News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in November 2011
App Allows Radiology Diagnosis Via Tablet, Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
FDA clearance of GE Centricity mobile app lets radiologists use smartphones and tablets to make diagnoses from remote locations or in the field.
Why Can't Patients See Their EHR Data?
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association outlines arguments for and against expanding patient access to their health data.
9 Mobile Health Apps Worth A Closer Look
Slideshows  |  11/28/2011  | 
There's no doubt: Clinicians love their mobile devices. Among many new health apps, here are 9 that healthcare professionals and their patients should investigate.
USDA Awards $6 Million For Rural Telehealth
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Feds award grants for telehealth projects in the Mississippi Delta region as part of a program to help rural facilities adopt health IT.
Consumer Interest In Health Information Wanes
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Increased broadband access hasn't translated into many more people seeking medical information online.
7 Health Education Tools For Patients
Slideshows  |  11/16/2011  | 
Patients can benefit by getting a variety of healthcare information electronically--as these seven options prove. The tools also help healthcare organizations comply with the HITECH Act Meaningful Use requirements.
Meaningful Use Needs Patient Safety Reports, Say Experts
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
Contributors to the Institute of Medicine's report on health IT say that Meaningful Use regs should require submission of electronic health record data on adverse events.
VA Launches Telemed Pilot Project
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selects American Well and SweetSpot Diabetes Care in its ongoing effort to bring healthcare to veterans in their homes.
Dell Donates Cloud Power For Pediatric Cancer Research
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
Kids with rare, deadly neuroblastoma cancer could be first to benefit from new clinical trial focused on finding more effective, personalized treatments.
Progress On Health Data Exchange Specs
News  |  11/8/2011  | 
Seven states, eight e-health records vendors, and three health information exchange providers agree to support interoperability standards that also could make health data exchange easier nationally.
12 Cool Tech Innovations Keep You Healthy
Slideshows  |  11/4/2011  | 
From talking robots to mobile apps that take some pain out of ER visits, health IT innovations abounded at Partners Healthcare's Connected Health Symposium. Take a look.
AT&T Pushes 'Connected' Clothing For Healthcare
News  |  11/4/2011  | 
Telecom giant sees growing market in eldercare, fitness, and childcare for wireless sensors embedded in clothing to monitor vital signs.
iPhone, iPad App Lets Patients Upload To EHRs
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
Mobile app from Numera allows patients to send their vital signs to their electronic health records.
Michigan HIE Puts Sustainability Into Play
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
South East Michigan Health Information Exchange joins Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange, also helps Social Security Administration improve eligibility processes.
$100,000 Prize Offered For Healthcare Quality App
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launches developer challenge for app to help consumers choose the best healthcare providers.


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