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posted in January 2012
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9 Tech Innovations For Your Health
Slideshows  |  1/31/2012  | 
Wondering if you're having a cardiac event or suffering from a concussion? There's an app for that: Check out these promising health-related apps, gadgets, and ideas from the Digital Health Summit.
Healthcare IT Needs More Crazy CIOs
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
The IT leaders who make a difference sometimes break the rules, but their vision and courage drive results for the customers who matter: patients.
Bipartisan Think Tank Tackles Health IT Costs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Bipartisan Policy Center also challenges government and health organizations to devise uniform specs on which to base patient care by June 2013.
Improved Patient Problem List Enhances Diagnoses
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
New clinical decision support tool gives doctors a better patient problem list, reminding doctors of those medical issues and leading to improved care, say researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
The Brave New World Of Enterprise Data Warehouses
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Mid-size hospitals know how to analyze their financial, operational, and clinical data. But to survive in the coming pay-for-performance world, they must take it to the next level.
Futuristic Clinical Decision Support Tool Catches On
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
IndiGO healthcare software, which predicts which patients will develop chronic conditions and the best interventions to head off disease, signs users.
GE To Fold Web-Based EHR
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Company will shut down Centricity Advance product for small medical practices and migrate customers to Centricity Practice Solution.
More Venture Capital Dollars Flow To Health IT
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Venture capitalists invested $633 million in medical software and services in 2011, a 22% increase from 2010.
Healthcare Startup Incubators Focus On IT
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Promising startups given seed money, mentoring in hopes of scoring venture capital.
Pay For Performance: Make Healthcare Metrics Count
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Healthcare providers must collect all sorts of quality and other performance data to meet emerging standards. We delve into the huge task ahead.
Can $10 Million Trim $100 Billion From Healthcare?
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Philanthropist-backed institute aims to spur technology-driven "common-sense changes in healthcare reimbursement and regulation."
Kaiser Permanente Offers EHR App For Androids
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
iPhone app coming soon; patients also can securely access health records and email docs via mobile-friendly version of Kaiser website.
Quest Offers Electronic Heath Record Grants
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
EHR maker will discount the price of its Care360 EHR by 85% to help eligible healthcare providers adopt the technology.
HP Wins Blue Shield Health IT Contract
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
HP will help Blue Shield of California modernize its claims management and membership systems.
IT Tools Help Patients Cut Prescription, Exam Costs
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Change Healthcare provides companies' employees with a Web portal, data analytics, personalized text messages, and email alerts to help them find lower-cost healthcare services and prescription drugs.
VA Telehealth Lauded As Model Healthcare Program
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
As U.K. report praises U.S. veterans' home health monitoring, it begs the question why telehealth hasn't gained traction across U.S. healthcare system.
Cost Still Blocks HIE Adoption, Health Execs Say
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
A poll of health executives at community hospitals shows budget constraints continue to impede participation in health information exchanges.
Take Care Retail Health Clinics Add Online Scheduling
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
Walgreens subsidiary's focus on patient convenience puts pressure on primary care practice doctors to follow suit.
Is Personalized Medicine In Your Future?
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
Proponents say the marriage of health IT and individualized therapy will revolutionize health care. The jury is still out.
Ford Shows 'Car That Cares' At CES
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
Automaker updates in-car health monitoring via Sync system, adds partnerships with Microsoft, Healthrageous.
Telehealth Reimbursement Will Grow, Health Leaders Say
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
Federal Medicare program for seniors and disabled Americans currently does not reimburse for most telehealth, care coordination, and home monitoring services, but that could change soon.
Happtique Plans Mobile Health App Certification Program
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Mobile health app store will look at quality, performance, clinical appropriateness, and technical functionality of growing number of options for medical professionals.
American Docs Question Health IT's Benefits
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
U.S. physicians are more skeptical about the benefits of electronic health records and health information exchanges than their international counterparts, according to an Accenture study.
What Did Health IT Pros Accomplish in 2011?
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
National health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari reviews progress on interoperability and meaningful use of electronic health records.
9 Tablets Fit For Doctors
Slideshows  |  1/18/2012  | 
Since healthcare pros have embraced tablets in a big way, tablet makers have come up with a few design and feature twists for this demanding audience.
