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FileMaker Pro at the Alabama Eye Bank

I’ve been an advocate of FileMaker Pro as a rapid-application software development system. FileMaker allows a developer or savvy end-user to get database applications up and running in a relatively short amount of time. Much of my development involves automating

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Posted in Electronic Health Record, FileMaker, Finance, Healthcare Reform, Technology

Primary Care: The Milk in the Back of the Store

As Leeba Lessin (CareMore President) stated ”Primary care has become a specialty referring mechanism, not care driven.” Said differently, our flawed reimbursement model has effectively turned primary care physicians (PCP) into “milk in the back of the store” — i.e., a

Posted in Electronic Health Record, Finance, Healthcare Reform

Getting Nervous: Health Information Exchanges

Interesting discussion , “Risks” loom for health exchange technology about the software development for the Colorado Health Information Exchange by a group from the University of Colorado called Health Policy Solutions. Colorado’s health exchange is supposed to debut in just six

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Dept. of Uphill Battles — Patient Portals.

Interesting article about Patient Portals suggested by Stephen Wilkins over on the LinkedIn Patient Engagement Group from Mind The Gap. As the article describes, the portals can be pretty useless. I received the following after inquiring why my patient portal “MyHealthOnline”

Posted in Electronic Health Record

The Technology Enabled Home

“What would old people do with a fiber optic broadband internet connection to their home?”  (Click to enlarge the image).

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Posted in Electronic Health Record, Personal Technology, Sensors, Skype, Technology, Technology-Enabled Home, Telemedicine, Videoconferencing

The Technology Enabled Home: Applications and Bandwidth

I found myself building list of the applications that we would expect to be running in our rural senior housing sites, for both residents (The Technology Enabled Home) and the housing and health-care staff that are onsite. This should give

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Posted in Electronic Health Record, Sensors, Skype, Technology, Technology-Enabled Home, Telemedicine, Videoconferencing, Wireless

Medical Advocacy Blog A Mashup of Art, Outrage and Patient Advocacy

The Medical Advocacy Blog chronicles one women’s attempt to participate and advocate in the care of her terminally ill husband, and the wider implications of the Electronic Health Record. I now sit in meetings for hours and watch power point

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