Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in February 2011
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World Economic Forum Drives Health Data Initiative
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
The Global Health Data Charter calls for the use of technology to overcome worldwide gaps in health information collection, availability, privacy, and analysis.
Guerra On Healthcare: HIMSS Buzz Doesn't Square With Reality
Commentary  |  2/28/2011  | 
The top trends seen at the leading health IT conference -- accountable care organizations, payment reform, medical homes -- are far removed from the real issues confronting CIOs in the trenches.
21,000 Healthcare Providers Registered For EHR Incentives
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
More than $20 million has already been disbursed in the Medicaid electronic health record incentive program in its first two months, as the parallel Medicare program prepares for its May launch.
Xerox Hires Innovation Officer For Health IT Practice
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
Markus Fromherz has big plans to help hospitals implement electronic medical record systems, health information exchanges, and other technology through Xerox's Affiliated Computer Services unit.
Microsoft And Philips To Provide Better View Of Radiology Data
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Technology will simplify radiologists' challenging workflow and offer complete view of patient records.
Microsoft, Dell To Deliver SaaS Analytics For Community Hospitals
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Duo teams on analytics, informatics, business intelligence and performance improvement technology.
Meaningful Use Big Business For Healthcare Consulting Firms
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
IT consulting firms are helping healthcare providers assess health IT systems for potential HIPAA violations and achieve the fine points of meaningful use compliance.
IBM, UNC Launch Health Information Exchange
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
The system will facilitate the sharing of medical information among hospitals and healthcare practices across North Carolina.
Health Systems Must Boost Patient Education On EHRs
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Hospitals and healthcare providers are in danger of missing out on meaningful use incentives if they don't make a stronger effort to encourage consumers to use electronic health records, finds PricewaterhouseCoopers research.
Cisco, GE Healthcare Team On Patient, Equipment Tracking
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Cisco also demos WebEx virtual exam technology at HIMSS conference.
Oracle Upgrades Health Information Exchange Suite
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The pre-integrated suite provides one-stop shopping for health information exchange organizations that are looking to minimize the need for hybrid product integration, claims Oracle.
CHIME Recommends Waiting On Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
While the government wants to implement Stage 2 Electronic Health Records and MU quickly, it shouldn't move forward until a third of eligible hospitals and providers have demonstrated progress under Stage 1, said the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Microsoft, Athenahealth Collaborate On Amalga, HealthVault
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The Microsoft and Athenahealth alliance will funnel cloud-based Athenahealth e-health record and practice management data to Microsoft Amalga and HealthVault platforms.
Health IT Execs To Boost Spending In 2011
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
Qualifying for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive funds is driving most hospital CIOs to increase their budgets and staff, found HIMSS survey.
VA, DoD To Finalize Joint EHR Standard
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
Agreement on a common electronic health record should be in place within the next two months, the Veterans Affairs CIO told a Congressional committee.
Healthcare App Dev Platform Supports More Mobile Devices
News  |  2/21/2011  | 
Diversinet also has added new features to its MobiSecure application development platform.
Dell Intros Cloud Services For Healthcare Providers
News  |  2/21/2011  | 
Subscription-based services will help physicians and hospitals use private clouds to organize and access medical data.
Healthcare Heads Toward The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/21/2011  | 
Healthcare has been slower than most industries to embrace cloud computing, but that's starting to change.
Clinical Decision Support Tools Help Doctors See Important Data
News  |  2/21/2011  | 
New product suite from Anvita Health focuses physicians on patients' most relevant health information and aid in meaningful use analysis.
Imprivata Rolls Out Desktop Virtualization For Healthcare
News  |  2/21/2011  | 
Vendor pairs its single sign-on technology with VMware to provide physicians with fast remote access to data.
Hitachi Unveils Centralized Clinical Repository
News  |  2/21/2011  | 
New healthcare information management system digs deep into metadata to improve interoperability and the value of clinical data.
Guerra On Healthcare: CHIME Says What It Thinks
Commentary  |  2/21/2011  | 
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' letter to the Health IT Policy Committee shows it won't be relegated to ineffectual political correctness.
Hewlett-Packard Expands Digital Healthcare Framework
News  |  2/20/2011  | 
Products let hospitals provide coordinated care in both their inpatient and outpatient facilities.
Avaya Upgrades Hospital Mobile Communications System
News  |  2/20/2011  | 
Mobility and automated outreach technologies enhance coordination, pre-admission preparedness and post-discharge care.
Penn Medicine's Tech-Enabled Culture
Commentary  |  2/18/2011  | 
Six steps to making technology an integral part of a large healthcare organization.
HP Wins $281 Million Oklahoma Health IT Contract
News  |  2/18/2011  | 
The seven-year agreement will provide systems support, applications development, and business process outsourcing services for the state's Medicaid agency.
