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Summer is well and truly here! Whilst this is a time for increased leisure activities, fun and holidays the implications of the heat should not be forgotten ? especially when organising activities for seniors. Seniors are more prone to heat related stress than younger people and find it difficult to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Biogen Idec received FDA clearance for its AVONEX PEN, a device for injecting AVONEX (Interferon beta-1a) into the thigh. The device may be a more convenient and less frightening option over traditional prefilled interferon syringes. Read More Manhattan Porcelain Veneers Manhattan Restorative Dentistry Manhattan Teeth Whitening New York City Dental... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Getting anything done in today?s Washington is never easy. Even when there?s widespread agreement. . Congress has been trying to eliminate the 1099 requirements since last year. Everyone agrees that the provision is an unaffordable burden on American business. President Barack Obama supports removing it from the health care reform... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Here's an interesting excerpt from a note posted on Hospital EMR and EHR regarding the selection of an EMR (see: Stalking the ?Perfect? EMR). It quotes the noted hospital CIO, Dr. John Halamka. ...[I]f you let every department and clinical constituency pick what they want to include in their EMR,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Jeff's blog
This book talks about how Information technology is applied in hospitals settings, at the physician's office and in patients' homes and how its transforming healthcare delivery; Medical? New York City Orthodontics New York City Restorative Dentistry New York Dental Implants Teeth Whitening New York Tooth Whitening NYC Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Jeff's blog
As has become custom, I carved out some time at HIMSS to interview Jonathan Bush, the always outspoken and insightful CEO of athenahealth. This time, instead of meeting in some sterile conference room, we got together just before the start of athenahealth’s annual HIMSS party, which happened to be at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Jeff's blog
For me, one of the big advantages of healthcare social media is learning more about our system, our role, and the opportunities ahead. A few months ago, I learned about a new book being written by Eric Topol, M.D., entitled The Creative Destruction of Medicine. It sounded intriguing so I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Hello. It?s been awhile. Hope you?re all well. To all who have inquired, my thanks for your concern, but all?s good. Hectic, but good. Lot?s going on (more on that later) and an awful lot of travel. I?ve had a chance to meet and talk with brokers in various parts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Susan McAndrew, deputy director for health information privacy at the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) indicated this week that various final regulations modifying the HIPAA privacy and security rules required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) will be issued soon. Health lawyers have been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
As you read on here and with the way we use business intelligence for everything and even abuse it today in some areas, here?s a case to where the CVS pharmacy would have stuck out like a sore thumb if the average store dispenses 69,000 a year and this store... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Auckland-based clinical laboratory specialist Sysmex (http://www.sysmex.co.nz) has released the latest version of its Delphic (http://www.sysmex.co.nz/default.aspx?pagename=Delphic+LIS) laboratory information system (LIS) as well as a new mobile application for its Eclair (http://www.sysmex.co.nz/default.aspx?pagename=ECLAIR_841) clinical data repository. Delphic v8.5 comes with a new graphical user interface called Delphic Explorer (http://www.sysmex.co.nz/default.aspx?pagename=SNZ_Delphic%20Explorer), which Manhattan Porcelain Veneers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
The West Virginia Continuing Legal Education Section of WVU College of Law will be sponsoring Health Care Law 2011 Seminar on May 20, 2011, in Charleston, West Virginia at WVU Medical Center - CAMC. The Health Care Law 2011 Seminar will cover a variety of topics of interest to West... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
This is one huge award which the hospital says they are going to appeal and as the LA Times stated it could be the largest harassment award on record. When you look at the allegations, the one that stands out that is actually a bit scary is the accusation against... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
While information technology has become second nature to younger generations, it still remains a bewildering and scary concept to many elderly people. Technological advances now allow elderly people to have access to new systems and programs designed to help them live independently. To help them make the most of technology,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
School Kids Healthcare is happy to announce the new 2012 catalog is hot off the press. It?s been a long time coming and well worth the wait. The new 176-page School Kids Healthcare catalog is filled with all the must haves including first aid supplies, diagnostic equipment, pharmacy items, health... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires carriers offering coverage to individuals and families (not purchased on their behalf by an employer) to spend 80 percent of premium on medical claims or other costs related to health care quality. These medical loss ratio provisions took effect in January of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Exposure Disclosure. Liability and Accountability. HIPAA has been around for a while. I would not say we are generally complacent about it, but I believe we have become at least comfortable with it. Enter the HITECH Act, which puts real muscle into HIPAA. Providers should recognize the urgency of reviewing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Ekso Bionics (Berkeley, CA) has recently delivered the ready-to-wear, battery-powered Ekso exoskeleton to its first customer, the Craig Hospital in Denver, an institution dedicated to spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. The Ekso system is strapped on to the user over clothing, enabling paraplegics to stand and walk.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Gentle dental Health reflects a healthy personality. Poor oral health or bleeding gums can be harmful in both way physically and mentally. It is important that a person must understand the cause of bleeding gums and needs to be addressed to heal your gums. Here are some most important causes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Ben Dillon has posted on a truly difficult ethical situation shares the story on GeoVoices. It involves a mom who blogs on the challenges of raising a child with a genetic defect and this naturally attracts a sympathetic following. The mom's posts include her disappointment over being told hospital nephrologists... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Jeff's blog
I haven’t heard a single person say that the ACO (Accountable Care Organization) model is not here to stay. In fact, everyone that I’ve talked to is completely confident that healthcare is heading down the tracks of some sort of quality care model and away from our current fee for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at Jeff's blog
18 - 20 April 2012, Luxembourg. The Med-e-Tel 2012 conference program features presentations of business cases, research activities, projects, practical experiences from care providers, offering national and international perspectives on eHealth and telemedicine opportunities and experiences. Dentist New York City Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Manhattan Crowns and Bridges Manhattan Dental Implants... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at Jeff's blog
I was recently researching the physician signature requirements under the Medicare program and found this resource outlining some of key questions and answers around the requirements. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Learning Network has issued a fact sheet on Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Signature Requirements with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Well some of this is finally coming full circle with making villains out of over weight children. We have just about villainized just about every type of non perfect behavior we have out there today and when the exhibit and the ?on line game? reached a peak on this subject.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at Jeff's blog
Exposure Disclosure. Liability and Accountability. HIPAA has been around for a while. I would not say we are generally complacent about it, but I believe we have become at least comfortable with it. Enter the HITECH Act, which puts real muscle into HIPAA. Providers should recognize the urgency of reviewing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at Jeff's blog