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Health Management Technology: Guest 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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