News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in October 2011
EHR Privacy Rule Threatens Research, Federal Advisers Say
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Health IT Policy committee urges HHS to sidestep patient consent rule when electronic health record data is used in quality improvement research.
The Doctor Will See Your Data Now: Wirelessly?
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Thirty-six percent of consumers interested in sending health data to their doctors via a wireless device; 32% would do a video consult, survey says.
IBM, Georgia Tech Point Data Modeling At Kids Health
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Project seeks to identify factors contributing to health outcomes of pediatric patients with asthma, autism, and diabetes.
Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
President Obama's former national coordinator for health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, shares his thoughts on progress with meaningful use of electronic health records, and what's next for healthcare reform.
Electronic Records May Increase Malpractice Lawsuit Risk
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
EHRs may reduce medical liability for some errors, but could create new forms of medical liability and expose existing liability issues, says report.
6 E-Prescribing Vendors To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/25/2011  | 
If your healthcare organization hasn't embraced electronic prescribing, it's time to get going. Consider this cross-section of today's array of e-prescribing tools .
Medicare Safety Data Criticized As Flawed
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Hospital groups, Joint Commission president say use of claims data invalidates comparisons published on HospitalCompare website.
Telehealth Faces Challenges Worldwide
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
In developing countries, low cost wireless biometric sensors and cell phone technologies are being developed to monitor and screen patients.
Docs Need To Be More Social
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
Social networks can help with goals including population and patient monitoring, care management, and care coordination--but physicians remain more likely to interact with peers than patients.
Hospital Rooms Get Smart
Commentary  |  10/19/2011  | 
IBM and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have created smart hospital rooms that use advanced IT tools to make medical and nursing care more intelligent, faster, and safer.
Text Messages Remind Grandpa To Take His Meds
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Mobile health technology aims to keep older adults healthy and living independently.
Many Patients Love EHRs, Fear Storing Data Themselves
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Consumer interest in accessing electronic health records is growing, but still below majority level, survey reports.
Ask A Doctor: HealthTap Gives Free Advice
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Health information network adds mobile capabilities, provides answers to questions in 82 medical specialties.
14 Rural Hospitals Join Nebraska Health Data Exchange
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Nebraska Health Information Initiative adds more than a dozen critical access hospitals while some U.S. health information exchanges struggle.
2-D Barcodes Can Automatically Update EHRs
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
Cook Children's, Microsoft, Athenahealth, and drug makers Merck and Sanofi Pasteur develop system that allows smartphones to scan vaccine label information into e-health records.
Clinical Analytics Gets Up Close And Personal
Commentary  |  10/10/2011  | 
When it comes to patient care, one size does not fit all. A few health IT innovators are helping to usher in an era of personalized medicine.
How Do You Get Patients To E-Consent?
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
To address that thorny issue, ONC has hired APP Design to develop an electronic consent initiative that will educate patients about their choices.
Verizon, Duke University Collaborate On Health IT
News  |  10/4/2011  | 
Duke and Verizon will focus on scaling up promising health IT innovations and using the network to reach a mass market.


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