Category Archives: Healthcare IT

Moving Toward Interoperability

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Healthcare is perennially behind other industries in information technology. With the early stages of electronic data behind us, our experts discuss the challenges of connecting disparate systems and how a new vendor alliance may be part of the solution.

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Wearables: Beyond Fitness Tracking

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Wearable fitness devices have been on the market for over a decade, but only recently have they begun expanding into exciting health uses beyond tracking fitness. The 2014 mHealth Summit in National Harbor, DC, and the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show unveiled the latest trends.

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The Impact of Insurance Changes on Patients and Physicians

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U.S. healthcare insurance involves a byzantine set of policies and structures. Decades of rising costs have resulted in patients paying a higher share out of their own pockets. Our experts examine the latest trends and their impact on your practice.

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Is Private Practice Dead?

Don’t want to be employed by a health system or government agency, but fear that private practice is no longer viable? Learn new alternatives, from large single-specialty ‘mega’ groups to models focused on population health.

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PCMHs and ACOs: Are They Working?

How effective are Patient Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations? Maryland experts describe how both models are improving care and why the new Maryland Medicare waiver may provide an impetus to both.

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How Will the Physician Payments Sunshine Act Impact You?

Starting September 2014, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will provide new info about physician payments from biopharma and medical tech companies. Learn what will be reported and how to review the data.

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mHealth Harnesses Care Improvements

What’s more impressive than the explosion in mobile devices is that mHealth is moving beyond gimmicky devices and interesting apps to make an impact on health and healthcare delivery.

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 – Are You Ready?

Providers who have been on the leading edge can attest for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use in 2014. However, as incentives diminish, Maryland Physician Magazine explores what attestation may entail and whether it’s worthwhile.

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Accountable Care Expands With or Without an ACO

Is an ACO for you? As the number of ACOs in Maryland and the U.S. grows, they are expanding to non-Medicare populations. At the same time, some providers are opting for accountable care without the ACO.

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Health Information Exchanges: The Next Hurdle

How can your practice obtain critical patient data from hospitals and why is Maryland better prepared than many states to allow disparate EHR systems to ‘talk’ to each other even after HITECH Act funds disappear?

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