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Different System, Same Challenges: Long-Term Care Perspective From Canada

June 6, 2016 by Mike Van Snellenberg

Kristin Helps, our Director of Client Operations, and I had the opportunity to speak about delivering Empathetic Care for Seniors Through Technology at the annual BC Caregiver’s Association Conference in Whistler, BC. The BCCPA is the representative body for long-term care, skilled nursing, homecare and retirement facilities in the...[read more]

Measuring Physician Quality - Bully or Just Plain Bull

May 26, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

Patients are amazing creatures.   The current breed is hyperinformed on medical information and has an ever expanding reservoir of physician data to trove through.  I’m not just referring to physician reviews on Angie’s list.  Soon, the public will be encouraged to review our success and failure rates with respect to...[read more]

Baystate Health’s Regional HIE Invites Outside Providers to Participate to Help Enhance Patient Care

May 19, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

Baystate Health is an integrated delivery network (IDN) that includes five hospitals and more than 90 primary and specialty care practices serving a region of western Massachusetts with 800,000 residents. We know that patients who are coming to our facilities are also visiting other facilities outside of our network. As a result, they might be at risk of receiving duplicate procedures and imaging exams.[read more]

Choosing a Different Peer Review Vendor

May 17, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

Not all Peer Review Programs are equal. Therefore, it’s important you understand the differences from one program to another, as these differences can determine the efficiency and effectiveness in how your claims process operates.[read more]

Medtech is Dead. Long Live Medtech.

May 13, 2016 by Patrick Driscoll

The coming era of development in medical technology may be the most interesting in history. Let’s get to it.[read more]

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Moles: Simple Skin Issue or Something More?

May 12, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

This article presents a selection of research papers on the subject of neuroscience and neurology published in April. As usual, many new interesting findings were made public this month, and the selection presented here reflects mostly my personal opinion of their importance.[read more]

Is Working in Telemedicine a Good Option for You?

May 6, 2016 by Michael Jones

Whether you work as a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional, if you work in the medical field, you know a big part of the job involves interaction with your patients. In some instances, however, that interaction is changing. Welcome to the world of telemedicine and telehealth. Before deciding if working in telemedicine is a good career fit, it’s helpful to understand what it is and how it’s used.[read more]

Diagnosing Illnesses with Advanced Technology

April 28, 2016 by Rachelle Wilber

Before any patient can be treated for an illness, they must first be diagnosed. Diagnostics is one of the most important job that any doctor performs, and until recently there were very high rates of misdiagnosis.[read more]

Five “Must Read” Articles on Radiology and Health IT

April 28, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

Radiology consults, healthIT data breaches and telemedicine make the news. This week’s articles include a study that shows how delivering personalized care to patients could increase revenues;[read more]

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Cause and Effect - What Leads to a Misdiagnosis?

April 26, 2016 by Marlena Stoddard

Misdiagnosis and medical negligence are serious issues requiring the attention of both doctors and patients alike.[read more]

Tackling the Side Effects of Parkinson’s Treatment

April 17, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Parkinson’s disease is a slowly developing progressive disorder which is estimated to be the second most common neurodegenerative disease. At present, the disease affects 5 million people and the numbers are projected to reach 9 million by the year 2030.[read more]

Calling the Doctor After Hours

April 12, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

Of course, patients are entitled to medical care around the clock. You would not expect to show up at 2:00 a.m. at an emergency room to find a ‘Closed’ sign. If you are having chest pain on a weekend, and you call your doctor’s office, you should expect a prompt response from a living and breathing medical doctor. Patients are aware that when they call the doctor at night, that they are unlikely to reach their own doctor.[read more]

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