Medical Records
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Should Incentive Payments Relative to EHR Adoption Be Suspended?

drkevin1951 - November 13, 2012

Four Members of the U.S. House of Representatives went on record last week in advocating that incentive payments to physicians should be suspended.  The U.S. House Ways and…

The Hospital of the Future – Your Living Room!!
eHealth
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eHealth
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The Hospital of the Future – Your Living Room!!

drkevin1951 - October 3, 2012

   Several years ago when I held a Q&A session following a keynote address to an audience of healthcare professionals, I was asked the question: “Kevin, what…

eHealth
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Medscape Releases an Analysis of EHR Use by Physicians

drkevin1951 - September 14, 2012

Medscape recently released their assessment of how the trend toward deployment of EHRs is proceeding within the healthcare community.  They had a total of more than 21,000…

Medical Devices
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Health Savings Through Technology Deployment

drkevin1951 - August 17, 2012

       A new study published in Health Affairs last week predicted that nearly one billion dollars in cost savings over the next 25 years if the ‘artificial pancreas’…

Medical Devices
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FDA Approves Ingestible Monitors For Patients

drkevin1951 - August 17, 2012

   Again, one of the new evolving technologies is the use of digestible sensors that can report medication adherence and vital signs.  The U.S. Food and Drug…

eHealth
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Federal Legislation Introduced to Allow Telemedicine

drkevin1951 - August 4, 2012

  First posted on The Fickenscher Files on 8/2/2012   First posted on The Fickenscher Files on 8/2/2012In late June, Representative Charlie Rangel introduced the ‘‘Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine…

Business
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The Shortage of Healthcare Workers and Deliverers

drkevin1951 - July 16, 2012

First posted on The Fickenscher Files on 7/16/2012 First posted on The Fickenscher Files on 7/16/2012In some respects, the bigger problem in healthcare is not the outcome…

Policy & Law
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A Consideration – Putting On the Brakes So We Can Move Faster…

drkevin1951 - June 20, 2012

 by Kevin FickenscherKevin Fickenscher, MD, CEO AMIA  by Kevin FickenscherKevin Fickenscher, MD, CEO AMIARecently, in the May 30 opinion section of The Wall Street Journal, Scott Glottlieb…

Medical Education
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Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants: A Solution For The Primary Care Dilemma

drkevin1951 - June 11, 2012

  Kevin Fickenscher, MD, CEO AMIA   Kevin Fickenscher, MD, CEO AMIAWhile we all await the Supreme Court decision on the Obama health-care law, there is growing recognition that…

Policy & Law
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Transparency in HealthCare: Sunshine is the Best Disinfectant

drkevin1951 - June 7, 2012

  From The Fickenscher Files of 6/6/2012   From The Fickenscher Files of 6/6/2012The Health Care Cost Institute issued a new report outlining the unique opportunity we have for…