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Report Card on Health Care Reform

Report Card on Health Care Reform | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Political attacks ignore the considerable benefits delivered to millions of people since the law’s enactment three years ago.
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How wearables are driving the rethinking of notifications

How wearables are driving the rethinking of notifications | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Notifications aren't just a minor feature on smartphones anymore -- they're now essential to wearables.
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The CCD/CCR Fork in the Road. Did Health IT Take the Wrong Path? via @RobBrull

The CCD/CCR Fork in the Road. Did Health IT Take the Wrong Path? via @RobBrull | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Did healthcare IT chose the wrong path by not choosing CCR? It certainly seems so at this point. Only the future will tell if the right choice was made.
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CMIO: ‘Mind-blowing’ health IT on horizon

CMIO: ‘Mind-blowing’ health IT on horizon | #HITsm | Scoop.it
BOSTON--“We ain’t seen nothing yet. What soon will be ubiquitous will be mind-blowing,” said John Mattison, MD, CMIO and assistant medical director of Kaiser Permanente Southern California at the mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 on July 23.
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Many health-IT success stories to note - The Boston Globe

Many health-IT success stories to note - The Boston Globe | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Dr. Karen DeSalvo: The hundreds of thousands of providers successfully and safely using electronic health records today show that health IT can, and does, improve health and health care.
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EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game - InformationWeek

EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game - InformationWeek | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Electronic medical record vendors need to take a clue from video game design. It's time to deliver intuitive, simple to learn, and easy to use EHR technology.
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Health IT Innovation Begins Locally

Health IT Innovation Begins Locally | #HITsm | Scoop.it

It is said that real innovation happens on the fringes of what is possible. By making bold decisions and employing a maverick spirit outside of “the herd,” real innovation is possible within your hospital. Successful examples can be found everyday if you look for the solutions and work to avoid the ample negativity in the industry.

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To Interoperability and Beyond! by Rasu Shrestha, MD

To Interoperability and Beyond! by Rasu Shrestha, MD | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Improving clinical workflow begins with interoperability and ends with a serious focus on usability, design, clearer information visualization and actionable intelligence at the point of care. Better usability should mean efficient, safer, higher quality, better coordinated care, and it should be a goal for every EMR vendor, developer, designer, programmer and clinical informatician.

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Q&A: DirectTrust CEO David Kibbe, M.D., on future of Direct exchange

Q&A: DirectTrust CEO David Kibbe, M.D., on future of Direct exchange | #HITsm | Scoop.it
David Kibbe talks about the long- and short-term goals of Direct exchange and how they might change as the meaningful use program plays out.
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Big brother is watching — your waistline

Big brother is watching — your waistline | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Data mining is digging into your health. Actuaries predict your life span. Banks track your spending habits. Now, your employer can tell whether you’ll have diabetes a year from now. And the federal government is encouraging businesses to use that information to tell you how to eat and exercise, to “data mine” for your own good and...
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Virtual Humans: More Honest Data in the Future of Healthcare, by @HealthIsCool

Virtual Humans: More Honest Data in the Future of Healthcare, by @HealthIsCool | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Virtual Human technology is used to help clinicians understand patients, but new research says it also creates better data because patients are more honest.
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M J Healey's curator insight, July 17, 10:57 AM

"The future will be virtual, augmented, and wearable." This headline is both enticing and frightening. The report talks about Virtual Human Technology and its future role in training and role-playing. Worth a quick read!

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Why Collecting My Personal Health Data Is Annoying

Why Collecting My Personal Health Data Is Annoying | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Author Jennifer Thew explains how she has been forced into the world of quantified self, and she's not happy to be there.
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Why Improving Access to Health Care Does Not Save Money

Why Improving Access to Health Care Does Not Save Money | #HITsm | Scoop.it
A favorite argument in favor of the health care law is that improving access to preventive care will lower medical costs over all. It probably won't.
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'Most Wired' 2014 hospitals big on data | Healthcare IT News

'Most Wired' 2014 hospitals big on data | Healthcare IT News | #HITsm | Scoop.it

This year's class of 'Most Wired' hospitals are diving "deeper into data analytics and population health management," according to Hospitals & Health Networks.

