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September 10, 2013 / Issue 38

In this issue:

GE perfecting ‘diagnostics-on-demand’ device for detecting MRSA and more

5 data snapshots of today’s U.S. health IT industry

With new iPhone, Apple has some catching up to do

Get minute-by-minute updates on the Apple iPhone event today

Nurse practitioners try new tack to expand foothold in primary care

HHS promotes digital strategy with 33 consumer-facing apps

ICD-10 arrives early in new claims form

New Medicaid patients may be younger than states feared, study finds

Rowing revives in the gym

Most popular last issue: Beers implicated in emergency room visits

Hot Clips: Security


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Feature Article: HAIs

GE perfecting ‘diagnostics-on-demand’ device for detecting MRSA and more

Scientists at GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co., are working with a team based at the University of Washington to develop a new medical device, the size of a pack of playing cards, that can detect infectious disease by way of a simple nasal swab in less than an hour.

Read the HMT featured article. >

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By the Numbers

5 data snapshots of today’s U.S. health IT industry

During a time in our nation’s recent history when the financial hurdles of the economic downturn challenged many sectors of the economy, the U.S. health IT industry emerged as one of the few bright spots on an otherwise bleak horizon.

Read the HIMSS Analytics article. >

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Mobile Tech

With new iPhone, Apple has some catching up to do

When Apple introduces new iPhones today, as everyone expects them to do, the company that practically created the smartphone will face an unusual task: keeping up with the competition.

Read the CNN article. >

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Mobile Tech

Get minute-by-minute updates on the Apple iPhone event today

Apple's big iPhone event is happening today. Catch it live.

Tune into the live blog of the event via The Verge at 1 p.m. ET. >

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Primary Care

Nurse practitioners try new tack to expand foothold in primary care

Nurse practitioners say efforts to expand primary care to millions of Americans under the health law are hampered by insurance industry practices that limit or exclude their participation.

Read the KHN article. >

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Mobile Tech: Apps

HHS promotes digital strategy with 33 consumer-facing apps

Health & Human Services (HHS) has released 33 consumer-facing apps designed to foster consumers’ engagement with their healthcare, a key part of the department’s digital strategy. The apps have a variety of different functionalities, from calculating a user’s body mass index to finding the nearest federally funded health center to helping a user quit smoking.

Read the Becker's Hospital Review article. >

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Claims and Coding

ICD-10 arrives early in new claims form

Within the revised CMS-1500 form is a requirement for health IT vendors to support a component of ICD-10 as soon as April 1, 2014. Here's a look at what that actually means.

Read the Government Health IT article. >

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Medicare & Medicaid

New Medicaid patients may be younger than states feared, study finds

A new study from the University of Michigan suggests new Medicaid patients will be younger and healthier than current beneficiaries – mostly younger white males.

Read the NBC News article. >

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Personal Health

Rowing revives in the gym

Like many group fitness workouts, at first this one sounds like a ridiculous idea: Take what is by far the least popular cardio machine in the gym – one that involves sitting down, endlessly sliding back and forth – and devote an entire class to it. But rowing is back big time, gaining converts from the running and spinning worlds.

Read the NY Times article. >

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Most popular last issue: Hospitals

Beers implicated in emergency room visits

Nationwide, roughly a third of all visits to emergency rooms for injuries are alcohol related. Now a new study suggests that certain beverages may be more likely to be involved than others.

Read the NY Times article. >

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Hot Clips

Hot Clips: Security

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

  1. Don't ask, don't tell
    How the Omnibus Final Rule assigns responsibility for safeguarding protected health information (PHI).
  2. Critical to care
    A comprehensive approach to data management in a hospital environment.
  3. How to maintain security in the cloud
    Seven factors to consider.
  4. Clinical engineering's evolving impact on medical device security and compliance
    All about spotting breaches, partnering with IT, managing vulnerabilities and preparing for potential changes to your job description.
  5. 'BYOD' and the mobility debate
    How to protect PHI while providing staff – and patients – with the benefits of mobile access.

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