News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in May 2011
HHS Proposes Changes To HIPAA Privacy Rule
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
Individuals would know who accessed their e-health information as well as details about the data disclosed.
Guerra On Healthcare: Improve Your Feedback Loop
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
We need an accurate and fast data-feedback loop. IT data reports that take six months or more to come out don't make the grade.
IBM Boosts Health Analytics With 'Watson' Supercomputer Capabilities
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
Advanced business intelligence technologies help extract more useful data from electronic medical records.
Advanced Health IT Needed For ACO Initiatives
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Data analytics tools, clinical applications, and other technologies technologies can help accountable care organizations deliver on the promise of curbing costs and improving care.
DOD Blamed For Duplicative IT Systems
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The department is spending more than it needs to on health IT systems and could reduce overlap to save money, the U.S. comptroller said.
IT Is Not The Doctor's Real Enemy
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Information technology is not medicine's enemy but an ally that can ultimately improve patient care and reduce costs.
CVS Caremark Pilots Prescription Electronic Prior Authorizations
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Giving clinicians the ability to electronically request prior authorizations for certain medications will simplify a time-consuming, sometimes frustrating process.
Health IT Boosts Bottom Line For Hospitals
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The Fitch Ratings analysis suggests that better informatics and adherence to quality standards really do drive the bottom line.
Dossia Adds Medical Term Translator To E-Health Records
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The consortium of large employers is looking to make it easier for employees to use its online health records.
Physicians Say IT Is Still The Enemy
Commentary  |  5/18/2011  | 
Understanding the difference between how academic and community physicians think can foster more productive relationships--and perhaps less tension.
Philadelphia To Roll Out EHR From eClinicalWorks
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
The e-health records system will be used to help provide care at eight outpatient clinics run by the city's department of public health and several correctional facilities.
55% Of California Primary Care Physicians Use EHRs
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Health IT implementation is significantly higher in large physician practices and is growing in community clinics.
Hospital CIOs To Increase IT Spending In 2011
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Health IT spending plans in U.S., U.K., and Canada are being pumped up by government programs, reports Ovum.
Smartphone App Enables Accurate Stroke Diagnosis
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Study validates that doctors can read radiology images on small iPhone screens just as well as they can on large workstation monitors.
3-D Tools Let You Search, View Human Body
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Interactive Healthline BodyMaps tools introduced by Healthline and GE let users navigate 3-D images of human body, and eventually view how diseases progress.
IT Can Ease Healthcare Staff Shortage
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Electronic medical records and other technology can improve quality and manage growing patient demand, according to a survey of health professionals by the American Society for Quality.
E-Prescribing Not Meeting Expectations
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
Physicians say systems are often too difficult to use and don't provide useful data, diminishing potential safety and cost-savings benefits.
3M Unveils Advanced Mobile Healthcare App
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
The software helps physicians keep track of patients' whereabouts, manages dictation, and captures charges.
AMA, MGMA Launch Practice Management Software Directory
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
Groups seek to ease physician transition to 5010 transactions, ICD-10 coding
E-Health Records Produce Some Environmental Benefits
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
Digitized patient record and medical imaging systems consume more electricity, but reduce paper use, patient travel, reliance on plastics used in traditional X-ray films and other waste, said a Kaiser Permanente report.
National Health IT Coordinator Mostashari Outlines Challenges
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Upon assuming Dr. David Blumenthal’s role at the helm of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Farzad Mostashari discussed his vision for how IT adoption will transform healthcare, progress made so far, and the road ahead.


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