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HHS Delays ICD-10 Compliance Date


Some good news from HHS (Health and Human Services). Doctors, payers, and other providers are getting some breathing room on implementing ICD-10 diagnostic codes (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, or ICD-10) http://go.cms.gov/A21VAP The original

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AMA survey: Docs in smaller practices are more likely to accept drug samples


Interesting results from a study just posted on AMA. This is some food for thought if you or your organization has a focus on getting product samples into the hands of physicians. http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/08/15/prbf0815.htm This also means your method of targeting

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Doctors Want to Use Mobile to Access Pharmaceutical Data


The mobile trend continues in healthcare. A recent CIO Insight article shares results of physician study on how they prefer to get pharmaceutical information. http://bit.ly/p3vB0N Almost half of surveyed doctors prefer pharma info on tablets and smartphones; “45 percent of

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Focusing on Quality Not Quantity


The switch to account management in pharma and life sciences is on! GSK recently announced they are fazing out the focus on call and prescription volume and switching to overall quality of the calls. It’s about time! This is a

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Texas Hospital Reduces Readmissions with Analytics


Great example of outside the box thinking for using business intelligence/analytics to improve healthcare. In this case, reducing readmissions. Why are readmissions a big deal you ask? MedPAC estimates that Medicare pays about $12 billion annually in costs related to

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iPhone/iPad as an Electrocardiograph


Mobile device innovation keeps on truckin’. Just imagine how these innovations can help improve access to healthcare in places previously not possible. AliveCor, a small company that developed an iPhone 4 case with a built-in ECG, just unveiled a smaller

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Survey Shows Rapid Doc Tablet Adoption


An online survey in May of 3,800 physician members of the QuantiaMD online physician community finds their use of mobile devices rapidly growing, with a quarter of respondents being “Super Mobile” users who have a smart phone and tablet device.

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Mobile device for monitoring heart disease


HP’s Mobile Health Monitoring Solution coupled with a new, always on, cloud based healthcare offering. Check this out, a wristwatch sized, 3G/GPRS wireless device that is worn by the patient and automatically uploads the results to a healthcare portal. Great

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Microsoft HealthVault Goes Mobile


  Microsoft HealthVault has added mobile friendly capabilities. Yet another sign of the growing importance of mobile access. You can now easily access your account and details on your web enabled phone of choice. If you have not heard of

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Consumer-driven healthcare trends


Sam’s Club/Walmart and CVS joining consumer driven #healthcare trend.  http://bit.ly/jSpse1 This is a great way to lower cost and improve access. Providing services in locations like these helps more people get lower cost access to screening and early detection of

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Resurrection Health Care Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM


Not a very information article on exactly what they are using CRM for, however, it is an example of CRM being used in traditional healthcare environments. This is really what XRM is all about; using CRM in “non-traditional” areas. Resurrection

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Cancer Testing on Smartphones


Wow, that happened faster than I thought it would… Some scientists are now turning Smartphones into handheld tools to diagnose cancer or infectious disease, track treatment progress or check water safety. Harvard Medical School used a cell phone and a

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Cancer Testing on Smartphones


Wow, that happened faster than I thought it would.. Some scientists are now turning Smartphones into handheld tools to diagnose cancer or infectious disease, track treatment progress or check water safety. Harvard Medical School used a cell phone and a

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