Cybersecurity and Blockchain in Health Care

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Last Monday I opened up the Renal & Urology News update to find 3 recent articles about health IT (HIT) security. The first article, “Controlling Access to Health Information”, noted that the … [Read more...]

Mobile Health: Growing Engagement and New Responsibilities

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The pervasiveness of mobile devices

This week I’m blogging about an M-word. Not MACRA or MIPS, but Mobile Health or mHealth. A warning before you proceed: The following paragraph contains a personal story that may be Too Much … [Read more...]

Looking for the Golden Fleece in 2016: JASON, FHIR, and the Argonaut Project

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Welcome to 2016. Let’s jump right into the FHIR! In the January 4 Acumen blog post Terry Ketchersid mentioned Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) as a 2016 product to “keep your eye on.” … [Read more...]

Regulation vs Innovation: The Battles of a Certified EHR in a Meaningful Use World

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In the past five years, EHR technology vendors and providers have been struggling with the numerous regulatory requirements, from PQRS and eRx programs to Meaningful Use, value-based modifiers, ICD-10 … [Read more...]

EHRs in the New Age of Population Health Management

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Recently I accompanied my 84-year-old dad to his geriatrician appointment. My dad is fortunate to have an experienced, caring, compulsive primary care physician to manage his congestive heart failure … [Read more...]