Gun Violence Restraining Order: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
News
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News
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Gun Violence Restraining Order: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

thielst - June 16, 2014

The idea of a gun violence restraining order is being proposed in wake of the recent killings just off the UCSB campus and the warning signs that were fully…

Social Media in Healthcare: Recognizing Challenges and Providing Value
eHealth
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eHealth
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Social Media in Healthcare: Recognizing Challenges and Providing Value

thielst - June 9, 2014

I wrote a post for the HIMSS blog and want to share it with my readers here, as well.  Leave your thoughts on the HIMSS post or here!…

Best Practices for Proxy Data Access
eHealth
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eHealth
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Best Practices for Proxy Data Access

thielst - April 19, 2014

TOWER has helped clients understand patient needs and expectations around granting proxy access to family and friends who assume critical rolls in helping the patient manage care…

Risk of EHRs: Malpractice Claims
eHealth
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eHealth
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Risk of EHRs: Malpractice Claims

thielst - March 22, 2014

Way back in 2005 when I was still getting started as a blogger and was active in the world of EHR adoption, I wondered about their impact…

Criminal Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase 100%
Business
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Business
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Criminal Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase 100%

thielst - March 17, 2014

I've posted on data security and breaches for the last few years and know that many healthcare providers have struggled to make sense of the warnings. I've…

DeLauro Statement on Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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DeLauro Statement on Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures

thielst - March 5, 2014

I have received many press releases, but don't post on the vast majority. But the one below, from Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro on her comments at the first…

eHealth
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Increasing Older Adult Vaccination Rates with Portals

thielst - February 3, 2014

New study findings for those 60 and over show an increase in shingles vaccination rates when providers communicate with patients through EHRs and portals. New study findings for those…

eHealth
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Consumer Survey: The Virtual Waiting Room

thielst - January 29, 2014

Accenture conducted a consumer survey on patient engagement and created an infographic that highlights the interesting results. The survey assessed public attitudes toward their medical providers' electronic…

Business
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CMS and Transitional Care Management Reimbursement Expansion

thielst - January 20, 2014

There is a new expansion to CMS's new reimbursement for transitional care services to include health professional shortage areas (HPSA) located in rural census tracts of metropolitan statistical…