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posted in December 2011
New Accountable Care Model Could Save $1.1B
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
32 healthcare organizations chosen to participate in CMS' new Pioneer ACO initiative will begin trial usage of the model in January.
Fed Health IT Spending: $6.5 Billion By 2016
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Government must upgrade systems that support clinical and business operations to drive efficiencies and curb the cost of healthcare.
Health Executives Doubtful About ACO Participation
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
In a survey of senior health executives, a majority express doubt that they will participate in Medicare/ Medicaid ACO program.
Baby Pajamas Talk To Your Phone, Tablet Via Cloud
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Exmovere's Exmobaby pajamas transmit data on infant vital signs through the cloud to parents' smartphones and computers.
Health Insurers Hindered By Outdated IT
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Many payers unprepared for new healthcare mandates, partially because their 35-year-old mainframes don't support new models, reports survey.
Neonatal Telemedicine Could Save Medicare $186 Million
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
American Telemedicine Association asks Congress to cover telehealth technologies for high-risk pregnancies.
WellPoint Taps IBM Watson For Cancer Decision Support
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Los Angeles cancer institute will also contribute to the project, which aims to use Watson-based technology to improve treatment outcomes.
Do Clinicians Need Their Own DWI Rule?
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Doctoring While iPhoning isn't the same as Driving While Intoxicated. But doctors should know better than to engage in such behavior.
Health IT Tools Reduce Readmissions At Philadelphia Hospitals
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
With the help of health information technology, more than 400 patients avoided being rehospitalized and 18 facilities saved a total of $4 million in one quarter.
Top 10 Health IT Predictions For 2012
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Healthcare reform, analytics, cloud computing, mobility, and social media will alter the health IT landscape over the next year, forecasts IDC Health Insights.
Healthcare E-Transaction Change Needs More Time
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Some medical practices plan to switch back to paper records because they're not yet ready to implement new electronic insurance claims standards, reports the Medical Group Management Association.
Allscripts Integrates DiagnosisOne's Clinical Decision Support Tools
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
The decision of a big EHR vendor signals a major change in the needs of healthcare providers.
Electronic Health Record Eases HIV, AIDS Reporting
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
EHR module is optimized to meet HIV, AIDS reporting requirements and certified to Meaningful Use standards.
Verizon, Qualcomm, NIH Partner On Telemedicine
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Remote monitoring aims to prevent hospital readmissions, reduce treatment costs for rural Arizona heart failure patients.
Medical Devices Get Wireless, Smart, Secure
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
AT&T's cloud-based machine-to-machine communications services help device maker nSpire collect data faster, save international roaming charges.
Patients Want Electronic Link To Doctor's Notes
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Physicians are less convinced that sharing the information would improve patient care.
Emdeon Donates EHR Software To Minority Physicians
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Emdeon will help physicians with the cost of digitizing their medical records to boost EHR use in poor communities.
Does Your Health IT Career Require Another Diploma?
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Breaking into health IT isn't easy. Going back to school for more training is a good place to start.
Health Information Exchanges Cross Interoperability Milestone
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Ohio and Mississippi become the first states to complete an interstate transaction using Direct Project standards.
Healthcare Innovation Prize Goes To Startup
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Axial Exchange's Care Transition Suite helps keep patients safer by improving the transference of critical patient data during hospital discharges.
State Medicaid Programs Catch Up On Meaningful Use
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Feds say most states have launched incentive programs, but fewer are making payments to providers.
Revenue Cycle Management: Healthcare's Next Frontier?
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
NextGen parent QSI acquires small claims processor ViaTrack to bolster position in burgeoning RCM market.
CIO Profiles: John D. Halamka Of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
This CIO sees a big future for mobility when it comes to healthcare technology.
CDW, California Agency Partner To Push EHR Adoption
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
CDW Healthcare partners up with the California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization to deliver technology services to docs implementing EHRs.
How Will Our Next President View Health IT?
Commentary  |  12/14/2011  | 
Since everyone is making forecasts for 2012, here's my take on how health IT will fare in the next administration.
