Reflection on Innovation Centers Summit

The proliferation of information technology in the last decade in the realm of healthcare delivery signifies a disruptive change in the way healthcare businesses are organized and care is delivered. Increasing investments in healthcare IT (HIT), the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and the successful defense of […]Continue reading «Reflection on Innovation Centers Summit»

Social Gamification – the next big thing in Healthcare

Gamification typically involves applying game design ideas to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging. . When this principle is combined with social gaming, the results can have a promising impact on improving patient health. It might also result in a game-changing new market to battle for. (The US social gaming market is […]Continue reading «Social Gamification – the next big thing in Healthcare»

Survey finds Industry not yet ready for ICD-10 transition

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is a revision of the ICD-9-CM system. Physicians and other providers use this system to classify and code all diagnoses, symptoms, and procedures recorded in conjunction with hospital care in the US. The ICD, which is published by World Health Organization (WHO), uses alphanumeric codes […]Continue reading «Survey finds Industry not yet ready for ICD-10 transition»

The HITECH Act

Affordable Care Act – HITECH Act The $19.2 billion Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act)  that was signed into law in 2009 seeks to improve the quality of our healthcare system and patient care while lowering its costs through an investment in Health IT:  computerizing all of America’s medical records. […]Continue reading «The HITECH Act»

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»

Top 5: Interesting Military Medical Research Centers

“Take the very best of Army Medicine to the Front” –General Max Thurman, Former Deputy Chief of Staff, US Army Army Medicine has been a pioneer in scientific research and development. In terms of medical research and health IT implementation, at least five research centers are in our top watch list for leading cutting-edge research […]Continue reading «Top 5: Interesting Military Medical Research Centers»

Implications of HIPAA policy change on the industry

This blog discusses the implications of the HIPAA rule changes on the industry.Continue reading «Implications of HIPAA policy change on the industry»

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) into Health Care

Desktop Virtualization is not a very new concept. Most of us would have used virtual machines like Citrix in the past. In the past, it would not have been of much use in the healthcare industry in specific. No one could think of introducing it into healthcare, as it has no significant impact in the […]Continue reading «Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) into Health Care»

Potential Impacts from the Pending ACA Ruling

In a recent Issue Brief, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions covered the expected ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. They noted that it is expected to answer the following questions: • Is the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) applicable to the ACA based on determination that the individual mandate is a tax, not […]Continue reading «Potential Impacts from the Pending ACA Ruling»

Top 5: Presentations from eHealth 2012

Top presentations from this week’s eHealth 2012 conference in Vancouver, BC Ian Fish, Canadian Lead for Connected Healthcare Offering at Accenture, “A Global Perspective on Driving Health System Value from Investment in Health Information and Communications Technology“ John Halamka, Chief Information Officer and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School gave the Keynote Address, “Connecting […]Continue reading «Top 5: Presentations from eHealth 2012 »