News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in May 2012
57% Of Consumers Use Internet For Medical Questions
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
New studies also find 88% of doctors believe online medical resources have improved the quality of care.
Maine Health Information Exchange Adds Medical Images
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
HealthInfoNet, Maine's health information exchange, becomes first in the nation to support statewide sharing of X-rays, CT scans, and other medical images.
Clinical Goals Drive Paperless Hospital's IT Choices
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Danish hospital plans for an all-digital future, seeks technology that addresses healthcare delivery needs of the 2020s.
Mass. Safety Net Hospitals Land $628M For Transformation
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Health IT infrastructure improvements will be part of healthcare delivery changes supported by federal and state funding.
HL7 Recruits Clinicians To Improve Health IT Standards
News  |  5/27/2012  | 
Health Level Seven launches program to incorporate clinician experience in electronic health record standards.
Dell Cloud Technology Speeds Pediatric Cancer Research
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Dell's cloud-based high-performance computing cluster will enable researchers to ramp up a clinical trial.
E-Prescribing Systems Still Finding Their Mojo
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
Latest stats suggest doctors are smitten with e-prescribing, but training and clinical decision support still needed.
Grow Your Own Health Information Exchange
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
While many healthcare organizations turn to private vendors to set up HIEs, others get good results by building their own.
How To Improve Communication Between Clinicians
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
Although mandated to communicate better with patients, some healthcare providers also are looking for tech tools that get info to staff faster.
11 BI Tools To Analyze Healthcare Operations
Slideshows  |  5/24/2012  | 
Although clinical decision support systems remain the rock stars in many large hospitals and group practices, let's not forget the need to analyze operational, financial, and quality control data.
North Carolina Fights Medicaid Fraud With Analytics
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
In two years, IBM data mining software has identified $191 million in potentially false Medicaid claims.
Kaiser Permanente CEO: Health IT Must Focus On Quality
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
KP CEO George Halvorson says too many organizations approach IT projects from the wrong angle. Start with the health care issues and savings will follow, he says.
E-Prescribing Reaches Tipping Point
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Surescripts survey finds 58% of office-based physicians now issue prescriptions electronically. Meaningful Use e-prescribing requirements have played a large role in the technology's adoption.
Banner Health, Aetna Reach For ACO Gold
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
Banner Health Network joins forces with the insurance giant, taking advantage of analytics tools needed for its new role as an accountable care organization.
Towers Watson To Acquire Extend Health
News  |  5/14/2012  | 
Benefits and talent management consulting firm plans to buy online health insurance exchange provider Extend Health for $435 million.
Compromise On Health Data Access May Be Ugly
Commentary  |  5/10/2012  | 
Some hospitals and doctors oppose giving patients electronic data as quickly as required by proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations. Consumer groups want more speed--and the compromise likely won't please either side.
Banner Health Achievement Highlights EHR Struggles
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
Just 82 hospitals have completed the prestigious HIMSS Analytics EHR adoption program, and 17 of them belong to Banner. Is the bar for another EHR measurement--Meaningful Use--set too high?
Healthcare Providers Have Big BI Plans
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
Advent of accountable care organizations and health information exchanges driving hospitals to invest in more business intelligence tools, KLAS survey says.
Health Insurers Proceed On IT Aspects Of 'Obamacare'
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Regardless of the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, health plans likely will implement the technology needed to meet its objectives, predicts one prominent IT consultant.
Smart Pumps Play Catch Up With EMRs
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Healthcare providers want wireless EMR integration with smart pumps, but a KLAS study suggests the complexity of the setup deters many.
EHR Vendors Ask For Meaningful Use Reporting Changes
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
EHR software vendors say doctors and hospitals need more time to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2 and ask the feds to tweak their reporting requirements.
Cloud-Based Collaboration Brings Medical Expertise To Haiti
News  |  5/4/2012  | 
Collaboration between IBM and the Colleagues in Care Global Health Network gives doctors in remote parts of the world access to evidence-based medicine.
CRM Platform Can Churn Out Customized Health Apps
Commentary  |  5/3/2012  | 
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health uses Microsoft's customer relationship management platform to rapidly develop niche health-related apps when off-the-shelf doesn't fit.
Implanted User Interface Gives Patients New Options
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
Placed just under the skin, implanted UIs could accept touch inputs, giving users with implanted medical equipment such as pacemakers more control over their device's operation.
How Virtualization Increased IT's Value At One SMB
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
Server virtualization and improved disaster readiness didn't just solve Acorda Therapeutics' growing pains and compliance-related headaches. IT changed from support jockeys to strategic technical advisers on critical projects.
How Big Data Is Fighting Multiple Sclerosis
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
SUNY Buffalo researchers will use IBM Netezza appliance and third-party software to seek cures for multiple sclerosis.

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