Enactment of Healthcare Reforms, Including PPCA, Drives the HCIT Solutions Market by Deepa Tatkare


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S., about 1.2 million vacancies would be available for registered nurses from 2014 to 2022. 

The demand of home healthcare is expected to increase and drive the healthcare IT solutions & services such as telehealth, telemedicine, and mHealth during the forecast period to meet the demand-supply gap

Enactment of Healthcare Reforms Including Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Drives the Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) Solutions Market 

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What 2017 has in Store for Physicians? by Aiden Spencer, @aidenspencer15

The coming year is going to be tough if you’re a physician. There are several things that are going to change. It is important to be prepared about the coming changes in regulations, and what is required from a practice. This article will provide a brief summary about the coming changes, and what you can expect from 2017.


Before 2017

The year hasn’t completed ended yet but the healthcare industry has been bombarded with changes. The recent ending of the ICD-10 grace period has been the first major change leading into 2017. It has effected many practices in a number of different ways. It should be remembered that in the long run going electronic will benefit the entire industry. 

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3 P's framework - 7D's Process Foundation by Prashantha Sawhney


focus on Process as it relates to the "how" the work is to be done

This article is a continuation of my previous post - 3 P's framework - People are the key. We now focus on Process as it relates to the "how" the work is to be done.

There is a plethora of options in terms of processes one can follow to be successful. Across software literature one come across many variations and combinations of the "D.." verbs typically used in software development. One that is simple to use and remember is called 7D's.

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3 P's framework - People are the key - Prashantha Sawhney

We focus on People - "who" do the work. While it is important to have a good efficient team, it is equally important to have some norms for them to be successful

This article is a continuation of my previous post - 3 P's framework to be successful. We focus on People - "who" do the work. While it is important to have a good efficient team, it is equally important to have some norms for them to be successful.

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Reducing Leakage in Admissions, Pharmacy and Diagnostics at Hospitals by Baljit Singh, @mtatva

Typical advised diagnostics in OPD in hospitals ranges from 20% to up to 50% depending on specialty and month of the year. You really need to see how many of these are being lost to competition nearby

Hospitals have two big challenges to stay profitable. First, they have to continuously work to get new patients to discover their hospital. Second, most important aspect, is to get as much revenue from each patient visit. The second one drives both top-line and bottom-line significantly, but is also the least understood process due to inherent limitations.

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Why Do We Want #Interoperability? by @Matt_R_Fisher

Interoperability, to a large degree, comes down to having a fully unified healthcare system where data is always available


A lot of time and attention has been put into the notion of interoperability by almost every stakeholder in the healthcare system. Those interested in the issue include patients, providers, vendors and the government. Why has interoperability received so much focus, though? It may be possible to answer that question by stating that interoperability contains a large element of the common good.

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Steps to Performance Transformation by Ritesh Dogra @Ritesh_Medium

Take a step back and think on the fundamental question – ‘Have I created enough value in my current business model?’

Since the last year, we undertook quite a few ‘Performance Transformation’ projects. This was a pleasant change – existing healthcare providers trying to transform themselves and this had nothing to do with increasing bed occupancy either! So what is performance transformation?

Simply stating, Performance Transformation is Creating Value in Existing Infrastructure which will differentiate an existing set up in the market. To understand this, lets step back and reflect on a familiar concept, the S-Curve.

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The Current Status of 8 Future Technologies on Healthcare by @msharmas

It's mid-2016, and here is a look at the current status of 8 Future Technologies that might be having a significant impact on Healthcare

Most if not all these technologies will make an impact on Healthcare, and hence it is important to understand the various scenarios and the stories detailing how the experts from across the world are incorporating these technologies in healthcare

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Social Media Survey Report for Dental Practitioners in India by @drvikram and @drmayurdavda


  • 63% of respondents say they use social media professionally but only 28% have a budget for investing in it
  • 70% of respondents use social media to connect with peers; only 51% use it for patient education


Dental practitioners are reluctant adopters of social media for professional use, according to a survey report by HealthCare in India and The Dental Education. While 90% of survey respondents said they used social media for personal use, only 63% indicated that they used it for professional purposes such as connecting with peers (70%), raising awareness of their practice (61%) and educating patients (51%).

