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Internet unleashes .health domain names

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Healthcare Industry News “The health care industry now has its own domain name on the internet, just like universities have .edu and not-for-profits have .org. Several companies and organizations went live with the .health extension through DotHealth, the official registry.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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AMIA Calls for HIPAA Clarification in mHealth Patient Data

AMIA Calls for HIPAA Clarification in mHealth Patient Data

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HIPAA clarification and potential expansion can help ensure that patient data used in mHealth apps stays secure, according to a recent AMIA paper. While mHealth applications can help bridge the health IT gap between providers and patients, greater HIPAA clarification and even an expansion of the rules may be necessary, according to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). AMIA outlined several policy recommendations in a paper published in JAMIA and also listed policy action items in a document released last week. There is a “health IT chasm” due to new models […]
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New in Wearable Health Tech: A Wrist Sensor That Works Up a Sweat

New in Wearable Health Tech: A Wrist Sensor That Works Up a Sweat

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Researchers who are trying to find a way to make wearable health technology real say they’ve taken a big step with a device that generates enough sweat to be useful Healthcare in the They’ve built a prototype that generates a few drops of perspiration — enough to measure blood sugar and to monitor other bodily functions. It’s not ready for the market yet, but shows it is possible for people to wear lightweight devices that can deliver on the promise of pain-free diagnosis. “You don’t stick people with anything. You […]
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I Know It When I See It: Coordinated Care

I Know It When I See It: Coordinated Care

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Every healthcare encounter represents an opportunity for field research. “I’ve spent many years working with healthcare providers to implement and optimize care under bundled payment programs, beginning with diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) that bundled acute care service payments. I’ve managed care for three generations of family members, in two countries and five states. I’ve been through numerous elective and emergency procedures.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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At the World Health Care Congress, a Search for Transformational Triggers in U.S. Healthcare

At the World Health Care Congress, a Search for Transformational Triggers in U.S. Healthcare

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On the opening morning of the World Health Care Congress, a look at incentives towards transformational change in U. S. healthcare While industry leaders agree that transformational change needs to take place in U.S. healthcare, exactly which elements of the healthcare system need to be fixed and how they can be successfully fixed, were questions in high relief on Monday morning at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., as the annual World Health Care Congress kicked off with its opening keynote session, “Policy and Market Forces Impacting Health […]
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Securing data integrity at the ‘front door’ of care delivery

Securing data integrity at the “front door” of care delivery

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Although most of the health industry has moved records and administrative processes from paper to digital, human error remains a costly issue. People make errors. Generally speaking, this fact is collectively understood, and we make concessions when necessary, working to repair and correct when possible. However, in the health industry, human errors become more costly than the norm, ultimately impacting the well being of patients, even to the point of death. In fact, a recent study released by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine concluded that medical errors are the […]
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Three reasons telemedicine will grow in 2017

Three reasons telemedicine will grow in 2017

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Healthcare information technology in 2017 Regardless of changes on Capitol Hill and the ensuing impact on healthcare policy, there are reasons to believe that 2017 will bring a greater commitment to improving coordination and implementing new care models. Technology, and specifically telemedicine, has an enormous role to play in improvements to clinical work flows, care coordination, and long-term health outcomes.  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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Top 10 healthcare technology advances for 2017, according to ECRI

Top 10 healthcare technology advances for 2017, according to ECRI

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Liquid biopsies, opioid addiction biosensors and AI top ECRI’s annual list of technologies that will transform the industry this year. As the industry continues to shift into the value-based care model, healthcare organizations are looking for the right tools to support the move. This tech will support the improvement of patient care and, in some instances, cut operations’ costs.  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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A Few Words To Watch For In The Discussion Over Healthcare Reform

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Are you up-to-date with the latest healthcare terminology? The trouble with words, it has been said, is you never know whose mouth they have been in. This is especially true in health care, and particularly important as Obamacare is repealed and most likely replaced. What is the new vocabulary of health care reform? What words will we hear more often and less often? Why are some words used by both liberals and conservatives to very different ends?  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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