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JASON Task Force – Part Deux

In a post two weeks ago, we were critical of some aspects of the JASON Task Force’s (JTF) Final Report on healthcare interoperability. Two members of the JTF reached out to us in order to clarify the intent of the … Read more ›

I Would Be A Bit Careful With Getting Involved In This E-Health Initial Public Offering.

I spotted this report last week:Fund managers wary of Orion price5:00 AM Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 Software developer ends speculation on IPO, but some possible investors worry it might set the bar too high. The ink is barely dry on the...Show More Summary

Microsoft Health + Microsoft Band, new insights on health and productivity

Late last evening, Microsoft announced a new platform called Microsoft Health. Microsoft Health is designed to give people a holistic picture of their health, fitness, nutrition and work life to help them live healthier and achieve more. For the health...(read more)

Allscripts launches new mobile acute care solution designed for nursing professionals

Allscripts has introduced Sunrise Mobile Care, a new mobile application for the Allscripts Sunrise EHR that delivers valuable medication, order and result information to the mobile devices of nurses and other clinicians. Allscripts Sunrise Mobile Care extends the power and usability of the Sunrise platform. Show More Summary

Practice Fusion Launches Brand New Electronic Health Records Platform, Optimized for Tablets

Practice Fusion, the nation’s largest cloud-based electronic health records platform, today launched a new EHR for Practice Fusion’s community of more than 112,000 medical professionals. Practice Fusion received more than 20,000 requests from users for a mobile-optimized EHR experience for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Android tablets. The new EHR performs faster, is more […]

MacPractice MD, DC, 20/20, DDS 5 Announced with MacPractice EHR/iEHR

MacPractice announced MacPractice MD, DC, 20/20 and DDS 5. In addition to MacPractice EMR and EDR, Yosemite compatible MacPractice 5 offers a new MacPractice EHR Ability that interoperates with MacPractice’s iOS 8 compatible iEHR, Clipboard and Patient Check In apps for iPad, and features ICD-10 code mapping with ICD-9 and SNOMED, an updated Patient PHI […]

Unity Farm Journal - 5th Week of October 2014

One challenge of being a farmer is that the animals, plants and infrastructure need you 24x7x365. This Fall, I’ve had to travel to China (last week) and will be in Europe (London, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam) next week.Last weekend...Show More Summary

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 30th October 2014. No Sign Of Stopping!

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and the fuss has still not settled by a long shot.It is amazing how the discussion on the GP Co-Payment just runs and runs. Some more this week.Here are some of the more interesting articles I have spotted this 22nd week since it was released. Show More Summary

The Changes at ONC and Next Steps

In 2014, there have been many changes at the Office of the National Coordinator.Although I do not have access to an organizational chart, I believe the leadership of ONC and the changes in 2014 are as followsNational Coordinator: Karen...Show More Summary

I Wonder If There Is A Hint About NEHTA’s Future In This Job Advertisement?

This advertisement appeared a few days ago.Senior Policy AdvisorNEHTA-Sydney, Australia23 October, 2014Job descriptionStatus: Fixed term until June 2015 The Policy team at NEHTA are vital in developing and delivering consistent national policy frameworks which support eHealth into the future. Show More Summary

Taking a Shot at my Health Plan

I got a flu shot yesterday. I was at a CVS, saw a sign, whipped out my insurance and credit cards, and got in line. Turns out that my insurer wasn’t reimbursing it – I rolled my eyes, paid the … Read more ›

At Least One Blogger Suggests The Expert Vibes Are Suggesting It Is Time To Call Time On The PCEHR.

This post from Dr Edwin Kruys appeared last week.The Australian PCEHR: Success or failure?24/10/2014 Edwin Kruys Call me naive, but I was hoping that somewhere in Australia IT-people would be working day and night to fix the PCEHR, based on the abundant feedback from doctors and consumers. Show More Summary

Was Asked For A Few Points On NEHTA For The Review Being Done For Victorian Government. Here Is What I Said.

The terms of reference for the short review were: Terms of Reference are: · review and assess the extent to which NEHTA delivers for Victoria on its intended objectives as documented in relevant national agreements, strategies and agendas; ·...Show More Summary

Doctors discuss why “clinical grade” matters when selecting a tablet computer

As a physician with 20 years of patient care behind me, I know all too well how important mobility is to clinical workflow. Whether healthcare professionals are working in the hospital, clinic, ancillary care facility or elsewhere, they are always on...(read more)

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 27th October, 2014.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

Health IT and digital health job opportunities, qualifications, and certification benefits

I’ve written a number of articles and a few video interviews on job opportunities in digital health recently and have received a steady stream of questions since then. Given healthcare IT professionals can make $90,000 or more annually, there has been growing interest in the industry. To help separate fact from fiction and dive a little deeper in to […]

Health-focused wearables have a chance of improving patient care if innovators craft solutions plus providers and insurers work together to incentivize and pay for them

I’ve been interested in the new “wearables” segment for a while. I reached out to Cameron Graham, the managing editor at TechnologyAdvice where he oversees market research for emerging technology, to give us some evidence-driven advice about wearables that entrepreneurs, innovators, healthcare providers, and payers can use for decision making. Show More Summary

What Is Telstra Up To With All These New Activities. The Medgate Partnership Looks To Be A Worry.

In the recent release on their new activities Telstra said the following:Telstra launches vision for a more connected healthcare system· Vision for Telstra Health revealed· ReadyCare telemedicine joint venture formed with Swiss company...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 241 – Results – 26th October, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Will The Proposed New Primary Health Networks Work Better Than The Old Medicare Locals For E-Health Implementation and Support? For Sure 5% (5) Probably 4% (4) Neutral 25% (25) Probably Not 28% (28) No...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 25th October, 2014.

Here are a few I have come across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

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