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Improving women's health services using health IT

The relationship women have with the healthcare service industry in the U.S. is a complicated one. Although family planning sometimes dominates national headlines, the issue of women's health is much more dynamic and complex. Social and biological factors work to create a unique situation that demands attention and specific solutions from providers and healthcare organizations. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Making prescription drugs safer with health IT: Medication adherence

Medication adherence is a difficult and complicated problem facing health professionals. Doctors administer millions of prescription pills and other treatments which are eventually taken away from the hospital or doctors office. Patients hold a considerable amount of responsibility in following a treatment plan, and unfortunately, there is evidence that issues with medication adherence are substantial. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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3 things to prioritize when selecting a practice management software

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality explained that three main goals are driving the current paradigm shift in the health services industry. Regulators and business leaders in recent years have sought to reduce overall costs, improve patient experience and also address health on a population level. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Report: Increased federal health IT spending to continue in 2017 and beyond

The medical industry has become more efficient in the past decade, relying on new technology and software to promote positive change. The federal government is a key partner in nurturing and advancing this trend, and a new report from Deltek has outlined that this trend is likely to continue over the next few years. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Why Health IT is vital to reducing adverse drug events

Medical errors are a costly and dangerous issue in the healthcare industry. An eight-year study conducted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine concluded that as many as 250,000 deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to medical mistakes of some kind. Preventable errors greatly increase risk for patients and cause unforeseen stress and expenses for providers. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Why EHRs are essential for treating Alzheimer's patients

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 5 million Americans live with the disease. Although it is the sixth most prevalent cause of death in the country, Alzheimer's still can go completely undiagnosed. The nation spends billions of dollars each year mitigating the condition, and an aging population may make Alzheimer's increasingly common moving forward. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Infographic: Protecting Patient Information in the Age of Data Breaches

In a recent TED Talk on cybercrime, Caleb Barlow remarked that in 2015 alone 100 million people lost their health insurance data to thieves. Despite the growing urgency of ransomware attacks on the healthcare industry, federal funding to prevent cybersecurity threats remains in the thousands, while the cost of these breaches is estimated to be in the millions. Recently, a breach that occurred after a server of the Orleans Medical Clinic was hacked left patient information accessible to thieves for more than 12 days. While the personal information available in health care records remains so  lucrative for criminals, it’s up to healthcare providers to stay vigilant in the fight against data loss. [cont...]

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Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson is a NueMD writer currently living in Atlanta, GA. She enjoys commas, hot dogs, and long walks on the internet. 

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What role does health IT play in addressing substance abuse?

Substance abuse can take many forms and is a complicated and dangerous problem for health officials and patients. The National Institute on Drug Abuse found long-term addiction can exacerbate cardiovascular disease, cancer and lung disease and may lead to an elevated risk of HIV or various forms of hepatitis. Mental health disorders are also closely linked to substance abuse. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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How to use health IT to attract, integrate, and retain new patients

A changing healthcare landscape is creating two distinct challenges for providers. First, patients are taking control of their care in new ways and exercising more choice and flexibility. For that reason, healthcare organizations must prioritize patient satisfaction and address visibility. Second, changes to financial models and a growing emphasis on value-based care have created a system where reimbursements are smaller than they were even a few years ago. A modest increase in patient volume can help offset these lowered returns. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Why cancer rates are higher in the South and how health IT can play a role

A recent report on cancer mortality rates in the U.S. has found that there is stark inequality in where gains in healthcare have been made in recent decades. The findings also reinforce the notion that diverse, complicated factors affect patient health. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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