News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in October 2010
GE, UPMC Announce Digital Pathology Breakthrough
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Testing of a digital pathology system that could speed up patient diagnoses developed by a GE and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center joint venture, has begun.
Social Media Cuts Healthcare Costs
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Health 2.0 initiatives reduce medical expenses while improving the quality of care, finds Healthcare Performance Management Institute study.
Apple iPad Helps Ease EMR Concerns
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
ClearPractice's Nimble e-health record product running on the iPad has convinced some nervous doctors that digital charts aren't so bad after all.
Health IT Czar Pushes EHR For Minority Communities
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Warning against a "new digital divide," Health and Human Services officials have urged healthcare IT vendors to adopt electronic health records in underserved areas.
AT&T, WellDoc Ink Telehealth Partnership
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
The deal marks the telecom's first foray into selling an end-to-end mobile healthcare technology.
KLAS Grades EMR Packages By Specialty
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Ambulatory electronic medical record packages used in the 10 most common specialties were evaluated based on client feedback and 25 performance indicators by the research firm.
General Dynamics Wins $409M For Army Health Facilities
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
IT division gets a four-year contract to help the military service transition its medical equipment and staff to high-tech buildings.
Remote Monitoring Boosts Chronic Illness Care
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
TIBCO technology helps Missouri hospital system track patients' medical conditions in real time, in and out of the hospital.
Small Medical Practices Don't Find EHR Adoption Meaningful
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
Federal incentive payments aren't enough to overcome problems, like increased costs and disruption to workflow, doctor offices perceive with electronic health records.
First EHR Products Certified For Meaningful Use
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Thirty six electronic health record products are first to be certified as capable of meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria.
EPA Unleashes Bed Bug Database
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Environmental Protection Agency pesticide listing offers tips on stamping out creepy insect infestations.
HHS Awards $9.9 Million For Cardiovascular Telehealth Study
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Government stimulus funds to support research into the impact of wireless and telephone care management on heart failure patients' health.
15 Mobile Apps For Better Health
Slideshows  |  10/5/2010  | 
From helping you monitor your condition to making suggestions for improving it, today's smartphones can become valuable healthcare partners -- with the right apps. The iPhone App Store, the Android Market and the BlackBerry App World are chock full of applications that can help keep you in the pink. The Health, Wellness, and Fitness categories in the various mobile app stores are full of applications that promise to help keep you healthy. Some of them are backed by major pharmaceutical firms, wh
9 Ways Health IT Improves Patient Care
Slideshows  |  10/5/2010  | 
The HITECH legislation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is allocating more than $20 billion to push for the adoption of health IT nationwide, including e-health records and e-prescription systems. Health IT can boost patient's quality of care by reducing medical errors, improving clinical decision making and helping to eliminate redundant and unnecessary tests and costs. Health IT, including automated systems that check for adverse drug interactions, allergies, and confirm patient I
Social Security Awards Health IT Contracts
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
Up to $2.8 billion will go to four prime contractors selected to support the agency's efforts to use electronic health records to process disability applications.
HP, Quest Partner On EHR Bundle
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
Care360 electronic health records will be offered with Hewlett-Packard PCs, services, and financing for small and midsize physician offices.
Utah Health Project To Analyze Costs, Quality
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
The All Payers Database project will help the Utah Department of Health analyze healthcare costs across the state using claims data from private insurers and public payers.
Healthcare.gov Adds Transparency To Insurance Market
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
Data on the percentage of applicants denied or charged higher premiums, as well as the base cost and provisions of plans, is available on the federal government website.
HHS Awards $49 Million For Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  10/1/2010  | 
States will use the grants to build the IT infrastructure for their insurance marketplaces, which, HHS said, will include the same plans members of Congress can purchase.


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