Health Care Clearinghouse
Definition: A public or private entity that does either of the following (Entities, including but not limited to, billing services, repricing companies, community health management information systems or community health information systems, and "value-added" networks and switches are health care clearinghouses if they perform these functions):
1) Processes or facilitates the processing of information received from another entity in a nonstandard format or containing nonstandard data content into standard data elements or a standard transaction;
2) Receives a standard transaction from another entity and processes or facilitates the processing of information into nonstandard format or nonstandard data content for a receiving entity.
This term is used in the HIPAA rules.More information on this issue - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:
Health Care Provider
Definition: Providers of medical or health care or researchers who provide health care are health care providers. Normally health care providers are clinics, hospitals, doctors, dentists, psychologists and similar professionals.
How can technology make things better for people living with chronic ailments?
Check out this study from the California Healthcare Foundation on how wireless and broadband technology is making things better:
Participatory Health: Online and Mobile Tools Help Chronically Ill Manage Their Care
Technology can make things better.More information on this issue - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:
I guess everything is possible now . . .
The new healthcare: Smart band aids, digital pills, wrist bands
What's next . . . ? ? ?
Check out this interesting article:
Is Health IT a Humpty Dumpty?
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