News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in September 2013
Healthcare Apps Could Be Doctor's Best Friend
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Consumer health apps and gadgets could help improve patient care and reduce physicians' workloads. It's time for the healthcare industry to change a system that rewards disease.
Cerner, Intermountain Partner On EHRs
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Healthcare IT vendor and Intermountain to collaborate on activity-based costing, expected to help accountable care organizations measure cost of care.
Will EHRs Ever Help Small Practices?
Commentary  |  9/26/2013  | 
So far, evidence suggests that health IT benefits mostly hospitals and practices with deep pockets. That could change if small practices get more EHR training.
IBM Debuts Educational Network For Pediatricians, Nurses
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud-based social learning network designed with Boston Children's Hospital aims to bring best practices in medical care to healthcare providers anywhere in the world.
Healthcare CIOs Need Personalized Medicine
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Personalized healthcare is making drugs more effective, saving lives and promising much more.
State Insurance Exchanges: Hospital IT's Next Challenge
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
As state insurance exchanges take hold, hospital IT departments must figure out how to keep up with patients' insurance eligibility, health status and benefits in fluid environment.
Stanford Hospital Offers Doctor Visits Via Video
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Patients who don't need in-person care can schedule video visits through the hospital website and "meet" with the doctor using a computer equipped with a webcam.
EHRs Are Not A 'Digital Menace'
Commentary  |  9/18/2013  | 
Healthcare IT can compromise patient safety, but studies show that lack of it may present an even greater risk.
CMS Floats Flexibility In Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
As some unprepared EHR vendors opt to abandon Meaningful Use, agency considers options to ease transition requirements.
Healthcare Robotics: Patently Incredible Inventions
Slideshows  |  9/12/2013  | 
Medical robots will change the operating room much like PCs reshaped the office. Get an advance look from these cutting-edge robotic technology patents and patent applications.
Hospitals In Early Stage of Analytics Usage
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
Fewer than half of healthcare organizations have clinical and business intelligence tools, and most who do are still learning how to use them, says HIMSS Analytics survey.
HIPAA Changes Driving Customers To Cloud, Verizon Says
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
HIPAA update clarifies that service providers share accountability in protecting patient data, encouraging more healthcare providers to consider the cloud.
Penn Medicine Streamlines Data Sharing With Startups
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Penn partners with startups to help test new healthcare technology against real-world data.
How Mature Is Your Hospital Business Intelligence System?
Commentary  |  9/6/2013  | 
Four-step model helps healthcare providers determine how sophisticated their data analytics systems are -- and how far they have to travel.
Michigan Health Information Network Harnesses Salesforce.com
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Health information exchange builds network faster by developing software in the cloud, tapping Salesforce.com's APIs and relationship management components.
Virtual Dermatology Is Here, But Does It Work?
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
Iagnosis' new app allows dermatologists to virtually diagnose patients with common skin conditions.
Why Hospitals Still Build Their Own Health IT
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
There's a lot of pressure to use off-the-shelf technology such as Epic and Cerner for electronic health records. Here's why some providers still build their own software.


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