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Verisma Launches First Online Request App Tailored to Patients and Requestors
September 16, 2016 11:43 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By ADVANCE Perspectives Verisma , a provider of release of information (ROI) automation systems, announced this week the launch of an industry first: the Verisma Request App (VRA). This self-service online request solution is targeted to the specific Read More...
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Zelis Healthcare Adds Steven Wolinsky, MD, to Executive Team
September 2, 2016 8:36 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras Zelis Healthcare , a leader in health information technology, has announced that Steven Wolinsky, MD, is joining the company’s executive team as its new chief medical officer. Wolinsky’s knowledge, experience and longstanding relationships Read More...
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Tapping Crowd-Sourced Data Unearths a Trove of Depression Genes
August 5, 2016 7:00 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By ADVANCE Perspectives Here’s a look at some interesting research on gene typing released by the National Institutes of Health this week. (NIH) — Scientists have discovered 15 genome sites — the first ever — linked to depression in people of European Read More...
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A New Way to Watch Your Health
July 21, 2016 10:48 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras It seems ironic that in a day and age where human beings reportedly live longer, we’re regularly putting out fires on the personal health front. The process is, in a way, almost circular. We started out with healthy, natural foods; then Read More...
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Population Health Management Primed for a Boom
June 20, 2016 1:30 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras According to a new report from Frost & Sullivan, population health management (PHM) — a bundle of solutions supporting value-based care delivery — may represent “ … the biggest opportunity in health information technology (IT) in Read More...
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Smart Home Elderly Monitoring Market Predicted to Grow More Than 600% by 2020
June 9, 2016 12:38 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras A recent study by Strategy Analytics has concluded that the market for elderly monitoring products and services in the Smart Home remains small in 2016, despite favorable market conditions and high levels of consumer interest. The new Read More...
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Ordering Medicines Online
May 19, 2016 11:34 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras Back in my college days — which grow more distant daily — I qualified for free Amazon Prime and as such, started receiving many packages in the mail. The vast majority weren’t mine, of course — my mom, who’s been an avid online shopper Read More...
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The Health Information Food Chain
January 14, 2016 2:01 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras At parties and social gatherings, or (especially) on the internet, you’re bound to encounter that one “deep” person asking some rhetorical questions such as, “Why do we ask for a ‘Kleenex’ instead of a tissue?” The point — usually made Read More...
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Take Heart
December 17, 2015 1:07 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras Healthcare reportage in 2015 is a curious case study. On one hand, there are almost daily press releases about new drugs and breakthrough research that allow for better treatment of ailments that have long beguiled us. On the other, there Read More...
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Fighting Fraud — An Evolving Journey
October 7, 2015 12:00 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Rodger Smith, Senior VP, SCIO Health Analytics Spending on healthcare topped $3 trillion in the United States in 2014. It is estimated that fraud, waste and abuse cost our healthcare system between 3 and 10% of that total — or as much as $90 to $300 Read More...
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Taking Action to Reduce Improper Payments
September 28, 2015 3:19 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Monique Pierce, Solutions Product Development at SCIO Health Analytics Healthcare Payers are under more pressure than ever before. Industry studies have estimated that payers could be losing in excess of $100B annually, due to fraud, waste and abuse Read More...
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CHIME Endorses Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
September 22, 2015 9:37 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
Information technology plays a central role in helping hospitals and other healthcare providers reach the Triple Aim - a better patient experience, improved population health and reduced per capita costs. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020, Read More...
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Cornerstone of Accurate Medical Coding
August 27, 2015 2:56 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
So, do you query a physician even if the answer would only impact a quality measure, and not reimbursement? It is disquieting to know that in a recent survey by the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), only 75% of the Read More...
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Eight Simple Ways to Show You Care in IT
August 21, 2015 10:11 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Don Crawley When working with end users, customers, and technical support staff, often the most common feedback received relates to how much a support person cares or doesn’t care. The simple act of caring about our fellow human beings is the starting Read More...
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mHealth, Cyber Security and Population Health
August 6, 2015 5:31 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
Connected and mobile health technologies are now vital tools in healthcare delivery and patient engagement. Recognizing this alignment, HIMSS announced the Connected Health Conference. The newly created event will include HIMSS’ industry-leading mHealth Read More...
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