Most people are relying on the stock market to provide for their retirement and other long term goals. However, the stock market has been nothing but disappointing for most people over the past decade. To be a successful investor, one important key is to understand the current secular cycle.
Payoffs not always clear with IT investments January 04, 2012 | Jeff Rowe
Investments are often risky, but the current huge investment in health IT seems to bring a particularly unique risk. Why? Well, because when you come right down to it it’s not always clear what the payoff is going to be.
A two-foot view of EHR adoption January 04, 2012 | Dave Roberts
Now that I’m over 50, I seem to have more and more opportunities to personally meet specialists in the healthcare community. My most recent experience was with a podiatrist in La Jolla, Calif. After complaining for almost six months — to anyone who would listen — that “my feet hurt,” and anticipating the marathon of HIMSS12, I finally called my family doctor who referred me to a local podiatrist. After the podiatrist diagnosed my problem and explained the long-term treatment protocol that would be needed, he asked if I had any other questions for him.
Industry action equals intelligence January 04, 2012 | James C. Bohnsack
Napoleon Hill, an American writer focusing on personal success, once said, “action is the real measure of intelligence.” I agree with this statement, and it is exciting to see that much of the healthcare industry does, too.
Improving the way hospitals and doctors are paid January 04, 2012 | Kester Freeman
What strikes me about the current moment in healthcare is that the new accountable care regulations attempt to make the concept of shared savings more attractive to hospitals and physicians.
Reading the Supreme Court Tea Leaves January 04, 2012 | Roger Collier
The announcement on November 14 that the Supreme Court will review various aspects of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act has set legal experts to guessing possible outcomes.
In the age of health IT, doctors and patients need to learn how to communicate
Cloud technology in a healthcare setting January 04, 2012 | Geoff Webb
The healthcare industry is under constant pressure to streamline the sharing and availability of information, while at the same time maintaining ever-more rigorous controls over patient privacy, and of course, reducing costs at the same time. Therefore cloud computing offers some significant opportunities, perhaps even more significant than in many other industries.
An empowered patient is an educated patient January 04, 2012 | Jennifer Dennard
I recently got a pleasant healthcare surprise while listening to one of my favorite radio stations here in Atlanta.