Category Archives: Interoperability

Specialty-Focused EHRs Re-Entering The Picture


Interesting article at http://www.emrandehr.com on “Specialty-Focused EHRs Re-Entering The Picture” by Anne Zieger My comment below . . . “And then the specialists can opt for yet a third choice – a generalized EHR that has as it’s foundation BPM … Continue reading

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Patient Portals versus APIs for Patient Access to Healthcare Information


Back in November 2015, Health Data Management published an article called “Challenges Ahead for Portals”. This is an interesting article because it indirectly describes the effect of too much regulatory involvement in healthcare services delivery. http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/challenges-ahead-for-portals-51630-1.html In the article, Raj … Continue reading

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What’s your corporate IT strategy?


In the beginning, IT reported to the CFO because the main focus was on automating accounting functions, with, time permitting, helping other functional units to address their computing needs. None of the application systems were able to easily exchange data. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Continuity of Patient Care


Healthcare Interconnectivity. We have it, don’t waste time trying to re-invent it. Continue reading

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Healthcare – The chickens finally have come home to roost


Make your day by clicking on the link here below and then read this blog post. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/data-fees-health-care-reform-115402.html#ixzz3TR4UwsA2 If you feel healthcare in the USA is “too expensive” write to Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), a physician who leads the House Energy … Continue reading

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The potential of telemedicine for reducing the cost of healthcare and for improving quality of life


Telehealth has the potential to greatly reduce the cost of healthcare services delivery and greatly increase the quality of life. In respect of returning military personnel, John Liebert, MD and William JJ Birnes, PhD, JD published in 2013 a book … Continue reading

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Patient Continuity of Care – Integrating Patient Information Across Healthcare Services Delivery Facilities


The healthcare industry has a poor track record of facilitating the integration of Patient Information. Patients have EMRs, typically one at each healthcare services delivery organization where they receive services. A patient can be receiving services from a General Practitioner, … Continue reading

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Case – why you need it (Part I of III)


Here is an 11 minute video on Case, ACM, BPM, RALB, ECM, CRM, and FOMM. No ads, no waiting to the last few frames to find out what the video is all about. No clue what RALB or FOMM stand … Continue reading

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Case Management – Tips & Tricks III – Data Exchange


In Tips & Tricks I and II we looked at Work Scheduling, Decision Support and Work Performance. This blog post deals with the reality that no Case Management software suite is an island. Most corporations have legacy systems that source … Continue reading

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Thinking of building a Healthcare “e-Hub”?


If you are thinking of developing a healthcare e-Hub, this is not something that can be designed on the back of an envelope and implemented in a few days, weeks or months. As usual, the devil is in the details … Continue reading

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