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When it comes to healthcare software solutions, whether or not to automate your QA testing of your new releases can be a difficult decision. On the one hand, you know that the manual testing you have had in place can get the validation and verification job done, as it has proven time and time again. […]

Provider leaders, on average, use 11 different technologies to shield their organization’s protected health information (PHI), a new survey revealed. Provider leaders, on average, use 11 different technologies to shield their organization’s protected health information (PHI), a new survey revealed. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) surveyed nearly 300 healthcare leaders across the […]

Robotic-assisted telemedicine is an effective way to perform bedside rounds for ill infants in hospital neonatal intensive care units, new research concludes. read more Read more from originating source…

While big data, electronic health records and patient engagement tools are seen as the big solutions to improving healthcare, there are more modest goals clinicians eye to provide better care, says Gurpreet Dhaliwal, a staff physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. read more Read more from originating source…

Source Data Capture From Electronic Health Records: Using Standardized Clinical Research Data The FDA will host a demonstration day for vendors to showcase technology that will help it mine EHRs for automated clinical trial data capture. Despite Threats, Senate Appropriations Bill Currently Remains Free of ICD-10 Delay Amendment Though a number of competing bills have […]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its official policy on telemedicine, recommending certain uses of the technology and disavowing others for fragmenting care. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its official policy on telemedicine, recommending certain uses of the technology and disavowing others for fragmenting care. The AAP’s statement on telemedicine advocates that […]

As a result of the federal government’s push towards a value-based healthcare system, providers are being pushed to be part of alternative payment models such as ACOs. Nonetheless, research shows that physicians remain uncertain about the structure and effectiveness of these paradigms. As a result of the federal government’s push towards a value-based healthcare system, […]

For those that don’t know the history of EMR and HIPAA, I wrote the first post on EMR and HIPAA back on December 11, 2005. It’s fun to read that first post. Short and sweet. I hit some high level points which amazingly still represent my desires 10 years later. “I will try to incorporate […]

Telemedicine is increasing the popularity of image-based consultation, so researchers in Sweden and South Africa set out to determine whether photos from smartphones could be trusted for clinical diagnosis, according to a study at Telemedicine and e-Health. read more Read more from originating source…

The House and Senate both put forth appropriations bills that maintained ONC’s current funding level through FY2016, approximately $60.4 million. The bills also maintained the prohibition of a national health identifier. Top News: Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies Key Takeaway: In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the validity of tax credits used by […]

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