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January 23, 2013
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  • ACO uses telehealth services to enhance patient care
    Clermont, Fla.-based accountable care organization Primary Partners is working with AMC Health to enhance the telemonitoring of Medicare patients with medical conditions such as diabetes, congestive heart failure and hypertension. The ACO plans to use AMC Health's remote care and home telehealth services to lessen patient admissions and readmissions as well as prevent complications. MobiHealthNews.com (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Digital communication may improve doctor-patient relationship
    A Televox report showed 85% of Americans believe high-tech forms of communication such as e-mail and text messages are at least as useful as conversations with health professionals that occur in person or over the telephone. Researchers also found 51% of those who had received text messages, voice mails or e-mails from their providers reported feeling more valued as a patient. BeckersHospitalReview.com (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • VA taps HP business unit for health IT contract
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has tapped HP Enterprise Services for a five-year contract that focuses on the acquisition and use of a physical assets management system in the agency's 152 medical centers. "Leveraging state-of-the-art technology allows VA to decrease operational costs and increase efficiencies, satisfaction and quality health care delivery," said Kimberly Brayley, director of the RTLS Project Management Office at the Veterans Health Administration. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Data breach notification remains unclear in final HIPAA rule
    The just-released final rule on HIPAA privacy and security offered clarifications in some areas, but certain ambiguities remain. In this interview, health care lawyer Bob Belfort said that how data breach incidents are evaluated for breach notification purposes is among the issues that will continue to pose a challenge to health care groups. Government Health IT online (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Software facilitates smoother analysis of PET/MRI scans
    NIH researchers have created software that allows for automated lesion segmentation on PET/MRI scans. The software lets clinicians detect parameters of diseased and healthy tissue, researchers reported at a radiology meeting. Tests showed the software can distinguish between lesions as accurately as manual lesion delineation. Researchers said the software can also be applied on PET/CT scans. AuntMinnie.com (free registration) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • HIT firm strengthens management team with 4 execs
    Audax Health has added to its management team with the appointment of four executives. The health IT firm expects the recruitment of Camille Watson as chief marketing officer, Tom Perrault as chief people officer, Dr. Dogu Celebi as informatics senior vice president and Phil Harker as client development and operations senior VP to help in its expansion plans this year. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • WEDI HIX Virtual Event: An Overview of Health Insurance Exchange and What It Means to Your Business
    Join us for a day of online virtual education and networking with peers and experts in HIX at the free WEDI HIX Virtual Event: An Overview of Health Insurance Exchange and What It Means to Your Business on Friday, March 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Presentation topics include:
    • HIX 101
    • State Approaches
    • NPRM/Final Rules
    • Eligibility and Enrollment - Medicaid
    • Eligibility and Enrollment - GHP
    • Medicare Advantage: Lessons Learned
    • 834 and 820 Transactions
    • Financial Reporting
    • Technical Assistance for Carriers
    Add this free event to your calendar and sign up today! Registration is open! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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