News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in October 2009
Microsoft HealthVault Deal Puts EHRs Overseas
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
A Bangkok hospital will use Microsoft HealthVault personal electronic health records to track patients via the Web.
$100 Million Healthcare Cost Database Announced
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Built with settlement money from health insurance companies, it will help drive down medical costs, says New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
E-Health Records Option Extended To Families
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Dossia, whose consortium members include Wal-Mart and Intel, is making it easier for employees' dependents to sign up for electronic health records.
H1N1 Flu Tracked By E-Prescription Data
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Public health officials in Rhode Island are electronically monitoring possible swine flu outbreaks based on drug data from pharmacies.
Mobile Service Tracks Alzheimer's Patients
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
The Comfort Zone service combines GPS and wireless technologies to enable caregivers to monitor Alzheimer's patients.
Cerner, CDW Partner On EMRs
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
With demand for e-medical records systems by doctors' offices expected to rise, Cerner signs a partner to sell its amubulatory software and services.
Epocrates Adds BlackBerry Support
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
The mobile healthcare software maker says BlackBerry is a fast-growing platform, with more than 20% growth in the past quarter.
Second Life Solving Real-World Healthcare Problems
News  |  10/16/2009  | 
Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital uses the virtual world for disaster preparedness training, while disabled people turn to it for peer support.
Healthcare System Signs With Microsoft For Data Exchange
News  |  10/14/2009  | 
Caritas Christi Health Care's pact with Microsoft is part of hospital network's $70 million IT program to improve patient care and reduce costs.
Mobile Telemedicine Helps Patients In Transit
News  |  10/14/2009  | 
IP-enabled cameras and other telemedicine gear lets doctors remotely examine sick patients in ambulances.
iPhone Apps Help Pro Car Racer Control Diabetes
News  |  10/13/2009  | 
Race car driver Charlie Kimball uses inexpensive consumer apps to manage his diabetes in partnership with his doctors.
Keas Puts Healthcare Advice, Apps Online
News  |  10/12/2009  | 
A startup founded by the former head of Google Health dispenses personalized healthcare information and applications via the Internet.
GE Monitor Integrates Patient Data, EMRs
News  |  10/6/2009  | 
The device pulls health data from multiple sources such as hospital imaging systems, labs, and electronic medical records.
Google Health Adds Two Health Plans
News  |  10/6/2009  | 
Health insurers will share members' data with Google via its electronic personal health record platform.
E-Medical Data Valuable To Health Industry
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
If the healthcare industry can overcome challenges in unlocking data in electronic medical records, those databases could become their most valuable assets.
Second Life Helps Save, Improve Lives
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital uses the virtual world for disaster preparedness training, while disabled people turn to it for peer support.

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