.read more
  • Meaningful Use Stage 3 not the end of government health IT involvement

    Marla Durben Hirsch
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    Assuming Stage 3 is even needed, what happens when it's over? Does the government pack up its health IT bags and go home?read more
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  • New feature available: Reminder tasks

    Practice Fusion
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:25 pm
    As part of our commitment to delivering the features you request more quickly, we’re excited to announce that you can now create custom reminder tasks in your EHR. Custom reminders replace the need for sticky notes or paper slips—which are easily lost—allowing you to stay organized, spend more time with patients, and less time keeping track of your to-do list. When tasks are completed, they are viewable by the practice so you’re never out of the loop and always know how efficiently your practice is running. Custom reminder tasks provide: Freedom to replicate and enhance your current…
  • New York: Be I-STOP ready with the only e-prescribing system that’s EPCS-certified and 100% free

    Practice Fusion
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    We’re proud to announce Practice Fusion’s e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) feature is now certified and ready for I-STOP. With EPCS activated, you’ll now be able to e-prescribe all medications — included scheduled drugs — right from your EHR. We started releasing the new EPCS feature to practices in New York so that licensed providers can e-prescribe controlled substances before the I-STOP deadline. Although New York recently extended the deadline to March 27, 2016 you can get started with all the benefits of EPCS now. If you’re a provider in New York with…
  • Start ordering labs electronically

    Practice Fusion
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Sending electronic orders from the patient’s chart cuts out paper requisitions, saving time for the staff by reducing faxes, phone calls and scanning. We support electronic ordering for more than 60+ independent labs and we’re adding more everyday–electronic ordering for LabCorp and Quest will be available in your EHR in early 2015. Our goal is to provide you the widest network of labs, so you and your patients have convenience based on service location, insurance, test type and more. It’s easy. Manage your orders anytime, anywhere–directly from the patient’s…
  • Letter from our co-founder: Product vision for 2015

    Matthew Douglass
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Over the past two years at Practice Fusion, our software development team has been diligently building necessary Meaningful Use Stage 2 functionality and upgrading our entire electronic health record (EHR) from Flash to a more modern HTML5 and javascript-powered foundation.  This work has been critical to the future evolution of Practice Fusion and we appreciate our customers’ support and feedback throughout this development period. With our new infrastructure in place, I am thrilled to announce our next major initiative for 2015: delivering dozens of the top community-requested features…
  • Meaningful Use and PQRS attestation deadline extended to March 20, 2015

    Practice Fusion
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    CMS recently extended the attestation deadline for Meaningful Use and Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for the 2014 reporting year to March 20, 2015*. If you bill Medicare or Medicaid, it’s crucial for you to attest before the deadline to earn incentives and avoid penalties. Attestation is the process of reporting your values to CMS after completing a reporting period, similar to filing your taxes. If you completed the program requirements for any reporting period in 2014, you must attest before the March 20, 2015 deadline to avoid penalties and earn incentives. Let’s review what…
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  • How Can You Tell if Wellness Is Working?

    WebMD Health Services
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Earlier this week, we posted an article by Matt Ferguson, our coaching expert, about how companies can get the most out of disease management programs. Pepsi, the subject of a well-known RAND study (and not one of our customers), found definite benefits of their disease management program, but the ROI was mixed. That may not sound fantastic, but it really is good news: Pepsi is now in a great position to use trustworthy data to optimize their program. For any company, effective measurement is essential for maximizing the value of wellness and condition management programs. Alternative…
  • 3 Reasons Why Your Disease Management Program May Not Be as Effective as It Should Be

    Matt Ferguson
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:55 pm
    A recent RAND Corporation study examined a large employee wellness program offered by PepsiCo over a seven-year period. The study provides fascinating insights, particularly about the efficacy of workplace disease management programs, a huge area of focus for large employers and health plans aiming to curb costs. According to RAND (emphasis added): “Researchers found that the disease management program reduced costs among participants by $136 per member per month, or $1,632 annually, driven by a 29 percent drop in hospital admissions. Among people who participated in both the disease…
  • We’re Going to Conference Board’s 15th Annual Employee Health Care Conference

