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February 19, 2013 / Issue 8

In this issue:

Meaningful lessons for meaningful use

How Samsung is out-innovating Apple

KLAS rates EMR vendors on ICD-10 readiness

Walmart health screening stations touted as part of 'self-service revolution'

States worry about rate shock during shift to new health law

Could your next doctor's visit be on the Microsoft Kinect game system?

Over 250 hospitals use Amcom's smartphone texting application

Discharge app, hospital porter request tool win early GE Hospital Quest prizes

Health technology’s ‘essential critic’ warns of medical mistakes

Enrollments for insurance start Oct. 1, official says

Winner of Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge app competition announced

Insider's Guide to HIMSS13

Most popular last week: Glitch in medical code threatens mental healthcare, therapists warn

Hot Clips: ICD-10


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Feature Article: EMRs

Meaningful lessons for meaningful use

How healthcare networks can learn from businesses to make electronic record implementation effective.

By Jeff Rauscher, Redwood Software

Read the HMT featured article. >

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Mobile Tech

How Samsung is out-innovating Apple

It's no longer about being just as good as Apple. You have to be better. The evidence is everywhere, but it's most apparent in products made by Apple's biggest mobile rival, Samsung.

Read the CNN article. >

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ICD-10

KLAS rates EMR vendors on ICD-10 readiness

While preparation for ICD-10 intensifies, questions surrounding EMR vendor readiness and ICD-10-related technologies are surfacing. In the KLAS report, "ICD-10 Perception 2012: Can Technology Relieve Readiness Issues?," KLAS discusses how leading providers around the country are hiring third-party consulting firms to help them overcome these and other ICD-10 challenges, including staff readiness, training and technology. The study reveals that providers rated EMR vendors Cerner, Epic and Siemens highest in their ICD-10 preparedness.

Read the Government Health IT article. >

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Healthcare On The Go

Walmart health screening stations touted as part of 'self-service revolution'

From SoloHealth's unmanned kiosks, slated to be in 2,500 Walmarts and Sam’s Clubs next month, to video consultations with doctors, to smartphone apps that track blood pressure and heart rate, consumer health technology is attracting big-name backers such as retailer Walmart, health insurers Wellpoint and UnitedHealthcare and companies that make or distribute medical products, such as Johnson & Johnson and Cardinal Health.

Read the KHN article. >

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Health Law

States worry about rate shock during shift to new health law

Less than a year before Americans will be required to have insurance under President Obama's healthcare law, many of its backers are growing increasingly anxious that premiums could jump, driven up by the legislation itself. Higher premiums could undermine a core promise of the Affordable Care Act: to make basic health protections available to all Americans for the first time. Major rate increases also threaten to cause a backlash just as the law is supposed to deliver many key benefits Obama promised when he signed it in 2010.

Read the LA Times article. >

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Telemedicine

Could your next doctor's visit be on the Microsoft Kinect game system?

In a new study published in the International Journal of Electronic Finance, University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor Janet Bailey and Microsoft's Bradley Jensen spell out some of the financial pros of using the PC version of Kinect as a real-world telemedicine solution.

Read the Popular Science article. >

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Mobile Tech

Over 250 hospitals use Amcom's smartphone texting application

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) is adding Amcom’s HIPAA-compliant smartphone texting solution to their existing Amcom healthcare communications system. The 270-bed community hospital joins more than 250 other healthcare organizations in adopting Amcom Mobile Connect for its providers.

Read more about Amcom’s smartphone texting solution. >

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Mobile Apps

Discharge app, hospital porter request tool win early GE Hospital Quest prizes

Submissions to GE Healthcare’s $100,000 Hospital Quest app challenge were due Friday, but even before the contest closed, the company already announced two early winners of $5,000 each.

Read the MobiHealthNews article. >

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EHRs

Health technology’s ‘essential critic’ warns of medical mistakes

The notion that electronic charts prevent more mistakes than they cause just isn’t proven, says Drexel University’s Dr. Scot Silverstein.

Read the Philadelphia Inquirer/KHN article. >

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Health Law

Enrollments for insurance start Oct. 1, official says

An Obama administration official told Congress last Thursday that the government would be ready to enroll millions of people in private health insurance plans this fall, but senators of both parties expressed doubts.

Read the NYT article. >

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Mobile Apps

Winner of Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge app competition announced

A free, easy-to-use mobile application that helps people prevent heart disease has won the Million Hearts initiative. The winning app, created by the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation as part of a nationwide competition, was announced on Valentine’s Day by Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology.

Read the HHS article. >

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HIMSS13

Insider's Guide to HIMSS13

NextGen Healthcare has put together the "Insider's Guide to HIMSS13," a valuable, downloadable resource that includes tips from a HIMSS veteran, 10 sessions you shouldn't miss, a definitive guide to MU2 and ICD-10, and more.

Get the NextGen Healthcare e-book. >

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Most popular last issue: Claims & Coding

Glitch in medical code threatens mental healthcare, therapists warn

A growing number of U.S. mental health professionals say their insurance claims have been denied – and their payments have been withheld – because of problems resulting from nationwide changes in psychotherapy treatment codes that took effect Jan. 1. Worse, systemwide delays and outright denials of payment could last for months, jeopardizing not just the nation’s 500,000 providers, but also access to care for millions of mentally ill Americans.

Read the NBC News article. >

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Hot Clips

Hot Clips: ICD-10

Click on the highlighted links below to read the top HMT archival properties concerning ICD-10, a topic that is at the forefront of healthcare discussions.

  1. How ICD-10 impacts revenue cycle management
  2. ICD-10 FAQ
  3. Five steps to avoid ICD-10 stress
  4. ICD-10, Claims & Coding Solutions Guide, December 2012
  5. Code explosion: Can current NLP technology handle ICD-10?

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