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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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Consumer Coalitions Comment on Federal Data Exchange EffortsReporting Technology’s Impact on... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In a joint letter, the Campaign for Better Care and the Consumer Partnership for eHealth urged federal officials to advance health data exchange through greater use of th ... Read on »
CMS Removing Certain Medical Error Data From Hospital Compare SiteReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy CMS said it intends to remove data on eight hospital-acquired conditions from its Hospital Compare website in part because some of the measures are redundant. The agency ... Read on »
Government To Boost Access to Claims Data Under New ProjectReporting Technology’s Impact on... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy CMS and HHS are partnering with data analytics firm Archimedes to expand access to de-identified Medicare claims data. As part of the project, Archimedes is providing an ... Read on »
Hospitals Implementing Biometric Tools To Help Prevent Data BreachesReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Many hospitals are implementing iris scanners, facial recognition tools and other biometric technologies to help curb health data breaches. However, experts note that suc ... Read on »
Report: More Employers Adopting Health Care Engagement TechnologyReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A report from Buck Consultants and WorldatWork finds that 52% of surveyed employers are weighing the use of mobile or online games to boost their employees’ health care e ... Read on »
AHRQ Planning Study on Using IT Tools To Collect Patient-Reported DataReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A study organized by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and conducted by Abt Associates will examine how ambulatory care practices use health IT systems and r ... Read on »
Project Aims To Predict Diabetes Cases Using Artificial IntelligenceReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As part of a new collaboration, New York University, NYU Langone Medical Center and health insurer Independence Blue Cross are working to develop a machine-learning algor ... Read on »
Social Media Data Could Boost Population Health Research, Study FindsReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy According to a recent study, data from social networking websites could help researchers assess population health factors, such as obesity. The study found links between ... Read on »
Lawmakers Question Lack of Electronic Drug Tracking in Draft BillReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Some lawmakers are concerned about the lack of electronic drug tracking requirements in a draft House bill aimed at boosting oversight of the nation’s prescription drug s ... Read on »
ONC Decertifies 2 EHR Systems Under Meaningful Use ProgramReporting Technology’s Impact on... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has revoked certifications for two EHRMagic electronic health record systems under the meaningful use program. An ONC ... Read on »
Oncologists get serious about drug prices by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It’s hard for policy wonks, politicians or health plans to be viewed credibly when promoting health care cost containment. Discussion quickly turns to “rationing,” and “d ... Read on »
VA Leaders: Changes Needed To Create Next Generation of EHR ToolsReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The “next generation” of electronic health record systems will need to incorporate several changes so the technology can serve as more than just computerized paper charts ... Read on »
One in 20 Meaningful Use Attesters To Face Audits, Official SaysReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Robert Anthony deputy director of CMS’ Health IT Initiatives Group recently announced that CMS intends to audit about 5% of all participants in the meaningful use progr ... Read on »
Canada Achieves Major Cost Savings Through EHR AdoptionReporting Technology’s Impact on... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A study from PricewaterhouseCoopers finds that the increased adoption of electronic health record systems helped Canada’s health care system save an estimated 1.3 billion ... Read on »
Talking to teens about prescription drug abuse by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I agree with the main recommendations of the Drugfree.org/MetLife 2012 attitude tracking study of teens and parents regarding drug use: Do more to communicate risk ... Read on »
New Work Group Aims To Boost Patient Safety, Innovation in Health ITReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A work group convened by HHS and the Federal Communications Commission is preparing to hold its first meeting April 29. The group is charged with identifying strategies t ... Read on »
CDC Seeks $40M To Modernize Infectious Disease Tracking ToolsReporting Technology’s Impact... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy CDC’s $6.6 billion budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 includes a $40 million request to build an advanced molecular detection and informatics system that could track in ... Read on »
Group Says HHS Should Model HIE Initiatives on Existing Federal EffortsReporting... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Responding to a request for information, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives said that HHS should model its health information exchange initiative ... Read on »
IOM Paper Touts the Electronic Sharing of Routine Medical DataReporting Technology’s Impact... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A new discussion paper published by the Institute of Medicine states that the electronic sharing of data collected during regular physician visits could help improve care ... Read on »
Global E-Prescribing Market To Reach $794M by 2017, Report FindsReporting Technology’s... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A new report from research firm MarketsandMarkets predicts that the global market for electronic prescribing technology will reach $794 million by 2017. According to the ... Read on »