Category Archives: Latino health trend

To Save IT Costs, the Cloud Is the Limit

by Mark Veverka Cloud computing is exploding and growing faster than a swirling funnel crossing the Oklahoma plains. The next generation of computing lowers information technology costs while increasing corporate profits at the same time. And what’s not to like … Continue reading

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Florida Practice Catches HHS Attention

ChenMed, a family owned prmary care practice, has developed a delivery model focused on care for seniors with complicated healthcare issues, including heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and cancer. More than 70 percent of its patients have five or more chronic … Continue reading

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AMA: Stage 3 Proposals Problematic on Many Levels

The government is setting the bar too high under early proposals for Stage 3 electronic health records meaningful use criteria, and the requirements simply aren’t fair to physicians who seek to comply and fall just short, the American Medical Association … Continue reading

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Black Market Pharmacies And The Big Business Of Spam

An apparent feud between two black market pharmacies has shed light on a shady global industry. “Rx-Promotion and SpamIt probably are responsible for upward of 50 or 60 percent of spam that you and I got in our inboxes over … Continue reading

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ONC Town Halls to Cover HIE Governance Issues

Officials of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will hold Web-based Town Hall meetings on January 17 and February 24 to hear from stakeholders on how best to govern health information exchange initiatives. ONC in May … Continue reading

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Teladoc, HealthSpot Team on Telehealth

Teladoc, which bills itself as the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider, announced a new strategic partnership with technology company HealthSpot. The initiative, executives say, will enhance Teladoc’s solution with the ability to offer an on-site option through HealthSpot’s telehealth system, which … Continue reading

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FCC gives Telehealth $400M Boost

WASHINGTON | January 10, 2013 The Federal Communications Commission will make $400 million available annually to healthcare providers to expand the development of broadband telehealth networks from a pilot to a permanent program. The pilot program has supported 50 provider healthcare networks … Continue reading

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EHR Incentives Over $10B to Date

WASHINGTON | January 9, 2013 Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments are estimated to have blasted through $10.3 billion to a total of 180,200 physicians and hospitals through December since the program’s inception. December’s payments of $1.25 billion were driven by the … Continue reading

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White House Calls for Healthcare Cuts, Permanent SGR Fix.

The White House has called for a permanent—not temporary—fix to Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula and about $400 billion in healthcare cuts, according to a source familiar with the fiscal-cliff negotiations. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), however, was generally dismissive of … Continue reading

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ID Theft Scheme Hits 400+ in Louisiana and Elsewhere

The health care services division of Louisiana State University, which operates seven hospitals, has notified more than 400 individuals in 12 states following the arrest of an employee charged with using patient information to make counterfeit checks, according to local … Continue reading

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