Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in December 2012
Healthcare Execs Worry About Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
KPMG survey suggests training and change management are bigger barriers than technology implementation in achieving federal health IT standards.
Humedica, Harvard Bring Continuing Medical Education To Trenches
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
Harvard's Joslin Diabetes Center uses Humedica's analytics capabilities to make patient care part of a continuous learning process.
Mayo, Philips Collaborate On Cloud-Based ICU Alerts
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
Government grant will support 3-year study involving four hospitals across country. Researchers will look at information overload, best practices in ICU.
Medicaid Providers Rack EHR Incentive Dollars
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
GAO report shows that nearly 40% of eligible hospitals and a third of professionals got payments in 2011, despite slow start in many states.
Maine HIE Prepares For Pay-For-Performance World
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
HealthInfoNet and Arcadia Solution's new partnership will marry insurance claims to clinical data in Maine's health information exchange.
Healthcare Providers Learn IT's Value In Patient Care
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Pittsburgh's new Quality and Information Technology Center teaches healthcare professionals to apply data and IT to improve medical care.
7 Big Data Solutions Try To Reshape Healthcare
Slideshows  |  12/18/2012  | 
Big data medicine is still largely unproven, but that's not stopping several medical centers and analytics vendors from jumping in with both feet.
Health IT Certification Group Examines Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology looks to develop a framework for the technology ACOs will need to function.
12 Expert Health IT Predictions For 2013
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Better care coordination technology, the explosion of mobile health and the downfall of independent physician practices are just a few of the health IT predictions experts are making for 2013.
'Not One Successful EHR System In Whole World'
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Longtime advocate of computerizing healthcare C. Peter Waegemann calls current health IT policy 'misguided.'
Personal Mobile Heart Monitor Gets FDA OK
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
AliveCor specialized iPhone case and monitoring app lets users record data and wirelessly send to doctors.
Kaiser Colorado To Hire 500 IT Pros
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
As national demand for skilled health IT professionals soars, Kaiser Permanente plans to add 500 such workers to support both regional and national operations.
Halamka Knows Perils And Promise Of Healthcare BYOD
Commentary  |  12/13/2012  | 
One of the nation's top healthcare CIOs discusses Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's $200K project to secure personal devices used for work.
ONC: Physicians' EHR Capabilities Growing Rapidly
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
But ONC report on doctors' ability to show Meaningful Use clashes with another government report using the same data.
QuantiaMD Opens Social Network For Medical Residents
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Online community lets residents view case presentations, ask questions and exchange best practices with peers, using PCs, tablets and smartphones.
EHR Vendors, Pharmacy Chains Pump Up Surescripts Network
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Pharmacies' use of Surescripts to send immunization notices to doctors signals growing effort to develop nationwide interoperability.
HIMSS Survey: Future Belongs To Mobile Technology
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Most healthcare IT managers believe mobile technology will have big impact on patient care, according to the latest Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey.
Isabel Opens Online Diagnostic System To Consumers
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Online symptom checker helps patients and doctors work together to find the proper diagnosis.
Hospitals Outsource More Revenue Cycle Operations
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
KLAS attributes trend to cost pressures, Meaningful Use and ICD-10, noting that hospitals are facing strain on IT and staff resources.
Health IT Bubble Is No Bubble At All
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Unlike the disappointing tech startups of the late 1990s, healthcare IT will continue to grow because it addresses problems the medical industry has yet to solve.
Tech And The City: New York's Future
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
U.S. cities stand to benefit in important ways from well-planned technology implementations, according to our survey. The possibilities include better quality of life for city residents.
HealthTap, Avvo Marriage Gives Consumers More Online Docs
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
HealthTap site now offers network of 30,000 doctors, including specialists, to answer consumer questions.
Indiana HIE Lets Public See Quality Metrics
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
Once shy about sharing data, leading health information exchange now posts public scorecard that compares doctors' success treating diabetes, heart problems and other conditions.
Will Simpler Health Information Win Over Consumers?
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Health reference library written at eighth-grade level could kindle consumers' interest in downloading their own medical records -- and help health providers meet next stage of Meaningful Use.
Hemophilia Monitoring App Puts Patients In Driver's Seat
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Novo Nordisk's HemaGo app for iOS helps hemophilia patients do a better job of tracking their treatment and staying in touch with doctors.
9 Mobile EHRs Fight For Doctors' Attention
Slideshows  |  12/10/2012  | 
Mobile versions of electronic health records (EHR) systems help healthcare providers document and review patient information. We compare some leading options.
Pediatric Cardiologists Turn to Clinical Analytics
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Custom-built national database will let members of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium provide better customized care to critically ill kids with congenital heart disease.
Meaningful Use Doesn't Drive Doctors' EHR Selection
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
While 72% of office-based doctors now use electronic health records systems, many say their systems won't qualify for federal incentive payments.
5 Healthcare IT Resolutions For 2013
Commentary  |  12/7/2012  | 
CPOE and clinical decision support won't help you get in shape or spend more time with the family, but they should be among your New Year's priorities.
Mobile Developers Challenged to Gamify Healthcare
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers $100,000 to game builders for apps that improve community health and patient care.
10 Medical Robots That Could Change Healthcare
Slideshows  |  12/6/2012  | 
From microbots that scrape plaque from arteries to personal assistant robots that help care for patients, medical robots are transforming the face of healthcare.
NextGen Healthcare, Microsoft Launch MedicineCabinet Mobile App
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
MedicineCabinet lets patients create personal medication records on their mobile devices for easy tracking and sharing with doctors.
Diabetics See Clinical ROI From Online Disease Management
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Controlled study finds patients can achieve better blood glucose control using a wireless home glucose monitor, a smartphone and the right software.


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