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Yesterday morning I noticed the announcement that a new patent that had been awarded to athenahealth, for the "Automated Configuration of Medical Practice Management Systems."  While I'll admit that I have not read the patent document in detail, a scan of the document reveals that the patented process includes steps for gathering information about a practice and configuring a billing system remotely that are apparently in use by athenahealth in the implementation of athenaCollector.  Remote config


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To demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records and thus qualify for incentive payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), healthcare organizations will have to invest in health information exchange (HIE) technologies. David Blumenthal, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has made it very clear that information should follow the patient "across the enterprise and among competing entities."  The HIE market is characterized by a number of


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In this past quarter of annual industry conferences and user groups, the notion of Sustainability has entered the vernacular of the healthcare market.  Driven by healthcare reform and cost pressures, sustainability is a platform for business decisions and future market success.  In this blog, we begin to decode the new sustainability messaging:


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A glaring omission in the last blog  was a discussion of individual health in the emerging healthcare sustainability model. At a recent conference hosted by Microsoft, the group engaged in a conversation of healthcare cost and quality improvements that focused on sustaining individual health – catching individuals before they landed in the category where expensive intervention and services were needed. Past blogs and other industry articles in the past six months have discussed the tremendous opp


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    Jonas Knudsen says:
    HI, Yes I do. At least in western Europe, there is a growing trend to apply IoT technologies as the main infrastructure to handle compliance with traceability regulations. That is, for smart pharmacy, drugs, instrument tracking from sterile services department (SSD) to the operation rooms and back etc. That also adreesses the need for automation,…
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    guy weiss says:
    Jonas, don' you think that the architecture adopted to address traceability regulation could easily be replaced by IOT solutions. Main drivers: less implementation costs, no packaging line performance decrease, no additional cost for aggregation, and of course interconnexion with smart phone app.
    5 months ago

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