    WebMD Health Services
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    If you’re attending Conference Board’s 15th Annual Employee Health Care Conference this month, be sure to stop by and say hi! We’ll be showcasing “Easy, Affordable Ways to Fire Up Your Wellness Program,” in both New York and San Diego. Dr. Andrew Crighton, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Prudential, will be talking about the exciting culture of health Prudential has developed throughout the company. And Kathleen Wiggins, Strategic Account Executive, will present easy, actionable ways for any company to foster a wellness culture. Our session at Conference Board New York…
  • WebMD Health Services Receives NCQA Disease Management Accreditation

    WebMD Health Services
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    NEW YORK, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — WebMD Health Services announced it recently received Patient-Oriented Disease Management Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its disease management programs for asthma, coronary artery disease, heart failure, COPD and diabetes. “NCQA’s Disease Management Accreditation program is thorough and rigorous. It’s designed to highlight only those programs that truly improve chronic care,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “The NCQA Accreditation is the industry gold standard…
  • How Flexible Is Your Health Plan’s Online Wellness Program?

    Christine Muldoon
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Photo by Bill Ebbesen If you work for a health plan, you know you have a lot of members with a lot of different needs. Whether you’re regional, mid-sized, or national, and whether your focus is on unions, state government, global, or a mix of business segments, your population is diverse. And if you’re a health plan member, you know that your expectations are much higher than they used to be. Now, when you log in to your health plan’s website, you expect a top-notch web experience that’s intuitive, easy to use, and understands who you are. Actually, what you…
 
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  • CBE Companies’ Tom Penaluna Recognized for Community Leadership

    insideARM.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    CBE Companies Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Penaluna earned the Fulfilling the Vision of One award from the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance Thursday for his continued leadership in the Cedar Valley. Penaluna committed to growing leaders Penaluna has led CBE for 35 years, growing the company from 25 employees to more than 1,600 today. Along the […]
  • Greetings from the Self-Proclaimed “Dullest Person in the ARM Industry”

    Tim Bauer
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    I am so “over” Las Vegas. I am not a gambler. Plus, since I have the well-earned title of being THE DULLEST PERSON IN THE ARM INDUSTRY, all of the glitter and glamour of Las Vegas is lost on me. Lastly, time away from home has become less attractive. I like being at home. Shorter trips are better for me, and I hear the same from many of my colleagues.
  • Obama, Republicans, in Legislative Tug-of-War Over Over CFPB Reform

    Mike Bevel
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    We can expect to hear more rhetoric from both sides in the ramp-up to the 2016 presidential elections. Democrats will want to focus the conversation on consumer protections -- from reforms in debt collection to reforms in lending (specifically, yesterday's story about payday lending). Republicans will focus largely on what they see as a regulatory body with no supervision, and will likely frame the conversation in terms of a need for smaller government.
  • Is This the Beginning of the End for Payday Loan Operations?

    insideARM.com
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    The proposals under consideration would include two ways that lenders could extend short-term loans without causing borrowers to become trapped in debt. Lenders could either prevent debt traps at the outset of each loan, or they could protect against debt traps throughout the lending process. Specifically, all lenders making covered short-term loans would have to adhere to one of several requirements.
  • Change Reaction: Implementing Change Control Processes in Your Organization

    Mike Bevel
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Since it’s clear that change is really the only dependable constant any ARM company can rely on, it makes sense to develop solid solutions to manage those changes. What, specifically, is your company doing to manage change, rather than being managed by change?
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  • Heard about earcons?

