News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in February 2011
Meaningful Use Big Business For Healthcare Consulting Firms
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
IT consulting firms are helping healthcare providers assess health IT systems for potential HIPAA violations and achieve the fine points of meaningful use compliance.
Cisco, GE Healthcare Team On Patient, Equipment Tracking
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Cisco also demos WebEx virtual exam technology at HIMSS conference.
Oracle Upgrades Health Information Exchange Suite
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The pre-integrated suite provides one-stop shopping for health information exchange organizations that are looking to minimize the need for hybrid product integration, claims Oracle.
Microsoft, Athenahealth Collaborate On Amalga, HealthVault
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The Microsoft and Athenahealth alliance will funnel cloud-based Athenahealth e-health record and practice management data to Microsoft Amalga and HealthVault platforms.
Healthcare Heads Toward The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/21/2011  | 
Healthcare has been slower than most industries to embrace cloud computing, but that's starting to change.
Clinical Decision Support Tools Help Doctors See Important Data
News  |  2/21/2011  | 
New product suite from Anvita Health focuses physicians on patients' most relevant health information and aid in meaningful use analysis.
Hewlett-Packard Expands Digital Healthcare Framework
News  |  2/20/2011  | 
Products let hospitals provide coordinated care in both their inpatient and outpatient facilities.
Avaya Upgrades Hospital Mobile Communications System
News  |  2/20/2011  | 
Mobility and automated outreach technologies enhance coordination, pre-admission preparedness and post-discharge care.
IBM, Nuance Envision Watson Helping Doctors
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Two companies plan to apply the advanced computing system's problem-solving capabilities to improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment.
FDA Seeks To Speed Innovative Medical Device Reviews
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
The proposed Innovation Pathway would fast-track premarket evaluations for breakthrough healthcare technologies.
Healthcare Social Media Sites Neglect Privacy Protections
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
Analysis of diabetes sites indicates that many lack scientific accuracy and put users' personal information at risk.
National Health IT Coordinator Blumenthal Stepping Down
News  |  2/3/2011  | 
Dr. David Blumenthal, leader of the HITECH Act's meaningful use programs, told staff he only planned to stay in nation's top health IT job for two years.
80% Of Web Users Seek Health Information
News  |  2/2/2011  | 
Women, the college-educated, and caregivers are most likely to turn to the Internet for healthcare advice, reports Pew study.


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