News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in December 2011
Baby Pajamas Talk To Your Phone, Tablet Via Cloud
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Exmovere's Exmobaby pajamas transmit data on infant vital signs through the cloud to parents' smartphones and computers.
WellPoint Taps IBM Watson For Cancer Decision Support
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Los Angeles cancer institute will also contribute to the project, which aims to use Watson-based technology to improve treatment outcomes.
Do Clinicians Need Their Own DWI Rule?
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Doctoring While iPhoning isn't the same as Driving While Intoxicated. But doctors should know better than to engage in such behavior.
Health IT Tools Reduce Readmissions At Philadelphia Hospitals
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
With the help of health information technology, more than 400 patients avoided being rehospitalized and 18 facilities saved a total of $4 million in one quarter.
Patients Want Electronic Link To Doctor's Notes
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Physicians are less convinced that sharing the information would improve patient care.
Emdeon Donates EHR Software To Minority Physicians
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Emdeon will help physicians with the cost of digitizing their medical records to boost EHR use in poor communities.
Does Your Health IT Career Require Another Diploma?
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Breaking into health IT isn't easy. Going back to school for more training is a good place to start.
Healthcare Innovation Prize Goes To Startup
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Axial Exchange's Care Transition Suite helps keep patients safer by improving the transference of critical patient data during hospital discharges.
3M, Berkeley Research Target Preventable Hospital Readmissions
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Companies join forces to tackle two major pain points for U.S. hospitals: unacceptably high readmission rates and preventable complications.
Qualcomm Subsidiary Focuses on Mobile Medical Data
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
Cloud-based platform helps healthcare organizations and medical device manufacturers deliver timely patient info to docs' smartphones and tablets.
Health Information Exchanges: Patients Must Be Convinced
Commentary  |  12/2/2011  | 
HIEs need more than consistent standards and cooperative healthcare providers. Patients must get on board--and the right kind of PR can win them over.
Medical Homes Might Not Transform Healthcare
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
IT-dependent practices where personal physicians coordinate all of a patient's care might not significantly improve quality of care, according to a new scientific study. But some clinicians question the study's conclusion.


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