Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in December 2010
EHR Incentive Programs Ready For Monday Launch
News  |  12/30/2010  | 
Eligible healthcare professionals and hospitals can begin registering to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payment system.
Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/29/2010  | 
Changes to the healthcare insurance status quo won and lost elections, revised and created business plans, and kept harried CIOs and their overworked staffs up at night. But it also generated opportunities for IT professionals in the healthcare industry to save their organizations time and money, reshape burdensome workflows, and improve patient care. When he was elected, President Barack Obama pledged to change healthcare insurance -- and this year marked months of debate and political hijinks
Medicare Details IT Modernization Plan
News  |  12/29/2010  | 
Agency aims to transform into an information-centric organization to improve its delivery of healthcare services and manage new programs and requirements outlined in federal law.
Institute Of Medicine Sets Health IT Vision
News  |  12/29/2010  | 
Report explores opportunities for accelerating digital healthcare infrastructure to improve patient and public health outcomes.
NIIT Technologies Acquires EHR Platform
News  |  12/28/2010  | 
Indian IT firm will enter the U.S. healthcare market with the Preferr hosted electronic health records and referral management software.
Guerra On Healthcare: Is HITECH Worth It?
Commentary  |  12/27/2010  | 
Before you jump into the Meaningful Use qualification game, remember that it's voluntary and it means you now have a new boss: the federal government.
Onsite Medical Imaging Equipment Concerns Researchers
News  |  12/27/2010  | 
Beginning Jan. 1, doctors must disclose their financial interest when referring Medicare and Medicaid patients for certain advanced imaging services within their practices.
Dell Acquiring Medical Storage Firm InSite One
News  |  12/23/2010  | 
The cloud-based service addresses some of the biggest problems in health IT: data archiving, migration, and sharing medical images across providers, systems, and locations.
VA Employees Using Unauthorized Cloud Services
News  |  12/23/2010  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs staff have been using Google and Yahoo tools without the agency's knowledge, raising privacy, security concerns.
Epic Keeps Top Spot In Healthcare Software
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
KLAS' year-end report also cites Siemens, Cerner, and McKesson for making strong improvements in the health IT industry in 2010.
EMR Productivity Effects Vary By Primary Care Specialty
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
Healthcare systems should choose electronic medical records systems that reflect physician workflow demands to minimize decreases in efficiency, finds study.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Forecasts Top Health IT Trends
News  |  12/21/2010  | 
Analyst firm predicts that the industry will undergo an extreme strategy makeover in 2011, due to federal mandates, continuing cost pressures, and consumer demands.
Healthcare iPad Deployment To Approach 70% In 2011
News  |  12/20/2010  | 
The rising number of iPad point-of-care applications are accelerating its use by physicians, finds Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey.
Guerra On Healthcare: EHR Certification Boosts Competition
Commentary  |  12/20/2010  | 
Electronic health record vendors are applying for -- and receiving -- a government-backed stamp of approval, expanding options for vendors and buyers.
Medicare Expands Analytic Tools To Fight Fraud
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will use predictive modeling to identify fraudulent billings before they are paid.
Google Maps The Human Body
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
WebGL-based 3D app explores the inner anatomy and function of muscles, organs, bones, and more.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Requirements Debate Begins
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
How much to increase Meaningful Use thresholds from Stage 1 is among the issues the Health IT Policy Committee will address in reviewing draft recommendations.
Stanley Black & Decker To Buy InfoLogix
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
The $61.2 million deal adds InfoLogix's mobility solutions expertise and 1,400 hospital customers to Stanley Black & Decker's healthcare solutions business unit.
17 Leading EHR Vendors
Slideshows  |  12/16/2010  | 
Electronic Health Records can help healthcare providers in the delivery and management of care to patients, including those with chronic conditions. The systems can also bolster decision making by providing clinicians with more comprehensive patient data, as well as help eliminate medical errors and reduce costs associated with unnecessary or redundant tests. Health care providers can access real-time clinical information, such as immediate access to test results, which allows them to initiate a
CIO Profiles: Michael Restuccia Of The University Of Pennsylvania Health System
News  |  12/16/2010  | 
You're never completely sure how to proceed--so don't let that hold you back, he advises.
AMA Challenges E-Prescription Penalties
News  |  12/15/2010  | 
The minimum electronic prescription usage requirement for the first six months of 2011 place a financial burden on physicians, according to the American Medical Association.
