Category Archives: Healthcare IT

mHealth Harnesses Care Improvements


What’s more impressive than the explosion in mobile devices is that mHealth is moving beyond gimmicky devices and interesting apps to make an impact on health and healthcare delivery.

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 – Are You Ready?

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Providers who have been on the leading edge can attest for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use in 2014. However, as incentives diminish, Maryland Physician Magazine explores what attestation may entail and whether it’s worthwhile.

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Accountable Care Expands With or Without an ACO


Is an ACO for you? As the number of ACOs in Maryland and the U.S. grows, they are expanding to non-Medicare populations. At the same time, some providers are opting for accountable care without the ACO.

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Health Information Exchanges: The Next Hurdle


How can your practice obtain critical patient data from hospitals and why is Maryland better prepared than many states to allow disparate EHR systems to ‘talk’ to each other even after HITECH Act funds disappear?

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Beyond CPOE: Clinical Analytics is Key


Computerized Provider Order Entry systems are moving beyond electronic ordering to provide robust clinical analytics. A community hospital and major hospital system discuss how CPOE is helping them meet new reimbursement realities.

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Telehealth Expands Care Beyond Office Walls

By: Linda Harder As technology improves and reimbursement trends to global or performance-based pay, telehealth is becoming a more important way to deliver care. Maryland Physician spoke with early adopters to learn how legislation is reducing barriers and how this technology is being used in practice. Legislative Initiatives H. Neal Reynolds, M.D., associate professor at […]

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There’s an App for That

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With the proliferation of health-related apps, and growing patient interest in using apps to monitor and maintain health, it can be challenging to identify the most appropriate ones. We suggest a few selection strategies.

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Protecting Patient Data in a Digital Age


Breaches of sensitive patient data abound, at a heavy cost to both patients and providers. Our IT vendors share their practical advice for protection patient information in a digital age.

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Accountable Care Organizations: Can They Work for Your Practice?


Four ACOs in Maryland have received CMS approval under the Medicare Share Savings program, and more are coming. Understand how these new entities are being financed and what they hope to achieve.

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Social Media: Physician Bane or Benefit?


The vehicles used in social media are growing and morphing continuously. Many physicians think social media is a waste of time. Our experts describe how it can save time and benefit physicians and patients alike.

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