    Brian
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    An earcon is a little sound made to increase the usability of some device or system. It’s abstract and conveys a relationship with that device or system. Multiple earcons relate to one another. An earcon delivers a sound message. Listen to these examples: Facebook iPhone Tivo A little sound telling you what’s going on with something. It’s not speech and not music, although it may contain traces of either. You hear it in conjunction with a system state or with a user action. It doesn’t just happen for its own sake: it’s a reference, a correlation. EARCON-ISH The examples above are…
  • EHR Ease of Use is Not Easy

    Lee Farabaugh
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A recent blurb on Politico Morning eHealth mentions a usability collaborative involving the efforts of the Electronic Health Record Association, the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American College of Physicians to improve user-centered design of EHRs in the context of the Meaningful Use program. It’s no secret that EHR usability is, generally-speaking, pretty abysmal. There are standouts in the realm of interface design excellence – think of the award-winning PracticeFusion and athenahealth. But the overwhelming response to EHRs from the physician community is a groundswell…
  • Avoid researching in a vacuum!

    Erica Newcomb
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The photograph below is from the July 1925 issue of Science and Invention magazine. The contraption being worn in this photo is called “The Isolator.” The magazine’s founder, Hugo Gernsback, invented it. It is a soundproof, oxygen-supplied helmet allowing a worker to “concentrate with ease upon the subject at hand”.  Apparently, Hugo had trouble concentrating… When designing “The Isolator,” I wonder if did Mr. Gernsback conducted research with end users? I am betting not- his solution appears myopically designed. We can guess that it was inspired by his context- he is…
  • Introducing the Accelerated Solutions Center

    Scott Frederick
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Recently, PointClear announced the launch of the Accelerated Solutions Center (ASC). The ASC was created to help our clients rapidly produce innovative healthcare software products by leveraging our extensive healthcare and healthcare technology experience and expertise. Through the vast inventory of tools and processes of the ASC, we are able to quickly deliver customized services to meet the individual needs of our clients and their projects. The ASC has been designed to help our clients throughout the product development lifecycle from Strategy through Deployment. The services offered by…
  • Top 5 Posts of 2014

    Kevin Lin
    23 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    It’s been a great year for healthcare information technology. Check out our top 5 posts of 2014: 8 Strategies: Optimizing mHealth Apps for Older Adults 5 Questions: Ellen Dalton, Chief Marketing Officer at Medecision Breastfeeding: Yes, There’s an App for That Mobile vs. Web: Is the Patient Portal Dying? Developing Effective Patient-Facing Mobile Apps If you’ve enjoyed our blog so far, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to to get the latest news and insight on the healthcare technology industry. The post Top 5 Posts of 2014 appeared first on PointClear Solutions Blog.
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  • Google To Create Robotic-Assisted Surgical Platform with J&J

    HITC Staff
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Da Vinci Robot Google is partnering with Ethicon, a medical device company within Johnson & Johnson to create an innovative robotic-assisted surgical platform with the goal of improving health care delivery in the operating room. Under the strategic collaboration, Ethicon will work with Google’s Life Sciences team known as Google X led by Andrew Conrad on advancing surgical robotics to benefit surgeons, patients and health care systems.  Robotic-assisted surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses technology to give surgeons greater control, access and accuracy…
  • Ochsner Health Launches Innovation Accelerator to Revolutionize Patient Centered Care

    Jasmine Pennic
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:43 pm
    On Thursday at the Health Innovation Summit at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), Ochsner Health System announced the launch of an innovation accelerator called iO designed to support and partner with companies working to revolutionize patient-centered care, NOLA first reports. Through the accelerator, patient-centered care solutions for both patients and providers can be tested, validated, funded and launched.  The new accelerator will focus on developing entirely new ways for providers to manage patient conditions more effectively and efficiently and empower patients via big data…
  • Google Granted Patent for Smart Contact Lens for Diabetes

    Fred Pennic
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office granted Google a patent for a “smart contact lens having an uneven embedded substrate and method of manufacture.” Many believe the smart contact lens patent could be used to monitor a wearer’s blood sugar levels.  Last year, Google teamed up with European drug maker Novartis to develop a smart contact lens prototype that uses miniature sensors and a micro-thin radio antenna to track glucose levels that can then be uploaded to a mobile device and monitored by patient and physician alike. As part of the…
  • Connected Fitness Trackers to Exceed $5B by 2019

