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.
How Hospitals Are Helping Doctors Achieve Meaningful Use
Hospital executives aren't just worried about having their own organizations meet the federal government's meaningful use requirements; they're also concerned about their affiliated and owned doctor practices achieving the goals. In fact, many hospitals are assisting (or plan to help) doctors to get on board with e-health records even as those hospitals struggle with their own projects.
4 Steps To Accelerating EHR Adoption
Payment reform, provider support, better products, and enhanced privacy and security will give adoption of electronic health records a needed boost.
Allscripts Earnings Driven By EHR Adoption
Release of final meaningful use rules is expected to further accelerate the adoption and deployment of electronic health records that boosted Allscripts quarterly income almost 20%.
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.
Meaningful Use Rules Make Sense To Patients
I'm not a doctor or nurse. Nor am I a hospital administrator, CIO or health IT worker. However, I am a patient. So while the government's long-awaited, meaningful use, stage 1 "core objectives" could very well entail a lot of process changes and costly technology to implement for healthcare providers, from a patient perspective--my perspective--many of the requirements sound reasonable, even commonsensible.
Verizon Announces Cloud EMR Platform
The Verizon Health Information Exchange service allows doctors and healthcare providers to store, manage and share patients' electronic medical records via an online portal regardless of IT systems and specific protocols.
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.
Doctors Increase EMR Use
Primary care physicians and specialist doctors are using electronic medical records more, and more than half have smartphones, according to a Knowledge Networks study.
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.
UK National Health Service Sees Savings In The Cloud
The National Health Service in Britain isn't universally admired for its IT efficiency. But Miles Gray, the urbane hardware solutions architect for the NHS, said at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London that if carefully implemented, the cloud can help the service gain effectiveness and save expenses.