News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in March 2010
NHIN Direct Focus Is Health Data Exchange Specs
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Direct aims to develop interoperability specs, but not to replace statewide and regional health information exchanges.
Colorado Piloting Health, Education Telepresence
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
The state is working with Cisco to implement remote health and distance learning, as well as make Colorado's buildings more energy efficient.
Dell Unveils Medical Archiving Storage Products
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Dell Medical Archiving Solution aims to help healthcare providers manage exploding data storage requirements.
FCC Mulls Spectrum For Medical Gear
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
The designation of low-frequency wireless spectrum for Medical Body Area Networks, or MBAN, could drive adoption of low-cost telehealth applications for home use.
Hospital Supply System Improving Bill Accuracy
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
By simplifying medical supply record-keeping, a patient-charge capture system is helping a hospital system capture hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
Guerra On Healthcare: Will Future Clinical Systems Be Modules Or Monoliths?
Commentary  |  3/15/2010  | 
With lives at stake, the choice between a one-stop shop and open source supermarket isn't so simple.
Google Bike Maps? Fuhgeddaboudit
News  |  3/11/2010  | 
New search service sends New York cyclists into prohibited lanes and onto streets filled with careening trucks and crazed cabbies.
Kaiser Permanente Finishes EMR Rollout
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
The health insurer will continue to tweak its electronic medical records system to comply with the federal government's upcoming meaningful use criteria.
NY BlueCross To Cover Telehealth Services
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
Telehealth services enabled via American Well's Online Care system are coming to BlueCross Blue Shield in upstate New York.
VA Halts Access To EHR System
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
The administration is addressing a bug that caused its VistAWeb e-health records system to return incomplete data.
Iatric Introduces Health Data Tool
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
The patient portal provides online access to electronic health records and can be integrated with Google Health and Microsoft Healthvault.
HIMSS: Meaningful Use Goes Over The Top
Commentary  |  3/5/2010  | 
Remember the regulatory rash that broke out several years ago, when every software vendor had just the balm for your HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, and other compliance problems?
HIMSS: Healthcare Technology Roundup
News  |  3/4/2010  | 
At the HIMSS healthcare IT show, HIT vendors and medical pros reviewed the latest in clinical equipment, electronic health records systems, and more.
Cisco Launches Telemedicine Platform
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
HealthPresence merges Cisco Telepresence and call center technology with digital diagnostic devices, allowing healthcare providers to assess and treat patients many miles away.
Fujitsu Unveils Patient Kiosk, HIT Services
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
Along with its Med-Serv 50 self-service patient kiosk, Fujitsu is launching IT infrastructure services for healthcare providers.
Microsoft HealthVault Extends Access To Hospital Data
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
HealthVault Community Connect gives patients and their doctors Web access to patients' hospitalization data upon discharge.
E-Medical Records: 10 Steps To Take Now
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
Don't wait for the government to finalize meaningful use requirements. Here's how to jump-start your health IT efforts.
Quest Offers EHR Modules To Small Practices
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
MedPlus' Care360 software-as-a-service modules let doctors phase in electronic health records.
Avaya Expands UC For Healthcare
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
The new unified communications systems include a nurse-call system for hospital patients and a tool for administrators.
E-Health Record Certification Program Adds Specialties
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
Certification Commission for Health IT now tests and certifies oncology and women's health EHR products.
Meaningful Use Programs Spiking HIT Spending
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
About three-quarters of health IT executives plan to boost IT spending over the next two years, report shows.


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