News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in July 2010
Health IT Alone Won't Improve Primary Care
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Federal report raises numerous questions about whether electronic health records and other technologies can advance the patient centered medical home model.
IBM, UPMC Partner On Hospital 'SmartRoom'
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
SmartRoom systems, now deployed at two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals, identifies clinicians, providing real-time access to patient information and workflow tools based on role and location of caregiver.
Patient E-Health Use Remains Low
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
Online consultations between doctors and patients will become essential as more people access doctors under health reform, says Forrester Research.
Healthcare.gov Adds Hospital Comparison Data
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
The data from the Hospital Compare Tool includes information on how well hospitals care for patients with heart attacks, protect outpatients from surgical infections and use of imaging equipment.
Telepresence Challenges Medical Practice Models
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Cisco finds doctors must alter reimbursement and scheduling practices to gain benefits of videoconferencing.
Slideshow: RFID In Healthcare
Slideshows  |  7/22/2010  | 
Wi-Fi RFID is being used in many healthcare facilities to track patients, staff and expensive medical gear. Clinicians use it to locate important mobile medical testing equipment quickly, monitor confused patients wandering through hallways, and assist in asset management and patient flow.
Meaningful Use Compliance Top Healthcare Executive Priority
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
A CSC survey of healthcare IT and non-IT executives' priorities shows agreement on meaningful use compliance, but some disparity about other concerns.
HealthPartners Adds Secure Mobile Messaging
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Diversinet's two-way, dually encrypted messaging technology will provide HealthPartners health plan members access to medical information and communication with care managers.
Meaningful Use Core Requirements For Healthcare Providers
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
So what are the more than two-dozen core "meaningful use" requirements that healthcare providers need to meet in order to qualify for financial incentives? Take a look here.
CIOs, Others React To Meaningful Use Final Rule
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Most healthcare stakeholders are reacting positively, so far, to the feds' meaningful use final rule, but not everyone is pleased.
NASA Announces Space Invention Awards
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Prize winners named for innovations in exercise technology, food storage, and solar-flare prediction that improve astronaut health and performance.
Health IT Czar, CMS Official On Meaningful Use
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Coordinator of National Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal and CMS official Tony Trenkle share their views about the HITECH Act's long awaited meaningful use final rule in an interview with InformationWeek.
E-Mail Improves Patient Outcomes
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Kaiser Permanente finds secure patient-physician communications systems result in better care for diabetes and hypertension.
Healthcare.gov Adds Hospital Comparison Data
News  |  7/8/2010  | 
The data from the Hospital Compare Tool includes information on how well hospitals care for patients with heart attacks, protect outpatients from surgical infections and use of imaging equipment.
Healthcare Meaningful Use Criteria In Final Review
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has sent its final meaningful use rules to the Office of Management and Budget for review, the last step before publishing the regulations.
Slideshow: Disney Cancer Center Offers High Tech Care
Slideshows  |  7/2/2010  | 
The latest medical technologies, health IT, and other innovations to provide care and comfort to cancer patients are deployed at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center.
White House Launches Healthcare Transparency Site
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
HealthCare.gov offers a health insurance search tool and information on healthcare consumer rights.


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