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Added by John Robinson on August 18, 2017 at 7:08am — No Comments

Health Buzz: The 10 Best States for Health Care

 

Health Buzz The 10 Best States for Health Care If you want to get the best health care, you might be better off living in one of these states, according to a new ranking.

Hawaii, Iowa and Minnesota topped WalletHub’s new ranking of the best states for health care. The ranking took into…

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Added by John Robinson on August 8, 2017 at 5:48am — No Comments

Preparing for HIPAA Enforcement

It goes without saying that preparing for HIPAA enforcement is of crucial importance to organizations. The reason: Last year saw a spike in the settlement payments ordered by HIPAA. There were as many as seven settlements of a value of over $1 million each. Of these seven, one was for $5.5 million, another was for $3.9 million, and yet another for $2.75 million. These constituted a part of a dozen or so overall resolutions settlements. These results point to the fact that HIPAA is continuing…

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Added by Roger Steven on July 10, 2017 at 8:34am — No Comments

Bringing about positive changes into the US healthcare system

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…

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Added by Roger Steven on June 13, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments

Why IEC 60825 certification cannot be substituted for 21CFR1040

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…

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Added by Compliance4all on May 24, 2017 at 6:31am — No Comments

Understanding CARC and RARC

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…

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Added by Roger Steven on May 19, 2017 at 8:42am — No Comments

The Stark Law and key considerations for physician employment agreements

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

 

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Added by Roger Steven on May 17, 2017 at 7:18am — No Comments

Workplace Safety Regulations

Workplace Safety Regulations :

workplace-safety

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…

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Added by Roger Steven on May 30, 2016 at 3:50am — No Comments

Understanding Medical Identity Theft and ways of preventing it

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…

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Added by Roger Steven on May 19, 2016 at 7:55am — No Comments

A Workshop: What Is the Universe of a Universal Health Language?

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: …

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Added by Nancy Tomich on June 10, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments

America Has A Health Care Paradox

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…

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Added by Stephen C Schimpff on September 18, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments

See Forbes Article Featuring 1st Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop, 17-18 October 2012

Colleagues,

Please see this hyperlink to blog post at the OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) homepage on article published…

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Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 29, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

OSEHRA Board Member, Dr John Halamka Blogs on 17-18 October 2012, 1st Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop

Colleagues,

Please see link below to OSEHRA Board Member, Dr. John D. Halamaka's widely read "Life as a Healthcare CIO" blog.  

As you are probably aware, Dr Halamka is Chief Information Officer Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New…

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Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 6, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Andreessen Horowitz swings for the GitHub fences with $100 Million Series A Venture Investment

Colleagues,

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…

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Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on July 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

OSEHRA Makes Available New Patient Information Software - Janus 4.0 Graphical User Interface Launched As Open Source Software

Colleagues,

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…

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Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

OSEHRA Announces First Board of Directors ... Open Source EHR Organization Taps Industry, Academic, Government Experts

Colleagues,

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.

ENJOY!

Conrad "CC" Clyburn…

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Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Misconception That American Has The Best Healthcare In The World

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…

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Added by Stephen C Schimpff on February 7, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

Teamwork Improves Surgical Safety and Reduces Mortality

Like the cockpit, the operating room (OR) is fraught with high intensity, high complexity, high velocity, and high stakes. And as a capital intense location which serves as the financial engine of many or not most hospitals, there is pressure to use the OR efficiently. Like the cockpit, there is hierarchy, and a deep culture which includes strongly held rituals and customs. Unfortunately, there are also errors of omission and commission which lead to adverse outcomes including patient… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on November 14, 2010 at 9:04am — No Comments

Remote Presence Technology in Haiti

"We want to bring technical expertise and medical knowledge in a way that's ongoing," said Dr. Lockhart.

http://cbs5.com/local/robot.haiti.victims.2.1856594.html

Added by Jon Putman on August 23, 2010 at 1:05am — No Comments

Medical Relief in Haiti

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.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/24602920/detail.html

Added by Jon Putman on August 23, 2010 at 12:38am — No Comments

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