    HITC Staff
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Global revenues from connected fitness trackers is expected to increase from over $2 billion in 2014 to $5.4 billion by 2019, according to new report from market research firm Parks Associates. The report, Digitally Fit: Products and Services for Connected Consumers examines the current adoption and usage of connected health devices with analysis of multiple nationwide surveys of U.S. broadband households.  “Our latest data finds adoption of connected health devices increased from 24% of U.S. broadband households at the beginning of 2013 to nearly 30% by the end of 2014,” said Harry…
  • Scripps Health Selects Epic for Integrated EHR & RCM System

    Jasmine Pennic
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Scripps Health has selected Epic as its strategic partner for a single, integrated EHR and revenue cycle management (RCM) system, and is in its final phase of the selection process. The new system will replace Scripps’ current ambulatory and inpatient EHR and revenue cycle management systems. System design is slated to begin in mid-2015, with implementation planned to kick off in mid-2017, subject to final approval of Scripps’ agreement with Epic by the Scripps Health board of trustees. Epic is the leading information technology partner to major hospitals and health systems across…
 
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  • Why and how must you immediately begin preparations for the ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion?

    Daniel Schwartz
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    Last year, the much debated ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion deadline was delayed another year and set to October 1, 2015. However, numerous provider groups and stakeholders have been pushing for another delay, which would be the third in total, stating … Continue reading →
  • 5 Ways Affordable Care Act Affects Reimbursement

    Nina Keller
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enters the mature phase of its implementation, which is going to impact physician revenue in different ways – some favorable, others not much. Therefore, it is time for physicians to prepare for challenges ahead.  Here … Continue reading →
  • Telemedicine: Paving Way for Cost Effective Medical Services for Primary Care

    Nina Keller
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    According to an article published in the Herald Journal, the history of telemedicine can be traced back to the 1920s, when patients on ships at sea would connect with physicians on shore through radios. With innovation in technology, telemedicine services … Continue reading →
  • Why EHR customer satisfaction is the highest among big groups?

    Nina Keller
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    The health IT market is flooded with government certified EHRs to meet the Meaningful Use program. The task is to find out the right medical vendor that fulfills practice requirements. This is particularly difficult for small to medium practices, as it … Continue reading →
  • Narrowing down your EHR options

    Daniel Schwartz
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    Adopting an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system is no longer an option, but an obligation. If your practice does not do so, you’ll be subject to penalties that will increase as time progresses. Additionally, you will be deprived of the … Continue reading →
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  • The five laws of the ICD-10 conversion

    Blog HIPAA
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Throughout the history of the world, there have been societies that have prospered, while others have plummeted to their eventual demise. How do both these variants defer so much, when both stem from the same origins? The answer lies in leadership, compliance, and adherence. Yes, supremacy of law has indeed been the differentiating feature between both types of societies,and that’s not all; this underlying principal can be extended to the sub-segments of today’s America. The healthcare industry is one such sub-segment, and the application of ICD-10 stems for it. For the upcoming ICD-10…
  • Some HIPAA Waiting Room Humor

    Blog HIPAA
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    The post Some HIPAA Waiting Room Humor appeared first on Blog HIPAA.
  • HIPAA Police –Are They Coming For You?

