News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in February 2012
HHS Proposes More Security On Healthcare Mobile Devices
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Encryption would have stopped many of the patient data breaches caused by lost smartphones, laptops, and tablets, said Stage 2 Meaningful Use proposal.
Healthcare IT Goes Star Trek
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Captain Kirk could talk to his computer and get the information needed to make executive level decisions. The latest clinical analytics tools featured at HIMSS are just about there.
Nursing Information Officers: Newest Health IT Leaders
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Onslaught of health IT initiatives brings a need for nursing Informatics expertise, and a new breed of chief nursing information officers.
Personalized Medicine Reaches Endocrinologists
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Medical app gets patients fully involved in their own care and lets diabetes specialists monitor them 24/7.
Changes Planned For Meaningful Use Rules
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
HIMSS12 attendees were disappointed when details of Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules weren't revealed on Tuesday, and they were surprised to hear that changes will be made to Stage 1 rules.
More Patients Support EHRs, But Worry About Privacy
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
New survey finds that most U.S. consumers want their doctors to use electronic health records--but believe that widespread adoption will lead to more personal information being lost or stolen.
GE Rolls Out Upgraded Online Patient Portal
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Centricity Patient Online 13 adds mobile connectivity to portal so patients can schedule appointments, pay bills, and manage other aspects of their healthcare from a mobile device.
What To See At HIMSS12
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
Among the hundreds of health IT presentations, demos, and vendor offerings at HIMSS12 next week, don't miss these highlights.
AT&T Targets Walls Between Mobile Health Apps
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Cloud-based Developer Center platform aims to bring together data from multiple apps and devices, connect them to healthcare systems.
Kiosk Lets Patients Give Feedback On Doctor Visits
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Patients can use 'Wellby,' an ATM-like machine with a touchscreen, to answer survey questions and give feedback about a just-completed doctor's visit.
Healthcare Reform Is Here, Like It Or Not
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
Participation in new accountable care organizations isn't for the faint of heart. But healthcare providers that have their IT acts together have a good head start.
Health IT Factors Into Leapfrog's Hospitals Rankings
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Leapfrog Group's 2011 list of 65 top hospitals in U.S. highlights facilities that use health IT to prevent deadly dosing mistakes.
Are Health CIOs Ready For Pay For Performance?
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
With Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements just around the corner, a CSC report says IT managers should prepare with a more robust system that addresses care coordination and patient engagement.
VA Division Saves $742,000 With Telehealth
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
Northwestern Veterans Affairs network deploys videoconferencing, remote monitors to care for far-flung wounded warriors, extend reach of specialists.
Health IT's Newest Ideas: HIMSS12 Preview
Slideshows  |  2/6/2012  | 
Take an early look at 14 of the most interesting health IT products and services that will be displayed at the annual HIMSS conference, happening this month in Las Vegas.
ICD-10 Conversion: Do Or Die
Commentary  |  2/6/2012  | 
Failure to meet upcoming deadlines could mean major disruptions in claims payments for healthcare organizations.
Mannequins Recruited To Teach Medicine
News  |  2/3/2012  | 
SimView captures video, audio, data logs, and simulated patient responses for live observation or retroactive review of medical simulations.
Roomba Maker Sets Sights On Telemedicine
News  |  2/1/2012  | 
iRobot partners with InTouch Health to develop new generation of 'telepresence' robots that could help people with chronic diseases remain at home.
E-Prescribing Could Save $240 Billion, Study Says
News  |  2/1/2012  | 
Surescripts research tracks higher Rx fill rates, better patient medication adherence with electronic prescriptions.
A Reality Check For Feds' Health IT Projections
News  |  2/1/2012  | 
National Coordinator for Health IT is predictably optimistic, but observers take a more skeptical view.


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