6 Ways Health Care Reform Will Help Startups

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In the middle of the economic crisis, small businesses are struggling to survive by keeping profits as well as diminishing costs. One of their greatest costs is healthcare, and in order to cope with this most choose not to offer insurance to their employees and still some had to make the hard decision of laying… Continue Reading


Rising Cost of Healthcare Around the World

Recently the Commonwealth Fund study compared 13 countries with the U.S., Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Commonwealth Fund study found that in 2009 $8,000 per person was spent. When looking at other countries compared to the U.S.,  our health care spend is enormous. In the study,… Continue Reading


HIPAA 4010 to 5010 migration? Is your EHR Ready?

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HIPAA 4010 to 5010 migration, is your EHR and practice management software ready? The 5010 standards replace the existing 4010/4010A1 version of HIPAA transactions, which go back nearly a decade—an eternity in the tech world and address many of the shortcomings in the current version, including the fact that 4010 does not support ICD-10 coding…. Continue Reading


Important Telephone Numbers for Doctors

Below are some of the many publicly available resources that may be able to assist patients, it is good to have immediate assistance phone numbers on hand like these. If you are a patient looking at this blog post you must look to your personal physician to address your personal medical needs and concerns. If… Continue Reading


Improving outcomes with worse health

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At a conference at Harvard Medical School the other day a speaker made a simple comment: earlier diagnosis improves outcomes.  With some thought, I realized that this is unquestionably true. Let’s imagine a disease that has no cure, and no therapy can slow its progression.  The disease starts with, say, an environmental trigger of a… Continue Reading


Clay Shirky Health 2.0, San Francisco 2008

Clay Shirky, one of the leading social media pundit gives a great keynote talk at Health 2.0 in San Francisco 2008. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5670673&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Clay Shirky Keynote – Health 2.0 SF 2008 from Health 2.0 on Vimeo. Daniel Kivatinos Daniel is co-founder and COO of drchrono. Daniel is a designer, software engineer and entrepreneur living in Silicon… Continue Reading


Health Insurance

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Here is some great information provided by CNCB on health insurance from the show On the Money. http://plus.cnbc.com/rssvideosearch/action/player/id/1125604653/code/cnbcplayershare 48 million Americans under the age of 65 lack health insurance. 1/3 of Americans spend part of year 2007 without health insurance. The last decade for premium employer sponsored health insurance rose 4x times as fast as… Continue Reading