Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in November 2010
Google Earth 6 Debuts
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
VA Pilots Digital Medical Record Retrieval
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
A contractor will collect, scan, and transmit private healthcare records with the goal of speeding Veterans Affairs' claims decisions.
Guerra On Healthcare: Fixing Difficult Vendor Relationships
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Collaboration, communication, and clarity are key to getting companies and sales reps to meet your hospital's IT needs.
Toshiba Expands CT Radiology Line
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Target CTA and Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction improve image quality while minimizing radiation dose.
NextGen, ScImage Intro Universal Medical Image Integration Module
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Scans produced by multiple picture archiving and communication systems can be accessed, viewed directly within NextGen's Ambulatory Electronic Health Record system.
Emergency Department Integration Trumps Functionality
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
KLAS report shows only 69% of best-of-breed clients indicated their current system is part of their long-term plans.
Health Execs Laud EHRs For Boosting Care
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Government Accountability Office report finds that e-health records support disease management by improving data sharing and communication.
HHS Awards $8 Million For Community Health Centers
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Government funding through the Affordable Care Act will support IT implementation and training at local medical clinics.
Advisers Balk At National Health Information Network Proposal
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Government's health IT policy committee sent the recommended NHIN governance framework back to subcommittee to iron out thorny details.
Doctors Shun EHRs For Patient Referrals
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Yet, medical providers are more satisfied when they use electronic health records to exchange clinical information with specialists, finds Practice Fusion study.
VA, Indian Health Services Push IT Interoperability
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Agencies will share resources to boost care for American Indian and Alaska Native veterans.
Healthcare Listens To Social Media
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Online chatter is a valuable source of information about patients' symptoms and the effectiveness of drugs and other treatments.
How Healthcare Data Helps Caregivers
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
BI and analytics already are driving operational efficiencies. Next up is using data to improve patient care.
Gowalla Brings Geolocation To Disney
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Partnership will allow you to "check in" to theme parks using a smartphone, take guided tours, and collect virtual stamps and pins.
Embedded BI For Real-Time Alerts
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
To cut costs and improve efficiency, some providers are looking at integrating or embedding BI and information management in the transaction systems themselves.
System Helps Doctors Pick The Right Tests
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Business intelligence moves into the examining room.
Woz: Apps Are Mostly Better On The iPhone
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Apple's co-founder says he was misquoted by a Dutch newspaper about Android's future prospects.
Online Data Instead Of Drug Retrials?
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
When aggregated, unstructured data from online forums for patients can reveal problems with drugs--but right now, regulators aren't accepting such data.
Healthcare Listens To Social Media
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Online chatter is a valuable source of information about patients' symptoms and the effectiveness of drugs and other treatments.
How Healthcare Data Helps Caregivers
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
BI and analytics already are driving operational efficiencies. Next up is using data to improve patient care.
Data's At The Core Of Connected Medicine
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
Data is the foundation of the evolving healthcare system. But its quality will determine whether we can truly provide better healthcare.
IT Speeds Bone Marrow Transplants To Save Lives
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
Business process management and analytics tools are expected to double number of transplants and halve wait time.
CMS Launches Medicare, Medicaid Innovation Center
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Created by the Affordable Care Act, the center will foster discussion among healthcare stakeholders about better ways to deliver healthcare while reducing costs.
Web 2.0: Facebook CEO Says E-mail Is Too Complicated
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
"Almost every major product vertical is going to be rethought to be social," said Mark Zuckerberg. "Get on the bus."
Some Hospitals Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Almost 25% can achieve 10 of the 14 core measures, according to survey by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Guerra On Healthcare: Don't Underestimate CPOE Challenge
Commentary  |  11/15/2010  | 
Government program rushes implementation and may compromise patient safety, but are CIOs empowered to buck the system?
EHR Online Safety System Launched
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
iHealth Alliance-led coalition will document problems on electronic health records site related to software, user training, security and data issues.
AARP Taps DestinationRx, Consumer Reports For Medication Site
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Online tool offers information about drug cost, safety, and effectiveness.
Q&A: Eli Lilly On Cloud Computing Reality
Features  |  11/11/2010  | 
The drugmaker doesn't have all the answers, but it has a lot more experience than most. Here's an excerpt from a session during our InformationWeek 500 conference.
Accenture Named A Prime CDC Contractor
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Under the 10-year, $4 billion capped deal, the IT firm will provide information management and infrastructure services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Large Hospital CIS Vendors Gaining In Smaller Markets
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
With Meaningful Use requirements in mind, smaller hospitals are shying away from traditional community clinical information systems vendors, according to a KLAS report.
Technology To Promote A Healthier Workforce
Commentary  |  11/10/2010  | 
Virgin HealthMiles' web-based health incentive platform is helping some employers get workers moving.
Health IT Facing Consolidation
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
A handful of technology and telecom giants will dominate the healthcare market, predicts Marlin & Associates.
Minnesota Launching e-Ordering System For Imaging Tests
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The non-profit Institute of Clinical Systems Improvement's year-long pilot of e-ordering and clinical decision support tools saved $28 million in high-tech diagnostic imaging tests.
IBM Targets Healthcare With Government Cloud
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
Medicare and other agencies will gain improve claims processing and analytics management with access to scalable, secure, certified data centers, says IBM.
Guerra On Healthcare: Best Of Breed Vs. Enterprise Health IT
Commentary  |  11/8/2010  | 
For healthcare CIOs, combining a vision for IT with action is as crucial as choosing between single enterprise solutions and standards-based plug-and-play applications.
AT&T Launches Health IT Portfolio
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
ForHealth division will provide wireless, networked, and cloud-based services for the healthcare industry.
Business Intelligence: How To Get Agile
Features  |  11/4/2010  | 
Trendy tools like mobile BI and cloud apps aren't that important to meet changing business needs, our research finds. Solid information management practices are.
Business Intelligence: How To Get Agile
Features  |  11/4/2010  | 
Trendy tools like mobile BI and cloud apps aren't that important to meet changing business needs, our research finds. Solid information management practices are.
Health IT Group Tackles Data Exchange
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Federal policy committee examines different scenarios for sharing patient information across hospitals, clinics, insurers, and states.
HHS Injects Funds For Health IT Infrastructure
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Federal guidance announced to help states establish consumers' eligibility for insurance through health information exchanges.
Healthcare Reform Uncertainty Could Chill Tech Innovation
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
Threats to repeal legislation could freeze IT initiatives related to key provisions.
Guerra On Healthcare: Achieving Job Security
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
Health IT is hungry for expert guidance; by sharing your experience you can not only influence the field, but also guarantee you'll be putting food on the table for years to come.
Health IT Dominated By Minority Of Service Providers
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
CompTIA survey found that many IT firms want to enter the lucrative healthcare market, but many aren't sure where to begin.
Zeo Personal Sleep Coach
Slideshows  |  11/2/2010  | 
Technology's pervasiveness doesn't stop at the bedroom. The Zeo Personal Sleep Coach combines wireless, the Web, and an intelligent design to bring sleep data and therapy to the masses.
McKesson To Buy U.S. Oncology For $2.16 Billion
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
Combined company will deliver technology, business, and distribution services to community cancer practices, one of the fastest-growing segments in healthcare.
HHS Offers Grants For Health IT Infrastructure
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
Early Innovators competition will reward states for innovative and cost effective proposals to help consumers and SMBs compare and sign up for health insurance plans.


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