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

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

First of a 2-part series on healthcare social media, from the great David Harlow, aka @healthblawg on Twitter.

 

"I have been asked recently to write up some of the core takeaways from the health care social media presentations I have been giving recently, so I am sharing a version of this narrative on HealthBlawg, in two parts."

 

This series "pairs" perfectly with the great series Ashley Howland, from Baylor Health System, wrote for us on the reasons why hospital systems should allow employee access to social media sites:

 

http://www.hl7standards.com/blog/2011/10/26/allow-access-to-social-media-a-recap/

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Providers ask CMS to leave ACO waivers open, worried about self-referral restrictions

Providers ask CMS to leave ACO waivers open, worried about self-referral restrictions | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Link from Fierce Healthcare.

 

The American Hospital Association is worried over potentially stricter accountable care organization (ACO) waivers the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon finalize.

 

Current anti-trust regulations regulate self-referral. Makes sense that this hospital lobby group would want these permanently eased to help members more easily participate in care coordination.

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Expert Series: Nate Osit's 2012 Health IT Predictions

Expert Series: Nate Osit's 2012 Health IT Predictions | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From NaviNet:

 

Top #HITsm contributor @NateOsit is interviewed about trends and topics facing the Health IT industry in 2012. Nate is an active member of healthcare IT communities across social media.

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10 buzz-worthy health IT articles of 2011

10 buzz-worthy health IT articles of 2011 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Healthcare IT News:

 

Michelle McNickle and Kelly Mehler provide a roundup of 10 articles that got the most attention on Healthcare IT News.

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Eight technologies for a healthier 2012

Eight technologies for a healthier 2012 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Washington Post:

 

Wadhwa outlines eight types of technologies that will help you keep your New Year’s resolution to get (or stay) healthier.


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Hospitals slow on tablet implementation

Hospitals slow on tablet implementation | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From FierceMobileHealthcare:

 

The enthusiasm for iPads in healthcare these days is palpable. Hospital CIOs like John Halamka sing the device's praise, while health systems like The Ottawa Hospital and even the Department of Veterans Affairs are rolling out thousands of tablet devices as we speak.

 

But it turns out they're in an extreme minority yet. Less than 1 percent of hospitals actually have fully functional tablet systems, according to West Wireless Health Institute, Kaiser Health Newsand NPR report. Even at pioneering hospitals like UC San Diego Health System, fewer than 10 percent of physicians actively are using iPads more than 18 months after the hospital started rolled them out.

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New Accountable Care Model Could Save $1.1B

From Information Week:

 

The new Pioneer Accountable Care Organization initiative set to launch in January in 32 healthcare organizations across the country could save up to $1.1 billion over five years, said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

 

The initiative, which will be managed by the CMS Innovation Center, marks a significant step in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) efforts to encourage primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals and other caregivers to offer coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries.

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Start-Ups Look to Social Gaming to Make Health Care Less of a Pain

Start-Ups Look to Social Gaming to Make Health Care Less of a Pain | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From The Wall Stree Journal:

 

"A group of technology start-ups is taking its cue from social gaming, in hopes of relieving companies, doctors and patients of some of the pain involved in managing health care."

 

I'm personally not convinced gaming has any staying power, mostly just "Cool!" power.

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2011: 6 Health IT Shifts + 3 Disappointments

2011: 6 Health IT Shifts + 3 Disappointments | #HITsm | Scoop.it

New HL7 Standards blog post from Jon Mertz.

 

Jon lists the ways 2011 ushered in many positive changes for healthcare and Health IT, but writes, "there is still an understanding that we have a long way to go in order to achieve a true connected health care system, yet we know the movement is happening."

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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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2011: 6 Health IT Shifts and 3 Disappointments

2011: 6 Health IT Shifts and 3 Disappointments | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Jon Mertz's post was picked up by Healthcare IT News. Always great when one of our posts from HL7Standards.com is picked up by their syndicated blog.

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Five health reform dates to watch in 2012

You'll want to add these important 2012 healthcare dates to your calendar (from Washington Post):

 

1. Jan. 1: The ACOs go live.

 

2. March 26: Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act.

 

3. Oct. 1: Reforming Medicare payments.

 

4. Nov. 3: The 2012 election.

 

5. The big Health Insurance Exchange deadline.

 

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Top 12 Healthcare Quality Concerns in 2012

Top 12 Healthcare Quality Concerns in 2012 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Health Leaders Media:

 

Which quality issues will provoke the most influential changes in healthcare in 2012? Or, which ones will most rapidly accelerate the graying of chief quality officers' hair? There are so many, it's hard to pick the most significant. We interviewed quality experts around the country to glean the most influential and then picked a dozen.

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Great Hopes for 2012 Begins With a Look Back at The 10 Most Popular Posts From 2011

Great Hopes for 2012 Begins With a Look Back at The 10 Most Popular Posts From 2011 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The transition of the calendar year always brings out countless Top 10 lists. That makes perfect sense, really, because after investing time and effort into any effort, it’s good to look back to see what people liked and what was successful to help steer where we go in the future.

 

This post links to the 10 HL7 Standards blog posts were the most read in 2011.

 

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6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012

6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From TechCrunch:

 

"In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps."


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Hospitals Tracking Tech Anew. EHRs and Meaningful Use

Hospitals Tracking Tech Anew. EHRs and Meaningful Use | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Health IT Update:

 

Electronic health records top a list of 10 technologies hospitals need to watch in 2012, according to a report released by ECRI Institute.

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Hospital employee allegedly makes fun of patient's medical condition on Facebook; officials investigating

Hospital employee allegedly makes fun of patient's medical condition on Facebook; officials investigating | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From LA Daily News:

 

According to a printout of the Facebook page obtained by the Daily News, the employee displayed a photo of a medical record listing the woman's name and the date she was admitted, and posted the comment: "Funny but this patient came in to cure her VD and get birth control."

 

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2012 Health IT Spending & Trends

2012 Health IT Spending & Trends | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Nearly 90 percent of healthcare IT decision-makers are planning significant investments in hardware, software and other solutions within the next six months. Within the IT budget, the report lists the major tech investments that were put off in 2011 and slated for actualization in 2012.

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For Hospitals, There's No App For Adopting Tablet Computers

For Hospitals, There's No App For Adopting Tablet Computers | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From NPR's Health Blog.

 

Interesting take on mobile device security issues:

 

Hospitals may be the only places in America that aren't crazy for iPads. Security issues and incompatibility with hospital systems are two big reasons why tablet computers haven't caught on.

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