News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in November 2010
VA Pilots Digital Medical Record Retrieval
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
A contractor will collect, scan, and transmit private healthcare records with the goal of speeding Veterans Affairs' claims decisions.
Toshiba Expands CT Radiology Line
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Target CTA and Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction improve image quality while minimizing radiation dose.
Health Execs Laud EHRs For Boosting Care
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Government Accountability Office report finds that e-health records support disease management by improving data sharing and communication.
Doctors Shun EHRs For Patient Referrals
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Yet, medical providers are more satisfied when they use electronic health records to exchange clinical information with specialists, finds Practice Fusion study.
VA, Indian Health Services Push IT Interoperability
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Agencies will share resources to boost care for American Indian and Alaska Native veterans.
Healthcare Listens To Social Media
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Online chatter is a valuable source of information about patients' symptoms and the effectiveness of drugs and other treatments.
How Healthcare Data Helps Caregivers
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
BI and analytics already are driving operational efficiencies. Next up is using data to improve patient care.
Online Data Instead Of Drug Retrials?
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
When aggregated, unstructured data from online forums for patients can reveal problems with drugs--but right now, regulators aren't accepting such data.
Healthcare Listens To Social Media
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Online chatter is a valuable source of information about patients' symptoms and the effectiveness of drugs and other treatments.
How Healthcare Data Helps Caregivers
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
BI and analytics already are driving operational efficiencies. Next up is using data to improve patient care.
AARP Taps DestinationRx, Consumer Reports For Medication Site
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Online tool offers information about drug cost, safety, and effectiveness.
Technology To Promote A Healthier Workforce
Commentary  |  11/10/2010  | 
Virgin HealthMiles' web-based health incentive platform is helping some employers get workers moving.
Minnesota Launching e-Ordering System For Imaging Tests
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The non-profit Institute of Clinical Systems Improvement's year-long pilot of e-ordering and clinical decision support tools saved $28 million in high-tech diagnostic imaging tests.
Healthcare Reform Uncertainty Could Chill Tech Innovation
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
Threats to repeal legislation could freeze IT initiatives related to key provisions.
HHS Offers Grants For Health IT Infrastructure
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
Early Innovators competition will reward states for innovative and cost effective proposals to help consumers and SMBs compare and sign up for health insurance plans.


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