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Healthcare Technology Costs Top $32,500 per Physician

Press Release | Medical Group Management Association | August 10, 2016

As they move to digitize their practices and patient medical records, healthcare organizations across the country continue to grapple with significant increases in information technology costs. According to new data from Medical Group Management Association, physician-owned multispecialty practices spent more than $32,500 per full-time physician on information technology equipment, staff, maintenance, and other related expenses in 2015...

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Interoperability and Patient Access Just Became Law

Morris Panner | HIT Leaders & News | January 1, 2017

When President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act (HR 34) into law in December, the world of healthcare IT was turned on its ear. Interoperability and access – two concepts that have eluded old-school healthcare IT vendors – became enshrined as the cornerstone of the newest and most comprehensive healthcare innovation legislation to date. In addition, although the Act didn’t intend to push healthcare IT into the cloud age, it may very well have, as the required access and sharing will be exceedingly difficult to accomplish without an agile cloud-based system...

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Patients Need To Have Control Over Their Own Information If Care.data Is To Work

Mohammad Al-Ubaydli | The Guardian | February 28, 2014

The consent process for opting out of care.data should be clear and transparent, and patients should be the first to have access...The case the government makes for care.data, that allowing medical researchers access to patient data will result in new cures, is a hard one to oppose. If the case were so simple then most people, including me, would welcome it.

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Using the Latest Advances in Data Science to Fight Infectious Diseases

One of the most dramatic shifts in recent years that is empowering epidemiologists to be more effective at their jobs is occurring because of improvements in data technologies. In the past, the old “relational” data model dictated that data had to be highly structured, and as a result treated in distinct silos. This made it difficult, if not impossible to analyze data from multiple sources to find correlations. Epidemiologists would have to spend many minutes or even hours on each query they ran to get results back, which is unacceptable when you need to test dozens of hypotheses to try to understand and contain a fast-moving outbreak. (Imagine how you would feel if each one of your Google searches took 45 minutes to return!) By contrast, using newer technologies, the same queries on the same hardware can run in seconds.

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VA Secretary McDonald Outlines Steps For VA Transformation at Institute of Medicine Annual Meeting

Press Release | US Department of Veterans Affairs | October 20, 2014

As the Nation’s foremost advisory body in medicine and healthcare, you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs is in the midst of overcoming problems involving access to healthcare. We own them, and we’re fixing them. But I know you also know that VA has a legacy of excellence, innovation, cutting-edge research, and achievements in healthcare delivery that is as broad and historically significant as it is profound—and often unrecognized. There’s something else. Right now, VA has before it perhaps its greatest opportunity to enhance care for Veterans in its history. Read More »

VITA-FX: The Most Flexible and Open Health Network that Connects Patients and Doctors, is Officially Launched

Press Release | VITA FX | September 2, 2016

Juan Arellano, CEO and Founder of VITA FX, is pleased to announce the official launch of VITA-FX: The Most Flexible and Open Health Network to date. As a company spokesperson noted, VITA FX is a new and open health network that is designed to connect patients, healthcare professionals, and office staff in one, easy-to-use and secure platform. The creation of VITA FX was inspired by Arellano's family experiences with cancer in the healthcare system in Chile...

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We Have Seen the Future, and It Is...Estonia?

Like me, you may not have been paying close attention to what has been going on in Estonia.  That's probably something many of us should change, at least anyone interested in our digital future(s). OK, I have to admit: I had to look Estonia up on a map.  I knew it was in northern Europe, and that it had been involved in the whole U.S.S.R. debacle.  As it turns out, Estonia sits just across the Gulf of Finland from -- that's right -- Finland, and across the Baltic Sea from Sweden.  Skype was invented there, if you're keeping score. More to the point, over the last twenty years it has evolved into arguable the most advanced digital society in the world.

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