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Improve care coordination with direct secure messaging #HIMSS14

Direct secure messaging (DSM) is a transmission standard promoted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology that meets the Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements of electronic health records (EHRs).  It works much the same way as regular email, but the message is encrypted, which prevents unintended use of the protected health […]

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Creating a single best view of the patient #HIMSS14

As healthcare organizations prepare for full scale integration of electronic medical records through EHR and enterprise wide data warehouse initiatives, identity resolution is a priority for everyone.  A Master Person Index (MPI) is a solution intended to solve the common problem where multiple systems or applications within the organization gradually become inconsistent with the most […]

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Trends to Watch in the Healthcare World in 2014

What’s transforming the ways in which healthcare is provided? legislation new competition innovative incentives a call to refocus on priorities a more empowered and digitally engaged consumer, who has more and greater expectations for quality of care and convenience of care. a renewed attention on healthcare by the consumer market thanks to ongoing press about […]

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Massachusetts launches important next phase of HIE

Today, Masachusetts moved into phase 2 of a very important Health Information Exchange (HIE) project. It’s called Mass HIway Health Information Exchange, and it was announced at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where Healthcare CIO, John D. Halamka works. Halamka is one of my favorite people to follow in healthcare technology (@jhalamka). He blogs at “Life as […]

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Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – November 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – October 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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Chronic Disease Management through Disease Registries

Chronic diseases, those diseases lasting 3 months or more that cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication1, are placing an increasing burden on our healthcare system.  Unfortunately, the United States has one of the highest rates of illness, disability and death due to chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, coronary heart disease and […]

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Why is Healthcare lagging in IT adoption?

Earlier this week Phil Fasano, EVP & CIO at Kaiser Permanente, wrote a blog post posing the question: If other industries have proven that IT can improve processes and reduce costs, why has healthcare been so slow to adopt? Phil’s post discusses the current state of healthcare IT as well as what entrepreneurs can focus […]

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The Quest for My Complete, Portable Health Record

As I have written before, I currently see several physicians who do NOT use an EMR in the office.  They are awesome diagnosticians, people and mentors but they have not taken the leap to the electronic health world.  Now, add in two hospital networks that do NOT have patient portals for accessing my records and […]

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HIMSS 2013: An Interview with John Lynn

Last week at the HIMSS 2013 show we spoke to John Lynn, Founder of Healthcare Scene blog network and Influential Networks. In the first video, John gives a description about the role of each website in the healthcare IT world. John also discussed the hot topics he has heard at HIMSS, including interoperability and the newly created CommonWell Health […]

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Healthcare’s Tomorrowland – Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS

T-minus 7 days till HIMSS 2013.  Preparing for HIMSS is like planning a trip to Disney World.  You are excited to jump on your favorite rides and see your favorite attractions (education sessions and exhibits in our case!) that you have come to love over the years.  But when you get there, somehow they have […]

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Pushing the Blue Button for Meaningful Use

It has been shown that active patient engagement results in fewer hospital readmissions, decreased medical errors, and less consequences resulting from poor communications.  Engaging patients improves healthcare, saves money, and reduces errors.  Meaningful Use has a program goal to deploy technology to raise patient engagement.  The timing is ideal, since more patients are connected every […]

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