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Rap Star Pitbull To Headline PBSC STEAM Luncheon

By Staff Report | Source : Town-Crier Online | Category:
The Palm Beach State College Foundation will welcome Armando Christian Perez, professionally known as “Pitbull,” as the keynote speaker for the foundation’s 2017 STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) luncheon presented by Bank of America. The event is chaired by Yvonne Boice, a South Florida businesswoman and…

HIStalk Practice: News 1/12/17

By HIStalk | Source : HIStalk Practice | Category:
Announcements and Implementations Modernizing Medicine releases the latest version of its EHR for ophthalmologists, which includes the ability to interface with the FlexSys optical inventory and point-of-sale system.

EHR Company Makes MIPS Pledge, Promises Full Return

By Christine Kern | Source : Health IT Outcomes | Category:
modmed pledge promises to ensure physicians can meet new MIPS criteria The MIPS transition has created a level of weariness and fear for physicians, and while it’s unclear where our healthcare system is headed, the MACRA/MIPS switch continues full steam ahead. It is crucial for physicians to fully understand the steps and tools needed to be able…

South Florida 100 Forum – January 1

By Staff Report | Source : SunSentinel | Category:
South Florida's most influential people weigh in on current events. Read their thoughts on what they think will make headlines in 2017. Daniel Cane, President and CEO, Modernizing Medicine If I interpret my corner of the world as the health IT industry, the big story leading into 2017 is the 21st Century Cures Act. This legislation will have…

Reading Between the Lines in Health Literacy: 5 Tips from the Experts

By Lisa D. Ellis | Source : Strategic Health Care Marketing | Category:
Are your marketing messages living up to their full potential? If not, you may need to think more about the concept of health literacy and how to reach your target audience on a deeper and more personal level, by talking about things they care about in a simple, direct language that they can understand. The Value of Health Literacy Health…

Grant paves way for training program

By Helen Wolt | Source : SunSentinel | Category:
The PACE Center for Girls is expanding its training for teens with a new career readiness program. A $60,000 grant from the Fort Lauderdale-based Community Foundation of Broward will launch We Can Do It in January under the direction a full-time coach. Unemployment among teenagers is "stubbornly high," said Thor Barraclough, vice president of…

What Else is in the 21st Century Cures Act?

By Shannon Firth and Joyce Frieden | Source : MedPage Today | Category:
It's not just about curing disease; bill targets mental health parity, interoperability WASHINGTON -- When most people think about the 21st Century Cures Act, they think about curing cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and curbing the nation's opioid epidemic. But the nearly 1,000-page healthcare spending bill, which President Obama signed in…

Startup sector expects to flex more muscle in 2017

By Marcia Heroux Pounds | Source : SunSentinel | Category:
When Matthew Kim, founder and CEO of Vigilant Biosciences in Fort Lauderdale started his company in 2011, he quickly found funding to be a serious challenge. Ultimately, he persuaded an out-of-state investor to help, but in his most recent financing round, he received support from venVelo, an early-stage angel fund in Orlando, the Florida Institute…

The MACRA Transition — What’s Ahead for Rural Ophthalmology

By David Goldman, MD | Source : Ophthalmology Web | Category:
As the holiday’s approach, the revised incentive programs by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will also be here before we know it. Physicians need to figure out how their practices and patients will be impacted by the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) that is anticipated to replace the current Medicare…