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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

Google Glass Videos Coming Soon to Your Personal Health Record

One of the near-term technologies soon be seen in the doctor’s office is Google Glass, being tested now by the medical community among its earlier adopters. Its present retail cost will make adoption by consumers difficult at present, but as more tech-savvy users experiment and discover applications for Google Glass, its professional and consumer acceptance will grow as the retail price comes down.

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Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare

Photo, Laura Wenger, Executve Director of Practice Greenhealth

Laura Wenger, R.N., as executive director, leverages her experience in nursing, consulting and professional education to address the needs of Practice Greenhealth members and staff. She fosters working partnerships among board, staff and the healthcare community.

Practice Greenhealth’s mission promotes industry, consumer, and patient awareness that healthcare significantly affects energy usage, air and water quality, transportation, food and waste disposal—actually, the elements and by-products of living.

Keep in mind that healthcare—

• Represents the second largest user of energy of … Continue Reading

EHR Implementation: Why Aren’t We Paperless Yet?

Deborah Green, Executive Vice President and COO, AHIMA

Deborah Green has extensive leadership experience in health information management and technology.

Deborah Green, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) paints a picture of how far patient and public health record keeping has come since the mid-1960s and 1970s. Mandated by the Institutes of Medicine in 1991, and supposedly implemented by 2001, reinforced by president George W. Bush in 2004, where are paperless records today? When will a paperless state become closer … Continue Reading

Health 2.0 An Accidental Business on the Fast Track

Indu Subaiya, CEO, Health 2.0

Indu Subaiya takes center stage at 2012 Health 2.0 in Boston, MA.

Indu Subaiya, CEO and co-founder with Matthew Holt of Health 2.0 LLC, leads a health innovation events business that has grown into a movement. Health 2.0 was founded in 2007, by accident, with 40+ chapters worldwide, with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, with virtual teams working in Portland, OR, Boston, MA, and Paris, France.

The business has, and continues to bring together Indu’s passion … 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

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

Hospital Emergency Departments in Crisis

Dr. Robert Hitchcock conducts a training session with ED staff.
From the front lines, as well as behind-the-scenes, Robert Hitchcock, MD, FACEP, an Emergency Medicine physician at Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Bradenton, FL,  manages complex Emergency Department operations.

In his role as chief medical informatics officer for T-System, Inc. he guides strategies for addressing the critical issues that arise in hospital Emergency Departments. T-System, based in Dallas, TX, develops Emergency Department solutions by turning data into … 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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Information Technology on an Equal Footing for Health and Social Services

Frances Loshin-Turso, co-founder and CEO of Defran Systems, Inc., New York, NY, since 1984, fulfills her vision of providing health and social service organizations, run by not-for-profit organizations and government agencies, with the same state-of-the-art software technology that one finds in the private sector.


Frances Loshin-Turso, CEO, Defran Systems, Inc., New York, NY

Fran demonstrates a software enhancement to her staff.

Fran oversees a rapidly expanding, nationwide business that serves the specialized needs of this niche market, characterized by perennially tight budgets, further slashed by this challenged economy.

Fran leverages … Continue Reading

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