Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in November 2011
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App Allows Radiology Diagnosis Via Tablet, Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
FDA clearance of GE Centricity mobile app lets radiologists use smartphones and tablets to make diagnoses from remote locations or in the field.
Cancer Researchers Call For EHR Standards
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
American Society of Clinical Oncology report says, with modifications, electronic health records could play a transformational role in targeting cancer treatments.
Why Can't Patients See Their EHR Data?
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association outlines arguments for and against expanding patient access to their health data.
Health Information Exchanges: Get Everyone Onboard
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
The ultimate goal is a universally accepted national health information exchange. What's the holdup?
Aetna, Banner Health Pitch ACO-Related Health Plan
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
New insurance plan for employees of small businesses is based on accountable care organization model and the latest clinical technology to boost the quality of patient care.
EHR Adoption To Reach 80% By 2016
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Competitive marketplace means electronic health record vendors must work harder to meet clinicians' demands, says IDC.
9 Mobile Health Apps Worth A Closer Look
Slideshows  |  11/28/2011  | 
There's no doubt: Clinicians love their mobile devices. Among many new health apps, here are 9 that healthcare professionals and their patients should investigate.
USDA Awards $6 Million For Rural Telehealth
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Feds award grants for telehealth projects in the Mississippi Delta region as part of a program to help rural facilities adopt health IT.
Study Exposes Electronic Prescribing's Flaws
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Communication gaps, transmission barriers, and software problems plague the rapidly growing field of online prescribing.
Medical Database Linked To Better Hospital Care
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
One study suggests that UpToDate may improve clinical outcomes, but it's hard to establish a firm cause and effect relationship.
Insurer's Dollars Push Specialists Onto EHR Highway
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
N.Y. health insurer adds $1 million to the pot to help specialists implement electronic health records, qualify for Meaningful Use, and use health information exchange.
Healthcare CIOs Juggle More Mobile Challenges
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Bring your own mobile device phenomenon and fast-evolving technologies challenge hospital IT execs on multiple fronts, from interference to bandwidth.
Consumer Interest In Health Information Wanes
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Increased broadband access hasn't translated into many more people seeking medical information online.
Medicare Delays HIPAA 5010 Enforcement
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Doctor offices and hospitals will now have until the end of March to get up to speed with new electronic transaction set for processing insurance claims.
Doctors Slow To Embrace Telemedicine, Cloud Computing
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Tablets, smartphone, and mobile EHRs gain ground in healthcare, but cloud computing and videoconferencing lag, finds CompTIA study.
Why Doctors Won't Like ACOs
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
Accountable Care Organizations require hard data to support treatment decisions. IT's job is to build that evidence into your organization's systems.
Is ICD-10 More Important Than Meaningful Use?
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Advisory Board health IT boss Dave Garets tells CIOs to make ICD-10 compliance their top priority because more money is at stake.
llinois Schools Develop Future Health IT Stars
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
High school students take online classes and gain experience with a variety of tech tools to prepare for a career in a booming sector.
AMA Wants To Put Brakes On ICD-10 Implementation
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
American Medical Association cited concerns about transition to the new set of medical billing codes while staying up to date with a host of regulatory and technology changes.
CHIME Debuts Health Information Exchange Guide
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) collaborated with the eHealth Initiative (eHI) on online guidebook for health CIOs building HIEs.
Medicare Unveils $1 Billion Healthcare Innovation Challenge
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Federal grant program seeks rapidly deployable, sustainable plans to improve care and lower costs.
Medicare Needs To Elevate IT Approach, Says NRC
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
New challenges, from health insurance exchanges to shared savings programs, demand that the agency integrate IT into all of its systems and strategies, says National Research Council.
7 Health Education Tools For Patients
Slideshows  |  11/16/2011  | 
Patients can benefit by getting a variety of healthcare information electronically--as these seven options prove. The tools also help healthcare organizations comply with the HITECH Act Meaningful Use requirements.
Don't Regulate EHRs Like Cars
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
In the interest of patient safety, the Institute of Medicine recommends that health IT be more tightly regulated, much like the auto industry. But are the two industries comparable?
Health IT Job Seekers Say Hiring Managers Miss Boat
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Job seekers say while many health IT positions are opening, it's too hard to get in the door for an interview if you lack clinical background or specific software skills.
Taking Pain Out Of ANSI 5010 Conversion
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
Cloud-based offerings like new ADP Advanced MD can ease healthcare providers transitioning to new electronic data format standard for claims transactions.
How Secure Are Your Clinicians' Mobile Devices?
