News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in September 2010
Health IT Expected To Improve Patient Safety
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Institute of Medicine receives $989,000 contract to study how electronic health records and other technologies can help prevent medical errors.
Kaiser Permanente Donates Terminology Technology
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Integrating the Convergent Medical Terminology into clinical information systems could help make the meaningful use of e-health records easier and faster for U.S. healthcare providers.
Text Messages Boost Patient Outcomes
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Automated text reminders about medicine and skin care improved dermatology patient outcomes in study by Partners Healthcare.
E-Prescribing Use Continues To Grow
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
About 190 million prescriptions were sent electronically in 2009 and that's expected to increase to 300 million in 2010, according to Surescripts.
Commerce Department Funds Telehealth Networks
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
Projects in California and Georgia are among recipients of $482.4 million in grants to boost economic growth, create jobs, and improve healthcare through broadband infrastructure.
Helmsley Trust Funds Diabetes Information Exchange Project
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
The Jaeb Center will build an information exchange for type 1 diabetics patients, their clinicians and researchers funded by a $26 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.
Dell To Offer Streak Bundled With Healthcare Applications
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
The Android-based Streak mobile device will be bundled with healthcare applications, such as e-medical records, for use by clinicians and patients.
Ex-Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz Launches Health IT Firm
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
Picture of Health is recruiting staff for a firm that aims to "leverage technology in pursuit of better health."
Mobile Devices To Transform Healthcare
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
PricewaterhouseCoopers finds the annual consumer market for remote health monitoring devices and services could reach $43 billion.
Online Insurance Exchange Helps Retirees Make Right Choice
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Extend Health's online insurance marketplace is helping to match retirees of large employers with the best healthcare coverage options based on their medical needs and budgets.
Health IT Bringing Slow Gains To Patient Care
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Survey finds more work is needed on interoperability, functionality, and satisfaction levels to leverage best practices in case management.
HHS Awards $17 Million For Patient-Centered Research
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Health IT will support studies that determine the most effective treatments and improve the nation's health, says Department of Health and Human Services.
HHS Awards Beacon Grants To Cincinnati, Detroit
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Local collaboratives will use government funding to pilot health IT to improve care of children and adults with chronic illnesses.
Download Capability Backed As Essential To Meaningful Use
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Markle Foundation recommends HHS push "blue button" function in health IT systems to allow patients to easily obtain medical records.


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