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Taking the Pain Out of ICD-10 Through Electronic Charge Capture

ICD-9 coding from the late 1970s is getting a drastic facelift with the inevitability of ICD-10.

In the podcast, Dr. Ryan Secan, chief medical officer at MedAptus, a Boston, MA-based software developer offering Electronic Charge Capture, describes the expanded ICD-10 code set and how practices and hospitals can comfortably overcome the challenges that come with adoption.

Photo, Ryan Secan, MD, MPH

Dr. Ryan Secan practices Internal Medicine as a hospitalist at Emerson Hospital, in Concord, MA.

ICD-10 represents enhanced coding and billing for physicians and clinicians … Continue Reading

Observations in Eye Care: Thriving in the Age of Stimulus

Five years into the Federal Stimulus that encouraged adoption of electronic health records by physicians and health professionals, the technology has come into its own. HTL covered the EHR in early 2010, in Reform Under the Radar, with Glenn Laffel, MD, #7 in our all-time podcast rankings, with more than 3700 downloads through 2013.

Now we look at an EHR for Eye Care practitioners, optometrists and opticians, with Eyefinity president, Steve Baker. The software developer, a VSP Global company, is located in Rancho Cordova, CA. The Eyefinity EHR, although specialized, ranks 13th … Continue Reading

Identity as a Service (IaaS) and the Federal Healthcare Exchange

Jon Freeman, the CEO of Mycroft, Inc., has been writing code and programming, as he puts it, starting a million years ago. Shortly after graduating from Columbia University, he founded Mycroft in 1988, which today works with Fortune 500 healthcare businesses, banks, insurers, and others.

Photo, Jonathan Freeman, CEO, Mycroft, Inc.

Jon Freeman

Through its XSpectra application, Mycroft makes Identity as a Service possible for its customers: businesses that process a high volume of confidential transactions. Identity as a Service is used to establish trust between the individual using the service … Continue Reading

Partnering with Clients to Do More with Less

Photo, Jay Deady, President and CEO, Awarepoint, Inc.

Jay Deady

Jay Deady, President and CEO of San Diego-based Awarepoint, Inc., leverages his 22-year career that spans senior leadership positions at Eclipsys, which now is part of Allscripts, McKesson, and Cerner. Awarepoint’s employees and the employees of its hospital clients work together to achieve accountability and return on investment for their efforts using a Real-Time Locating System.

Picture all the second-by-second movement of equipment, physicians, health professionals, attendants, and patients in a busy … Continue Reading

Predictive Medicine: Coming Soon to a Doctor Near You

Brandon Colby, MD, CEO, Existence Genetics

Dr. Brandon Colby has transitioned to CEO of Existence Genetics, based in Los Angeles, CA.

Brandon Colby, MD, is a world leader in the field of Predictive Medicine, a new and groundbreaking medical specialty that combines genetic testing with personalized prevention based upon your genetic makeup.

In 2010, he published his book, Outsmart Your Genes, as one way to popularize Predictive Medicine among physicians, patients, and consumers. The book grows out of Dr. Colby’s passion for advancing Predictive Medicine, since he knows … Continue Reading

Puerto Rico’s HIMAHEALTH Competes for U.S. Patients

Doris Gilman (right) Interviews (left to right) Armando Rodriguez and Milton Segarra of HIMAHEALTH.

Doris Gilman (right) Interviews (left to right) Armando Rodriguez and Milton Segarra of HIMAHEALTH.

For the inaugural podcast of Healthcare Thought Leadership One-to-One, we’re going to take a closer look at a growing trend, known as medical tourism, where patients and their families travel outside the 50 States for world-class healthcare to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, where elective medical procedures are delivered at 50-70% less than those same procedures performed in the 50 … Continue Reading

Podcast 1: Medical Tourism Expands in Puerto Rico

Medical Tourism Expands in Puerto Rico (18 Min.)

Podcast 2: Thought Leadership at HIMAHEALTH

Thought Leadership at HIMAHEALTH (14 Min.)

Podcast guests Armando Rodriguez and Milton Segarra discuss their backgrounds and influences on their current roles at HIMAHEALTH.