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GW develops a comprehensive guide to preventable harm

September 2, 2015 by Sophia Bernazzani

MHA@GW, the online master of health administration from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, produced a comprehensive guide to preventable harm. Preventable harm is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and the economic cost of these errors is staggering. Learn more about how preventable harm is defined, what it costs, and how patient safety can be improved.[read more]


How to Build the Right ICD-10 Team

September 1, 2015 by Zach Watson

Multiple opportunities for further delaying the implementation deadline have come and gone, and each passing chance makes the October deadline for ICD-10 implementation look more definitive.In all honesty, it’s probably long past due. The current...[read more]

Deloitte’s Harry Greenspun on the ‘bright future’ of connected care (podcast)

September 1, 2015 by David E Williams

Harry Greenspun Greenspun, MDI enjoyed Dr. Harry Greenspun’s talk at Qualcomm Life’s Connect2015 yesterday in San Diego, so asked him to expand on...[read more]

SEO for Dentists and Doctors: Making Google Love Your Healthcare Website — Part I

August 31, 2015 by Tyson Downs

SEO for dentists and doctors is all about getting your healthcare practice’s website to perform well on search engines like Google. If you do the right things, you can make Google fall in love with your doctor website, putting you at the top of...[read more]

12 Great Clinical Trial Finder Websites

August 31, 2015 by Joan Justice

Consider Clinical Trials!

Searching for a clinical trial is getting easier! There are several other trial finders besides the behemoth, some that are designed to be very user-friendly and some that offer toll-free numbers with specified navigators to help you with your search.[read more]

Director of First Impressions and Other Great Job Titles

August 31, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Recently I was looking for a new school for one of my daughters. In that process, I phoned one of the prospective organizations—a modern school with a good reputation and a progressive-sounding name.The individual who answered the phone was...[read more]

When Disability Turns into a Source of Energy

September 3, 2015 by Andrew Schorr

Trevis and Andrew in DingleTrevis Gleason could have dropped into deep depression when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis years ago. He was a skilled chef, had a budding career, and a million ideas, recipes and passion. But that’s not Trevis. Despite the progression of MS and the medicines that no longer stop it over the years...[read more]

Medtech Fundings, September 2015

September 3, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

Medtech fundings for September 2015 have jumped off at a fast pace and now stand at $457 million, with fundings led by the $300 million IPO of NovoCore, followed by the $100 Series C for CeQur.Below are the top fundings for the month thus far. Please revisit this post and refresh your browser to see additional fundings during...[read more]

Video: Introducing the New DRX Plus Detectors

September 3, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Last week brought about the announcement that we have entered into the third generation of DRX detectors: the DRX Plus 3543 and the DRX Plus 3543C detectors.With this new generation of detectors, users can expect the following benefits:79% increase in battery life allows for improved productivity and allows increased imaging between...[read more]

A Four Step Guide to Creating Perfect Accreditation Policies and Procedures

September 2, 2015 by Danyell Jones

A Four Step Guide to Creating Perfect Accreditation Policies and ProceduresFor a long time BHM has been assisting organizations in navigating through the accreditation process. When our clients seek our counsel, over and over again we are asked about the development of accreditation policies & procedures, and this is frequently an...[read more]

White Paper: Metadata – Creating Meaningful Access to Clinical Images & Data

September 2, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Metadata is not a new, or unfamiliar concept in the medical imaging world.In its simplest explanation, metadata are informational attributes that are “tagged,” or added, onto clinical images and data to properly categorize them for fast and effective searches.File-level metadata in clinical images and data may be generated automatically...[read more]

Medical technologies under development at startups, August 2015

September 1, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

Below is a list of the technologies under development at medical technology startups identified in August 2015 and added to the Medtech Startup Database.Non-hormonal, non-invasive treatment for vaginal dryness and atrophy.Vascular access technology for hemodialysis and oncology.Stents for peripheral vascular disease.Combined ultrasound...[read more]

Guess the X-ray – September’s Image Challenge

September 1, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

It’s a new month so that means it is time for a new “Guess the X-ray” Image Challenge. August’s Image Challenge, a wind-up toy, was guessed pretty quickly, so let’s see if we can make things a little more difficult this month..The image for September is below. The challenge will run until the end of the month or until the first person...[read more]

If Patients Chose Doctors Based on How Creative They Are

September 1, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Somewhere in the US—we wouldn’t disclose exactly where—there’s a large medical practice that has, until recently, been in a relationship with a local advertising agency. What’s troubling about this relationship is that, over many years, the agency never talked about results, data or Return-on-Investment.The medical practice likes the...[read more]

After the EMR. The technologies that will truly transform healthcare and clinical workflow.

August 31, 2015 by Bill Crounse

Last week, Healthcare IT News editor Mike Miliard wrote a piece that might have escaped your attention. He offered up 18 health technologies poised for big growth based on data from HIMSS Analytics. While none of the technologies listed are quite as sexy...(read more)[read more]

Health Reward Stat of the Day – Aug 31

August 31, 2015 by Michael Dermer

  In the Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield rewards program, called HealthyRewards, members can earn up to $1,000 per family* each year for doing healthy actions – such as going for a run, working around the yard, and even taking the stairs.[read more]

Does Social Media Influence Rx Habits and Choices?

August 31, 2015 by Colleen Young

September 2015, #hcsmca turns 5 year old. Hosting over 230 chats, we’ve covered a myriad of topics (#hcsmca archive). So many in fact, I often wonder if we are running out of things to discuss. Getting topic ideas from #hcsmca community members and visitors helps. #hcsmca members, people and organizations bring...[read more]

The Last Day of Summer

August 31, 2015 by Irene Gabashvili

Is that it? Summer is finally over. And so is the sweet melancholy of August, listening to nature sounds - soothing ocean waves or a chorus of crickets while sitting on a porch, sun drying you with warm rays... It's the end of the holiday break.Tomorrow is September, the second most stressful month of the year. It is known for stock...[read more]