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20 Questions for Health IT

September 2, 2014 by Chad Johnson

#20HIT

I am pleased to announce a new project I’ve dubbed “20 Questions for Health IT.” Hopefully, this new project, which covers the entire month of September, will take the interaction of our social media discussions one step deeper and allow for more time to discuss 20 different and important topics currently affecting or influencing the health IT industry.[read more]

Personalize Your Hospital with Instagram's Hyperlapse App

September 2, 2014 by Michael Sherman

Instagram recently released a second stand-alone app called Hyperlapse. It allows users to create short, time-lapsed clips without the assistance of any additional high-tech video equipment. For a healthcare facility, this app has much untapped marketing potential. Here are four ways you can put it to work at your facility to enhance brand awareness.[read more]

Moving from Volume-Based to Value-Based Reimbursement

September 1, 2014 by Andy Salmen

The shift from a volume based reimbursement format to value based one is taking shape across the country. Healthcare providers are being urged to move from payments based on quantity of services provided to payments based on the values of these services.[read more]

Post or Perish? Disseminating Scientific Research and the Kardashian Index

September 1, 2014 by Anne Weiler

Publish or perish has long been the mantra of academic research. While this used to be limited to peer-reviewed journals, researchers are increasingly needing to include public outreach through social media to their list of communication vehicles.[read more]

Promote Your Research Departments, Promote Your Clinical Trial

September 1, 2014 by Dan Stempel

Clinical trial research

The successful marketing of your clinical trial can make or break a product launch. But let’s face it: clinical trials are not always the easiest sell. By focusing on promoting not just your clinical trial, but also your research department and overall “brand,” you gain enhanced opportunities to engage and retain clinical trial participants.[read more]

Health Care Conferences This Fall

August 31, 2014 by David Harlow

Your faithful HealthBlawger will be out and about at a number of conferences and events this fall, speaking, moderating ...and immoderately disrupting. I hope to see you at one or more of these. Read on for links to registration; I look forward to seeing folks at all of these conferences. Please say hello.[read more]

Think Like a Reviewer: Utilization Review

August 31, 2014 by Abby Norman

utilization review

One of the major focuses for utilization review teams is the issue of medical necessity. Because medical necessity is a topic that will often bring about the skepticism of Recovery Audit Contractors, it’s important to assess the issue on an ongoing basis.[read more]

Medical Image Archiving in the Cloud? Consider the 4 S’s

August 31, 2014 by Bill Crounse

medical imaging

One of the most compelling arguments for storing digital data in the cloud is medical imaging. What should you be looking for in a cloud storage partner? Let me suggest some of the things I think need to be top of mind. Let’s call them the 4 S’s of data storage.[read more]

How the New Requirements for Pathology Lab Accreditation Benefit You

August 30, 2014 by Tim Edlund

Pathology Lab

Appropriate, clear and concise clinical documentation methods are vital for every patient's medical record. In the field of Pathology, clinical documentation is even more critical. The Joint Commission has issued new requirements for accreditation. As of July 1, 2014, every Pathology lab is required to use synoptic reporting in order to qualify.[read more]

Doctors 2.0 Storify at World Health Innovation Day

August 30, 2014 by Denise Silber

World Health Innovation Day

Enjoy this storify relating the sessions at the first World Innovation Day for Health Competition in Geneva.[read more]

The Medical Marijuana Mess

August 30, 2014 by David E Williams

recreational marijuana

Marijuana should be decriminalized so that those who consume it for whatever purpose are not subject to arrest and imprisonment, with all the personal and societal costs that brings, but the widespread use of marijuana should not be encouraged.[read more]

Doctor Entrepreneur: What Patient-Customers Want Is Good Business

August 29, 2014 by Lonnie Hirsch

Doctor-entrepreneur

Doctors and patients have adopted new roles for themselves in the healthcare delivery system in the wake of healthcare reform. The “new normal” for patients includes a stronger and more proactive participation in personal health matters. More than ever, the role of the patient is that of an informed consumer.[read more]