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Deerwalk builds medical home system for CMH

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Francis G. Middleton

“Deerwalk has developed an amazingly complete and user friendly program in short order and with minimal involvement required from our team. Thank you!”

CMH is a South Carolina LLC formed in 2010 for the purpose of entering the SCDHHS Medicaid medical homes program. CMH is a medical home program that anticipates entering the South Carolina Medicaid market in early 2011.

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Mirth Connect Quick Start

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HL7 can be said as the standard that has been set for data interchange in Healthcare systems. Mirth is an open source cross platform HL7 interface engine that enables bidirectional message sending. It eases the process of generating and sending messages over multiple transports. Mirth is distributed under the MPL 1 license. At Deerwalk we have had to communicate with many HL7 systems and have found Mirth to be a good framework for interfacing with HL7. We have noticed that there is not a lot of documentation on getting a Mirth solution up and running so we have built a quick start guide to using Mirth.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Introduction

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For most of the websites across the Internet majority of traffic is provided by search engines ( Google , Bing , Yahoo, etc) regardless of website focus. Therefore, if your site cannot be properly located and indexed by the leading search engines, you are missing out on the best opportunity to drive targeted visitors and potential revenue. This blog will be the first in the series of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) blogs and will focus on what SEO is and why it is needed.

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Comparison of HL7 Interface Engine

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HL7 is an ad hoc standard open to all those that develop healthcare data processing systems. It tries to address the problems caused by different types of healthcare data available within and across healthcare institutions all around the world by standardizing data interchange between these institutions.

There are various tools out there that can be used to implement an HL7 interface engine, but the three tools that grabbed our attention the most were Mirth, Iguana and HAPI with Hibernate.

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Deerwalk Picnic at Lakure Bhanjyang, A Memoir

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For an urbanite like me who immediately reaches for his phone after hearing a tweet, 27 November 2010 was a welcome change. This day, we at Deerwalk went picnicking near Lakure Bhanjyang. And there, when we heard tweets we looked towards the trees. We were a wild bunch with only one thing on our minds, “to have fun”, and we got more than what we had expected.

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Deerwalk Kalinchowk Hike

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The date was the 14th of November, and the Deerwalk hiking crew was preparing for yet another adventure. We set offto Kalinchowk, at a height of 3788m. As we progressed, we encountered beautiful, scenic landscape. We headed to KhadiChowr. You would be forgiven for thinking it was Khasa, what with the Chinese goods galore. From there, we walked to Mudey, a small bazaar at the top of a hill.

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Data Exchange using HL7

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Our client reduces the costs associated with providing health care for employees by establishing on-premise clinics. This is achieved by making it easier for employees to visit their doctor, thereby enabling them to be more proactive about their health. This results in cost benefits for employers by lowering the rate of coverage per employee and also facilitates a healthier, productive workforce.

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Agile Development at Deerwalk

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Development methodologies adopted during a project’s lifetime can have a significant impact on the quality, efficiency and timeliness of the implementation. Here, at Deerwalk, we have embraced Agile Development, adapting it to fit the needs of projects that encompass many different industries and technology stacks.This has allowed us to become extremely adaptable and agile; we can easily keep pace with changes in the requirements or accommodate requests for new features from the client. This is one of the main reasons Agile Development has been successful in gaining a significant traction in the software industry.

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EMRs Use in the U.S. in Recent Years

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The current administration’s incentive for EMR adoption has generated a lot of excitement in the healthcare industry. By 2015, all physician practices and hospitals are required to have implemented an EMR system. Wide adoption of EMR would address many of the problems bedeviling the U.S. healthcare system through interoperability and easy access to current patient records. This would make the healthcare system more efficient, improve quality of care and reduce health care costs by minimizing medical errors, redundant tests and redundant procedures.

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