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How to create a winner marketing plan to your hospital by Dr. Hesham Dabah

Healthcare's facility directors and top executives who are in charge of the execution of hospitals and health services are confronting a test of how to get their facilities more profitable and make them more productive

The article was first published in Dr. Hesham Dabah's LinkedIn Pulse page (link below). The article is published here with the authors' permission.

Acquiring new patients to the practice is the lord of administrative practices,  pulling in more individuals requiring your service is what all health care business administrators should consider at into their daily operating systems.

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Why Out-of-Hospital Blockchains Matter by Cyrus Maaghul @Pointnurse

Bitcoin and blockchain technology will be game changers too

This article was first published in Mr. Cyrus Maaghul's LinkedIn Pulse post here . The article is published here with the author's permission.

I bought my first bitcoin in May 2013 while on a vegan retreat in Asheville, North Carolina. Going through the purchase process reminded me of when I first downloaded Mosaic and surfed the net. I thought to myself, "this is going to be a game changer". It was.

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House MD vs Doctor #AI- Who will turn out to be the better by @RoshiniBR


House MD vs Doctor AI- Who will turn out to be the better diagnostician?

Do a google search for “all-inclusive beach holiday” and all you see for the next weeks are advertisements for all-inclusive holidays following the virtual you. Google knows you better than your family or friends- creepy but true! Whether or not we realize it, we have made the decision to donate our data to the virtual world.

Can we put our data to better use – to improve healthcare on a scale unimaginable a decade or two ago?

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@IFTTT you could in Healthcare by @msharmas



Was reading this article published in a leading newspaper sometime back,



Naturally, I tried thinking of usecases to apply the technology in a Healthcare setting. 

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Ransomware Prevention 101 - Expert Tips by Nicola Whiting @CyberGoGiver

Whether you manage your own systems and devices, or rely on third-party hosted systems (i.e. ‘in the cloud’), your Ransomware risk is real, constant and growing….

Below are some key actions, that you can put in place now, to significantly reduce your Ransomware and Cyber Crime risk – they cover prevention, instant response during an attack and recovery

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Social Media Technographics - A way to engage your audience by @msharmas


"Taken together, the Social Technographic groups make up the ecosystem that forms the groundswell. By examing how they are represented in any subgroup, strategists can determine which sorts of strategies make sense to reach their customers." - Forrester

As part of a successful social media campaign, its important to know the audience with whom we are sharing the content and creating the content for. 

I came across this insightful categorization from Forrester, that provides a categorisation of your Social Media users, using the Social Technographics ladder on the basis of their level of activity on your Social Media Channels

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#Infographic: Technology Innovation in Public Health, Learning from INDIA via @InnovatioCuris

Infographic Source: Reaching the unreached through Technology Innovation in Public Health Learning from INDIA, Dr. Sanjiv Kumar & Dr. V K Singh - http://innovatiocuris.com/webinars/

Infographic Source

We came across a great presentation on "Reaching the Unreached Technology Innovation in Public Health - Learning from India", via the InnovatioCuris.com webinar conducted by Dr. V K Singh along with Dr. Sanjiv Kumar. 

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#INFOGRAPHIC: India's Unique Challenges in Healthcare Delivery by @iamGuruprasadS

Information sourced from ICTPost.com
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3P's framework to be Successful by Prashantha Sawhney


All of us look for formulas to climb the ladder of success, we can either invent our own or leverage what others before us have tried. Every industry has well documented practices, frameworks and standards that provide guidance on how to be plan, execute and be successful.

