News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in June 2010
Army Using Telemedicine For Healthcare Delivery
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Wounded soldiers, pregnant women, and diabetes patients are receiving medical and appointment reminders to support their rehabilitation and treatment.
Healthcare CIOs Worried About Achieving Meaningful Use
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Reporting requirements and uncertainty around the meaningful use criteria raise concerns with 80% of healthcare CIOs according to survey findings.
Health Insurer Launches Live Chat
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
UPMC Health Plan allows members to use Internet technology to get answers about claims, billing, benefits, and other insurance information.
Resistance To EHRs May Widen Healthcare Disparities
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Small medical practices serving Medicaid patients have been reluctant to adopt electronic health records because they're already overwhelmed with providing medical services.
Telehealth Device Improves Patient Compliance
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Use of a wireless reminder instrument led to a 27% higher rate of patients taking their medications on time.
Mayo Clinic, University Of Illinois Announce Research Alliance
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
The collaboration will focus on technology-based healthcare, individualized medicine, telehealth and point-of-care clinical tools.
Healthcare Taking Computing To The Cloud
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Cost, scalablity, and flexibility are reasons healthcare organizations are looking to move applications onto cloud computing models, says report.
Health Information Exchange Enhances Decision Making
News  |  6/16/2010  | 
The Wisconsin Health Information Exchange gives emergency room doctors access to patient data faster, helping improve clinical decisions and identify waste, drug abuse, and misuse of ER services.
GE Healthcare Intros Cloud EMR For Small Practices
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
The software-as-a-service GE Centricity Advance e-medical record system will help small medical practices comply with healthcare reform's "meaningful use" requirements.
WellPoint Taps American Well For Telehealth
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Online healthcare through video, secure chat, or phone will be available to WellPoint's insurance plan members starting late this year.
Web Tools Help Cancer Doctors Pick Treatment
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Evidence-based clinical support tools developed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center help doctors choose most promising and cost-effective treatments for cancer patients.
Q&A: Dr. David Blumenthal On Getting Doctors On Board With EHRs
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Nation's health IT coordinator discusses what's at stake for doctors, the potential for consolidation in healthcare market, and what the government is doing to secure e-health records.
California Schools Getting Telemedicine Technologies
News  |  6/11/2010  | 
CompuMed partners with a nonprofit group to put heart monitoring devices in school health centers.
BPM To Streamline Soldier Rehabilitation
News  |  6/9/2010  | 
The Wounded Warrior business process management app aims to improve efficiency of delivering care to injured soldiers.
HHS Launches Community Health Data Initiative
News  |  6/2/2010  | 
IT companies, researchers, patients, and others will gain access to federal health information through an online data warehouse.
Health IT Lacks Innovation, Integration
News  |  6/1/2010  | 
An HP executive's assertion that the healthcare sector isn't investing enough in health IT is backed up by a Dow Jones study.


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