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This hour-long ACP Leadership Academy Webinar sheds light on the complicated topics of MACRA, MIPS, and APMs. MACRA (The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) is a bipartisan legislation that was signed into law in April of 2015. It’s is part of a broader push towards value and quality and it’s Congressional intent is as…

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With the advent of social media, a new era of of censorship has been bestowed upon us. Online networks such as Facebook and Instagram are frequently drawing scrutiny for the removal of images which, in their opinion, have violated their company’s guidelines regarding nudity and obscenity. Censorship extends well beyond that of sexually explicit images, and…

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Guest Editorial Interoperability is not just a set of technical hurdles, programming considerations, and communication initiatives—though it certainly entails plenty of such challenges. It is about realizing the much talked-about Continuum of Care, aligning doctors, specialists, nurses, patients, pharmacists—the many individuals and operating environments involved in delivering 21st century whole-person healthcare. Glaringly absent from popular…

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As a physician and long-time EHR user, I live and work in a world of discrete, narrative and non-narrative data. Notes that I or my colleagues have entered into the EHR, documents that have been scanned as image files or pdf documents into the document repository and discrete elements such as laboratory results. The data…

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February 29 – March 4, 2016 Sands Expo Convention Center | Las Vegas, NV HIMSS16 will bring together 40,000+ healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. Register here: HIMSS16 Annual Conference & Exhibition  

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The following article from Man & Machine was brought to my attention. It would seem that even with the emergence of EHRs, simple surface hygiene is a task that can often be forgotten when it comes to the keyboard.   Medical professionals worry about keeping their offices and patient areas clean, but many overlook one of the most…

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For the second year in a row AmericanEHR’s blog has made the list of the Top 50 Health IT Blogs by CDW Healthcare. The healthcare technology community is abuzz these days with a number of key topics from mHealth to patient engagement, senior care to ACOs, ICD-10 to EHRs. There are so many diverse insights…

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The inaugural Federal Health IT Strategic Plan was released in 2011, and since then over 450,000 eligible professionals and 4,800 eligible hospitals have received an incentive payment for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. This progress has taken a tremendous effort on behalf of hospitals and health care providers, as…

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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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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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