News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in March 2013
National Patient ID System: Debate Stoked
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Hoping to spark a national conversation on information exchange, a prominent health IT advocate has started a WhiteHouse.gov petition to have Congress lift ban on HHS national patient identification system.
Cancer Researchers Mine Big Data To Individualize Treatment
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
CancerLinQ prototype from American Society of Clinical Oncology aggregates data from disparate EHRs to find the most effective therapy for a specific patient.
Topol Gives Colbert a Dose of 'Destruction'
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Scripps cardiologist and noted proponent of wireless health technologies Eric Topol shows off gadgets to comedian's audience.
Could Clinical Decision Support Empower Patients?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
It's time the medical establishment heeded the longstanding advice of informatics pioneer Larry Weed and used "participatory" diagnostic methods, says editorial.
Health IT Progress In Post-Acute Care Remains Slow
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities need to beef up computerization to meet national healthcare goals, says federal report.
Informatics Pioneer Says Healthcare Needs Better Systems
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Dr. Lawrence Weed continues his longstanding advocacy for computer-aided healthcare and revamping medical education.
EHR Interoperability A Hot Topic At HIMSS
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
EHR interoperability is more likely to come from horizontal integration than vertical health IT integration, experts say.
Most U.S. Doctors Would Limit Patient EHR Access
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Many physicians are willing to let patients update their own medical records, but don't want to give them full online access, says Accenture study.
Big Data Helps Kaiser Close Healthcare Gaps
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Analytics from massive clinical data repository are central to closing gaps in care, HIMSS attendees told.
Allscripts' dbMotion Deal Speaks To Larger Trend
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
Healthcare and other companies will have to push more development of the technology they'll need for the challenges ahead.
IT Changes Doctor-Patient Relationship For Better: Topol
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Famed doctor Eric Topol says in HIMSS keynote that personalized medicine, mobile health, genomics will decrease doctors' importance -- and that's good.
4 Health IT Themes To Watch At HIMSS13
News  |  3/4/2013  | 
Interoperability challenges, patient experience, mobile technology will be in spotlight at annual health IT conference.


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