 The 16th annual survey, conducted by H&HN in partnership with the American Hospital Association, CHIME, McKesson and AT&T, finds that these 375 organizations are also using information technology to bridge gaps to outpatient providers, the report finds. 
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Full-time Health IT Workers Aren't As Happy As Consultants

Full-time Health IT Workers Aren't As Happy As Consultants | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Despite the benefits and job security, full-time healthcare IT employees are less likely than short-term consultants to say they are 'very satisfied' with their jobs and their pay. This means organizations must toe the line between keeping current employees happy and plucking talent from elsewhere.
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HL7 info on syndromic surveillance and reportable labs in Meaningful Use

HL7 info on syndromic surveillance and reportable labs in Meaningful Use | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Stage 2 of Meaningful Use requires caregivers to send syndromic surveillance and reportable labs results to their state’s department of public health. These two components are often referred to as the public health objectives of Meaningful Use. But what, exactly, are syndromic surveillance and reportable labs and what will the results be used for?

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GeekBeat.tv Hosts to Visit Corepoint Connect 2014

GeekBeat.tv Hosts to Visit Corepoint Connect 2014 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Two of the tech world’s most recognizable celebrities, Cali Lewis and John Pozadzides, will speak at Corepoint Connect 14, Corepoint Health’s annual user conference, Oct. 1-4 in Plano, Texas. Lewis and Pozadzides are hosts of Geekbeat.tv, a technology news publisher with millions of weekly viewers.

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Healthcare Industry Enters Meaningful Use Waiting Game

Healthcare Industry Enters Meaningful Use Waiting Game | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The federal government is working on a rule to relax the requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use. Electronic health record users and vendors have little choice but to wait. That doesn't make them happy.
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Integration Engines Tackle Healthcare's Lack Of Standards - InformationWeek

Integration Engines Tackle Healthcare's Lack Of Standards - InformationWeek | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Healthcare organizations use integration engines to cope with the lack of standards and multiple disparate systems clinicians use.
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FDA continues to detail types of mHealth apps it will not regulate (@HealthBlawg)

FDA continues to detail types of mHealth apps it will not regulate (@HealthBlawg) | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Since issuing its mobile medical applications guidance, the FDA has offered a number of clarifying statements, intended to give the regulated community a clearer idea of whether and when to expect any particular mHealth application to be considered a device....
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9 SCIENCE-BACKED METHODS FOR MORE PRODUCTIVE MEETINGS

9 SCIENCE-BACKED METHODS FOR MORE PRODUCTIVE MEETINGS | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Forward-thinking companies have found creative ways to get their teams together, and their lessons and structure can be easily duplicated in meetings anywhere. These creative methods aren’t just clever for cleverness’s sake: Most of them are science-backed and all of them are grounded in successful experience. With just a handful of hacks, meetings can be speedier, more productive, and more enjoyable for everyone involved. Here are 9 outside-the-box ideas

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Hazards tied to medical records rush; no reporting required when errors cause har

Hazards tied to medical records rush; no reporting required when errors cause har | #HITsm | Scoop.it
President Obama and Congress poured $30 billion in taxpayer subsidies for digital medical records beginning in 2009, with few strings attached and no safety oversight of the vendors who sell the systems. Although the explosion in use of the electronic records has opened up a new category of patient risks, the Obama administration has opted against mandatory reporting of problems.
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Actually...  HITECH is a product of the Bush administration.

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems | #HITsm | Scoop.it
It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.
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Healthcare Standards: Supercompliance with HL7 CCDA Versions

Healthcare Standards: Supercompliance with HL7 CCDA Versions | #HITsm | Scoop.it

I've written several times about C-CDA Release 2.0 and issues with template versioning which are pretty close to resolution, and I've also written previously about the 2015 Certification criteria and backwards compatibilitywith 2014 criteria.

What I'd like to expand upon now is an issue that could occur if C-CDA Release 2.0 was adopted as optional criteria for 2015 and how we could arrange things so that a 2014 system could receive it. 

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UPMC software eases physicians' access to diverse patient records

UPMC software eases physicians' access to diverse patient records | #HITsm | Scoop.it

UPMC's Technology Development Center in Bakery Square in Larimer has built a tablet-based platform that aims to take such “detective work” out of medicine, by pulling information from a variety of electronic health record silos and presenting it to doctors on a sleek and meaningful interface that's easy for non-techies to digest.

The platform, called Convergence, earned UPMC the 2014 Innovator Award by the American Hospital Association's Hospital & Health Networks journal.

Convergence aims to help physicians save time and make smarter clinical decisions. It allows doctors to access patient information on the go with Microsoft Surface tablets and can reveal in minutes a medical history that otherwise could take 30 minutes to an hour to research on desktop computers

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Wearable Tech's Dilemma: Too Much Data, Not Enough Insight

Wearable Tech's Dilemma: Too Much Data, Not Enough Insight | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Analysts say as many as 130 million wearable tech devices will be sold by 2018. They promise to improve health, fitness and wellness. To have that impact, though, wearable tech must go beyond telling people things they already know.
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