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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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Interoperability & Learned Skepticism
March 3, 2016 12:56 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras The term “peer pressure” probably first emerges as a buzzword in early adolescence. Around that time, at perhaps age 11, you’ll recall the barrage of advice from parents, relatives, teachers and the police officers in your D.A.R.E. program Read More...
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Big Data, Pregnancies & the Inconceivable
February 18, 2016 11:23 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras Have you ever wondered if the term “conspiracy theorist” perhaps gets a bad rap? That may sound strange at first, but consider all of the science fiction and futuristic films you’ve watched or books you’ve read. More often than not, they’re Read More...
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Fit for Duty
January 28, 2016 2:21 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras There’s something tragically ironic about decrying government surveillance programs like the NSA or defending encryption in 2016. In a day and age where our personal information — name, address, email, phone number, geographic location Read More...
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Politics, Privacy and Pulling the Trigger
January 8, 2016 12:01 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras On Monday, January 4, 2016, President Obama spoke to the nation, as expected, and issued an executive order regarding gun safety and measures he feels will help to curb what he called the “epidemic of gun violence.” His address was heartfelt, Read More...
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Frenemies
December 31, 2015 12:07 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras There’s something all at once comforting and disconcerting about superhero comics and cartoons. While the black and white, good and evil dynamic depicted within most of them is indicative of childhood and that kind of clarity is something Read More...
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#NoFilter
December 10, 2015 10:59 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras It’s always a bit curious to hear the ways some of us pine for a pre-technological world. While there’s no doubt the constant updates and new innovations can be a headache — who wants to have to learn something new every week? — and there 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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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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Are Doctors Becoming Highly Paid Data Entry Clerks?
June 25, 2015 2:27 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
Are doctors becoming highly-paid data entry clerks? Typically a doctor spends 43% of their time on patient data entry and only 28% on patient care. Often lost in these discussions is the a doctor’s time spent on direct patient care. The projected growth Read More...
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4 Ways Smart Recruiters Stay ACA Aligned
June 11, 2015 7:43 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
One year after the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new study by Health eCareers found that the effect of the ACA’s new policies ranked as the third most pressing concern for healthcare recruiters and hiring managers, just behind staff turnover Read More...
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Mobile Health Can Dramatically Improve Outcomes
April 17, 2015 5:10 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
As mobile technology becomes more commonplace in the healthcare industry, Panasonic’s National Healthcare Sales Manager, Jamil King, notes that “it’s clear we’re not the only ones excited about what new capabilities can come with the implementation of Read More...
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Top 10 Reasons Telemedicine is Good
April 3, 2015 2:00 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
According to the Mayo Clinic, telemedicine most commonly refers to “the communication with or among a patient’s health care team via video connection, secure text messaging or another platform rather than in person. It can be used to schedule appointments, Read More...
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