News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in August 2010
EHR Revenue To Hit $3 Billion In 2013
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Changes in reimbursement practices more important that government incentives in driving physician practices to adopt electronic health record software, reports Frost & Sullivan.
HHS Selects E-Health Record Certification Groups
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Two organizations have been authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to test and certify e-health record products for meaningful use incentive program eligibility.
HHS Pushes Competition With Health Insurance Site
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
HealthCare.gov hopes transparency on health policy costs, claim denials drives down costs and helps consumers and businesses make better decisions.
Biden Touts Recovery Act For Improving Healthcare
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Report released by the Vice President offers examples of how federal investment in health IT is expected to save billions in medical costs and improve patient care.
Health Data Privacy Recommendations Balance Security, Accessibility
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
Advisers detail how health information exchanges should ensure safety and accuracy of patient medical information while still complying with meaningful use requirements.
Advancing IT Propelling Pediatric Surgery
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
Children's National Medical Center using $150 million gift from Abu Dhabi government to improve medical outcomes by using technologies like GPS and 3D graphics to customize procedures.
Trizetto Intros Disease Management Platform For Insurers
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
Software helps reduce healthcare costs by encouraging chronically ill patients to comply with recommended medical care.
Software Tool Matches Nursing Schedule With Patient Needs
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Based on a patient's acuity scores, API's Patient Classification software helps hospitals staff nurses' shifts based on medical needs.
iMedicor To Create USA MCO Health Info Exchange
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
The nationwide health information network will provide the managed care organization's 350,000 doctors with secure messaging and medical data exchange capabilities.
MedNetworks Bringing Social-Net Analytics To Healthcare
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
The startup, launched with $5 million in venture funding, aims to help physicians and patients identify "patterns of influence."
Senators Propose HITECH Incentives For Mental Health
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
Senators Whitehouse and Reed introduced a bill proposing to expand e-health record system use by mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse professionals and facilities.
Hospital Building Community Health Information Exchange
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Fremont Area Medical Center using Lawson software to develop a patient information exchange for Nebraska healthcare providers.
Intel, GE Announce Telehealth Joint Venture
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
The venture, combining GE Healthcare's Home Health division and Intel's Digital Health Group, will focus on chronic disease management, independent living and assistive technologies.


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