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HIMSS11 – What’s After EMR?

By Scott Lundstrom

This year, the annual HIMSS conference showed evidence of the emergence of a robust, post-EMR IT market. While many end users are still neck deep in stimulus-related EMR and CPOE implementations, healthcare business leaders and industry strategists were focused on post-reform business models and the transformation to accountable care. Attendance was up this year with a reported 31,000-plus participants, and several hundred new companies on the show floor. The gold rush in health shows no signs of letting up

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In a press release on February 16, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will award nearly $241 million to selected states for the implementation of a technology platform to support health insurance exchanges. Health insurance exchanges are mandated by 2014 within the current health reform legislation. States awarded grants include: Kansas, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Wisconsin and a consortium of New England states. These are "Early Innovator" grants. States acceptin

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PHRs: A Personal Experience

By Lynne A. Dunbrack – 6 Comments

Imagine my surprise when I logged onto my health plan's patient portal to discover I had an abnormal radiology result dating back to March 2010.   This is the first I am learning about it – 11 months later–and this information appears to contradict the phone call I received the day after my appointment.   I discovered this alarming result as I was conducting research for an upcoming research report entitled Update:  When will PHR Platforms Gain Consumer Acceptance?

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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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