Category Archives: telehealth

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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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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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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Putting Pressure on EHR Vendors.

In the 1890s, Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch robbed slow trains using fast horses and six-shooters. Today, the government is hinting that hospitals and physicians are robbing Medicare at the speed of electricity, using electronic health-record systems and billing … Continue reading

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How Hospitals Use Social Media for Philanthropy.

By Ron Shinkman Hospitals are increasingly turning to social media to for their fundraising efforts, part of a trend in healthcare to try and find ways to locate funds for both institutions and individuals. For instance, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s … Continue reading

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Health IT at Small-Care Providers Under Review by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

To see how health IT systems affect workflows, government-funded researchers are planning to descend on six small medical practices in Tennessee. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) says it wants to conduct the study because previous reviews of … Continue reading

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3 Ways Technology can Facilitate Patient Engagement.

As patients gain more access to their medical information and care providers electronically, the healthcare world stands to see improvements in patient engagement. Whether or not providers and patients can make the most of this opportunity depends largely upon the … Continue reading

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CMS Issues Corrections to Rule Implementing Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a document correcting errors in its final rule implementing the requirements for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive program. Most of the corrections in the 10-page document, published in the Oct. 23 Federal … Continue reading

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EHRs Reduce Medical Errors Among HIV Patients.

Electronic health records reduced medical errors in hospitalized HIV patients from 16 percent to 1.1 percent, a 93 percent reduction, according to three studies presented at the ID Week conference in San Diego last week and reported by Medpage Today. HIV patients admitted to the hospital … Continue reading

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More than 300 Vendors Share Ambulatory-care EHR Market.

Remember those old sword-and-sandal historical epics, with their “cast of  thousands” hacking and clubbing at each other in hand-to-hand combat? To the hordes of vendors of electronic health-record systems designed for office-based physicians, those struggles may seem like halcyon days. … Continue reading

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