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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

Fund Long-Term Care via Life Insurance

Interesting article over at The New Old Age blog on the NY Times site which describes a process of cashing out of an existing life-insurance policy to fund long-term care. This process seems to be a bit like a reverse

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Posted in Finance, Healthcare Reform, Patient Engagement

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 – The Hospital Charge Master

NPR’s Planet Money Team have a segment about Steven Brill who wrote the recent March 4, 2013 Time Magazine article about the lack of transparency in hospital billing. “Obamacare will increase the risk for insurance companies, and therefore will increase

Posted in Finance, Healthcare Reform

Other Links and Pundits

Getting Real About Fixing Health Care Found this post from Doc Searles from back in 2009. NY Times: Oregon Study Shows Benefits, and Price for Newly Insured Researchers say Oregon’s lottery system for granting health insurance has made it the

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Why we need health-care reform #2323023

Article in the Times: Down the Insurance Rabbit Hole. May the justices please meet my sister-in-law. On Feb. 8, she was a healthy 32-year-old, who was seven and a half months pregnant with her first baby. On Feb. 9, she

Posted in Finance, Healthcare Reform