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Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in September 2010
Kaiser Permanente Donates Terminology Technology
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Integrating the Convergent Medical Terminology into clinical information systems could help make the meaningful use of e-health records easier and faster for U.S. healthcare providers.
Text Messages Boost Patient Outcomes
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Automated text reminders about medicine and skin care improved dermatology patient outcomes in study by Partners Healthcare.
New iPhone App For Breast Cancer Patients
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
New free application helps breast cancer patients decipher their pathology reports and gives clinicians a tool to explain the disease and treatments.
Health IT Vendors Push Value Based Insurance Design
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Passage of legislation supporting a Medicare test of VBID, which lowers patients' costs for medical care to encourage them to take care of their chronic illnesses, could boost investment in healthcare software, hardware and services.
Evolving Privacy, Security Regulations Complicate Health IT
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
As authorities go back and forth on health IT regulations, organizations developing health information exchanges need to keep a close eye on the process.
CDW Healthcare Inks IT Contract With VHA
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
Three-year agreement covers 16 healthcare organizations in Kansas and Missouri that collectively purchase $520 million of products and services annually.
E-Prescribing Use Continues To Grow
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
About 190 million prescriptions were sent electronically in 2009 and that's expected to increase to 300 million in 2010, according to Surescripts.
Covisint Buys CDS Developer DocSite
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
The acquisition will combine DocSite's clinical decision support and performance management technology with Covisint's platform-as-a-service model, Covisint ExchangeLink.
Helmsley Trust Funds Diabetes Information Exchange Project
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
The Jaeb Center will build an information exchange for type 1 diabetics patients, their clinicians and researchers funded by a $26 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.
Motorola Intros Rugged Handheld Computer For Healthcare
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
The MC75A0-HC allows nurses and other medical staff to electronically input, access, capture, and instantly transmit patient data while withstanding harsh disinfectants and drops.
Dell To Offer Streak Bundled With Healthcare Applications
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
The Android-based Streak mobile device will be bundled with healthcare applications, such as e-medical records, for use by clinicians and patients.
InformationWeek 500: Eli Lilly Ties Future To Cloud
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
The pharmaceutical firm relies on the public cloud for compute-intensive scientific and drug development research and sees more extensive use of cloud computing as essential to its future.
Healthcare CIOs Optimistic About Meeting Meaningful Use
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
Survey finds that 90% believe they'll qualify for electronic health record incentive payments within the two years.
Mobile Devices To Transform Healthcare
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
PricewaterhouseCoopers finds the annual consumer market for remote health monitoring devices and services could reach $43 billion.
NextGen EHR Signs Mount Kisco Medical Group
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
New York health system will implement the firm's Electronic Health Record, Practice Management, and Patient Portal software to prep its IT to meet meaningful use criteria.
Oracle, McKesson, Lawson Ranked Below Average For HIT
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
Overall client satisfaction with ERP solutions in the healthcare industry is not high, but no alternatives stand out enough to warrant changing vendors, according to KLAS.
Online Insurance Exchange Helps Retirees Make Right Choice
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Extend Health's online insurance marketplace is helping to match retirees of large employers with the best healthcare coverage options based on their medical needs and budgets.
Guerra On Healthcare: Implementing EMRs Despite Reluctant Leadership
Commentary  |  9/8/2010  | 
Hospitals must become meaningful users of electronic medical records, but not every hospital CEO is willing to step up and lead the charge. Here's how healthcare CIOs can get leadership on board and get the job done.
CIOs Must Match RIS Decisions With Facility Priorities
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
With Meaningful Use regulations yet to address images and provide clear direction, CIOs face competing priorities in making choices about institutions' Radiology Information Systems.
HHS Awards Beacon Grants To Cincinnati, Detroit
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Local collaboratives will use government funding to pilot health IT to improve care of children and adults with chronic illnesses.
Download Capability Backed As Essential To Meaningful Use
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Markle Foundation recommends HHS push "blue button" function in health IT systems to allow patients to easily obtain medical records.

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