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New CMS Tool to aid user access to federal health data

CMS last week unveiled a new online tool to allow researchers to access and manipulate the agency's health care data from a secure desktop computer.

 

“Before the launch of the new online system, CMS would field individual data requests and then prepare and send back large,…

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Added by Administrator on November 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Health data shared via Cloud

Public health and population data is being opened up by the US and joining international datasets.  About half a century after epidemiology studies in Massachusetts and the United Kingdom helped build the world’s understanding of cardiovascular disease and health…

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Added by Administrator on November 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Greg Cutrona on November 27, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

IBM to offer Watson Technology to App Makers

According to a report IBM is planning to make its Watson supercomputer technology available to help vendors create mobile health applications.  It will be available as a cloud-based development platform.

 

“IBM officials say Watson's cognitive…

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Added by Administrator on November 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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 falling short…

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Added by Administrator on November 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Weekly Newsletter 22 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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End of Enterprise IT Predicted

 

The Co-Chairman of…

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Added by Administrator on November 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Administrator on November 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Eliminating Medical Errors through Good Design

A British research team has studied life-threatening hospital errors and then attempted to reduce them by designing suitable devices.

 

“In the 1970s, an engineer named Jeffrey Cooper noticed how poorly much of the equipment used by anesthesiologists was designed. Turning a…

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Added by Administrator on November 21, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Administrator on November 20, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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 state’s…

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Added by Administrator on November 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Administrator on November 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Administrator on November 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Administrator on November 15, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by Administrator on November 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Harmful Drug Interactions could be found by Internet Search Data

CNBC has reported that according to researchers at Microsoft Research Labs and Stanford University, internet searches could help FDA and pharmaceutical companies discover previously unknown, harmful prescription drug…

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Added by Administrator on November 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Administrator on November 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Administrator on November 11, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mobile Health Apps – Consumer Use Limited

According to a new report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, few health-related mobile applications have gained popularity among consumers.

 

“For the study, researchers examined about 16,275 mobile apps that they determined had "genuine" health content for…

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Added by Administrator on November 8, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by Administrator on November 8, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Rajesh Kumar Sinha Dr. on November 7, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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