IBM, UPMC Partner On Hospital 'SmartRoom'
SmartRoom systems, now deployed at two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals, identifies clinicians, providing real-time access to patient information and workflow tools based on role and location of caregiver.
How Hospitals Are Helping Doctors Achieve Meaningful Use
Hospital executives aren't just worried about having their own organizations meet the federal government's meaningful use requirements; they're also concerned about their affiliated and owned doctor practices achieving the goals. In fact, many hospitals are assisting (or plan to help) doctors to get on board with e-health records even as those hospitals struggle with their own projects.
4 Steps To Accelerating EHR Adoption
Payment reform, provider support, better products, and enhanced privacy and security will give adoption of electronic health records a needed boost.
Meaningful Use Rules Make Sense To Patients
I'm not a doctor or nurse. Nor am I a hospital administrator, CIO or health IT worker. However, I am a patient. So while the government's long-awaited, meaningful use, stage 1 "core objectives" could very well entail a lot of process changes and costly technology to implement for healthcare providers, from a patient perspective--my perspective--many of the requirements sound reasonable, even commonsensible.
NASA Announces Space Invention Awards
Prize winners named for innovations in exercise technology, food storage, and solar-flare prediction that improve astronaut health and performance.
Health IT Czar, CMS Official On Meaningful Use
Coordinator of National Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal and CMS official Tony Trenkle share their views about the HITECH Act's long awaited meaningful use final rule in an interview with InformationWeek.
Slideshow: Who's Who In Healthcare IT
The push toward "meaningful use" of health IT in America's hospitals and medical practices involves some of the country's most talented healthcare and technology leaders. InformationWeek Healthcare shines a spotlight on some of those healthcare IT movers and shakers.
HP Offers Hospitals, Doctors EHR Help
The EHReady program offers affiliated doctors financing and support services and marketing assistance to hospitals for for e-health record deployments.
Telehealth Helping Patients Sleep Better
As medical technologies and health IT evolve, so too is the use of web-based, remote diagnostic and monitoring tools that allow clinicians to test and track patients for illnesses at home. But for some patients, telehealth advancements are also bringing a better night's sleep.
USA.gov Adds Mobile Apps
The federal government looks to engage citizens in new ways with an enhanced site including Microsoft Bing-powered search.