WellDoc Integrates Mobile Diabetes Coaching With AllScripts EHR
News  |  12/14/2010  | 
The DiabetesManager integration with Allscripts electronic health records system marks a first for a clinically tested mHealth solution, according to WellDoc.
Guerra On Healthcare: What To Know Before Negotiating With Vendors
Commentary  |  12/14/2010  | 
Whether you're buying an electronic health record system or making repairs to your home, you usually get what you pay for.
EHR Adoption Crosses 50% Threshold
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
Government survey finds that a slim majority of physicians are now using electronic health records or electronic medical records systems.
EHR Deployment May Cost $120,000 Per Doctor
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
Doctors expect to see 10% fewer patients in first year of deploying e-health record systems, but gain boost patient encounters as much as 15% after adjusting to the new system, according to CDW Healthcare.
Health CIOs Shrink Meaningful Use Expectations
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
The percentage who expect to qualify for early stimulus funding has dropped by half since August, finds College of Health Information Management Executives survey.
Emergency Departments To Invest 30% More In IT
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Federal health IT funding will promote growth in the high-acuity information systems market in 2011, reports Millennium Research Group.
Health Information Exchanges' Tech Challenges
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
HIEs have the data, but accessing, sharing, and securing that data remain problematic.
Big Exchange, Big Challenges
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
The CEO of the largest U.S. health information exchange discusses mounting tech pressures.
President's Council Calls For Universal Data Exchange
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
A "universal exchange language" will facilitate the robust, secure electronic exchange of health information across institutions according a report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Turning Companies Into Talent Engines
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
GigaOm Net:Work Conference: "Our basic management institutions and practices are fundamentally broken."
Connect Drives HIE Standards
Features  |  12/9/2010  | 
The federal government's Connect initiative is a driving force behind the effort to create standards for health information exchanges.
The Workforce Challenge
Features  |  12/9/2010  | 
Finding the qualified people to build and deploy health information exchanges is one of the biggest problems the healthcare industry faces.
Health Information Exchanges' Tech Challenges
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
HIEs have the data, but accessing, sharing, and securing that data remains problematic
HHS Announces Grants For Innovative Health Information Exchanges
News  |  12/8/2010  | 
Department of Health and Human Services commits $16 million for states that will use HIEs to improve patient outcomes, boost consumer knowledge, and accelerate public health efforts.
Supercomputer 'Virtual Cleanse' Aims To Ease Colonoscopy Preparation
Commentary  |  12/8/2010  | 
Image processing technologies being tested by Massachusetts General Hospital intend to take the yuck factor out of colorectal cancer screenings.
Aetna To Buy Medicity For $500 Million
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
Medicity's iNexx platform, which connects to clinical, administrative and financial networks as well as electronic medical records and practice management systems, bolsters Aetna's health information exchange capabilities.
IT Hiring Projected To Increase In Q1 2011
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
11% of companies plan to add IT staff in the first quarter of 2011 while 3% plan to reduce headcount, resulting in an 8% overall increase from last quarter's Robert Half Technology CIO survey findings.
KP Follows Data To Better Hip, Knee Replacements
Commentary  |  12/7/2010  | 
By developing registries and tapping e-medical record data, Kaiser Permanente is improving outcomes for hip and knee implant patients.
NaviNet Acquires Prematics
News  |  12/6/2010  | 
Adding the mobile care management solution provider will boost NaviNet's unified patient information management clinical product suite and add functionality to its healthcare communications network.
SAP StreamWork Lands In Google Apps Marketplace
News  |  12/6/2010  | 
Google Apps users can now try a collaborative decision-making application from SAP that includes technology from Google Wave.
Guerra On Healthcare: Frustration With Meaningful Use Widespread
Commentary  |  12/6/2010  | 
Healthcare IT executives would be wise to keep key players in the loop about industry-wide roadblocks to achieving Meaningful Use.
HHS Challenges Developers To Create Healthcare Apps
News  |  12/3/2010  | 
The myHealthyPeople competition will award prizes for software that supports the Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2020 goals.
CCHIT Program To Help Hospitals Pass EHR Certification
News  |  12/2/2010  | 
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology certification program targets hospitals with legacy, customized or self-developed Electronic Health Record systems.
HP ALM System Can Advance Healthcare IT
News  |  12/2/2010  | 
Application Lifecycle Management 11 may enable healthcare IT staff to automate the critical activities of modernizing software applications from requirements management to quality and performance.


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