Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in October 2010
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Texas Health Taps Social Media To Promote EHR
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube direct users to a site Texas Health Resources created to promote its use of electronic health records.
PatientKeeper Adds Android Support To Health IT App
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Mobile Clinical Results software allows doctors to remotely access patient medical records.
Surescripts Boosts Medical Information Exchange Capabilities
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
E-prescribing service adds features to accelerate digital transmission of medical records and clinical information.
GE, UPMC Announce Digital Pathology Breakthrough
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Testing of a digital pathology system that could speed up patient diagnoses developed by a GE and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center joint venture, has begun.
Social Media Cuts Healthcare Costs
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Health 2.0 initiatives reduce medical expenses while improving the quality of care, finds Healthcare Performance Management Institute study.
Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Imagines Post-PC World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
In a valedictory memo, Microsoft's departing chief software architect highlights his company's successes and its challenges as cloud services become more important.
Hospitals, Health Systems Drive EHR Adoption
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
More than half of U.S. medical offices affiliated with large healthcare groups have implemented electronic health records, ahead of the U.S. average of 39%.
Guerra On Healthcare: Mentoring Key To IT Continuity
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
CIOs who fail to mentor leave their organizations overly dependent on their presence, leaving IT operations without a succession plan and them unable to step away.
Apple iPad Helps Ease EMR Concerns
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
ClearPractice's Nimble e-health record product running on the iPad has convinced some nervous doctors that digital charts aren't so bad after all.
NaviNet Intros Cloud EMR, Practice Management
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Healthcare software targeted at practices with 10 or fewer physicians trying to meet meaningful use guidelines for electronic medical records.
Mobile Health Apps See Weak Adoption Rates
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
African Americans, younger people, and urban residents are most likely to used software to track their health, nutrition, and fitness, finds Pew Research Center.
Sprint, AirStrip Partner On Hospital Telehealth
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Medical facilities will get financial and technical help building robust in-building mobile networks to transmit medical data using 4G handsets from Sprint.
Guerra On Healthcare: How To Handle Rejection Constructively
Commentary  |  10/20/2010  | 
Barrier to IT entry is high, but resist urge to complain and find a way to gain requisite experience.
Health IT Czar Pushes EHR For Minority Communities
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Warning against a "new digital divide," Health and Human Services officials have urged healthcare IT vendors to adopt electronic health records in underserved areas.
Google Engineer Creates Facebook Block For Chrome
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Facebook Disconnect is a Chrome Extension that blocks Facebook Connect functionality on third-party Web sites.
CACI Awarded $1 Billion CDC Health IT Contract
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Ten-year deal will provide infrastructure enhancements to advance Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientific research and public health protection.
Telehealth Market In Tight Competition
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Companies are fighting for their share of the electronic health monitoring business, which is expected to grow 55% annually over the next five years.
HP Wins $26 Million Medicare Contract
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Under the task order, Hewlett-Packard will provide data maintenance and integrity services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services electronic health record incentive programs.
FDA Writes Prescription For IT Innovation
News  |  10/17/2010  | 
Food and Drug Administration releases public health plan to prioritize new tools to enhance laboratory analysis in the field.
A Network For Everyone
Features  |  10/15/2010  | 
On top of all the regional and local health information exchanges, the federal government has a national exchange in the works.
AT&T, WellDoc Ink Telehealth Partnership
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
The deal marks the telecom's first foray into selling an end-to-end mobile healthcare technology.
Healthcare Compliance Gotchas
Features  |  10/14/2010  | 
Doing the basics to comply with HIPAA and PCI isn’t always sufficient to keep data safe. Here are eight areas that are often overlooked and steps you can take to prevent problems.
Allscripts CEO Asserts Vision For Healthcare Applications
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Glen Tullman has predicted a future in which inter-connectable healthcare applications from different vendors will dominate.
Today's Health Information Exchanges
Features  |  10/14/2010  | 
Here's how four HIEs are getting doctors to share patient data in ways that improve care and cut costs.
Verizon Expands Medical Data Exchange
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Addition of medical images and lab test results positions the firm to tap into the mushrooming health IT and electronic medical record markets.
Healthcare Compliance Gotchas
Features  |  10/14/2010  | 
Doing the basics to comply with HIPAA and PCI isn’t always sufficient to keep data safe. Here are eight areas that are often overlooked and steps you can take to prevent problems.
Get Ready For A National Network
Commentary  |  10/14/2010  | 
The success of the federal government’s plan for a national health information exchange rests, to a large extent, with IT pros.