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#Interoperability the Missing Link for #DigitalHealth Apps by @msharmas


In India we have 204.1 million smartphone users in 2016 [ http://www.statista.com/statistics/467163/forecast-of-smartphone-users-in-india/ ], it's only natural to find startups using the mobile as the way to acquire customers by providing mobile Health based products and services.

While it is a great way to provide accessibility and affordability of healthcare services via mobile health solutions, it is also important to understand the need to ensure interoperability of the healthcare data being captured in these apps.

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Can the Internet of Things #IoT transform Healthcare? by @drvikram


Internet of things continues to dominate the world apparent by the success of the Liveworx16 that recently concluded in Boston. Liveworx is the signature event of Thingworx a PTC company. The event saw a curious mix of CAD/CAM experts who were trying to understand how IoT was going to help them mingling with IoT experts who had already implemented a few projects and were looking to consolidate on their early mover advantage. But one Industry that is looking at IoT very seriously is healthcare. Yes you heard me its healthcare, and may even leapfrog other industries when it comes to IoT adoption.

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Benefits of an AI-Based Patient Appointments service for Hospitals by @msharmas


One of the areas where AI can be implemented in the Hospital with high volume of transactions, is the Appointments Scheduling of Patients. On any given day, there are a finite number of slots available for a doctor, e.g. 10 min or 30 min slots, depending on whether its a first visit or a follow up visit. In most hospitals, Routine patients are scheduled in advance and some patients are scheduled based on an urgency, to the physician schedule.  [Denton et al - 8]
A typical workflow for booking an appointment can go like this:

1. Patient calls (or visits) the hospital, and speaks to the person at the reception, at a specific department
2. The person looks up the available time slots, that a doctor is free and available in the clinic
3. Consults with the Patient on the best time possible for her appointment and then schedules the appointment



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TRIVENI: A remote patient monitoring solution via @msharmas - Part 2

Introduction to Part 2

In the part 2 of this series, I will endeavour to define the Business Case and the Timelines for the Research and Development of the TRIVENI framework.

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SNOMED CT CSETS - Its Place and Use by @sbbhattacharyya


The Concepts related to CSets are as proposed by Dr. SB Bhattacharyya and presented in the HCITExpert Blog with permission from Dr. SBB - [email protected]

What is a Constrained Set?

  • The word constrain means “to control or limit something” (Cambridge Online  Dictionary)

  • SNOMED CT makes extensive use of refsets (reference sets), for a wide-range  of purposes, each of which have specific purposes

  • Refsets need to conform to certain specific rules and guidelines regarding their
preparation, distribution and maintenance
  • Takes a long time to design one and the designing entity needs to have a
 namespace assigned to it
  • This makes the rapid and effective use of SNOMED CT in individual systems  cumbersome at best and impractical at worst


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Case Study: Efficiently Converting Healthcare Data into Information and Intelligence by @uddenfeldt



This article was published by Mats Uddenfeldt, on his LinkedIn Pulse page [ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/case-study-efficiently-converting-healthcare-data-mats-uddenfeldt ]. The article is republished here with the author’s permission.
Valence Health provides healthcare providers with customized solutions for value based care, helping them better manage their patient populations and accept financial responsibility for the quality of the care they provide. The company offers advisory services, health plan services and a suite of population health technology software as a service (SaaS) products that help their clients transition from a transaction-based approach to a value-based approach to healthcare. Headquartered in Chicago, Valence Health serves 85,000 physicians and 135 hospitals, helping them manage the health of 20 million patients nationwide.

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Booking a doctor appointment online - Whats the big deal? - @AshwinNaik


This blog was first published in Dr. Ashwin Naik's LinkedIn Pulse.  

WOW!
Now you can you book an appointment with a doctor online. I know, i know - not a big deal. 

I meant, you can now book an appointment with a doctor in a government hospital online Or in a couple of years - you can book an appointment with a doctor in any government hospital in the country - online (http://ors.gov.in/copp/appointment.jsp) !

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