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October 25, 2011 / Issue 42

In This Issue

arrowThe new reality for healthcare providers: Access to data is crucial; measurement is mandatory

arrowHigh-def video conferencing on the go

arrowHHS final ACO regs relax requirements for doctors, hospitals

arrowRedesign in the works for Epocrates

arrowDigital pens serve as some physicians' bridge to EMR

arrowNew e-book is first to provide sought-after answers to meaningful use for radiology

arrowComing soon: $10M ‘tricorder’ X Prize for self-diagnosis

arrowMedicare auditors find $593 million in incorrect payments

arrowHospital infection rates drop, CDC says


Video

CPOE: A physician’s personal story

Successful CPOE adoption is critical for meaningful use. How do you get your physicians on board? View this video to hear from one physician who went from doubter to believer, working with Healthcare Management Systems. Contact HMS directly at 1-800-383-3317 for more information, or visit us at hmstn.com.

arrow Watch the video >>>


Featured Article

The new reality for healthcare providers: Access to data is crucial; measurement is mandatory

ACOs, CINs and the transition to a patient-centered medical home model for both prevention and treatment are making data access crucial for physicians.

By Kevin O’Mara, vice president of Product Management, HDMS

arrow Read the HMT article >>>

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Mobile Apps

High-def video conferencing on the go

Mobile workers can participate in company video conferences using the VidyoMobile app on their Apple iOS 4.x or Android devices. This technology expands access to conferences that already connect laptops, desktops, telepresence and HD room systems and includes a shared-content viewing capability. Users can be a part of conferences with more than 100 participants, displaying up to four participants at a time on the iPad2.

arrow Watch this video to see VidyoMobile in action >>>

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ACOs

HHS final ACO regs relax requirements for doctors, hospitals

On Oct. 20, the Obama administration released its much-awaited final rule for Medicare accountable care organizations, which makes it easier for doctors and hospitals to participate by cutting in half the number of performance measurements, removing the electronic health records requirement and eliminating financial risks for some groups.

arrow Read the KHN article >>>

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Mobile Apps

Redesign in the works for Epocrates

Epocrates for Apple products, a must-have app for many clinicians, is getting a makeover. New updates for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch will feature a customizable Epocrates homepage, improved access to resources, an all-new app directory and more.

arrow View the redesign preview video for Epocrates >>>

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EHRs

Digital pens serve as some physicians' bridge to EMR

Alexander Stemer, M.D., president and CEO of Medical Specialists Centers of Indiana, says that even as his practice converted to an electronic medical record system, it "wanted to preserve the quality of physician-patient relationships by not subbing face time with screen time." An EMR system with integrated digital pen fits the bill.

arrow Read the amednews.com article >>>

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Radiology

New e-book is first to provide sought-after answers to meaningful use for radiology

Written in partnership by the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) and Merge Healthcare, the no-cost “Meaningful Use Guide for Radiology” will help you comply with the new law and earn your share of the $1.5 billion available in incentives.

arrow Download the e-book >>>

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Diagnostics

Coming soon: $10M ‘tricorder’ X Prize for self-diagnosis

The X Prize Foundation – best known for offering prizes for space flight and cheap genome decoding – is about to put up $10 million for the invention of a medical device in the spirit of Star Trek’s tricorder: It must be able to diagnose 15 common medical conditions within three days, with no intervention from a healthcare professional.

arrow Read the WBUR article >>>

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Medicare

Medicare auditors find $593 million in incorrect payments

More than half a billion dollars in improper payments has been uncovered by Medicare auditors during the first nine months of the 2011 fiscal year. The amount far exceeds what Medicare recovery audit contractors, or RACs, found in 2010.

arrow Read the amednews.com article >>>

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Workplace

Hospital infection rates drop, CDC says

Patients were less likely to get certain infections in U.S. hospitals last year thanks to a concerted campaign to prevent them, federal officials announced recently.

arrow Read the National Journal article >>>

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