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Boston Globe Reviews 'Health Care Reform’ a graphic novel (ie, comic) that explains the Affordable Care Act

Boston Globe Reviews 'Health Care Reform’ a graphic novel (ie, comic) that explains the Affordable Care Act | #HITsm | Scoop.it

“Health Care Reform’’ is an attempt to distill the over 900-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama in 2010 into a commonsensical, easy to understand book in graphic-novel form about a sixth of the length.

 

"The ideas are presented clearly, and although the subject is a serious one, the book is humorous in many places and contains lots of special effects you can only find in the comics. Neatly dressed, with glasses and tie, Gruber manages to escape the clutches of the gigantic “bloated and out of control . . . Goliath’’ that is our health care system - drawn as a hunchbacked giant on crutches - and to ride the two-headed crocodile helpfully labeled “Rising Costs’’ without even breaking a sweat."

 

Here's a Q&A with Gruber about the novel: http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Features/Insuring-Your-Health/2012/health-law-graphic-comic-book-Michelle-Andrews-Gruber.aspx

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Doesn't look quite like the League of Extraordinary Gentleman, but I'm sure it will drive some points home.

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U.S. docs rate IT benefits lower than docs around the world

U.S. docs rate IT benefits lower than docs around the world | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Healthcare IT News: Doctors who routinely use health IT perceived more benefits in improving healthcare delivery, according to a new Accenture survey of more than 3,700 doctors across eight countries.

 

There is common agreement on the top benefits of technology across countries, the survey revealed, but some physicians do not yet see all the benefits – especially those over age 50 or those who are not actively using healthcare IT such as electronic medical records and health information exchange.

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I'm commonly hearing about the generational divide on adoption... and 50 isn't old.

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From The Blog: #HITsm TweetChat Celebrates One Year of Existence

From The Blog: #HITsm TweetChat Celebrates One Year of Existence | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The HL7 Standards team is proud to say that one year ago today, on January 10, 2010, the inaugural #HITsm TweetChat took place. 

 

During the past year, the #HITsm hashtag has also grown roots on Twitter, as it is consistently ranked the #1 Healthcare Hashtag by healthcare management consultant firm The Fox Group, LLC. Search “#HITsm” on Twitter on any given day and you’ll find literally hundreds of Tweets and links related to Health IT and health care, in general.

 

Exactly how much have we grown the past year? Check out the graphs!

 

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The quandary of data management post-integration

The quandary of data management post-integration | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From CMIO: As reimbursement cuts loom, integration with a larger hospital system has become inescapable for some private practice physicians. That process includes the grueling task of transferring data from the practice to the hospital.

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Great article about the challenges of integration.

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CMS releases final notice for initial 26 quality measures

CMS releases final notice for initial 26 quality measures | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Health IT Exchange: On Jan. 4, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released the final notice for the initial core set of health care quality measures for Medicaid-eligible adults. 

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Organizations participating in an ACO can earn quality of care rewards for meeting CMS-defined benchmarks around this 26 quality measures.

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Doctors Unenthusiastic About Obamacare Geeks (especially this doctor)

Doctors Unenthusiastic About Obamacare Geeks (especially this doctor) | #HITsm | Scoop.it

On Townhall.com, Mike Koriwchak, MD,  offers a physician's view of being forced to change the way medicine is delivered. Very pointed arguments, including:

 

"Physicians will not get interested until you spend less time rubbing elbows with famous people and globetrotting academicians and spend more time working in the clinic with regular docs to learn how patient care works in the real world."

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Government Lays Out Health-Law Defense

Government Lays Out Health-Law Defense | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Wall Street Journal: The Justice Department formally opened its Supreme Court defense of the Obama administration's health-care overhaul, and in a twist said the recent bankruptcy of the one of the challengers bolsters one of the government's key arguments.

 

For a complete breakdown of the case, see this article from the HealthAffairs blog: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/01/07/health-reform-briefs-the-minimum-coverage-requirement-and-other-issues/

 

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Hospital health IT tips and tricks: From cloud computing to mobile apps

Hospital health IT tips and tricks: From cloud computing to mobile apps | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Software analyst Shahid Shah offers up his list of Health IT tips and tricks on MedCity News.

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Handful of states promise physicians online access to advance directives

Handful of states promise physicians online access to advance directives | #HITsm | Scoop.it

amednews.com:

 

Registries that contain end-of-life wishes are being envisioned as a part of statewide health information exchanges.

 

Several states have dedicated online registry programs, or are partnering with nationwide organizations such as the U.S. Living Will Registry, to offer advance directive filing and storage. While the documents are crucial to family members who must make decisions on a patient's behalf if they become incapacitated, they would have to know the document's whereabouts and the username and password to access it ahead of time.

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Self-sanitizing keyboard OK'd for health care use

Self-sanitizing keyboard OK'd for health care use | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Cool technology!

 

From Geek.com: The Vioguard anti-bacterial keyboard has received U.S. FDA approval for use in healthcare, meaning that hospitals and other such sterile environments can use the keyboards.

 

The keyboard works by extending for use and retracting when it’s out of use. When it retracts into its housing, two germicidal 25-watt ultraviolet lights bake bacteria, viruses, and mold in seconds. The technology kills at least 99.99% of bugs like flu, MRSA, and other contagions. The fact that the Vioguard does it automatically makes it convenient for hospitals that would normally have to resort to manual cleaning.f

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Patients look to Groupon, LivingSocial to fill gaps in health coverage

Patients look to Groupon, LivingSocial to fill gaps in health coverage | #HITsm | Scoop.it

This Healthcare Finance News story describes how one in every 11 deals offered on coupon sites is not for a healthcare service.

