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Health Management Technology: All Blogs

The new reality: Member-centric engagement models

 By Sangita Singh, CEO, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Wipro , on September 16, 2014



The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as modified by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and collectively known as the Affordable Care Act makes sweeping changes to the regulation of U.S. health insurance markets. There is no question that it has unleashed a wave...

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Consumer-grade mobile device and BYOD policies

 By Paul Czerwinski, North America Director of Healthcare, Motorola Solutions, on July 31, 2014

Paul CzerwinskiIt is indisputable that mobile computers help doctors, nurses and hospital staff improve the quality of patient care and save lives by...

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Squashing the status quo – there's an app for that

 By Jonathan Bush, Founder and CEO, athenahealth, on June 1, 2014

J. BushThere’s an excellent chance that you’re reading these words on a machine, and when you finish the article, you may want to share it with hundreds of...

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Remote monitoring matures beyond “cool” status

 By Bryan Fuhr, Co-Founder, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Healthsense, Inc. , on March 17, 2014

Bryan FuhrFrom a recent flurry of high-profile acquisitions to publication of studies examining the clinical and financial potential, signs point to the...

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Four keys to success in health insurance exchanges

 By Emad Rizk, M.D., president, McKesson Health Solutions, on October 21, 2013

  America’s healthcare system is preparing for the entry of millions of new members as enrollment opens for health insurance exchanges. This influx will put...

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Celebrating kismet: RSNA's 99th yearly gathering is Dec. 1-6

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on October 18, 2013

Phil Colpas
Many of man’s most fantastic discoveries were found while he was searching for something else. Case in point: Celebrating its 99th scientific assembly and annual meeting in Chicago...

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One year to go ... are you ready for ICD-10?

 By Betty Gomez, director of regulatory strategy, ZirMed, on September 27, 2013

With the ICD-10 deadline just one year away, providers are in various levels of readiness, from completely unprepared to organized and on track. To determine where you fall in the continuum and what you should do to be ready, here are our top tips and tricks for ICD-10 readiness. 1.    Understand the landscape

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Those were the days

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on September 13, 2013

Phil Colpas
I remember watching reruns of “All in the Family,” which aired from 1971-79 on CBS. (You remember: “Boy the way Glenn Miller played. Songs that made the Hit Parade. Guys like us we...

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Huge ED admission spike is evidence of a much larger healthcare problem

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on August 19, 2013

Phil Colpas
Recent findings by the RAND corporation reveal that more than four out of five (81.8 percent) unscheduled admissions to U.S. hospitals now come through the emergency department (ED), a huge jump from...

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Grasping the network: A first step to ACO financial success

 By Doug Fielding, VP, product strategy, ZirMed, on August 1, 2013

In July, The Wall Street Journal revealed the first-year results from the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) pilot program. While all of the health systems participating in...

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e e cummings was a TRAILBLAZER

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on July 22, 2013

Phil Colpas
Did the headline get your attention because it looks a little funny? Blame it on e e cummings. I remember that name, sans punctuation and capitalization, staring up at me through the pages of my...

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'Life is what happens when you're busy doing other things'

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on June 4, 2013

Phil Colpas
John Lennon, who if he were still with us would be celebrating his 73rd birthday this October, famously said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy doing other things.” A...

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Who you callin' fat!?

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on April 22, 2013

Phil Colpas
Let’s face it: Our collective health as a species has been mostly on the decline since we hit our personal, post-Industrial Revolution zenith; quite recently, in fact, when Homo sapiens boasted...

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HMT named one of '100 Health Care Organizations to Watch in 2013'

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on March 22, 2013

Phil Colpas
Sometimes in life, it feels appropriate to toot one’s own horn, so to speak. So if you will permit me, now is one of those times. MHAprograms.org...

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How to KISS

 By Phil Colpas, Editor, on January 29, 2013

Phil Colpas
It’s no secret that the world of healthcare IT is laden and littered with a veritable plethora of acronyms: EHR, MU, HIE, RAC, RCM … ad nauseum. If we can attach an acronym to a term,...

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HMT editor named to healthcare IT influencers list

 By Phil Colpas, Editor, on January 2, 2013

Phil Colpas
A couple of weeks ago, I was delighted to learn that Schwartz MSL had included me on its list of the top 25 healthcare IT reporters in the country. Also on the list were representatives from several...

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Network management: What becomes possible with integration

 By James Evans, VP, financial and network management, McKesson Health Solutions, on December 20, 2012

Jim Evans As I’ve written about in the first two parts of this series, network management must be retooled if health plans and their provider network are to meet the cost, quality, and...

