Giving Patients Meaningful Health Data
Healthcare providers aren't the only ones trying to achieve meaningful use of health IT. Patients are also increasingly looking to use electronic tools meaningfully for managing and tracking their own healthcare.
E-Prescribing Use Continues To Grow
About 190 million prescriptions were sent electronically in 2009 and that's expected to increase to 300 million in 2010, according to Surescripts.
OMB Director Nominee Hints At Tech Priorities
In mostly cordial nomination hearings, Jack Lew says that as director of the Office of Management and Budget, he'll focus on, among other things, procurement and performance management.
BI Made Easier For Healthcare
Business intelligence tools give healthcare organizations the ability to analyze data to make better informed business and clinical decisions. Some of these products are even suited for healthcare providers that don't have the time or resources to build large data warehouses.
Departing Navy CIO Urges IT Evolution
In a farewell blog post, Rob Carey urged the service's IT department to embrace organizational, technological and educational changes that started during his tenure.
InformationWeek 500: Government Innovators
With projects ranging from safer Web browsing to a 21st century air traffic control system, federal, state, and local agencies demonstrate that they, too, can apply IT in critical and novel ways.
Wound Care Goes ToThe Cloud
GWR Medical decided more than a year ago that instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to upgrade and maintain its own IT infrastructure supporting its wound care therapy business, it would instead pass the baton to Verizon. That's when GWR Medical made the move to the cloud.