Beth Israel uses Glass and EHR data in the ED to make time-sensitive treatment decisions faster, smarter

Beth Israel uses Glass and EHR data in the ED to make time-sensitive treatment decisions faster, smarter

April 9, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

I’m now able to publicly write about the work that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been doing with stealthy start up, Wearable Intelligence. We’ve been working over the past…


New eBook series offers practical advice for healthcare entrepreneurs from their peers

New eBook series offers practical advice for healthcare entrepreneurs from their peers

April 8, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

The Kauffman Foundation has launched an eBook series featuring insights from healthcare entrepreneurs who share their real-world experiences with other founders making their way in the healthcare space.



Congressional hearing on ‘Improving Predictability & Transparency in DEA and FDA Regulation’ coming up

Congressional hearing on ‘Improving Predictability & Transparency in DEA and FDA Regulation’ coming up

April 7, 2014 3:42 am by | 0 Comments

By Karla L. Palmer – The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health (chaired by Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA)), has scheduled a hearing for Monday, April 7, 2014, at 3:00…


Give Boomer Esiason a break on early birth comments

Give Boomer Esiason a break on early birth comments

April 4, 2014 3:41 pm by | 0 Comments

Retired football star and current radio host Boomer Esiason has opened the floodgates of righteous indignation by suggesting that the Mets second baseman should have encouraged his wife to have a…


Another REMS Antitrust Lawsuit: Mylan Sues Celgene

Another REMS Antitrust Lawsuit: Mylan Sues Celgene

April 4, 2014 11:34 am by | 0 Comments

By Kurt R. Karst – In a 17-count, 84-page Complaint filed earlier this week in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Mylan”) alleges that Celgene Corporation (“Celgene”) has violated federal and state antitrust…


How to survive a HIPAA Audit (Infographic)

How to survive a HIPAA Audit (Infographic)

April 3, 2014 11:34 am by | 0 Comments

How confident would you be in your preparedness if you received a HIPAA audit letter in the mail today?


Patients are actually customers … Who knew?

Patients are actually customers … Who knew?

April 2, 2014 11:01 pm by | 6 Comments

I was finally getting to my giant pile of reading this week when I saw an article in Health Care Information Week that included the following sentence: As consumer satisfaction…



Will you be prepared for the transition to ICD-10? DocuTAP says only 30% of payers are ready

Will you be prepared for the transition to ICD-10? DocuTAP says only 30% of payers are ready

April 2, 2014 3:29 pm by | 0 Comments

Surprisingly, things can move fast in Washington, D.C. On Thursday, March 27, the House of Representatives passed bill H.R. 4302 (Protecting Access to Medicare)—known as the ‘Doc Fix’ bill—by voice…


ICD-10 — What next?

ICD-10 — What next?

April 2, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments

After the senate vote  on HR 4302  last night , I sent an email to the CIOs of payers and providers in Massachusetts, suggesting that we need to capture the…


Tips for passing an EHR incentive audit

Tips for passing an EHR incentive audit

April 1, 2014 11:32 am by | 0 Comments

When CMS first announced the availability of incentive funds for eligible providers who adopted an Electronic Health Record and were not only willing to comply with all HIPAA rules and…


HIMSS Security Survey: Preparing to handle the worst data breach

HIMSS Security Survey: Preparing to handle the worst data breach

March 31, 2014 3:53 pm by | 1 Comments

In today’s data heavy landscape, data breaches are an unfortunate reality for organizations across all industries. When looking specifically at the healthcare industry we find that just last year, nearly…


Obamacare Open Enrollment Deadline is Here: Are You Ready?

Obamacare Open Enrollment Deadline is Here: Are You Ready?

March 31, 2014 2:15 pm by | 0 Comments

Are you enrolled in a health insurance plan? For those who aren’t aware, today (March 31, 2014) is the deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan under President Obama’s Affordable…


There’s a free risk assessment tool from HHS … It’s about time!

There’s a free risk assessment tool from HHS … It’s about time!

March 31, 2014 11:24 am by | 0 Comments

A free HIPAA Security Risk Assessment tool from HHS? Finally ONC, in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC),…


Why Doctors Are Not Joining ACO’s

Why Doctors Are Not Joining ACO’s

March 31, 2014 10:09 am by | 2 Comments

  According to a recent study published on Wiley Online Library, 60% of physician practices have not joined and have no intention of joining an ACO in the future.  Recently, I was involved…


The changing face of drug marketing regulation

The changing face of drug marketing regulation

March 31, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

The DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting: Celebrate the Past – Invent the Future is the largest multidisciplinary event that brings together a community of life sciences professionals at all levels and across all disciplines involved in the discovery, development, and life cycle management of medical products all with a common goal to foster innovation that will lead to the development of safe and effective medical products and therapies to patients.