Monthly Archives: March 2013

Adoption of e-Prescribing

Despite having to forfeit 1.5% of total Medicare reimbursements due to a penalty for non-compliance with the ePrescribing mandate for Medicare Health Care Providers (HCPs), 40% of HCPs have yet to comply with the mandate. Even an incentive program (Medicare’s Electronic Prescribing Program) that pays 0.5% to HCPs that have implemented an e-Prescription (eRx) system […]Continue reading «Adoption of e-Prescribing»

3D printing – There lies the future of healthcare

It was year 2005 when the film The Island was released and was categorized under “science fiction”. An insurance company comes up with the idea of creating clones for its customers. The clones will be raised in a special facility unaware of the rest of the world. Their only purpose is to serve as organ […]Continue reading «3D printing – There lies the future of healthcare»

Patient-centered Care–Powered by Health IT and Informed Usage

We have previously covered (for previous blog posts, see here, here and here) the impact of the ACA (Affordable Care Act), which involves three major themes: 1) enhancing quality reporting and measurement; 2) establishing uniform operation rules and standards; 3) promoting health IT workforce development. This post will cover a core component of the ACA, […]Continue reading «Patient-centered Care–Powered by Health IT and Informed Usage»

The Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has been an increase of regulatory issuances from those US government agencies designated to carry out the extensive requirements of the ACA. These agencies include, but are not limited to: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) HHS (Health and […]Continue reading «The Affordable Care Act (ACA)»

The Effectiveness of Mobiles in Healthcare

In this internet era, it is easy to be dazzled with funky apps available in the app-stores and turn a blind eye towards our understanding of a mobile health system. (For the sake of ease, I will refer these as smart-apps for smartphones and tablets). Hence, let’s not restrict the definition of a mobile health […]Continue reading «The Effectiveness of Mobiles in Healthcare»