In Case of Emergency, Check Twitter
Facebook, Twitter, and similar social media tools can enhance disaster preparedness and emergency response, according to New England Journal of Medicine commentary.
Hospitals Boost IT Spending Plans
The prospect of Meaningful Use dollars has spurred healthcare providers to spend more in tough economic times, according to a HIMSS Analytics report.
US-CERT Director Leaves Abruptly
Randy Vickers, head of the organization responsible for
protecting the U.S. against cyber attacks, has resigned effective
Plead With HR For Fast IT Hiring
Think tight government regulations or disgruntled docs are standing in the way of meeting your health IT goals? Nope, it could be Steve over in human resources.
Where Are The Doctors?
University of North Carolina researchers get a $750,000 grant to create a model they hope will track physician distribution and identify area where there is a shortage.
Critical Access Rural Hospitals Lack Health IT
While many hospitals are ramping up their adoption of electronic medical records and other technologies, a study shows that critical access hospitals are lagging behind in health IT implementation.
Healthcare Needs Help On Transparency
The industry will need to get over its skittishness about sharing electronic health records with patients. Because patients will demand full access to their digital records, plain and simple.
Most Physicians Don't Tap EHR's Full Potential
Many smaller practices still don't take advantage of features such as electronic prescribing, registries, electronic data for quality measurement, and clinical decision support tools.
VA Awards $12 Billion For Tech Overhaul
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Harris Corp. are among those implementing the five-year program aimed at transforming a range of IT operations across the department.
Global Tech Leaders Promote Open Internet
Leaders from 34 countries, including notable technology pioneers, have released principles aimed at maintaining the Internet as a forum for open communication and expression.