    Blog HIPAA
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    As reported by Health and Human Services (HHS) HIPAA fines and audits are significantly on the rise. 5% of practices are being audited against the HITECH Act and Omnibus Rule. Are you compliant? “How do all these regulations affect me as a Healthcare Covered Entity or Business Associate?” To answer that question, let’s first look at what the regulations are and get a brief description. Once we read and understand what we are facing, the steps to complying with the rules should be attainable. I would love to say attaining compliance is easy, but with anything in life, if you want success…
  • Why a Risk Assessment is NOT Enough for HIPAA Compliance

    Blog HIPAA
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    Thursday, February 24th from 2:00 – 3:30 EST A common misconception is that “A risk assessment makes me HIPAA compliant” Sadly this thought can cost your practice more than taking no action at all. A risk assessment is a requirement for HITECH under Meaningful Use Core Measure 15, but it does NOT make you HIPAA compliant. Furthermore it can enter you into the section of willful neglect and open your organization into the next level of fines. Join industry experts to find out how you achieve Meaningful Use, HITECH and HIPAA compliance while protecting your practice. Don’t miss this…
  • FREE Entrance to Vision Expo

    Blog HIPAA
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    BlogHIPAA members receive FREE registration to the Vision Expo East at the Javits Center in New York City from March 19-22.  Click here or at the banner below to register! The post FREE Entrance to Vision Expo appeared first on Blog HIPAA.
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  • What Is SSO ?

    Dave Newman
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    We’ve all had those instances when we can’t remember our login to a website due to having so many IDs and passwords. However, this can be more than just a minor irritant for medical staff in hospitals and other care facilities. Many clinical users log into 6-8 different systems during their shift, and need to be able to quickly log in, get their work done, and move on. The solution that has become commonplace in Healthcare IT is called Single Sign-On, or SSO. It is based on the idea that users should be able to provide their User ID and password on one system infrequently, then…
  • Automated Dispensing Cabinets

    Dave Newman
    14 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    One of the most successful areas in Healthcare IT has been the wide adoption of automated dispensing cabinets for medications and supplies in hospitals and other Healthcare facilities. This technology employs the use of storage units that operate somewhat like vending machines for the medical products, but also have sophisticated software on the back-end that handles patient orders, medication dosing documentation, inventory management, and billing transactions. Medication Dispensing Systems In a hospital or other clinical setting, the units are installed at most units where patients are…
  • My 4 Favorite Health IT Bloggers

    Dave Newman
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    With just about any endeavor, I realize it’s important to draw influence from, and give recognition to those who are further ahead of me in my career and other aspirations. While I’ve been in Healthcare IT for many years, I haven’t been writing about it for too long. I decided this is a good time for me to recognize four outstanding folks who I’ve been following, and have a little fun with some complimentary titles. So let’s find out who earns these distinctive titles: The Writing Machine The LinkedIn Queen The Process King The Most Inspiring   John Lynn – The Writing…
  • Top Medical Device Companies

    Dave Newman
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    In a hospital IT department, it’s important to have an understanding of the medical devices that are being used in your organization. Many of those devices communicate data to and from many other systems, including electronic medical records. IT staff will work with the device engineers and Biomed technicians to configure communications settings, validate data, and refine workflow tasks. My experience with medical devices is mostly in the Outpatient setting, involving EKG and Spirometry devices. While most of the companies covered here have operations and products outside the device area…
  • What Is A Health Information Exchange (HIE)?

    Dave Newman
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:23 pm
    A Health Information Exchange (HIE) is a technology solution that enables Healthcare providers and organizations to share patient information electronically between systems that would otherwise not be connected. If you as a patient receive care in a different city, state, or even country; a connected provider could use an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to retrieve your vital medical history from an HIE. That data resides natively in another system. You can think of the HIE as a data clearinghouse among many clinical participants. Every system that sends or receives data on an HIE…
 
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  • What We’re Reading

    Alexandra Carmichael
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    Happy Friday! Here’s a quick roundup of fun and fantastic things we’ve been reading this week. Enjoy! Beyond Probiotics: Can You “Hack” Your Microbiome? An excellent piece by LifeHacker. Is Most of Our DNA Garbage? Provocative essay in the New York Times. Precision Medicine: The Future or Simply Politics? JAMA takes on the President of the United States. An n=1 Case Report of A Child With Autism Improving on Antibiotics and A Father’s Quest To Understand What It May Mean. An amazing story. Possible Association Between Long-Term Oral Contraceptive Use and Risk…
  • My uBiome Sleep Hacking Update

