News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in May 2010
Health IT Fosters Blood Transfusion Safety
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Mediware's Bloodsafe Tx mobile device integrates with e-medical record systems and ensures that patients receive correct blood transfusions.
HIT Standards Committee Struggles With Additional Demands
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
As a result of the recently passed healthcare reform legislation, additional tasks, including enrollment transaction specifications, are falling to the committee.
Performance Monitoring Aims To Improve EHR Satisfaction
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
By monitoring system performance on the backend, an Alabama health system hopes to make its e-health record rollout go smoother for users.
Dossia Expanding EHR Platform Reach
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The employer consortium is offering its e-health record software to other companies via the cloud and is also developing an EHR package for small and mid-size businesses.
Parents Want Online Communication With Pediatricians
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
While patients are pushing their doctors to use more e-mail and Web communications, the doctors are concerned about liability and reimbursement issues.
Execs View Telehealth As Game Changer
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
Telehealth will transform healthcare, but reimbursement models, fear of technology are barriers to adoption, study shows.
State Health Data Exchanges Face Common Challenges
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
While all states have their own health information exchange efforts underway, many face the same hurdles.
CMS Awards $107 Million In Health IT Contracts
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
Northrop Grumann and CGI Federal will improve the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' e-medical record system and beneficiary Web sites.
Cell Phone, Cancer Study Inconclusive
News  |  5/17/2010  | 
Researchers said more research is needed to determine whether cell phone use causes brain cancer.
FDA Input On Medical E-Marketing Sought
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
An advocacy group wants digital marketers of medical products to comply with Food and Drug Administration rules on healthcare advertising.
Vidyo Launches Healthcare Telepresence
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
Videoconferencing vendors are meeting the demand for telehealth applications by beefing up privacy and security.
HHS Establishes Disability Research Center
News  |  5/11/2010  | 
A $6 million award from the Department of Health and Human Services will analyze research data and discern best practices for serving people with disabilities.
Concentra Adds EMRs For Worksite Clinics
News  |  5/11/2010  | 
The WebChart suite of enterprise e-medical record software will be implemented at Concentra's 250-plus jobsite healthcare facilities.
Clinical Decision Support At Bedside Aids Patient Monitoring
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
Combining clinical decision support tools with medical monitoring gear can help nurses quickly recognize early signs of complications and infection in critically ill patients.
FairWarning Foils EMR Privacy Breaches
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
Data definition guides help hospitals and healthcare offices detect, notify, and prevent privacy violations in electronic medical records.
EMR Adoption Increases Hospital Costs
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Expenses typically rise and patient care doesn't always improve when electronic medical records are implemented.
Telehealth Device Market Thriving
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Home blood glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, health hubs, and other medical device shipments will top 2 million by 2013, says a study.
Medication Errors Go Under Microscope
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Study of computerized order entry systems will only show part of the picture because not all data gets reported to system being studied.
Coalition Urges Delay On Meaningful Use Rules
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
A letter sent by 53 medical associations tells U.S. government that its proposed e-health regulations ask healthcare providers for 'too much, too soon.'
Research Correlates CPOE With Reduced Deaths
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Computerized physician order entry systems have been lauded for improving efficiencies; now they've been linked to better patient outcomes.
HHS Awards $220 Million For Health IT
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
The Beacon Communities, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, aim to showcase how health IT can improve the care of patients nationwide.
Intel Invests $15 Million In Tech Startups
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Three companies will receive backing through Intel Capital's Invest in America technology fund.


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