News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in November 2013
Google Glass Enables Surgeons To Consult Remotely
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
When surgeon Brent Ponce wore Google Glass during a shoulder replacement, the ghostly hand of a remote collaborator coached him along.
NASA Launches Online Tech Licensing Tool
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
QuickLaunch streamlines the licensing of more than 30 of the space agency's technologies.
In Healthcare, Time To Free The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
To justify optimism about healthcare IT, we need to free the data tied up in electronic health records -- and it is happening.
Hospitals Urged To Report Quality Electronically In 2014
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Online reporting is not yet mandatory, but Advisory Board consultants suggest hospitals get prepared.
Robotic Surgery: da Vinci Versus The Ideal
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Better training and the equivalent of a surgeon's touch are needed to make surgical robots live up to their hype (and potential).
Online Healthcare: States Must Be More Open-Minded
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Telemedicine and online consultations from home hold great promise, if the law can get out of the way.
IBM Watson: First Medical School, Now An App Ecosystem
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Going far beyond Jeopardy, IBM's favorite child is rounding up friends to make intelligent apps proliferate, in healthcare and other fields.
Inside New York State's Health Site Launch
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Where Healthcare.gov has failed, N.Y.'s marketplace has succeeded because of good planning, say a state official and the contractor CSC.
Population Health Management Doesn't Measure Up
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Health IT research firm KLAS says PHM is a diverse, fast-growing market, but available products don't meet healthcare providers' needs.
Genomics Startup Counts On Amazon Cloud
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Courtagen taps AWS to handle the terabytes of data produced in analyzing individuals' genes to pinpoint disease-causing abnormalities and best treatments.
R.I.'s Direct Approach To Health Information Exchange
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
CIO Gary Christensen saw that if doctors could exchange records directly, the state's centralized HIE would also benefit.
The Golden Age of Health Informatics?
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Despite unsolved problems, healthcare IT has made great strides.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush's Quest: A Healthcare Internet
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Experiences as Army medic, ambulance driver, and failed healthcare practice manager gave Bush the idea for a new way of structuring healthcare.
Athenahealth: The Other Side Of The Cloud
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Athenahealth offers cloud software, but to call it a healthcare cloud software company misses the point.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
EHR Adoption A Struggle For Rural Hospitals
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Meaningful Use requirements have widened the digital divide between metropolitan and rural hospitals.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Telemedicine Transforms Rural Care
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Telemedicine is a useful tool for anyone, but it's vital in a rural setting.
Barriers To Telemedicine Slowly Crumble
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
A few courageous providers and insurers are seeing the value of treating patients in cyberspace. We need more risk takers.
iPhone & Cloud: Disaster Preparedness In Hand
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
For the paperless, cloud-connected medical office, backup Internet access is essential.
Surgical Robots: Look Who's Coming To The OR
Slideshows  |  11/15/2013  | 
Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci system dominates the field, but it doesn't have a lock on innovation. Take a look at present and future surgical robots.
The Mismatch Between Healthcare Software, Healthcare People
Commentary  |  11/14/2013  | 
The workflow built into healthcare software must make processes better and not worse.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
Health IT Could Reduce Demand For Physicians
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Comprehensive use of IT in 30% of physician offices would have major impact, but that is not expected to occur for 5 to 15 years, says study.


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