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10th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference, Denver, July 11/12

  This nationally recognized conference and exhibition focuses on technology-enabled consumer engagement and behavior change. Topics to be covered included innovative applications of remote monitoring, home telehealth, mHealth, eHealth, social media and gaming to help manage diseases, promote wellness and facilitate accountable care. The program features three new educational tracks: Track A: Government – private […]

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Announcing the Inaugural eCollaboration Forum at HIMSS12!

  Please consider attending the inaugural eCollaboration Forum taking place at HIMSS12 on Thursday, February 23, 2012 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Sands Expo Center.   Theme — Collaborative Platforms and Applications in Health Care This is the Health IT industry’s first-ever event focusing on collaborative health platforms and applications! We take an expansive […]

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Platform Wars!

Click here or on the graphic to download a copy of my July 11 presentation from this year’s Healthcare Unbound conference. Tags: conference, Healthcare Unbound, platform

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Doctors Love iPads. What Does it Mean? What Does it Mean?

After attending the largest annual health IT conference of the year — HIMSS 11 –  John Moore reported that “nearly every EHR vendor has an iPad App for the EHR [electronic health record], or will be releasing such this year.” Doctors love iPads…not surprising? But, how might you explain this? There are at least two different […]

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Getting DIRECTly to the Point: The Role of the Direct Project in Fast-Tracking Health IT Interoperability

By Rich Elmore and Arien Malec. Rich Elmore is the Direct Project Communication Workgroup leader and Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Allscripts.  Arien Malec is ONC’s Coordinator, Direct Project and Coordinator, S&I Framework. A patient’s health records are no longer confined to a doctor’s office, shelved inside a dusty file cabinet. With the advent of the […]

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Healthcare IT News Highlights Mobile Health Expo Presentation

Mike Miliard did a great job in capturing highlights and key points of my presentation at the Mobile Health Expo conference earlier this week. You can read his story here. Please write me at vincek@bhtinfo.com in you’d like a copy of the PowerPoint presentation. Update:  Neil Versel of FierceEMR also wrote up the presentation.  Here’s a link […]

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Verizon Abandoning Walled Garden Network & Business Model: Implications for Healthcare

Wha…?  why are we talking about Verizon…isn’t is a healthcare blog? When a major, multinational company does a complete turnaround on its operating and business model, it’s worth noting and examining the reasons behind the switch. Wireless Week reported on a presentation made at the CTIA conference this week by Verizon COO, Lowell McAdam: In a nod […]

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Hospital Readmissions Avoidance “Programs” — Vendors and Hospitals Not All On the Same Wavelength

Last week I attended and participated in an excellent conference — the National Reducing Hospital Readmissions Forum sponsored by World Research Group. One of my main take aways is to observe a simple — yet huge — difference in mindset between hospital executives and vendors. Over the past few months I’ve heard many vendors with diverse health care […]

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The Achilles Heel of ACOs? Shared Savings Payment Model Unlikely to Motivate Hospitals

Sometimes you read something and the full impact doesn’t hit you until hours — perhaps days — later.  As I was out mountain biking today, the importance of something I ran across yesterday suddenly hit me. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are today’s cure-du-jour for reforming the health care delivery system. Bob Berensen, MD of the Urban […]

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