What Stats Says About Mobile Health Growth

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Mobile Health The term Mobile Health or known as mHealth for short is the modern mobile technology for health research and an advanced health care delivery in a more proficient manner. It is the practice of medicine and public health through the technological support of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, personal digital assistants and the wireless infrastructure. The recent researches have indicated that the latest mobile technology has…


How to Improve mHealth Security and Privacy Concerns.


Protection of Mobile Health Data – WHY ? Health Information is usually thought to be a very sensitive information of an individual. In order to make sure that mHealth has a fully integrated role in the healthcare delivery, it is important to develop patients’ confidence that their mHealth data will remain secure and confidential hence protecting their health privacy.     The reasons to give more protection to mobile data…


What is Meaningful Use and Its Stages?

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Meaningful Use program was introduced by U.S. government in 2009 as a part of Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Its provisions were intended to encourage health care providers for presenting Meaningful Use of a licensed Electronic Health Record (EHR). Meaningful Use may be defined by the adoption of EHR technology in a meaningful and effective manner. Why need the Meaningful Use? The critical national goal…


Impact of Population Health Management

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Population Health Management (PHM) is a term that makes health care providers responsible for developing new skill sets and new infrastructures for delivering care. In the USA, PHM has been around since the implementation of Obamacare, and recently it has managed to attain immense consideration. Its focus is to keep participants healthy and prevent the onset and spread of disease. Under this program, Electronic Health Record (EHR) –alternatively known as…


What is EHR and Benefits for using it ?

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An electronic health record (EHR) is a computerized aggregate of a patient’s official health record that is to be made directly available to multiple authorized agencies and practitioners. It is much more than just a collection; rather it is an efficient approach of sharing digitally organized information of the patients across the health care providers and organizations. This digitized system is intended to prop up the goals of Population Health…


How To Train Your Staff for ICD-10

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Are you one of the many physicians or practice managers who has put off training staff in ICD-10 because you are hoping there will be permanent extensions? While the government has indeed offered yet another grace period, so far there is no word from private payers whether they will follow suit. And, let’s be realistic, eventually the gauntlet will drop and the healthcare industry will be officially switched over to…


Top 10 EHR Software of 2015

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  During the growth of Health IT industry, there have been many pieces of researches carried out to investigate the most popular EHR software to help narrow down the available choices.  Among those all the studies, enlisting most popular EHR vendors. Most recently determined list is by Capterra (a free web service to help people find RIGHT software for their businesses) containing 20 EHR software leaders. The list has been…


7 Easy Steps to Smooth ICD-10 Transition

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The implementation of ICD-10 is a major reform for care providers, vendors and payers. This transition will carry out the changes in entire health care industry ranging from large state-level health plans to small care unit i.e. hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and more. A very primary and significant concern of the health care authorities is now to make this conversion seamless and smooth. Thus for a successful shift to 10th revision,…


What is an ACO – Accountable Care Organization

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) sanctions the practice of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to bring the advancement in healthcare space by enhancing the care quality, emphasizing patient safety and reduce health care costs in Medicare. This program was begun on January 1, 2012. Its target is not to create any demonstration project; instead it aims to produce an entity which can directly contract with Medicare. How Does CMS explain an…


Difference between Emr and Ehr

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EHR vs EMR Over the past several decades, the American health care industry has been undertaking some significant technological transitions. Billions of dollars have been invested for the completion of health IT development. One of the major conversions among this changeover is the shift from chart work to a comprehensive digitized system. Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are two main practices of this mandated transition to…