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Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in January 2011
12 Advances In Medical Robotics
Slideshows  |  1/27/2011  | 
Robots play a critical -- and growing -- role in modern medicine, from training the next generation of doctors, dentists, and nurses, to comforting and protecting elderly patients in the early stages of dementia. Using robots, medical professionals can make smaller incisions for shorter surgeries, reducing hospital stays and improving patients' prognoses and saving costs. As robots become even smaller and developers continue to further integrate the devices with artificial intelligence, the medi
New Tools To Help Hospitals Prevent, Spot Infections
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Web-based clinical data surveillance services from Pharmacy OneSource aim to help clinicians identify infections, adverse drug events, and other trouble sooner.
FDA Revamps Medical Device Approval
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
The 510(k) program overhaul aims to facilitate innovation, streamline the review process, and protect patient safety.
Meaningful Use Compliance Could Be Harder Than You Realize
Commentary  |  1/19/2011  | 
Two recent surveys indicate healthcare providers are confident they'll comply with the government's meaningful use regs, but some CIOs say that's more challenging than you think.
HealthEssentials' Clinicians To Use Digital Pens
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
The Anoto Group and ExpeData digital pen and paper technology allows healthcare providers to document, store, and send patient data electronically.
Health IT Sees Key Market In Family Caregivers
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
Mobile devices, personal health records are among technologies most valued by people caring for elderly or disabled family members, finds survey released at CES.
IBM, Premier Partner On Accountable Care Analytics Platform
News  |  1/6/2011  | 
The health information system integrates clinical, administrative, and financial data to measure performance and improve outcomes at more than 2,400 hospitals nationwide.
MindShift Acquires Alpheon To Expand Healthcare Presence
News  |  1/5/2011  | 
The combined cloud computing and IT management services capabilities will enable MindShift to offer hosted EHR solutions.
Mobile Health Apps To Triple By 2012
News  |  1/5/2011  | 
Telecom and technology vendors have a significant opportunity in the thriving mHealth market, concludes Pyramid Research study.
Motion Computing Debuts Rugged Tablet For Healthcare
News  |  1/4/2011  | 
The CL900 Windows 7 tablet is geared to clinicians who need a durable tablet to read patient X-rays and charts -- and want to keep the device sanitary.
HHS Unveils Final Health IT Certification Rules
News  |  1/4/2011  | 
The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT has published permanent regulations for organizations authorized to test and certify health IT products for meaningful use.
AT&T, Vitality Offer Wireless Pill Caps On Amazon
News  |  1/4/2011  | 
GlowCaps remind patients to take their medications using data transmitted over AT&T's network.
Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011
News  |  1/3/2011  | 
Health systems will tackle technology challenges including mobile, manpower, meaningful use, and other mandates.


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