Commentary  |  11/15/2011  | 
Doctors and nurses have been swept away by smartphones and tablets, but they create one gigantic headache for IT managers. Here's some practical advice on how to cope.
Cisco Builds More Mobility Into Telehealth Platform
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
HealthPresence 2.0 enables video consultations through laptops, mobile carts, and desktops in low-bandwidth rural areas, but still falls short of competitors' products.
Meaningful Use Needs Patient Safety Reports, Say Experts
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
Contributors to the Institute of Medicine's report on health IT say that Meaningful Use regs should require submission of electronic health record data on adverse events.
80% Of Hospitals Favor Health Information Exchanges
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
Meaningful Use incentives is main reason for hospitals to join HIEs, reports a Capsite poll, but critics say the data looks fuzzy.
Healthcare ICD-10 Conversion: One Expert's Tips
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
As the ICD-10 conversion deadline approaches, consider this advice from Booz Allen Hamilton's Beth Mahan to make the best of a painful transition.
Accountable Care Lives Or Dies On Performance Data
Commentary  |  11/11/2011  | 
If your organization hopes to get a piece of the ACO pie, not only will your clinicians need to perform, but your IT team must crunch their performance numbers in ways that motivate them to improve.
VA Launches Telemed Pilot Project
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selects American Well and SweetSpot Diabetes Care in its ongoing effort to bring healthcare to veterans in their homes.
Medical Experts Pitch Controversial Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Stakeholders debate Institute of Medicine proposal for federal oversight of IT-associated patient deaths and injuries.
Clinical Decision Support: What's In Your Future?
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
Personalized medicine, clinical analytics, and natural language processing are the emerging technologies making their way into clinical use.
Most Docs Now E-Prescribe, Surescripts Says
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
Rapid growth in online prescribing relates to accelerated adoption of electronic health records.
EHRs Certified For Long-Term, Post-Acute Care
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
These EHRs can't be certified for Meaningful Use, but interoperability with hospital systems is viewed as a key advance.
After EHR Frenzy: Health IT's Next Priorities
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
Healthcare providers are looking beyond electronic health records to find tools to tackle ICD-10 and accountable care organizations, says Allscripts CEO.
Dell Donates Cloud Power For Pediatric Cancer Research
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
Kids with rare, deadly neuroblastoma cancer could be first to benefit from new clinical trial focused on finding more effective, personalized treatments.
Progress On Health Data Exchange Specs
News  |  11/8/2011  | 
Seven states, eight e-health records vendors, and three health information exchange providers agree to support interoperability standards that also could make health data exchange easier nationally.
Siemens/MobileMD To Play In Accountable Care Arena
News  |  11/8/2011  | 
The technology giant positions itself for emerging reimbursement environment with purchase of health information exchange vendor MobileMD.
NRC Seeks To Marry Biomedical Research, Patient EHR Data
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
A report from the National Research Council calls for a new data network that combines molecular data with clinical information from electronic health records.
Trinity Health Cuts Mortality Rate With New App Platform
Commentary  |  11/7/2011  | 
Genesis integrates 28 applications to save lives of 2,600 patients annually.
EHR Vendors Endorse Medical Error Reporting System
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
As the spotlight shines on electronic health record-related adverse events, vendor group embraces voluntary, anonymous reporting system.
50,000 Health IT Jobs: HIMSS, HR Gurus Want You
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
Healthcare sees need for 50,000 more IT workers to support implementation of electronic health records and health information exchange. HIMSS and ASHHRA partner to get the word out.
Mobile Medical Apps: More Education Needed
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society tells FDA that many hospitals, health systems, and app developers have no experience working with agency on regulatory issues.
ICD-10 Madness: Most Providers Aren't Ready
News  |  11/4/2011  | 
A KLAS survey finds the vast majority of healthcare organizations are only in the early stages of IDC-10 preparation; many don’t have a clue what it will cost.
AT&T Pushes 'Connected' Clothing For Healthcare
News  |  11/4/2011  | 
Telecom giant sees growing market in eldercare, fitness, and childcare for wireless sensors embedded in clothing to monitor vital signs.
Hospitals Fall Short On Meaningful Use
News  |  11/3/2011  | 
While more hospitals say they meet stage 1 of the electronic health record incentive program, 53% say they still aren't ready, finds study.
Obsession With Meaningful Use Could Backfire
Commentary  |  11/2/2011  | 
Don't let your push to obtain the government's EHR financial incentives blind you to the next big hurdle: accountable care.
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