Healthcare Articles

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March 6, 2012 – 1,121 views
Frank J. Rosello - Environmental Intelligence, LLC
There is a tremendous amount of anticipation among providers and health IT vendors for the official release of the proposed rules for the electronic health records (EHR) Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. It is expected that the proposed rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use will be published later this month. Full Story 
February 28, 2012 – 1,088 views
Employee use of smartphones on the job is more than a trend, it is now a reality. Full Story 
February 21, 2012 – 1,134 views
Ron McLaughlin
As of December 31, 2011, 61% of hospitals and 33% of eligible healthcare providers registered for the electronic health records meaningful use incentive program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Total payments through January 2012 is over $3 billion. Full Story 
February 14, 2012 – 1,192 views
Janice Humphries
Implementing Electronic Health Records in any practice can be a challenge. And what I have found to be the biggest challenge is demonstrating meaningful use. Providers are often surprised to find that one of the required features of an EHR system is utilizing a Patient Portal. Over time, this feature will change the way the patient and the practice communicate with each other. Full Story 
February 7, 2012 – 1,370 views
Dallas L. Alford IV
The health care regulation laws that now exist were created to ensure that the interest of every medical group will be protected. Failing to abide by such laws could pose significant risk due to fines, penalties and even potential criminal charges. Benefits of a well designed compliance plan consist of the following at a minimum: · Increase speed and minimize improper payments of claims · Minimize billing mistakes · Reduce the odds that your physician group will be audited by a governmental agency · If a governmental agency does conduct an audit, a compliance plan can reduce any negative outcome. Full Story 
February 7, 2012 – 1,434 views
Dr. Brian T. Dovorany
The world of scoliosis treatment is rapidly advancing (finally) due to breakthroughs in the fields of prognostic testing and early stage scoliosis intervention. Soon the days of scoliosis brace treatment and scoliosis surgery will fade into the dark ages of the past and a more preventative and a pro-active scoliosis treatment model will emerge. At the forefront of this advancement are highly sophisticated prognostic testing and innovative alternative scoliosis treatment options. The formula that seems to be a formula that is consistent with almost any disease is one that combines a person's genetics with their environment creating the cellular or even molecular maladaptation. Full Story 
January 31, 2012 – 1,264 views
Greg Garner
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed as a federal law in 1996 and this regulates how protected patient information can be stored and accessed. There are various organizations known as covered entities as per HIPAA that will need to follow all the rules and regulations for accessing, storing and transmitting the confidential information of patients. Full Story 
January 24, 2012 – 1,219 views
Ronald McLaughlin
One of the initiatives of the Affordable Health Care Act is Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). These networks serve people on Medicare and include policies and procedures to assist physicians, hospital personnel and other caregivers to better coordinate care for Medicare patients. Full Story