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    The 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act allocated a significant amount of funds to help strengthen the country's infrastructure. This included measures to incentivize hospitals and other health care facilities to adopt the use of electronic health records (EHRs). The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act outlines standards for the Meaningful Use of EHRs as set out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Implementing EHRs nationwide may help improve health care by providing access to more accurate information in a quicker, more efficient fashion, as well as giving patients more power over monitoring and taking part in their health care. By Jamar Ramos

  2. Top 3 Medical Billing Software Services

    In today’s medical industry, paper is becoming a thing of the past. In order to keep up with increasing medical costs, a rising number of patients, and rising patient demand for speedy information and billing, businesses must ensure their medical software is fully updated and optimized. But understanding the specific advantages associated with upgrading or implementing new software isn’t always easy. Even if you’re unsure of the best choices, don’t fret. Read on for the top three ways medical businesses may utilize the latest and greatest medical software services. By Sandra Mills, contributing writer

  3. Why Measurement Matters

    Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) & Analytics have been in the spotlight recently, and they will continue to be a top priority for healthcare organizations. But the focus of BI and analytics is changing – from implementation to leveraging data to drive improvements in the delivery of healthcare. By Stacy Humphrey, director of product marketing, Dimensional Insight

  4. The Cloud Gets Personal with Wearable Tech

    Wearing the cloud - wearable tech gathers lifestyle data and connects humans to resources, wherever they are. By Jamar Ramos

  5. Memory Chips, or Prosthetic Devices for the Brain

    Someday a chip implanted in the brain might help restore long-term memories for patients with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. By Jamar Ramos

  6. 6 Health Care Apps For Patients or Physicians

    These innovative health tech apps offer support for both patients and health care providers. Uses of technology span health informatics and record keeping as well as professional networking. By Jamar Ramos

  7. Wireless Patient Monitoring Devices Solve Telecommunications Challenges

    When care providers at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, the largest Home Care & Hospice agency in Maine, initially launched their telehealth program, they were quickly able to see positive results from utilizing Honeywell’s Genesis family of remote patient monitoring devices to track the daily vital signs of patients and streamline patient-acquired data into one internet-accessible clinical dashboard.

  8. VNA Home Health Hospice Streamlines Patient Care Between Physicians And Home

    When home care providers at VNA Home Health Hospice (VNA) looked at ways to improve their already-successful telehealth program, they realized patient care could be improved by giving physicians the ability to monitor their patients’ health status, using VNA’s existing telehealth system.

  9. Telehealth Products And Services Utilized With High Success In Telemedicine Efficacy Study

    In January of 2011, the St. Alexius Medical Center (SAMC) and the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC) joined forces to evaluate the potential of a new telehealth program. Their goal was to determine whether they could improve access and care for their many patients with chronic conditions who live in rural areas. In order to determine its effectiveness, SAMC and gpTRAC worked together to develop research parameters by which to quantify the results of the program.

  10. Assisted Living And Retirement Community Delivers Superior Care With Wi-Fi And EMR

    Brookdale Senior Living is the largest provider of senior housing and senior care in the industry with more than 645 assisted living and retirement communities in 35 states across the nation. Each day, about 46,000 Brookdale associates serve nearly 60,000 residents in a variety of settings. The company’s services include assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, independent living and therapy services.