Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in February 2010
Guerra On Healthcare: Meaningful Use Proposal Has Some Seeing Red
Commentary  |  2/28/2010  | 
The more health IT pros look at draft rules, the less they like them.
Dell Forges E-Health Partnership With AMA
News  |  2/28/2010  | 
The American Medical Association and Dell will offer physicians one-stop-shopping for electronic health products.
RSA: Microsoft Tries To Turn Shady Internet Trustworthy
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is releasing software to improve the process of online identification and authentication.
Guerra On Healthcare: EMR Standards Committee Struggles
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
In its latest meeting, the federal HIT Standards Committee struggles to find a point of balance between concrete legislation and guidance on standards.
Nebraska Expands Health Information Exchange
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The Nebraska Health Information Initiative, which served mostly the Omaha region until now, is expanding statewide.
In-Home Telemedicine Study Launched
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
Mayo, GE, and Intel will explore how videoconferencing and electronic health monitoring can help sick, elderly patients remain in their homes and avoid costly hospitalizations.
White House Calls For Healthcare IT Task Force
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The Office of Management and Budget is calling for a coordinated effort to implement goals of the HITECH Act across various government agencies.
Full Nelson: Healthcare Innovation: Kaiser's Garfield Center
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
Provider's lab offers an exciting peek into the technological future of patient care.
Guerra On Healthcare: No Mercy on Meaningful Use
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
Is the Workgroup on Meaningful Use aiming at flexibility, or just piling on additional requirements?
Free Software Foundation Asks Google To Kill Flash
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Noting that Apple has ditched Flash for "for suspect reasons and using abhorrent methods (DRM)," the FSF wants Google to deal Flash a "death-blow."
Global Botnet Attack Hits Enterprise, Government PCs
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Operating undetected for about a year, the criminals behind the cyberattack had control of more than 74,000 computers.
Federal Health IT Group Refines Meaningful Use Rules
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Health IT Policy Committee aims to make it easier to meet some requirements for deploying e-health record systems but also adds more rules.
HHS To Manage Stimulus Spending From The Cloud
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
Acumen Solutions will build a Salesforce.com app for the Department of Health and Human Services to manage health IT relationships and projects.
Feds Award Virginia $24M For Health IT
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
The funding will help the state coordinate health IT initiatives and assist physicians in setting up electronic health records.
Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors Revealed
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
Cross-Site Scripting tops the list, which is designed to help businesses build security into the software procurement process.
Guerra On Healthcare: Stimulus Funds For All EMR Systems
Commentary  |  2/15/2010  | 
Feds shouldn't bar physicians who work in hospitals but maintain practices that run EMR systems from getting reimbursements.
Health IT Gets $1 Billion In Federal Funding
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
The money will go toward health information exchanges, training, and support for health IT deployment.
Health IT Jobs Outlook Bright
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
The health IT sector will spawn 50,000 to 200,000 jobs between now and 2015, survey says.
Healthcare CIOs Get New Certification
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
To earn Certified Healthcare CIO designation, candidates must pass exam and have at least three years experience in a CIO position.
Doctors Use Of EHRs Growing
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The government's healthcare IT stimulus package seems to be having a positive impact on electronic health record adoption.
Google Plans Ultrafast Internet Broadband
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The search giant say it'll build experimental 1-gigabit-per-second broadband networks in a small number of test locations.
IntrinsiQ Sharpens Cancer Treatment Analysis
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
A computerized physician order entry and "partial" e-health record system gives medical staff the tools to track and analyze oncology treatments.
Ingram To Distribute NextGen Healthcare Systems
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
The goal is to reach medical institutions and doctors seeking to expand their use of electronic health records and other healthcare technology.
Guerra On Healthcare: E-Medical Record Pros In Short Supply
Commentary  |  2/9/2010  | 
With deadlines looming, federal government tries to engineer the huge workforce needed to deploy EMR and other clinical systems.
Tools Improve E-Medical Records Performance
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
Providence Health & Services is rolling out Compuware performance management tools to speed doctors' access to clinical data and IT's ability to maintain and repair systems.
Six In 10 Have Used Web For Health Info
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
The Government's first national survey on the use of health information technology (HIT) shows widespread use of the Web for finding medical info.
Mobile Health Text Messaging Service Begins
News  |  2/5/2010  | 
The free service, supported by major wireless carriers, sends medical information via SMS messages to subscribers, says federal CTO Aneesh Chopra.
Community Hospital Vendor Acquires Emergency Offering
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
Healthcare Management Systems buys MedHost for its emergency department system.
IBM To Acquire Initiate Systems
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
The deal brings yet more consolidation to the master data management software market dominated by IBM, Oracle, and SAP.
Telemedicine Links Remote Docs With Ill Kids
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
Videoconferencing, digital cameras, and robotics help critical care doctors working from home supervise treatment of pediatric ICU patients.
McKesson Launches Health Interoperability Platform
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
Practice Partner Connect enables physician practices to securely exchange medical, billing, and other health data with other doctors, patients, hospitals, and insurance companies.
PatientKeeper Demos Medical System Interoperability
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
The demo showed the effectiveness of the technology in exchanging patient health information among physician practices, laboratories, and other community providers.
VA Freezes IT Budget For 2011
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
The Department of Veterans Affairs will focus on delivering IT projects on time, on budget, says an official.
Guerra On Healthcare: Meaningful Objections To Meaningful Use
Commentary  |  2/2/2010  | 
Healthcare providers are criticizing exclusions and the all-or-nothing approach of the final draft definition for meaningful use of e-health records.


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