Epic Tops List of Meaningful Use Early Responders
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finds Epic the clear winner among providers rushing to obtain Meaningful Use incentive dollars. But that race has just started.
Nursing Home Data Exchange Puzzle Solved
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Keystone Beacon Community finds a way to extract nursing home and home care data from Medicare forms.
Mobile Health Apps Market Poised For Takeoff
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Report says mobile health applications will continue to grow as physicians, patients, and health plans use technology to address changes in healthcare delivery.
5 Tips For Sending Health Data To Cloud
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Health IT managers are reluctant to use cloud computing for data storage, says Iron Mountain exec Ken Rubin. Here's his advice for smart handling of health data.
Rhode Island Thinks Big About Health IT
Commentary  |  1/17/2012  | 
Meet Rhode Island Quality Institute's CIO and see why Medicare thinks other states could learn from his big ideas.
Xerox ACS To Build Iowa Health Information Exchange
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
HIE will electronically connect the state's hospital systems, healthcare providers, and payers.
Sculley: Health Tech Needs Usability, Not Flash
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
IT companies need to better understand the healthcare industry before they can change it, former Apple CEO tells CES audience.
EHRs Linked to Errors, Harm, AMA Says
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
Clinicians can introduce errors when they copy and paste sensitive patient data into electronic health records, according to AMA research.
UnitedHealth Group Promotes Mobile Health Apps
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
Joining forces with mobile health vendors, UnitedHealth Group seeks to offer a broader array of patient monitoring services to its customers.
Why Personal Health Records Have Flopped
Commentary  |  1/12/2012  | 
It's not a security, privacy, or data-sharing problem. It's a patient problem.
Telemedicine Robots Give Time-Sensitive Stroke Care
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
Nearly two dozen community facilities get remote neurology consults, speeding appropriate treatment of patients.
Merge Healthcare Sees Second Chance In Medical Imaging
News  |  1/11/2012  | 
Vendor CEO calls for rapid image sharing and integration into EMRs.
Basis Wristwatch Measures Your Body Signals
News  |  1/11/2012  | 
Capturing motion, skin temperature, heart rate, and more, the Basis watch can help you measure and understand a variety of health factors.
Is 2012 The Year Of Online Patients?
Commentary  |  1/11/2012  | 
Meaningful Use programs, healthcare reform, and the public's love of mobile devices could add up to patients finally getting fully involved in their own care.
HIPAA Electronic Transaction Standards Make Progress
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
Claims processing standards expected to cut administrative burden on healthcare providers, insurance companies, and states, says Department of Health and Human Services.
Turbocharge Your EHR With Additional Data Sources
Commentary  |  1/10/2012  | 
Chances are your clinical information systems are starved for data. Consider adding EMBASE, Micromedix, and other sources.
ATA To Medicare: Broaden Hospital Telemedicine Participation Rules
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
The American Telemedicine Association wants Medicare to approve telemedicine services for stroke and intensive care.
EHRs, Genomics Power Personalized Cancer Treatments
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
Dell cloud pulls together gene data to combat a deadly form of pediatric cancer.
Health IT Leaders Launch eNurse Mentoring Program
News  |  1/9/2012  | 
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is kicking off its new mentoring program with a website where experts can answer nurses' IT career questions.
Windows 8 Meets Eye-Tracking At CES 2012
News  |  1/9/2012  | 
Tobii eye-tracking technology lets you control certain PC or tablet tasks with your eyes, not your hands.
iPhone Pulse Oximeter: New App For That
News  |  1/9/2012  | 
Zensorium's Tinke app connects to an iPhone and measures heart rate, respiration, and blood oxygen.
Medicare Names 73 Innovation Advisers
News  |  1/6/2012  | 
Advisers will test better models of care delivery and share ideas, to further Obama administration's healthcare reform goals.
ONC Health IT Awareness Plan Gets Blue Cross Nod
News  |  1/5/2012  | 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's support for the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT program includes making the public more aware of the value of health IT.
Is Your Clinical Database Up to Speed?
Commentary  |  1/5/2012  | 
If the scientific data going into these repositories is flawed, so are your clinicians' decisions.
Remote Patient Monitoring Shows Strong Growth
News  |  1/5/2012  | 
Worldwide telemedicine market will grow 18% annually through 2016, according to Berg Insight.
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