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Electrical engineers are professionals dedicated to developing electrical solutions and equipment. They are responsible for providing a variety of industries with powerful, long-term solutions, designed to help solve many types of problems. One of the most prominent industries to benefit from the aid of electric engineering is the field of medicine. With more intelligent innovations…

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Over the past 4 years, there has been a major shift in the world of healthcare. The medical community has had greater influence from the government, insurance companies, lawyers, and like the rest of our society, an overarching increase in digital technology. Thus, the emergence of mainstream electronic health records (EHRs). People in present day…

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AmericanEHR Partners has just released their 2014 EHR market share report. The report is based upon 1,366 EHR satisfaction survey responses received from clinicians for the period January 1, 2013 to November 6, 2014. The report includes data on market share by EHR vendor, EHR product, and practice size (solo, 1–3, 4–10, 11–25, and 26+…

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Providers need to report a compliant 90-day period from 2014 by March 20th, 2015 in order to achieve Meaningful Use for the first time and qualify to receive incentive funding. This is the last chance to report Meaningful Use compliance from 2014. For more information on EHR Incentive Programs, visit The Official Web Site for…

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One of the single biggest complaints that we hear from Physicians when referring to their EHR system is how computers take away from the personal side of patient care. All too often docs are now forced to dig through various screens, and drop down menus while they type in copious amounts of data during patient…

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Don’t delay. The Attestation deadline for Medicare eligible professionals is February 28, 2015. For more information on Attestation on CMS.gov, click here Useful links: For information on state registries and specific requirements in your state click here CMS Attestation & Registration System portal

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Healthcare technology is looking to take the sting out of daily life for diabetics. Amay Bandodkar, a researcher at the University of California in San Diego has developed a temporary tattoo that is proving to be just as accurate at reading glucose measures as a traditional finger-stick needle device. The temporary tattoo, as they’re calling it, is…

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The Internet of Things, or IoT as it is commonly called, is a series of interacting devices using the internet as a layer for communication. Even this definition is not completely capturing the robustness of the IoT IT movement as the internet is not required in all cases for interactions. Many other protocols beyond TCP/IP…

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Big data is a term commonly used by the press and analysts yet few people really understand what it means or how it might affect them. At it’s core, Big Data represents a very tangible pattern for IT workers and demands a plan of action. For those who understand it, the ability to create an…

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Here’s a selection of some of the latest Healthcare IT headlines from around the web. Why hospitals should share cybersecurity strategies (Source: Healthcare News & Insights) Dr. Aw: The medical revolution will be digitized, so let’s count the ways (Source: National Post) Google launches spoon made for people with tremors (Source: Toronto Star) EHRs &…

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Guest Editorial by Benjamin Shibata If you want to give hospital clinicians severe heart burn or an arrhythmia, talk to them about implementing a new state-of-the-art electronic health record (EHR) system.  Although EHRs may seem like an intuitive improvement over paper health records, the transition has been a huge headache because the process is being…

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