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As value-based care becomes the primary focus of healthcare organizations, providers now need to broach Population Health Management and to manage it with risk stratification with a delicate balance. It is now important for providers to focus on patients’ individual and distinct health signs and make decisions to take their journey forward to better and…

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Smart baby trackers monitor a baby’s heart rate and oxygen level with the intention to alleviate parental anxiety over the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), or more commonly known as crib death. This is good news for parents whose babies are diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases but the products prove to be unnecessary and…

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MACRA Overview The MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) for setting the physician fee schedule rate changes and consolidates several quality and incentive programs into one.  There are two performance tracks in the program, the Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).  The Advanced APM track offers…

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With coverage and access being thrown into question–again–by the incoming administration, it is important to not lose sight of the essentials of continuing healthcare’s 21st century migration. There are a lot of details that get magnified by competing interests, but which miss the big picture of how healthcare is evolving, and must continue to evolve…

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Pills and tablets. They’re small, typically round or oval, compressed masses of medicine and there’s a lot of them on the market these days. That said, however, since there’s a finite number of shape and colour combinations several different drug compositions end up looking very similar. In fact, some pills look so alike that even…

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As a rating and reviews website, AmericanEHR is a conduit for all kinds of customer feedback. This feedback, as you might suspect, can be less than flattering at times, and it goes without saying that it’s been a learning curve for vendors to figure out how to deal with the reality of negative commentary. Online…

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CES (formerly known as Consumer Electronic Show) officially kicked off yesterday, January 5th, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. For those not familiar with CES, it has blossomed since it’s inception in 1967 to become one of the largest trade shows held in Las Vegas, hosting more than 170,000 attendees. As far as conferences…

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Advances in technology have fundamentally altered and inarguably improved the way we drive, shop and travel. Just ask anybody who uses Google Maps, Foodler or Uber. Sadly, however, information technology has failed to deliver so far in the most crucial service of all – healthcare.  This is at least partly because electronic health records (EHR)…

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With its world-class education, ever-expanding exhibition and exceptional networking opportunities, no other event brings the brightest minds in health and IT together like HIMSS17. We’re proud to be an endorser of HIMSS17.  Join 40,000+ like-minded peers from around the world at HIMSS17 in Orlando, where you’ll find: 300+ education programs A wide variety of topics,…

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Doctors complain about having to compete with–or, more often, correct–Doctor Google, and patients searching for medical answers online. But for every suspect Google search result or WebMD symptom check, there are untold swarms of social posts, shares, and comments that further dilute the reliability of online medical information. With the bluster and fury of the…

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  A few days ago, the Human Health Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General released a report highlighting the 10 biggest management and performance challenges the healthcare industry is facing, and yet again, EHRs and health IT have made it to the list. Healthcare is complex and the challenges we face today might take years…

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