Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in October 2012
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BYOD Security Tops Doctors' Mobile Device Worries
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Bring-your-own-device trend leads healthcare providers to question mobile device management and security effectiveness, KLAS study finds.
EHR Vendors React Favorably To CMS E-Measure Specs
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Association representative says government is moving in right direction to facilitate reporting of clinical quality measures.
10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/31/2012  | 
Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms.
Text Messaging Between Clinicians Increasing In Hospitals
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Hospitals that are worried about security and privacy risks can purchase technology to fill the gaps. The bigger problem is getting staff to follow policies and procedures.
DoD, VA To Expand Health Data Exchange Pilot
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Year-long test has already signed up 56,000 veterans; plug-and-play testing for nationwide exchange to play role in expansion.
PremierConnect Links Doctors, Brings Data Out Of Silos
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
With the help of Perficient and IBM, Premier healthcare alliance and PremierConnect let physicians share best practices and data.
Healthcare Data Modeling Gets Hadoop Boost
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Healthcare firm Archimedes uses Hadoop and Univa software to streamline modeling operation.
Cancer Social Network Supports Meaningful Use Goals
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Breast cancer patients and survivors show more engagement in their care, a key Meaningful Use stage 2 goal, with the help of social network MyBCTeam.
Health IT Holds Key To Better Care Integration
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
IT-enabled care coordination is a key component of patient safety. Healthcare organizations must invest in technology infrastructure to enable complex medical care.
Take A Hard Look At EHR Costs, Benefits
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Most healthcare executives are dissatisfied with their organization's measurement of electronic health record ROI, finds Beacon Partners survey.
When Incremental IT Change Won't Cut It
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
For Indian pharma company Cipla and its new CIO, IT transformation is all or nothing.
Feds Test Patient E-Consent For HIEs
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
For health information exchanges to gain a foothold in the U.S., patients need to get on board. A recent pilot project spearheaded by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT leads the way.
Nuance Adds Voice Recognition To Mobile EHRs
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Epic, Cerner electronic health records get free text transcription from smartphones and tablets; computerized physician order entry and natural language processing are in the works.
CIO Profiles: Mark Boxer Of Cigna
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
An aging population is shaking up healthcare IT, says this tech chief.
Feds Take Critical Look At Meaningful Use Payments
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Office of Inspector General investigating whether providers' EHR use has resulted in Medicare overcharges.
Mostashari: Make EHR Use More Meaningful
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Providers should go beyond checking off boxes to earn incentive money, and seize opportunities to streamline data and serve patients, national coordinator advises CHIME execs.
IBM Watson Finally Graduates Medical School
Commentary  |  10/23/2012  | 
Partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center suggests IBM's supercomputer is ready to help oncologists manage their most challenging cases.
Study: Cardiology IT Systems Need Better Data Integration
News  |  10/19/2012  | 
McKesson, Merge, Philips, and Siemens top cardiology IT space, but no one vendor fully meets providers' needs, says Health IT research firm KLAS.
Health 2.0 Showcases More Clinician-Friendly Apps
News  |  10/19/2012  | 
Software developers show products that are more useful and relevant than ever at this year's Health 2.0 Conference.
Electronic Checklists Help Prevent Medical Errors
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Electronic checklists help reduce mistakes, study shows, but key to effective medication reconciliation lies in health information exchanges.
The Computerized Psychotherapist Will See You Now
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Computer-assisted "brain training" and mobile apps probably won't replace psychologists, but some experts suggest they could be a useful adjunct.
MyKinergy Takes Top Prize In Health IT Challenge
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Health app claims $25,000 "Blue Button" prize for its cloud-hosted patient engagement tool.
Report: Get Patient Data Out Of Silos
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
New study from PwC says improved insurer-provider communication will lead to better patient care.
Interoperability Initiative Poised To Transform Healthcare
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Public-private partnership aims to simplify making connections among EHRs and HIEs, decrease interface costs, and better integrate clinical workflows.
Software Developers Get Boost from New York Consortium
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
Digital Health Accelerator program provides $300,000 grants to 8 health IT firms that focus on team-based collaborative care applications.
Allscripts Files Complaint Against NYC Hospital System
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
After losing a $303 million contract to competitor Epic, EHR vendor Allscripts fires back.
Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform
Commentary  |  10/16/2012  | 
Genuine healthcare reform can't happen until facilities and doctors get patients more involved in their own care. To do that, patients need fast access to more data.
Patient-Centric Technology Really Does Improve Patient Care
News  |  10/15/2012  | 
Aetna subsidiaries are seeing tangible results using an accountable care approach that takes advantage of mobile communications and automated reminders for managing chronic illness.
Health IT Execs Urged To Promote Big Data
News  |  10/14/2012  | 
Some health IT leaders are already enthused about the potential of big data, but questions persist about its relevance to healthcare delivery reform.
EHRs Linked To Better Healthcare In Practice
News  |  10/14/2012  | 
Community doctors who use electronic health records are more likely to order recommended preventative and chronic care, reports Weill-Cornell Medical Center study.
Pittsburgh Healthcare System Invests $100M In Big Data
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's data warehouse and sophisticated analytics engine will foster personalized medicine, population health management, and administrative efficiencies.
Study: Accountable Care Organization Savings May Evaporate
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
ACOs will need more robust IT and better care coordination to reap the benefits of the Medicare Shared Savings program, according to Health Affairs report.
National Library of Medicine Sets Meaningful Use Standards
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
NLM, in collaboration with the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will provide vocabulary sets for clinical measures found in MU Stage 2.
Mobile Medline App Streamlines Data Search
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Using visual search component, Unbound Medicine is hoping to transform the way physicians search for medical information through the federal government's Medline database.
Big Data Tackles Patients Who Don't Take Meds
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Data analytics help Express Scripts predict, address the problem of patients who aren't taking their medications as prescribed.
Supercomputer Speeds Up Cancer Analysis
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
Supercomputer dramatically reduces time required to analyze tumor cells, promising to bring genomic medicine to the bedside.
Dueling Health Information Exchanges Thwart Patient Care
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
Competition between Michigan HIEs on different platforms illustrates a growing national problem, says expert.
Medical Device Integration Software Takes Center Stage
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Washington Hospital successfully implemented Capsule's MDI software to stream data into its EHR, but as industry moves toward MU Stage 3, IT expert says medical device integration must become more plug and play.
Most Doctors Want Health Information Exchange Now
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Many clinicians blame bottleneck on lack of interoperability and infrastructure, according to survey.
Mobile Health Technology Experiences Growing Pains
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Rapid growth of mobile health technology means stakeholders must cope with security issues and integration into the existing IT infrastructure.
Feds Bet On Health IT For Nursing Homes
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
Four-year program in 145 nursing facilities aims to reduce hospital readmissions, including exploring how electronic records can be more easily shared with hospitals.
Meaningful Use Needs Mobile Magic
Commentary  |  10/8/2012  | 
Mobile technology could play a huge role in meeting the federal MU regulations, but the Stage 2 rulebook virtually ignores this potential.
Healthcare Execs Must Prepare For Big Data
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
As healthcare industry braces for proliferation of information, University of Southern California healthcare chief stresses need to make data easy to interpret.
Allscripts' Medical Logic Module To Improve Clinical Support
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
EHR vendor's MLM creation and exchange program puts app development in the hands of physicians.
7 E-Health Tools To Get Patients Engaged
Slideshows  |  10/8/2012  | 
Final Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules, now in effect, make patient engagement more important than ever. Here are some e-tools that you can use to draw in patients.
What's Your Flu Risk? Big Data Knows
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
TwitterHealth mines Twitter posts for hints of the spread of seasonal flu, delivers real-time predictions on who will get the flu this year.
More Consumers Get Health Info On Mobile Devices
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
Smartphones and tablets are playing a bigger role in healthcare, and more change will take place when providers connect with patients using mobile apps, healthcare experts say.
Texting App Looks To Improve Hospital Workflow
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
New free HIPAA-compliant mobile texting app for doctors differs from competitors because it can archive text messages and is easier to maintain, says maker Imprivata.
Feds Complete Transfer Of National Data Exchange Operations
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
Healtheway, a public-private not-for-profit firm, is now the business arm of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Exchange.
EHR Access Improves Patient Medication Compliance
News  |  10/4/2012  | 
Doctors' fears that allowing patients to read electronic health record reports would increase workloads are unfounded, Harvard study also reports.
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