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Join us Friday, Jan. 6, for the #HITsm TweetChat

Join us Friday, Jan. 6, for the #HITsm TweetChat | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The first #HITsm TweetChat of 2012 kicks off at 11 a.m. CT, Jan. 6.

 

We'll discuss healthcare social media regulations, ways to encourage paper-based MDs to move to EMRs, and how chronic disease mHealth technology can be made more convenient for physicians (not just patients).

 

Be sure to click the link for more information and "background reading" on each topic.

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Health Care Social Media – How to Engage Online Without Getting into Trouble (Part II) (HealthBlawg)

Health Care Social Media – How to Engage Online Without Getting into Trouble (Part II) (HealthBlawg) | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Part 2 of David Harlow's great healthcare social media series. In this post he discusses professional responsibility and malpractice liability; daily deal websites; and social media policies and procedures.

 

Read Part 1 here: http://www.scoop.it/t/hitsm/p/933122163/health-care-social-media-how-to-engage-online-without-getting-into-trouble-part-i

 

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Smartphones get smarter; you get healthier?

Smartphones get smarter; you get healthier? | #HITsm | Scoop.it

'Will this nascent technology attract consumers, healthcare providers, and healthcare payers? The connected world is keeping its fingers crossed.'

 

[AS: What were you eating as you were reading this?]

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I'm still skeptical...


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Doctor: Social media can help create bond with patients

Doctor: Social media can help create bond with patients | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Austin American-Statesman: Does your doctor tweet? Dr. Kurt Frederick of Premier Family Physicians in South Austin posts comments and news for patients on Twitter, but he's one of few doctors who uses social media professionally.

 

Although most doctors follow the latest whiz-bang devices and other advances in medical technology, they have been slow to embrace new technologies for interacting with patients, according to experts and studies.

 

Frederick said they are missing a vital opportunity, not only to attract new patients who will find them online but to build deeper, lasting ties with patients.

 

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Doctors agree on top healthcare IT benefits, but generational divide exists

Doctors agree on top healthcare IT benefits, but generational divide exists | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Published in Healthcare IT News: 

 

An Accenture survey of more than 3,700 doctors across eight countries has found that healthcare IT is improving health practices and there is common agreement on the top benefits of technology across countries. But some physicians do not yet see all the benefits, especially those over 50 or those who are not actively using healthcare IT, such as electronic medical records (EMR) and health information exchanges (HIE).

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Why didn’t ICD-10 implementation bring down Europe’s health system?

Why didn’t ICD-10 implementation bring down Europe’s health system? | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Don Fluckinger on Search Health IT:

 

We're seeing a lot of pushback against ICD-10 implementation, with the American Medical Association's "vigorous opposition" at the extreme. Gloom and doom types equate to potential IT disaster to Y2K.

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11 healthcare data trends in 2012

Yes, I know we've been buried in lists predicting what we can expect in 2012, but this list from Healthcare IT News is the best so far, for now. The list includes topics not included on previous lists, including:

 

-Cloud computing is not a panacea.

- Class-action litigation firestorms are looming (PHI data security).

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Somewhat Off the HIT Path: Explosion in Treatment Advances for MS

Somewhat Off the HIT Path: Explosion in Treatment Advances for MS | #HITsm | Scoop.it

It's absolutely amazing how far treatment for certain forms of Multiple Sclerosis has come in just the past year.

 

It's almost as if there is a cure in sight.

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Study of Medicare Patients Finds Most Hospital Errors Unreported

Study of Medicare Patients Finds Most Hospital Errors Unreported | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From the NY Times: Hospital employees recognize and report only one out of seven errors, accidents and other events that harm Medicarepatients while they are hospitalized, federal investigators say in a new report.

 

Yet even after hospitals investigate preventable injuries and infections that have been reported, they rarely change their practices to prevent repetition of the “adverse events,” according to the study, from Daniel R. Levinson, inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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How Doctors Die. It's not like the rest of us, but it should be

How Doctors Die. It's not like the rest of us, but it should be | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Great article from Zocalo Public Square:

 

"It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene when faced with death themselves. They know exactly what is going to happen, they know the choices, and they generally have access to any sort of medical care they could want. But they go gently."

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EMR Confidentiality: Feeling Just Fine

EMR Confidentiality: Feeling Just Fine | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Courtesy of Kaiser Health News

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Video: What will healthcare look like in 2017?

Video courtesy of Healthcare IT News: Three health IT decision makers tell us what they hope the healthcare system will look like in five years.

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The Personalization of Healthcare Marketing

The Personalization of Healthcare Marketing | #HITsm | Scoop.it

@KTMcGraw_HIT on the HEALTHYCOMMS blog describes how she believes that healthcare marketing has began to develop more of a human touch, something she credits the mHealth movement for helping create.

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Patients as Consumers: The Milkshake Mistake

Patients as Consumers: The Milkshake Mistake | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Check out this fantastic post by astupple on the blog "Adjacent Possible Medicine" that examines the pros and cons of the labels of "Patient" or "consumer." He asserts that viewing patients more as consumers of health services may help erase misconceptions.

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