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Survey to determine impact of EMRs on doctor/patient interaction

 By Phil Colpas, Editor, on November 21, 2012

Phil Colpas
Software Advice specializes in researching and reviewing software...

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Network management: Advancing to the starting line

 By James Evans, VP, claims performance, McKesson Health Solutions, on October 31, 2012

Jim Evans In medieval Europe, monasteries were filled with diligent monks who carefully copied, codified and filed the knowledge of antiquity. In health plans today, a comparably impressive...

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Change management, technology and CDS: a holistic approach to HAI

 By Stephen Claypool, M.D., on October 30, 2012

Stephen Claypool The recent death of 12-year-old Rory Stauton generated a firestorm of media coverage that thrust sepsis and the challenges it presents to the healthcare system into the national...

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A community built on wellness

 By Phil Colpas, Editor, on October 25, 2012

Phil ColpasI’m normally not a huge fan of master-planned neighborhoods, preferring instead a house surrounded by lots of trees and native plants at the dead end of a dirt road. However, Orlando’s Lake Nona...

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Network management: Why major change is on the way

 By Jim Evans, VP, financial and network performance, McKesson Health Solutions, on October 8, 2012

Jim Evans In recent years, network management has been somewhat overlooked as a function and considered more administrative than strategic. With healthcare reform, however, value-based networks...

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HMT celebrates 32 years

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on September 25, 2012

Tradition is an important part of any culture, the bedrock upon which a foundation is built. In business, tradition can dictate the lay of the land, help determine its appearance and establish parameters that will hopefully nurture...

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Better health begins with better understanding

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on September 5, 2012

As the U.S. healthcare model changes from rewarding for quantity to rewarding for quality, disease management is projected to be one of the fastest-growing segments in the industry, with healthcare IT vendors scrambling for a piece of...

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Smiling staff means a healthier hospital

 By Phil Colpas, Editor, on August 21, 2012

We’ve all heard the mantra: Keep your employees happy, and you’ll see positive results via increased productivity, ideas that are more creative and an ownership-of-product mentality, regardless of what that product might...

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When will healthcare IT actually improve the patient experience?

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on July 26, 2012

Did you ever get the feeling that no one even looks at the reams of paperwork we’re forced to fill out each and every time we visit a medical facility? See if this scenario sounds familiar: You enter your doctor’s...

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The same old job spec? Not really

 By Jim Gibson, on May 25, 2012

I spent part of last week in southern California, the center of the rapidly emerging wireless health sector. It was an enlightening week, and it got me thinking about how we develop job specs and what we expect from our executives. Let me connect the dots. I had an interesting discussion with one of the major players, a man directly and...

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Balance, Part Two…A “Prince” Retires

 By Jim Gibson, on December 21, 2010

My last post was about striving for a sense of balance between our work and non-work lives. More importantly, how we bring a sense of humanity into the workplace. If you've been fortunate enough to encounter a true role model at some point in your career, there's a good chance this person understood that. He or she was probably the...

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Balance

 By Jim Gibson, on September 13, 2010

I'm writing this late on Sunday afternoon of Labor Day weekend. It's peaceful and serene and the weather in the northeast is just about perfect. I'm sitting in a rocker on my front porch savoring a good cigar with my favorite dog at my side. He's working on his eighth nap of the day, and I'm enjoying the peace and quiet,...

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Let's walk in their shoes

 By Jim Gibson, on May 19, 2010

By Jim Gibson More and more bloggers and trade press reporters are writing about the tightening HIT labor market. It's becoming clear that we're entering a period of intense competition for  HIT talent. Yet it doesn't feel that way to everyone. U.S. unemployment remains stubbornly high and many people, even in HIT,...

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Here Comes Spring

 By Jim Gibson, on February 8, 2010

Even though our friends in the Mid-Atlantic don't feel it right now, the arrival of HIMSS reminds us that spring can't be too far behind. And with spring come more trade shows, user group meetings, and...

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A New Year: Time to Raise the Antenna

 By Jim Gibson, on January 8, 2010

Jim Gibson "Thank goodness I have a job." A sentiment often felt when a recession hits. As belts are tightened, budgets slashed, and colleagues laid off, many take solace in knowing they've been spared. Issues like job...

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The HCIT Labor Shortage. WHAT??

 By Jim Gibson, on November 9, 2009

It's no secret that someone hit the "pause" button. Jim Gibson As the economy has tanked, hospital and physician IT contracts have stalled. Projects with prior commitments have mostly proceeded, but at a slower, drawn out...

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