We hear terms such as ‘meaningful use’, EHR, data breach, and mobile health but do we really know what it is? Here is a list of some of the most common health IT terms and a synopsis of what it is.
In the ever-changing landscape of healthcare, SMAs (State Medicaid Agencies) are tasked w/the ever-growing demands of maintaining legacy systems while keeping up to date w/current operational demands that require more agility than aging computer systems and architecture currently allow. As with any governmental entity, the question of funding inevitably comes up. Who the heck is going to pay for all of this? This blog article from the 3M Health Information blog brings up some good points that were gleaned from a conference back in March.
What are your thoughts?
Venture capital (VC) dollars have poured into healthcare and especially health IT in recent years. As of Q2 of this year, a reported $2.8 billion (yes, billions) of dollars have flowed into health IT companies.
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With so many mandates and competing priorities for health IT initiatives going on today, it can get a bit overwhelming. This article suggests the top 10 HITECH reboot priorities.
Do you agree?
At a developer’s conference today, Apple is expected to make an announcement of the launch of a new health tracking application. This app will likely pull from third-party sources and track activity information such as the number of steps, sleep, and heart rate. Apple is also expected to announce a tool kit to make it easier for developers to create code that will interface more easily w/home appliances and other non-iOS entities. (Apple is notorious for tightly controlling third-party access to their O/S ecosystem).
For those of us who are Apple fanatics, this could mean the opening of a new iWorld: iScale, iSleep, iBed, iHospital, or iClinic??