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Phoenix, Arizona
Self-described geek-to-human translator Francine Hardaway bought her first Apple product in the... Full Bio
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Physician Practices Unprepared for ICD-10 Transition, Study ShowsReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Medical Group Management Association research shows the health care industry’s readiness to meet the Oct. 1, 2014, compliance deadline for ICD-10 continues to lag. Only 4 ... Read on »
Surgeon General Regina Benjamin To Step Down From Post Next MonthReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin announced that she will step down from her position in July. Benjamin who previously ran a rural health clinic in Alabama has been ... Read on »
Rep. Honda Reintroduces Mobile Health Innovation LegislationReporting Technology’s Impact on... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On Thursday, Rep. Mike Honda reintroduced a bill aimed at advancing mobile health innovation as well as other health technologies. The bill would require FDA to establish ... Read on »
Digital Technology Could Boost Urban Pediatric Care, Research FindsReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Research publish in the journal Pediatrics finds that health providers could leverage digital technology to improve care of urban pediatric patients, a group that typical ... Read on »
Park: Better Patient Engagement Will Boost Overall Health SystemReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy During the Health Privacy Summit last week, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said boosting patient engagement can improve the health care system. Meanwhile, other ... Read on »
Experts Predict Initial ‘Glitches’ in Health Exchange WebsitesReporting... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There likely will be some initial “glitches” when the health insurance exchange websites open for enrollment on Oct. 1, according to experts. Building the online marketpl ... Read on »
Of ACOs and the over-imaging of children by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Today’s news feeds feature a big new study on pediatric CT radiation doses. Anyone who’s been paying attention will not be surprised by the results: The use of CT ... Read on »
Majority of Fla. Doctors, Pharmacists Do Not Use State’s Rx Drug DatabaseReporting... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Only 10% of physicians and one-third of pharmacists in Florida use the state’s prescription drug database, according to federal officials. A state pharmacy board member s ... Read on »
HHS To Look Into Data Infrastructure for Outcomes ResearchReporting Technology’s Impact on... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Two HHS agencies are partnering to develop an interoperable data framework to support patient-centered outcomes research. The Affordable Care Act set aside nearly $200 mi ... Read on »
Global Alliance Aims To Boost Sharing of Genetic, Clinical DataReporting Technology’s Impact... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Yesterday, about 70 major research and health care organizations from dozens of countries announced that they will team up to create a framework for sharing genetic and c ... Read on »
Subsidies will temper health insurance “rate shock” for the young by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is a complex, multi-faceted law but critiques of it are often simplistic and opponents find themselves getting twisted up in contr ... Read on »
Study Suggests Fewer Drop-Down Menus Could Reduce E-Rx ErrorsReporting Technology’s Impact... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association study finds electronic prescribing errors are most likely to occur when selecting a drop-down menu or editing in ... Read on »
SAMHSA Offers Grants for Integrating EHRs, Rx Monitoring ProgramReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is making about $3.4 million in grant funding available to state governments to integrate the agency’s Presc ... Read on »
ONC, FCC, FDA Seek Public Input on Health IT Regulatory FrameworkReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the Federal Communications Commission and FDA are seeking public comments as they develop a health IT regulatory fra ... Read on »
OIG: Two Medicare Provider Databases Inaccurate, IncompleteReporting Technology’s Impact on... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy An HHS Office of the Inspector General report finds that two Medicare databases store health care provider information that is inaccurate or incomplete. The report also f ... Read on »
Data Say Hospitals Using Meditech, Epic EHRs Draw Key IncentivesReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy About 19% of hospitals that have received meaningful use payments for using complete electronic health records in inpatient settings have deployed Epic Systems’ EHR softw ... Read on »
Studies Analyze How EHR Use Influences Physician BehaviorReporting Technology’s Impact on... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A pair of studies published this week examined how the use of electronic health record systems and their components influence physician behavior. One found that a deluge ... Read on »
Narrow networks and health insurance exchanges: I’m quoted by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy National health plans and high priced providers are staying away from California’s new health insurance exchange at least for now. But other health plans have signed up; ... Read on »
Cavalcade of Risk is up at Life Insurance by Jeff by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Check out the latest Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival at Life Insurance by Jeff. from Health Business Blog http://www.healthbusinessblog.com/2013/05/cavalcade-of-risk ... Read on »
Calif. Health System Live Tweets Photos, Videos of Brain SurgeryReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The University of California-Los Angeles Health System used Twitter to post videos and photos of a brain pacemaker surgery performed Thursday morning. The health system s ... Read on »