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.
Patient E-Health Use Remains Low
Online consultations between doctors and patients will become essential as more people access doctors under health reform, says Forrester Research.
HealthPartners Adds Secure Mobile Messaging
Diversinet's two-way, dually encrypted messaging technology will provide HealthPartners health plan members access to medical information and communication with care managers.
IBM Announces $100 Million Health IT Program
The initiative will drive IBM's cloud computing, data analytics plans across the healthcare industry to enhance evidence generation, service quality, privacy and new incentive models.
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.
Guerra On Healthcare: A Tale Of Two CIOs
The choices Healthcare CIOs make between single vendor enterprise solutions and best-of-breed offerings are driven by budget constraints that often reveal the healthcare haves and have-nots.
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.
Five Vendors Dominate HIE Market
Of almost 40 Health Information Exchange providers included in a KLAS study, only five were considered in more than 10% of buying decisions.
Healthcare Imaging Systems Pervasive
Only 15% of hospital picture archiving and communications systems buyers are purchasing the systems for the first time; most are replacing or upgrading older models.
CPOE Systems Fail Leapfrog Test
A web-based simulation found that computerized physician order entry systems missed one-half of routine medication order errors and a third of potentially fatal order errors.