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Want Best Practices? Look Outside of Healthcare

My boss and I were invited to the National Institute for Health (NIH) last week to share our experience in developing physician and patient portals. After spending most of the day meeting with various NIH staff members and their Medical … Continue reading

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You Can’t Send Medical Records Over the Internet

Anyone who has spent time advocating for Healthcare IT has no doubt heard some variation of, “You can’t send medical records over the Internet.” There seems to be a prevalent belief that electronic communications are somehow less secure than other … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office Weighs In On Obama’s Health Care Proposals

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office released its report on the Obama health plan: Claiming back some of the rewards given to doctors for improving productivity could save the government Medicare program up to $201 billion over the next 10 years, … Continue reading

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Webcast: Healthcare 2015: The Impact of the Obama Presidency

Today, I attended the webcast called “Healthcare 2015: The Impact of the Obama Presidency” presented by IBM. The presenters included: Dr. Peter Budetti, MD, JD Chair, Department of Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Dr. Paul … Continue reading

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HIMSS Virtual Conference and Expo Day 1 Wrap-Up

Yesterday, I attended the first day of the HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo. HIMSS is the Healthcare Information Management & Systems Society and they describe themselves this way: The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry’s … Continue reading

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Obama Selects Daschle to Head Health and Human Services

News out of Washington today on another Obama cabinet choice: Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has accepted President-elect Barack Obama’s offer to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, Democratic officials said Wednesday. The appointment has not been announced, … Continue reading

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