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More tech than ever on MGMA show floor
Healthcare IT News : October 23, 2014, 12:33 pm
With more than 350 exhibitors on the show floor, including many for the first time, MGMA's exhibit hall is expected to be abuzz with activity and fresh ideas.
"The exhibit hall is a place to connect, explore and find the solutions practices need to effectively manage time, staff and operations," said Susan Paulin Schubert, MGMA's senior manager, corporate relations and business development.
The hall will be open throughout the conference. The hours are: 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.
Practices buried under MU 'avalanche'
Healthcare IT News : October 23, 2014, 11:57 am
"I've never seen this level of frustration in our membership, as I have in the past six to eight months or so," says MGMA Senior Policy Advisor Robert Tennant. "It's not just meaningful use. But that is certainly one of the catalysts."
Without a UPI, healthcare awash in SSNs
Healthcare IT News : October 23, 2014, 11:20 am
The healthcare industry is swimming in Social Security numbers, thanks to the necessities of patient record management systems. But balancing those requirements with fraud mitigation and privacy protections is proving a big challenge.
[See also: Rekindling the patient ID debate]
mHealth takes on Ebola in Nigeria
Healthcare IT News : October 23, 2014, 11:14 am
In what's being hailed as a "spectacular success story," the World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus transmission, with public health agencies and government officials citing a mobile health initiative as largely responsible for the triumph.
One hospital's take on 'Shark Tank'
Healthcare IT News : October 23, 2014, 10:52 am
Boston Children's Hospital has named three finalists to compete for $30,000 and investment advice from industry leaders in the hospital's first Innovation Tank.
ABC's Shark Tank personality, Daymond John, will moderate the event, called "Taking on Tomorrow." It is part global summit and part a take on The popular TV show as the three finalists compete for $30,000 to boost their innovation.
[See also: Venture+ Forum shows IT the money]