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MHW Op-Ed: Catch a Kitten By Its Toe


MHW Op Ed: Catch a Kitten By Its Toe   Tech Nuance Communications mobile ICD 10 healthcare health The following is a guest contributed post from Dr. Girija Yegnanarayanan, Director of Applied Research and Clinical Language Understanding at Nuance Communications.

Most everyone is familiar with the famous nursery rhyme line “Eeny, meeny, miney, moe/Catch a tiger by the toe,” recited by children looking for a way to select who will be “it” for a game.  The undergirding principle of this ditty is selecting one over another, whether that be “eeny, miny, or moe.”  This process is not unlike what can occur in the classification assignment when converting from the ICD-9 to ICD-10 code set.  Important details can be lost in translation.

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Aspiring Healthcare Professionals Turning to AmeriTech


Aspiring Healthcare Professionals Turning to AmeriTech   technology healthcare IT healthcare dental lab technician According to the AmeriTech College Admissions Department, it’s becoming easier than more affordable than ever to utilize digital resources and hands-on experience to gain the education required to land many desirable positions throughout the healthcare spectrum.

“Start an exciting and in-demand career as a Dental Lab Technician making crowns and appliances for dentists in only three semesters!” AmeriTech’s website explains.
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Apple Said to be in Talks with Top Healthcare Providers


Apple Said to be in Talks with Top Healthcare Providers   providers mHealth healthcare health IT The writing has been on the wall for some time now that Apple will soon make healthcare a bigger part of its business model.

Following the company’s introduction of HealthKit at June’s WWDC 2014, all signs have poised to Apple cultivating the close ties that healthcare and mobile technology have already forged.

HealthKit is a new app bundled with iOS 8 that’s geared toward fitness and tracking apps and other mHealth solutions.
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Big Growth Projected for Med Management Market


Big Growth Projected for Med Management Market   Tech North America mobile health mHealth medication management healthcare Europe Asia In an effort to curb the troubling rate of medication errors across the global landscape, government agencies as well as private organizations are ramping up efforts to augment the medication management platforms and resources they’ve either brought to market already or plan to do so in the future.

As of the most recent industry data available, the medication management market is presently worth $845 million. But based on the projections from a new MarketsandMarkets.com report, by 2019, the market will be worth in excess of $1.6 billion.

“The North American market is estimated to contribute the largest share 63.4% to the global medication management systems market in 2014. This would be followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World, in that order,” reads the report summary.

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Patient Data Being Used to Better Identify Patient Risk Factors


Patient Data Being Used to Better Identify Patient Risk Factors   healthcare Carolinas HealthCare System Carolinas In a recent post on Healthcare Informatics, the new tactics implemented by Carolinas HealthCare System to improve community health were featured.

Carolinas, if you’re not familiar, has received funding through the National Institute for Minority Health to create a “hotspot” in the community.

One of their many initiatives, is to gather patient data to determine patient risk for asthma. By identifying higher risk factors, more efforts for education, preventative care, early detection, and overall healthcare management can be put into place.

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Millennials No Shot in the Arm for Affordable Care Act


Millennials No Shot in the Arm for Affordable Care Act   Obamacare Millennials healthcare eMarketer Affordable Care Act ACA Millennials. They were supposed to be a gold mine for the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “ObamaCare”) — the young, healthy ones whose cost of care would be less than older generations, but whose participation would help make the system solvent.

But how do millennials feel about the ACA? Meh.

A new eMarketer report, “Healthcare Marketing to Millennials: Reaching Digital Natives in the Age of the Affordable Care Act,” indicates these young doyens of the digital age are “often frustrated by what they perceive as an opaque and outdated “analog” system of care.”

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mobileStorm CEO to Talk Marketing for Healthcare Focused Startups at August 13th Meetup


mobileStorm CEO to Talk Marketing for Healthcare Focused Startups at August 13th Meetup   news mobileStorm Jared Reitzin healthcare business Fresh from his much talked-about panel at mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 in Boston last week, mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin has been tapped to headline a meetup scheduled for August 13th at the HMRI Research Conference Center in Pasadena, California.

Reitzin will provide valuable industry insight on how to succeed in marketing your startup to the healthcare industry.

“We hear a lot of horror stories about the healthcare industry on how long it takes to get to market to them and to close a sale,” say the event organizers. “Although our collective experience about this may be true, there is a really innovative company succeeding out there called mobileStorm. This company learned the secrets on how to market and promote their company to the health sciences industry. Jared will give you his story of how his company added healthcare as another line of business for them and how they succeeded and continue to succeed.”
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