Category Archives: telemedicine

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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Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security

Physicians, health care providers and other health care professionals are using smartphones, laptops and tablets in their work. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has gathered these tips and information to help you protect and secure health information … 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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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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How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

By MARTY MAKARY When there is a plane crash in the U.S., even a minor one, it makes headlines. There is a thorough federal investigation, and the tragedy often yields important lessons for the aviation industry. Pilots and airlines thus … Continue reading

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6 Lessons from California on Making Telemedicine Policy a Reality

Telemedicine might be on the rise but, as many stakeholder groups have learned, creating changes in policy that will allow patients, providers and payers to use it to its full potential isn’t exactly easy. Stakeholders in California have had some … Continue reading

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Goals of mHealth: Better Relationships and ROI

The burgeoning mHealth field offers healthcare a wealth of opportunities to engage with patients and provide a satisfactory return on investment. But if mobile medical apps are going to stand any chance of survival – with physicians as well as … Continue reading

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