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Physicians’ Aggregated Data Gives a More Complete Picture

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Keith Brown leverages his software development background to help physicians make informed clinical decisions when they practice medicine.

It’s now possible to aggregate data from individual physicians, EMRs/EHRs, claims, and third-party sources, including proprietary and government databases. With a few clicks, it’s fast and easy for a provider, in any setting, to access and evaluate his or her professional performance. Aggregated data can be compared with peers, encouraging collaboration among physicians in a practice or hospital.

WhiteCloud Analytics automates the analysis of role-based information to quickly … Continue Reading

The Importance of Training in Enterprise EHR Adoption

Physician training plays a key role in enterprise EHR adoption, making it a tool to capture patient data in a hospital or health system. If EHR patient data is to be de-identified and repurposed for population and public health studies, then its capture has to be consistent, accurate, and complete.

Photo of Heather Haugen, PhD, CEO and Managing Director, The Breakaway Group, Greenwood Village, CO

Dr. Heather Haugen serves on the faculty at the University of Colorado in Health Information Technology, where she mentors doctoral students.

A 2013 ONC study reports … Continue Reading

Transitioning from Paper with Electronic Content Management (ECM)

Enterprise Content Management systems, ECM, is an established technology that bridges the transition from paper records to  electronic forms. Perhaps due to unawareness of ECM technology, patient information continues to be scattered across paper records, electronic files, multiple applications, and disparate systems. Most EHRs cannot integrate this information to complete a patient’s medical history.

Sean Morris designs ECM systems that meet the unique needs of healthcare end-users, from solo physicians to multi-location health facilities. Sean Morris designs ECM systems that meet the unique needs of healthcare end-users, from solo physicians … Continue Reading

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

Transparency in Health Costs for Consumers Has Arrived

February marks the Annual National Wise Health Care Consumer Month. FAIR Health, Inc., the subject of this post and podcast, is joined by the American Institute for Preventative Medicine (AIPM) in helping to educate people on ways to be smarter and healthier consumers.

Photo, Robin Gelburd, CEO, FAIR Health, Inc.

Robin Gelburd, President, discusses her leadership role in FAIR Health to provide consumers and businesses with transparency in health costs.

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Being Safe & Sound in the Hospital

Going into the hospital? Take the advice offered in Safe & Sound in the Hospital. Be sure to take someone, a care partner, to act as your advocate.

Readers awarded 5 Stars to Safe and Sound in the Hospital. The book is available on Amazon.com.

One in three patients is accidentally harmed in U.S. hospitals every year, according to a 2011 Health Affairs study. But, Karen Curtiss, author of Safe & Sound, is convinced that patients with family and friends as care partners can fill the cracks … Continue Reading

They Use Horses to Train Doctors, Don’t They?

Christianna Capra

Christianna gets a nuzzle from one of SROH’s special horses that exhibits extraordinary powers at reading nonverbal communication cues from students and patients.

Christianna Capra is the founder and CEO of Spring Reins of Hope (SROH), that offers Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and training, with their farm base in Pittstown, NJ. SROH’s specialized workshop, The Horse Medicine Wheel, features the intuitive and … Continue Reading

Humana: A Business Always in Transition

Humana, based in Louisville, KY, is a Fortune 100 company in the process of transforming itself from a health insurance company to a business model that focuses on health, wellness, and well-being. To that end, Paul Gerrard, director of Corporate Affairs and chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Council at Humana leads enterprise-wide task forces on behalf of strategic initiatives of the CEO and other Humana officers which require change management, innovative solutions or organizational development.

Humana volunteers assemble to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.

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Independence for People with Disabilities

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Kel Smith provides thought leadership on accessibilities to the Havas Worldwide Health network.

Kel Smith on Team Building: I align myself with people who share my moral compass.

A fact that gives pause—Americans with disabilities number around 54 million. It’s estimated they have $175 million in discretionary income to spend on services, devices, software and other products that will make their lives easier. These are technologies and tools that help people with disabilities access the same level of information and services that non-disabled individuals enjoy.

Kel’s projects apply … Continue Reading

Dr. Cindy Haines: How to Get the Best Health Care in a Broken System

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Dr. Cindy Haines gives consumers and patients practical advice on navigating the precarious waters of the U.S. healthcare system.

Cindy Haines, MD, is a family physician who serves on the faculty of St. Louis University School of Medicine, medical journalist, and chief medical officer of HealthDay, an award-winning consumer and professional news service.

This podcast takes its title, How to Get the Best Health Care in a Broken System, from the recently published book authored … Continue Reading

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