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FareWell to Fees

Payment Reform

Recently I attended a seminar where the keynote speaker started his presentation with “Fee for Service is dead” I was captivated by the realization that the reimbursement model that so many of my clients and our business relied on is dead. As I began to reflect on this I couldn’t help but reconcile the reduction in so many of the traditional Healthcare reimbursement models and the emergence of incentives like Physician Quality Reporting Standards (PQRS), Meaningful Use and…

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Expectations of EHR’s are too high

EHR’s can offer great value, feed research and give thorough data collection and analysis.  However, concern has been expressed that it is interfering with rather than facilitating doctor-patient interactions.


“The issue may not be so much the failure of EHRs, as their…

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NHS England to push Tech

The revamped NHS Mandate between the Government and NHS England contains a number of commitments to encourage the NHS to use new technology.


“The government published the first mandate to NHS England a year ago. The document is the government’s permission for the commissioning…

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IBM Goes Big

IBM has teamed up with Emory University Hospital to launch two separate projects with two top health systems. One involves the use of big data to help clinicians provide predictive care at Emory University…

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Medicaid Program benefits and saves

Colorado’s accountable care collaborative program is already showing early successes in curtailing overutilization and co-ordinating care.  Despite a number of hurdles, the analytics platform is supporting a good deal of the collaboration.


“Now covering about half the…

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Weekly Newsletter 15 November 2013

Welcome to our new weekly newsletter! This newsletter contains this weeks blog posts, events and forum discussions from the Health Informatics Forum.

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Mobile Health Apps – Consumer Use Limited 

According to a new report by the IMS Institute for…

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Regulations on Mobile Health Apps?

The US Food and Drug Administration, together with NHS England is working on a bilateral framework for regulations on mobile health apps.


“Last month, the FDA issued its final guidance on regulating health apps in the US, and NHS England is looking to follow in the same…

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End of Enterprise IT Predicted

The Co-Chairman of Health 2.0 has said that desktops and enterprise systems in healthcare will disappear with the rise of mobile technology and cloud-based solutions.


“Speaking at EHI Live 2013, Matthew Holt, who runs the American health conference in Silicon Valley, said that…

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Mobile App for Mental Illness developed

The New Hampshire Public Radio has reported that Dartmouth researchers are capitalizing on the widespread use of mobile devices by developing mobile health applications to help treat individuals with mental illnesses.


“Although underserved populations often cannot afford…

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5 Tips for handling mobile devices

Focus on the patient, not the device.  Those are the words of wisdom offered by digital omnivore, Iverson Bell MD to doctors trying to figure out how to adapt to the proliferation of mobile devices in their lives and practices.


“Speaking at the …

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Maternity Module Trialled by Midwives

The Myrddin patient administration system for community midwives is being piloted by Powys Health Board in Wales.


“The health board went live with the maternity module of the PAS earlier this month. It gives midwives remote access to the system, which allows them to review and…

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Weekly Newsletter 8 November 2013

This newsletter contains this weeks blog posts, events and forum discussions from the Health Informatics Forum.

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Health IT still has work to do on patient engagement

According to a new study, despite billions of incentive dollars being injected into…

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M.Sc. Health Informatics

Department of Health Information Management, School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) in collaboration with School of Information Sciences (SOIS), Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA is launching M.Sc. Health Informatics Program (2 Years-4 Semester) from the academic year - July 2014.


We are offering two specializations under the above program:

1.Healthcare IT Management

2.Software Development and…

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WebMD adds patient portal

After acquiring Avado for an undisclosed sum, WebMD, which so far has focused on healthcare content, will be adding patient engagement technology to its portfolio.


“Avado's patient portal is designed to help doctors and patients interact through messaging, reminders and…

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NHS Digital Reform – A Necessity

With the NHS turning 65 this year, the world’s second largest funded organisation is experiencing the most challenging times since it was formed in 1948.


“The recent publication of the Keogh review looking into 14 hospital trusts has sent shockwaves at a national level to the…

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