News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in June 2011
How Mobile Tech Can Fight War On Diabetes
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Two ONC-funded Beacon Communities will pilot a mobile health campaign to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the prevalent chronic illness.
EMR Safety In Spotlight After Baby's Death
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Despite a Chicago-area baby's death from a drug overdose, health IT advocates say EMRs are still superior to paper charts.
Microsoft Reaps Spoils Of Google Health's Demise
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Microsoft and Google are working behind the scenes to let users of the soon-to-be-retired Google Health site transfer electronic personal health records to Microsoft HealthVault.
5 Reasons Why Google Health Failed
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
What doomed Google's online personal health record system? For starters, consumers haven't bought into the basic idea.
Humana, Allscripts Target EHR Costs
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Humana helps subsidize physicians interested in implementing Allscripts' EHR system.
Patients, Caregivers Willing To Buy Health Monitoring Devices
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Nearly every person in a recent IBM survey said ease-of-use is the top factor in selecting one device over another, with price a clear second.
EHRs Get Help Meeting 'Meaningful Use'
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The National Institutes of Health has launched MedlinePlus Connect, enabling electronic health records to link patients directly to up-to-date medical information.
Back To School: Courses Help Physicians Learn Health IT
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
ACPE certificate program aids physician leaders in understanding the lingo, technology, processes and challenges involved with implementing e-health records and other health IT.
CMS To Battle Claims Fraud With Analytics
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor on a project to use predictive modeling to weed out fake Medicare claims before they're paid.
Goodbye Clipboard, Hello Patient Palm Scanning At NYU
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
NYU Langone Medical Center uses vein recognition technology linked to an EHR system to streamline registration, guard against duplication, fraud.
EHR Donation To Help Bridge Digital Divide
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Quest, and its IT subsidiary MedPlus, are the first vendors to officially participate in a HHS effort to support e-health record adoption rates among healthcare providers in underserved, minority communities.
Obama: Health Tech, Broadband Key To Rural Development
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Administration's new council focuses on technology to spur economic growth for the 16% of Americans who live in rural areas.
The Challenge: Exploit Health Data, Create Innovative Apps
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Organizations like Walgreens, Aetna, and the National Cancer Institute are pushing developers to use government data to help improve the nation's health.
IT Fails To Help Nursing Home Patients: Study
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
A recent clinical study suggests that health IT did not translate into direct benefits for patients in terms of quality of care.
Personal Health Records: Docs Have 3 Big Doubts
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Data management, changes to the patient relationship, and practice management issues are key barriers to implementation, doctors say in study.
Healthcare Tech Gobbles Growing Chunk Of GDP
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Looking ahead, increased spending will likely pay for health-related video games, programs to rate physicians and hospitals, and mobile health applications, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Feds Offer Prizes For Health IT Innovations
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Initiative breaks new ground as it encourages private sector to innovate around key challenges in health IT, using contests and rewards as incentive.
New EHRs Perform Better, But Transition Pains Doctors
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
Many physicians remain unconvinced that new electronic health records systems will improve the ability to deliver care.
Rock Health Boosts 11 Health App Startups
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
The startups, which have promising mobile or web-based health apps, will receive grants, office space, and mentoring from business and health industry professionals.
Health IT Saves Babies' Lives
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
EMRs significantly reduced mortality in neonates, but did not impact SIDS, congenital, or accidental deaths, according to a study published in the Journal of Political Economy.
Experts Fuel Cellphone, Cancer Controversy
Commentary  |  6/1/2011  | 
A report says there is significant evidence that cellphone users are at higher risk for a malignant type of brain cancer.


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