Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in December 2009
U.S. Pushes For EMR Standards
News  |  12/31/2009  | 
The proposal for widespread adoption of Electronic Medical Records standards could accelerate the disbursement of $19 billion in federal stimulus funds.
Officials Seek Cancer Warnings On Cell Phones
News  |  12/28/2009  | 
Although there's no hard evidence linking mobile phones and cancer, elected officials in California and Maine are pushing for warnings.
Hospitals Cut Costs With BI Software
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Two hospitals in Florida and California are using business intelligence and analytic software to corral costs and aid clinical reporting.
3D Printer Builds Artificial Blood Vessels
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
The goal is to custom-build tissues and organs for transplant, using the patient's own cells and 3D medical printers.
3 SMBs Illustrate The Different Approaches To Windows 7 -- And Other Top Tech Issues
Features  |  12/19/2009  | 
IT folks from three very different small-to-midsize organizations talk about their plans for migrating to Windows 7, plus how they're dealing with the economy, mobility, and tech support.
Toshiba Intros Healthcare Response Systems
News  |  12/18/2009  | 
The nurse call and emergency response systems provide alerts to caregivers via e-mail, pagers, or text messaging.
H1N1 Hotline Spreads Flu Info
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
Healthcare providers may use the phone and online service to provide H1N1 information while preserving medical resources for truly urgent care.
Microsoft Amalga Unifies Health Records
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
A post-acute care facility is using Microsoft Amalga to build internal apps that coordinate healthcare information between multiple internal organizations.
Abbott To Buy LIMS Firm For $123 Million
News  |  12/15/2009  | 
The acquisition of Starlims, a provider of laboratory information management systems, aims to boost Abbott's position in the global diagnostics market.
Software Tools Help Manage Clinical Trials
News  |  12/15/2009  | 
Web-based, analytic software tools help pharmaceutical firms keep patient recruitment on track for clinical trials.
SMS Project Fights Malaria In Africa
News  |  12/15/2009  | 
IBM, Vodafone, and Novartis are using text messages to manage supplies of anti-malarial drugs in Tanzania.
California Health Provider Tackles EHRs
News  |  12/11/2009  | 
Community Health System expects to improve quality of care, patient communications, and cost management using Allscripts electronic health record software.
Web Portal Links Doctors To Patient Info
News  |  12/11/2009  | 
Butler Health System is rolling out PatientKeeper software to make it easier for physicians to access medical information.
Full Nelson Video: Cisco's 'Health Presence' Showcase
Commentary  |  12/10/2009  | 
Cisco is applying its telepresence to healthcare in a compelling effort to lower costs and serve its employees, but it’s also a bid to show a tangible business idea beyond its relentless messaging.
CIO Profiles: Marc Probst, VP And CIO Of Intermountain Healthcare
Features  |  12/10/2009  | 
One of Intermountain's top projects: an enterprise picture archive communication system.
Feds Launch Internet Healthcare Initiatives
News  |  12/9/2009  | 
Department of Health and Human Services programs promote research data sharing, employee collaboration, and flu safety.
Fujitsu To Offer Cloud Services
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
The company enters the ranks of cloud competitors, supplying compute infrastructure as a service through its expanded data centers.
McKesson Unveils Pharmacy Automation System
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
The system is designed to improve dosage accuracy and patient safety while saving pharmacists' time.
Demand For Health IT Talent Rising
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
Robert Half Technology and Manpower among staffing firms reporting that projected demand by clients for health IT skills will rise early next year.
CIGNA Launches Healthcare Podcasts
News  |  12/4/2009  | 
The audio podcasts, available on the iTunes store, are designed to help Americans take care of themselves while on business overseas.
U.S. Health IT Office Reorganizes
News  |  12/3/2009  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has reorganized into groups including a Chief Privacy Officer.
Mental Health Social Network Launched
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
The online environment allows people with mental health problems, as well as their caregivers, connect in a safe and anonymous environment.
Feds Offer $235 Million For Health IT Leadership
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
A new grant program will help leading communities advance and track their use of health IT to improve quality of care and become role models to other communities.
GE Healthcare Buys Wireless Monitoring Device Maker
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
Living Independently Group's wireless technology tracks seniors' daily activities, watching for changes that could signify a medical problem or emergency.
IT Hiring To Increase Next Quarter
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
A 3% increase in IT staffing is forecast for early 2010, with traditional jobs in networking, security, and application development most in demand.
Microsoft, Google Face Off On Healthcare
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
Microsoft HealthVault and Google Health want to be the repository of choice for millions of personal health records. Are they up to the task?


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