Today's Health Information Exchanges
Features  |  10/14/2010  | 
Here's how four HIEs are getting doctors to share patient data in ways that improve care and cut costs.
KLAS Grades EMR Packages By Specialty
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Ambulatory electronic medical record packages used in the 10 most common specialties were evaluated based on client feedback and 25 performance indicators by the research firm.
General Dynamics Wins $409M For Army Health Facilities
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
IT division gets a four-year contract to help the military service transition its medical equipment and staff to high-tech buildings.
Remote Monitoring Boosts Chronic Illness Care
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
TIBCO technology helps Missouri hospital system track patients' medical conditions in real time, in and out of the hospital.
Small Medical Practices Don't Find EHR Adoption Meaningful
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
Federal incentive payments aren't enough to overcome problems, like increased costs and disruption to workflow, doctor offices perceive with electronic health records.
Guerra On Healthcare: Evaluating Industry Health IT Trends
Commentary  |  10/12/2010  | 
When you're planning to spend millions of dollars and several years modernizing your IT infrastructure, you have to balance collective industry knowledge with your organization's needs.
Coast Guard Awards $14 Million EHR Contract
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Epic Systems will develop an electronic health records system for the military agency that meets federal requirements for meaningful use and secure data exchange.
IT Staffing Shortages Stymie Healthcare CIOs
News  |  10/8/2010  | 
Implementation of electronic health records and eligibility for stimulus funding are likely to be compromised by IT staffing deficiencies in more than half of healthcare organizations, according to CHIME survey results.
AT&T Supplies Wireless For Cardiac Telehealth
News  |  10/8/2010  | 
eCardio Diagnostics has partnered with the telecom to bring machine-to-machine data and mobile connectivity to its heart monitoring devices.
Health IT Industry Calls For Data Transport Standards
News  |  10/7/2010  | 
Delaying publication of the required methods for moving electronic health record information will increase costs, add confusion, says Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
First EHR Products Certified For Meaningful Use
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Thirty six electronic health record products are first to be certified as capable of meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria.
EPA Unleashes Bed Bug Database
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Environmental Protection Agency pesticide listing offers tips on stamping out creepy insect infestations.
HHS Awards $9.9 Million For Cardiovascular Telehealth Study
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Government stimulus funds to support research into the impact of wireless and telephone care management on heart failure patients' health.
15 Mobile Apps For Better Health
Slideshows  |  10/5/2010  | 
From helping you monitor your condition to making suggestions for improving it, today's smartphones can become valuable healthcare partners -- with the right apps. The iPhone App Store, the Android Market and the BlackBerry App World are chock full of applications that can help keep you in the pink. The Health, Wellness, and Fitness categories in the various mobile app stores are full of applications that promise to help keep you healthy. Some of them are backed by major pharmaceutical firms, wh
9 Ways Health IT Improves Patient Care
Slideshows  |  10/5/2010  | 
The HITECH legislation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is allocating more than $20 billion to push for the adoption of health IT nationwide, including e-health records and e-prescription systems. Health IT can boost patient's quality of care by reducing medical errors, improving clinical decision making and helping to eliminate redundant and unnecessary tests and costs. Health IT, including automated systems that check for adverse drug interactions, allergies, and confirm patient I
Social Security Awards Health IT Contracts
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
Up to $2.8 billion will go to four prime contractors selected to support the agency's efforts to use electronic health records to process disability applications.
HP, Quest Partner On EHR Bundle
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
Care360 electronic health records will be offered with Hewlett-Packard PCs, services, and financing for small and midsize physician offices.
Android, iPhone Apps Pose Privacy Problems
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
Two recent studies find privacy controls for Android devices and iPhones lacking.
Utah Health Project To Analyze Costs, Quality
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
The All Payers Database project will help the Utah Department of Health analyze healthcare costs across the state using claims data from private insurers and public payers.
Laptop Heat May Cause 'Toasted Skin Syndrome'
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
A review of recent cases concludes with a call for heat shielding and warning labels for laptop computers.
Guerra On Healthcare: What Gordon Ramsay Can Teach CIOs
Commentary  |  10/4/2010  | 
Wisdom that applies in the restaurant business is also crucial in navigating the road to meaningful use.
Healthcare.gov Adds Transparency To Insurance Market
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
Data on the percentage of applicants denied or charged higher premiums, as well as the base cost and provisions of plans, is available on the federal government website.
Epic, Cerner Dominated CIS In 2009
News  |  10/1/2010  | 
A KLAS report finds that almost 70 percent of Clinical Information System purchases by 200-bed and larger hospitals were from one of the two vendors.
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