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Envera Health Creates New Market by Extending Health Information Exchange to Life Insurance Industry
February 3, 2017 1:01 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By ADVANCE Perspectives RICHMOND, VA—Envera Health is launching a new cross-industry collaboration between the healthcare industry and the life insurance industry. This collaboration will provide a market that helps to further expand the nation’s Health Read More...
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The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust selects Allscripts for Fully Integrated Health IT Solution
December 21, 2016 12:17 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By ADVANCE Perspectives United Kingdom—The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has selected Allscripts fully integrated health IT solution to help achieve its objective to become a fully digital hospital. The Trust, a long-term user of the Allscripts Patient 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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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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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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Fill Your Tank and Check Your Blood Pressure
July 9, 2015 2:21 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
The automotive industry has long been introducing new and innovative features to cars on the basis of consumer trends, preferences, safety bulletins and market positioning. The industry is now on the verge of integrating health, wellness and wellbeing 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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ICD-10-PCS: We Don't Know What We Don't Know
June 18, 2015 6:14 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
After decades of experience with ICD-9, we have learned and come to grips with its quirks. We do not yet have that comfort level with ICD-10. After all, it’s still pretty new to most of us in the U.S. I’m not really concerned about the diagnosis side 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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Most Healthcare Data Breaches Criminal Attacks
May 15, 2015 12:14 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
The healthcare industry is experiencing a surge in data breaches, security incidents, and criminal attacks—exposing milllions of patients and their medical records—according to the latest Ponemon Institute study, the " Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Read More...
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