    Alexandra Carmichael
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    by Richard Sprague @sprague In a post last month about how I use uBiome to hack my sleep, I mentioned the noticeable effect potato starch has on Bifidobacterium, a common gut bacteria with a well-documented role in the production of many important body hormones, including some that affect sleep. Although I seemed to sleep better, I was a bit worried about continuing my experiment because my uBiome results clearly indicated that, perhaps as a side effect of the increased bifido, some other microbes were disappearing. My solution? Test myself again, then go off potato starch until I see…
  • Acne and the Microbiome: Christi Investigates

    Alexandra Carmichael
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    Christine Preston is back to share more microbiome research insights with us. Thanks Christi! — Hi again, everyone! This week I’ve been battling some nasty skin flare-ups, and it occurred to me that I didn’t really know what types of bacteria cause or contribute to acne. There is a multi-billion dollar industry trying to sell washes, creams, medications, and makeup to the acne-prone masses(1). I figured there must be some fascinating research about the relationship between my skin microbiome and the zits currently erupting on it. It turns out that there is a LOT of research on…
  • uBiome launches world’s first dental citizen science campaign

    Alexandra Carmichael
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Exciting news, just announced this morning. Please share and spread the happy word! For Immediate Release Contact: Orli Kadoch Cell: +1 415-691-7124 URL: igg.me/at/ubiomedental Email: orli@ubiome.com uBiome launches world’s first dental citizen science campaign Will study dental microbiome with UCSF expert San Francisco, California — uBiome is launching the world’s first dental citizen science campaign two years after it made history with a record-breaking campaign to sequence the human microbiome. Raising over $350,000 from over 2,500 participants in 2013, the biotech startup…
  • What’s In Your Gut? Lessons From The Microbiome

    Alexandra Carmichael
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Hi everyone! I gave this talk yesterday at the SXSW festival yesterday in Austin, Texas. It outlines some of the newest discoveries in microbiome research, as well as revealing my own uBiome data. Hope you enjoy it. What’s In Your Gut? Lessons From The Microbiome from Alexandra Carmichael The post What’s In Your Gut? Lessons From The Microbiome appeared first on uBiome Blog.
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  • Don’t let Cervical Cancer engulf your life!

    Piyush Agarwal
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:11 am
    India has highest number of females who are diagnosed with cervical cancer. It is the second common cancer affecting women in the world. However, in India it is the most common form of cancer affecting women. Please share this infographic with your loved ones to spread awareness about Cervical Cancer.    
  • 10 Ways to Build Resilience

    Piyush Agarwal
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Why do some people recover quickly from adversity, while others find it difficult? Resiliency is the key. Here are some tips to develop resiliency. Don’t see crisis as undefeatable problems. You can’t alter the possibility of highly stressful events occurring, but you can change how you interpret, react, and accept them. Look beyond the present … Continue reading 10 Ways to Build Resilience →
  • 6 Techniques to Cope with Stress

    Piyush Agarwal
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    Time and again, numerous studies have proven how exercise is one the best ways to bust stress. Stress causes the human body to go into a fight-or-flight response that sends the body into high charge mode causing it to be filled with a lot of nervous energy and a sudden flood of hormones like adrenaline … Continue reading 6 Techniques to Cope with Stress →
  • Everything you need to know about Swine Flu

    Piyush Agarwal
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:10 am
    This infographic goes over all the necessary details required for you to protect yourself from the Swine Flu pandemic. Even though H1N1 symptoms look a lot like regular flu symptoms, you need to be extra cautious to lower the risk of Swine Flu. For more details about the flu and its vaccination, please contact your … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Swine Flu →
  • Time Management Tips At Workplace

    Piyush Agarwal
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Are you constantly busy, but not quite sure what you’re so busy with? Time management is a critical issue at every workplace. Before you can learn to manage your time better, you need to analyze how you are actually spending your time. Start making note of the time of day when you are most productive. … Continue reading Time Management Tips At Workplace →
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