News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in November 2009
Feds Providing $80 Million For Health IT Training
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The government funding helps set up 6-month health IT workforce training programs at community colleges nationwide.
Feds Launch Health IT Blog
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Health and Human Services' Health IT Buzz blog covers security, regulatory, standards, and other issues.
Physicians Question Health IT Stimulus Requirements
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
A physicians practice industry group expresses concern about electronic health record incentive programs.
Network Provides Healthcare Pricing Data
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Transparent Health Network negotiates healthcare pricing with medical providers, and shares price data with its members online.
Remote Monitoring Yields Healthier Patients
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Nursing service uses wireless devices to monitor homebound patients and get data to doctors faster, reducing hospitalizations by more than 50%.
Healthcare Goes Mobile, Virtual WIth Dell Offering
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Dell Mobile Clinical Computing solution provides clinicians with single sign-on and roaming capabilities.
Healthcare Provider Saves With E-Invoicing
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Electronic invoices are saving Memorial Hermann Healthcare System millions of dollars.
Healthcare's New Revenue Generator: Business Apps
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Banner Health uses $17 million supply chain savings to pay for new clinical information systems.
Google Helps You Find A Flu Shot
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
Flu Shot Finder uses Google Maps to help people locate areas where they can get swine flu and seasonal flu vaccines.
Intel Unveils Reader For the Blind
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The device, about the size of a paperback book, is designed for people who are blind, dyslexic, or have some other disability making it difficult for them to read.
Information Exchanges Let Doctors Share Patient Data Efficiently
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
Several new networks are being launched across the country, and while they vary in size, scope, and clientele, the goals and challenges are similar.
Florida Hospital Dials Up iPhones For Nurses
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
iPhones are helping a Sarasota hospital connect its nursing staff via text messaging, and soon, VoIP telephony.
eReferral System Boosts Medical Center Bookings
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
A portal-based referral system from Carefx and a clinical information exchange from GE Healthcare increase appointments and reduce patient no-shows.
Desktop Virtualization Speeds Hospital Clinicians
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
By rolling out desktop virtualization from Sychron, Seton Family of Hospitals has reduced the time clinicians spend logging on and off systems each day.


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