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The American healthcare industry is a curious mélange. On the one hand, it is the world’s largest industry, with an estimated size of around $ three trillion. It is a system in which any treatment option that one can think of is available to the patient. Yet, it is characterized by a high degree of inefficiency and exorbitant costs. Many treatment options are out of reach of a large number of patients. It also suffers from non-implementation of many best practices that would have ensured a…Continue
Added by Roger Steven on June 13, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments
With a few exceptions, it is necessary for manufacturers, system integrators and importers of lasers or laser containing products to implement best practices for compliance with FDA 21 CFR 1040. This is because The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) requests documentation using the current version of their Form 3632 Guide for Preparing Product Reports for Lasers or Products Containing Lasers for laser self-certification submittals, which have to comply with…
Added by Compliance4all on May 24, 2017 at 6:31am — No Comments
A Claim Adjustment Reason Code (CARC) is a code used in medical billing to communicate a change or an adjustment in payment. CARCs have to be used to communicate why there was a difference between the amount paid in a claim or service line and the amount that was billed against it. CARCS are to be mentioned only if there is an adjustment of this kind. If there is no adjustment to a claim or…Continue
Added by Roger Steven on May 19, 2017 at 8:42am — No Comments
One of the major fallouts of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare is the phenomenal rise in the number of physician practice acquisitions. These are some of the reasons for this rise:
- Because of physician practice acquisitions, healthcare providers can consolidate and integrate their business better, since acquisition brings about alignment between the business prospects of the referral networks with the hospital’s strategic goals
Added by Roger Steven on May 17, 2017 at 7:18am — No Comments
Workplace Safety Regulations :
Workplace safety is a matter of grave importance to any organization. Ensuring the safety of workers is a primary goal of most countries, no matter which kind of political system or setup they have. This is because almost no workplace is free from some or another kind of hazard. These workplaces could be as varied as hospitals, construction sites, engineering plants or agriculture and many more.
Governments the world…Continue
Added by Roger Steven on May 30, 2016 at 3:50am — No Comments
Understanding Medical Identity Theft and ways of preventing it
Medical Identity Theft is a common phenomenon in today's situation, where most health records are digitized. Although a lot of precaution goes into the security and protection of these records, Medical Identity Theft is a cause for worry.
The most common types of data that are stolen are Social Security Number (SSN), name and the Medicare number, the most potent tools with which to…Continue
Added by Roger Steven on May 19, 2016 at 7:55am — No Comments
This workshop, to be held in San Diego, will examine the theoretical and practical implications of implementing a Universal Health Language, as recommended in the 2010 report of the President's Council on Science and Technology. It is open to all interested parties, at a registration fee of $250.
We also are seeking corporate sponsors for this event at the $5,000 level.
Further information is available at: …Continue
Added by Nancy Tomich on June 10, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments
We have a real paradox in American healthcare. On the one hand we have exceptionally well educated and well trained providers who are committed to our care. We are the envy of the world for our biomedical research prowess, funded largely by the National Institutes of Health and conducted across the county in universities and medical schools. The pharmaceutical industry continuously brings forth life saving and disease altering medications. The medical device industry is incredibly innovative…Continue
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As you are probably aware, Dr Halamka is Chief Information Officer Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New…Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 6, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Please see link below to article in "Upstart Business Journal" on the recent $100 Million Series A investment in GitHub made by one of Silicon Valley's hottest venture capital firms Andressssen Horowitz.
As it probably goes without saying, a $100 million is an outsized early stage venture investment. It is my understanding that GitHub had refused outside money to this point. A typical Series A investment would usually range between $3 to $6…Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on July 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Please find below a press release announcing the contribution of the JANUS graphical user interface to the OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) code repository, OSEHRA Janus Announcement.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funded OSEHRA was launched last…Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments
For your information, and in the continuing quest to capture the 3C's of Content, Community and Collaboration, please find the following on the Open Source Electronic Health Record effort to which I have devoted substantial effort to in recent months.
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
There are many misconceptions about health care and medical care. This includes the discussions over the last few years about healthcare reform but is not limited to those discussions. I plan to write about these over the coming days and weeks in some detail. Here is the first one. “American has the best healthcare system in the world.”
One of the first problems with this statement is that we really have a medical system in America not a healthcare system. We focus on…Continue
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"We want to bring technical expertise and medical knowledge in a way that's ongoing," said Dr. Lockhart.
Added by Jon Putman on August 23, 2010 at 1:05am — No Comments
Months later US doctors still providing medical relief in Haiti. "It's still a fairly dire situation. It's just that it's fallen from the public's attention," said Sutter Health anesthesiologist Dr. Stephen Lockhart.
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