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Telehealth: 4 Keys to a Successful Launch

Telehealth represents an exciting frontier of electronic medicine with the potential to overcome barriers of time and distance to improve access, enhance efficiency and reduce costs. The ability to connect clinicians with patients via video and voice has proven effective in treating conditions such as stroke. Today, with many trials currently under way or in planning stages around the country, telehealth appears to be ready for widespread adoption that has the potential to transform healthcare delivery. The global telemedicine market is expected to grow by almost 20 percent over the next fe

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Gear Up for Stage 2 Success at the Point-of-Care

After two years and nearly $2.5 billion in spending under HITECH, many hospitals have made significant progress in deploying technologies to improve quality of care and caregiver efficiency. With the release of Stage 2 guidelines for meaningful use last month, hospital leaders and system providers now have a clearer picture of next steps for achieving the full potential of EMR systems.

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Ways Point-of-Care Computing Systems Can Help Meet Meaningful Use - Stage 3

“A number of the proposed stage 3 measures necessitate significant increases in clinical documentation, involve new and potentially complex work flows, are likely to be difficult for many eligible professionals to understand and implement, or depend on technologies that are not yet widely deployed or shown to be usable in busy practices,” said Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, chair of the American College of Physicians medical informatics committee. -source

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Are Hospital CIOs Not Paying Enough Attention to BCMA?

I can’t imagine that there has ever been a time when hospital CIOs were more overwhelmed with government required healthcare IT changes than they are right now.  Top of the list for most hospital CIOs  has to be preparing for meaningful use stage 2 and even starting to plan ahead for meaningful use stage 3.  This on its own would be a large task, but hospital CIOs are also dealing with ICD-10, 5010, ACOs,

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