10 Innovative Clinical Decision Support Programs
Slideshows  |  12/14/2011  | 
What provides the smarts behind an advanced implementation of electronic health records? Clinical decision support systems. It may be time to revisit your CDS vendor options.
Humana Acquires Anvita To Bolster Healthcare Analytics
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Clinical analytics provide actionable data to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs as accountable care organizations take hold.
Community Hospitals Ramp Up Health IT Adoption
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Regional and critical access hospitals implement clinical information systems; EPIC, Cerner reap benefits, reports KLAS.
Costco Enters Electronic Health Record Business
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Discount retailer offers cloud-based Allscripts EHR for small medical practices.
Docs Have iPad Fever: Is There A Cure?
Commentary  |  12/12/2011  | 
Clinicians are excited about what iPads can do for practices. But if you're shopping for a medical tablet, dispassionate analysis is in order.
Dell Resellers Pitch EHRs To Physicians
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Computer maker partners with value-added resellers on electronic health record hardware, software, and services for small medical practices.
Microsoft, GE Tackle Healthcare Analytics, Data Aggregation
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Joint venture will market an open source technology platform and develop applications that focus on interoperability and advanced analytics.
12 EHR Vendors That Stand Out
Slideshows  |  12/9/2011  | 
With the federal incentive program for electronic health records well underway, hundreds of companies are selling EHRs. InformationWeek Healthcare has cut through the noise and identified a dozen vendors worth watching.
3M, Berkeley Research Target Preventable Hospital Readmissions
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Companies join forces to tackle two major pain points for U.S. hospitals: unacceptably high readmission rates and preventable complications.
Apple Capitalizes On Doctors' iPad Romance
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Apple's medical manager has been promoting the tablets in a variety of venues, including iTunes' healthcare room.
Qualcomm Subsidiary Focuses on Mobile Medical Data
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
Cloud-based platform helps healthcare organizations and medical device manufacturers deliver timely patient info to docs' smartphones and tablets.
HIMSS Launches Mobile Health IT Project
News  |  12/7/2011  | 
As healthcare CIOs scramble to develop policies to guide mobile device usage, trade group aims to help.
Health IT Leaders Launch Info-Sharing Website
News  |  12/6/2011  | 
Founded by clinicians, site called Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Health Care encourages the medical community to share its EHR successes, complaints.
HHS Grants $220 Million For Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  12/6/2011  | 
Thirteen states get Department of Health and Human Services funds to create online exchanges to help consumers and small businesses buy health insurance.
Healthcare Cloud Brings Access Control Concerns
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
N.Y. nurses service finds single sign-on enables its mobile workforce to use its multiple, disparate cloud apps.
Doctors Get Timeline Extension For EHR Meaningful Use
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
If your hospital or practice began participating in the EHR incentive programs in 2011, you get one more year to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements.
Small Practices Finally Get On Board EHR Train
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
EHR adoption rates have doubled, and many more physicians say they intend to apply for Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentive payments.
Cisco, Walgreens Partner To Market Telemedicine Tools
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
Joint venture pitches HealthPresence telemedicine system as way to connect dispersed employees with corporate worksite clinics.
Health Information Exchanges: Patients Must Be Convinced
Commentary  |  12/2/2011  | 
HIEs need more than consistent standards and cooperative healthcare providers. Patients must get on board--and the right kind of PR can win them over.
Medical Homes Might Not Transform Healthcare
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
IT-dependent practices where personal physicians coordinate all of a patient's care might not significantly improve quality of care, according to a new scientific study. But some clinicians question the study's conclusion.
Xerox's EHR Training Breaks Away From The Pack
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Purchase of The Breakaway Group, maker of electronic health record simulation software, gives Xerox an edge in helping healthcare organizations transition to EHRs.
AT&T, Accenture Service Stores Medical Images In Cloud
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Joint venture will help providers manage larger image files and assist smaller hospitals that don't have a radiologist on staff.
Health IT Chiefs: Our Next IT Rock Stars?
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Chief medical information officers and chief nursing officers gain importance as hospitals integrate medical devices into the IT system.


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