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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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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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Verisma Appoints Linda L. Kloss to Strategic Advisory Board
May 25, 2016 12:23 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras Verisma, a leader in release of information (ROI) automation systems for the healthcare industry, announced this week that Linda L. Kloss, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, an executive leader with four decades of healthcare and nonprofit leadership, Read More...
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Catching Up to the Cloud
March 24, 2016 1:46 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras In the past decade or so, we’ve become an increasingly data-centric , numbers obsessed society in recent years. Analytics have completely integrated and taken over the way we assess sports, business and all manner of polling data. On 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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Wearables Wearing Out Their Welcome?
February 8, 2016 10:57 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras Many of our grandparents — and many people over the age of 50 — have probably uttered at some point, some variation of the expression, “What’s the point of social media? Who needs a picture of your lunch? Who cares?” Hearing something 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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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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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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Healthcare CIOs Share Optimization Strategies
July 16, 2015 6:56 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
A report stemming from the annual Scottsdale Institute Spring CIO Summit in April suggests seven key takeaways CIOs need to consider then execute in order to maintain a successful optimization strategy within their health systems. 1. Work with the senior 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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