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Changes to Chronic Care Management Requirements Encourage Adoption in 2017

Recently, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made revisions to Chronic Care Management (CCM) services after reviewing the slow adoption rates in 2016. These revisions are meant to […]

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Why “Bank Grade Security” is not enough

When it comes to your medical information, there are some critical security practices that can be used, and surprisingly these advanced protocols to keep your information safe are not practiced by everyone! […]

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ACO’s: Creating a more efficient US Healthcare System at last?

“Obamacare” can be boiled down to three things, according to our Chairman Dr Stanley Pappelbaum; 1) HIE, 2) HIT and 3) ACOs. Whether the Republican dominated House manages to fiscally […]

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To PHR or not to PHR

According to the statistics, only about 7 percent of the US population uses a Personal Health Record (PHR). The low adoption tells us that levels of patient empowerment and engagement […]

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Unraveling the US Healthcare Puzzle

It has been a couple of weeks since the last time I updated the blog – lots of going on here, traveling around the US, and uncovering new problems/opportunities in the […]

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Health 2.0 Conference Highlights

It was a very patient-oriented conference. Intense, collaborative and lots of social networking. The “Patient 2.0” session concentrated on themes such as how to engage a broader population in healthy […]

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Better hospital hand-offs for patients with multi-med regimes

Last week I wrote about Hospital hand-offs and medical errors and how they are a systemic problem in hospitals and that it is an area that needs to be improved. […]

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Hospital hand-offs and medical errors

People lie in beds on the verge of death, with tubes stuck into their bodies at all angles, respirators forcing life-giving oxygen into their inactive lungs, loved ones holding their […]

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Government Priorities in New Zealand Healthcare for the Disabled and Disadvantaged

Recently I had the pleasure to attend a National Health Board IT Workshop in Dunedin, New Zealand. I am sure some of you are aware that the New Zealand government plans […]

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The Benefits of Medication Management & Optimisation

My post last week on Tools to help pharmacies manage medications has received comment in various places, so I thought I would extend it out a little more. Last week […]

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