There's More To Patient Safety Than 'Meaningful Use'
Commentary  |  2/17/2011  | 
One medical center's new hospital includes medication management and other systems that go beyond meaningful use.
Speech Recognition Aids Physicians, Cuts Costs
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
Healthcare providers say speech recognition technology can produce staff reductions, improve report turnaround times, and increase physician satisfaction, according to a new report from KLAS.
HHS Awards $241 Million For HIE IT Innovation
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
Seven states will receive funding to design, implement, and model the infrastructure to operate health insurance exchanges.
IBM, Nuance Envision Watson Helping Doctors
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Two companies plan to apply the advanced computing system's problem-solving capabilities to improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment.
CIO Profiles: Jimmy Z. Wang Of Teva Pharmaceuticals Americas
Features  |  2/16/2011  | 
Medicine made via biological processes is the next big thing, says Teva's CIO.
FDA Seeks To Speed Innovative Medical Device Reviews
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
The proposed Innovation Pathway would fast-track premarket evaluations for breakthrough healthcare technologies.
Guerra On Healthcare: When Clinician, IT Priorities Collide
Commentary  |  2/15/2011  | 
In selecting doctor-friendly electronic medical record systems vs. more IT-friendly options, corporate philosophy should guide your decision.
GE Healthcare Taps SAS For Patient Safety Analytics
News  |  2/15/2011  | 
Business intelligence software will analyze healthcare datasets, looking for patterns and trends that can help hospitals prevent adverse medical events.
Healthcare Social Media Sites Neglect Privacy Protections
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
Analysis of diabetes sites indicates that many lack scientific accuracy and put users' personal information at risk.
HHS Invests $270 Million In Public Health IT
News  |  2/11/2011  | 
The funds supporting infrastructure, research, and tracking are part of $750 million allocated for states' disease prevention efforts announced by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Guerra On Healthcare: ONC Needs A Healthcare CIO
News  |  2/10/2011  | 
David Blumenthal's resignation from the Office of the National Coordinator opens an opportunity to hire someone with real health IT experience and salvage an out-of-control system.
FDA Clears iPhone, iPad Radiology App
News  |  2/10/2011  | 
Mobile MIM software displays medical images on the Apple devices, an indication of the growing importance of wireless devices in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Meditech Consulting Market Tightly Bunched
News  |  2/9/2011  | 
Clients hire Dell Services and Navin, Haffty & Associates twice as often as firms that advise on multiple vendor brands, according to a KLAS report.
HHS Awards Another $12 Million For EHR Support
News  |  2/9/2011  | 
Critical access and rural hospitals in 41 states will get additional technical assistance with implementing electronic health records.
General Dynamics, McKesson Partner On Defense Department EHR
News  |  2/8/2011  | 
The companies will help DoD transition from legacy systems to comprehensive, real-time electronic health records for service members.
Microsoft Intros State Health Insurance Exchange Platform
News  |  2/7/2011  | 
The software giant is partnering with Extend on turnkey technology for the online insurance marketplaces required by healthcare reform.
Blumenthal Slams EHR Critics
News  |  2/7/2011  | 
The national coordinator for health IT said a recent study that showed little clinical benefits from electronic health records is flawed.
Health IT's Future Without David Blumenthal
News  |  2/4/2011  | 
The outgoing national coordinator for Health IT charted a course for meaningful use of EHRs, accelerated health IT adoption, and spurred cooperation among healthcare stakeholders.
HIT Workgroup Reports Meaningful Use Challenges
News  |  2/3/2011  | 
Continually evolving rules around Health Information Technology compliance and certification pose challenges for software vendors, developers, and healthcare organizations.
National Health IT Coordinator Blumenthal Stepping Down
News  |  2/3/2011  | 
Dr. David Blumenthal, leader of the HITECH Act's meaningful use programs, told staff he only planned to stay in nation's top health IT job for two years.
HHS Launches Health Information Exchange Pilots
News  |  2/3/2011  | 
Minnesota and Rhode Island are the first states to send encrypted patient data over the Internet using Direct Project standards.
CIO Profiles: C. Scott Blanchette Of Healthways
Features  |  2/3/2011  | 
When it comes to measuring success, says Blanchette, only one thing really matters: confidence.
80% Of Web Users Seek Health Information
News  |  2/2/2011  | 
Women, the college-educated, and caregivers are most likely to turn to the Internet for healthcare advice, reports Pew study.
Meaningless Talk Of Repealing Meaningful Use Programs
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
Congressional threats to repeal HITECH funding are empty, but their potential to fuel confusion and mistrust among healthcare providers is real.
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