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March 6, 2012 / Issue 13

In This Issue

All about licensing and medical board member liability prevention

Diverse ONC advisory groups help to get MU2 right

Report shows hospitals with advanced EMR systems experience numerous benefits

Survey shows Americans pay a lot more for healthcare

Hiring spree in health informatics

Medical bills can wreck credit, even when paid off

Hot Clips: Data Management


Featured Article

All about licensing and medical board member liability prevention

What boards need to know about automated licensing and personal liability protection.

By Matthew Haddad, president and CEO, Medversant Technologies

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White Paper

Ten Predictions for 2012 on Smartphones in Hospitals

With emerging capabilities far beyond phone calls, email, and even access to medical apps, smartphones have kicked off a communications revolution. Given this changing environment, we assembled a roundtable of industry and technology experts to compile this list of what 2012 will mean for smartphone use in hospitals.

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Meaningful Use

Diverse ONC advisory groups help to get MU2 right

Compared with the howls that erupted from industry with the initial meaningful-use proposal two years ago, the quiet following the release of the Stage 2 proposed rule is telling. The initial reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.

Read the Government Health IT article. >

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EHRs/EMRs

Report shows hospitals with advanced EMR systems experience numerous benefits

New research from HIMSS Analytics and The Advisory Board shows that hospitals with advanced electronic medical record (EMR) systems report achieving a broad range of benefits from their implementations, including clinical quality, patient safety and operational efficiencies.

Read about the report. >

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Healthcare Costs

Survey shows Americans pay a lot more for healthcare

Americans spend more than people in other countries on just about every medical procedure and doctor visit, according to a new report from the International Federation of Health Plans.

Read the National Journal article. >

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Jobs

Hiring spree in health informatics

A hiring spree is under way to employ health informaticists who have both clinical and technical skills, according to a U.S. health information technology survey.

Read the UPI article. >

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Personal Finance

Medical bills can wreck credit, even when paid off

Mike and Laura Park thought their credit record was spotless. The Texas couple wanted to take advantage of low interest rates, so they put their house on the market and talked to a lender about a mortgage on a bigger home in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs. Their credit report contained a shocker: A $200 medical bill had been sent to a collection agency. Although since paid, it still lowered their credit scores by about 100 points, and it means they'll have to pay a discount point to get the best interest rate. Cost to them: $2,500.

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Hot Clips

Hot Clips: Data Management

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GoAnywhere helps meet HIPAA compliance regulations by simplifying, automating and encrypting confidential data transfers with support for multiple platforms and popular protocols like FTP/S, SFTP, HTTP/S, and AS2.

Click on the highlighted links below to read the top HMT archival properties concerning data management, a topic that is at the forefront of healthcare discussions.

  1. Healthy data helps patients and providers flourish
    Keeping data verified, clean and secure is critical medicine for today’s complex patient information.
  2. Re-inventing the healthcare broker business model
    The need for new, cost-controlling technology is becoming even more imperative for healthcare brokers.
  3. Healthy, wealthy and wise
    The impact of regulatory compliance on patient relationships.
  4. Predictive modeling: Using big data for big impact
    Leveraging data and analytics that can assist in predicting the ability of a given program to impact an individual patient’s outcomes provides the foundation for rethinking how to impact patient behavior.
  5. Overcoming the challenges of enterprise-wide system integration
    For Kettering Health Network, selecting the right solution has made all the difference.

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