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CHIME Certification Gives HIT Leaders a Boost

Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, July 17, 2012

If there's one thing I've learned in writing about healthcare and technology, it's that the learning never stops.

The pace of medicine, technology, regulation and business is non-stop. Watershed developments can occur weekly.

For instance, last week I learned that doctors at Orlando Health are now using software on iPads to remotely control Polycom video cameras (with startling clarity) to zoom in on the eyes of potential stroke victims.  The doctors can be anywhere on the planet..

The very next day, I learned of the Leap Motion, a $70 gadget due out in December that will let anyone control a PC by waving their hands, freeing us from the limitations of mice or touch screens, and ushering in a new wave of software applications for more easily sifting through data (or, before long,  scrutinizing patients' eyes).

Meanwhile, the summer of 2012 progresses, and we wonder when we will see the final rule on Meaningful Use Stage 2. It's coming soon, but how soon?

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