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Latest CoreTech News

The Nationwide Interoperability Plan

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Friday, 08 April 2016 20:08

In our previous articles about interoperability, you may remember the 10-year vision plan which the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) laid out in 2014. In October 2015, after soliciting public feedback, the ONC finally unveiled the first draft of the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, with the help of a federal, state and private advisory committee. This living and evolving document serves as the plan for nationwide healthcare interoperability needed to build a “Learning Health System.” This integrated health care system would:

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Telehealth Expansion: The New Healthcare Experience

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Friday, 08 April 2016 19:22

As more Americans grow accustomed to getting their information electronically, the consumer demand for anytime-access to healthcare services via telehealth seems like a natural extension of this trend. According to a study by data and analytics firm HIS, the market for telemedicine is expected to grow by 50 percent a year to $1.9 billion by 2018. With convenience as the major benefit, consumers are showing an interest in this type of on-demand care. According to a new study by telehealth services provider AmercianWell, 64 percent of patients surveyed responded they would be willing to see their doctor online, and seven out of 10 patients would get a prescription refilled via an online video visit. In this article, we’ll explore some of the recent advancements in telehealth, as well as why telehealth has been slow to expand in the United States.

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Protecting Patient Identities

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Thursday, 17 March 2016 01:36

Healthcare IT security company Imprivata recently described patient identification as “providing the right care to the right patient at the right time.” Patient identity has become a major issue in the healthcare arena, and is an issue CoreTech Revolution encounters frequently in client projects.

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Preventable Medical Errors

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Thursday, 17 March 2016 01:03

Using technology to reduce medical errors

According to the American Association for Justice, 440,000 people die annually from preventable medical errors, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States. Because of the frequency and consequences of medical errors, from patient risk to the billions of dollars a year in increased costs worldwide, health systems are taking a harder look at medical error prevention. In this article, we’ll examine the types of medical errors, what is responsible for a majority of the nation’s medical errors, and how healthcare organizations are using technology and their own IT systems and processes as a strategy of prevention.

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Secure Messaging in the Healthcare Setting

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 16:25

Direct Secure Messaging:

Hospitals, physicians, laboratories, pharmacies, long-term care facilities and other institutions are successfully using direct secure messaging (DSM) to exchange patient information electronically in a secure manner. Soon, DSM will replace insecure methods such as fax, courier and mail services for healthcare communication and information sharing between parties. But what exactly is direct secure messaging? How does it work, and how can it help my healthcare practice?

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