Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in February 2012
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Top Considerations For Cloud EHR Buyers
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Cloud computing offers a speed ramp into the electronic health record highway. But don't overlook critical questions about security, performance, say legal experts at HIMSS.
Look Beyond Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Physicians and institutions must accept new reimbursement models and greater patient control, says healthcare CEO at HIMSS.
Mostashari: EHRs Will Help Most Patients By 2013
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology predicts majority of patients will get care via electronic health record systems next year, but says challenges still exist.
Meaningful Use Update: Submit Once, Get Double Credit
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Stage 2 Meaningful Use electronic health records incentive program would let providers also get credit toward Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting System.
HHS Proposes More Security On Healthcare Mobile Devices
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Encryption would have stopped many of the patient data breaches caused by lost smartphones, laptops, and tablets, said Stage 2 Meaningful Use proposal.
Healthcare IT Goes Star Trek
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Captain Kirk could talk to his computer and get the information needed to make executive level decisions. The latest clinical analytics tools featured at HIMSS are just about there.
Interoperability: One Key To Saving U.S. Healthcare
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
It's not the entire solution, but without well-designed, interoperable systems, our healthcare industry can't climb out of its current hole.
Feds Promise Flexibility In Meaningful Use, Stage 2
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Proposed Stage 2 Meaningful Use rules regarding electronic health records will be finalized by midyear and take effect in 2012.
ICD-10 Delay Worries Health IT Leaders
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
The train's already left the station for organizations that have been prepping for an October 2013 ICD-10 deadline, say health IT organizations and CIOs.
Nursing Information Officers: Newest Health IT Leaders
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Onslaught of health IT initiatives brings a need for nursing Informatics expertise, and a new breed of chief nursing information officers.
Personalized Medicine Reaches Endocrinologists
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Medical app gets patients fully involved in their own care and lets diabetes specialists monitor them 24/7.
Health IT Leaders Biggest Worry: Finding Qualified Staff
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Hospital CIOs say their biggest concern is lack of qualified health IT professionals, not a lack of funding, HIMSS survey reveals.
Changes Planned For Meaningful Use Rules
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
HIMSS12 attendees were disappointed when details of Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules weren't revealed on Tuesday, and they were surprised to hear that changes will be made to Stage 1 rules.
U.S. Leads In Healthcare IT Adoption
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Accenture study shows that government incentive programs to spur adoption of EHRs have helped the U.S. outpace other nations in healthcare IT.
Highmark Will Use Verizon-Built HIE
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Health information exchange will link healthcare organizations across western Pennsylvania, providing cloud access to patient data and cutting costs by reducing redundancy of lab and imaging tests.
HP Announces Alliance Program With Healthcare ISVs
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
HP's Healthcare Alliance program expands its relationship with independent software vendors to develop innovative technology for small and midsize healthcare providers.
HIMSS Chief Predicts Dialed-Down Health IT Requirements
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Government's Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements may get less stringent, based on lower than expected Stage 1 adoption, forecasts health IT group's CEO.
Veterans Affairs CIO Eyes Budget Increase
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
While spending for most federal IT groups will be flat in 2013, Department of Veterans Affairs seeks budget boost to improve access to electronic health records, telehealth, and mobile devices.
Healthcare CIOs Should Become 'Servant Leaders'
News  |  2/20/2012  | 
Author and consultant Ken Blanchard advises healthcare CIOs at HIMSS12 to lead their teams with a clear vision and respect for others' ideas.
Lumeris Teams With Blues To Buy NaviNet
News  |  2/17/2012  | 
Acquisition puts Lumeris in a better position to provide health IT to accountable care organizations.
Oracle Applications Enable Personalized Cancer Treatment
News  |  2/17/2012  | 
Oracle aggregates and analyzes data from 18 hospitals for Moffitt Cancer Center's personalized medicine program.
ICD-10 Tops Current Worries For Medical Practices
News  |  2/17/2012  | 
New medical coding scheme ranks above electronic health records, health reform in minds of doctors and practice managers, survey says.
Do Health IT Hires Need A Clinical Background?
Commentary  |  2/16/2012  | 
The debate on which qualifications an IT job candidate needs to work in a hospital or medical practice rages.
HHS Delays ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responds to increasing pressure from AMA and others to reduce regulatory 'burden' from the new medical billing coding system.
Dell, Siemens Partner On Image Sharing, Archiving
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Partnership will boost Dell's Unified Clinical Archive and Siemens' Image Sharing & Archiving system and its Healthcare Cloud Computing Center.
More Patients Support EHRs, But Worry About Privacy
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
New survey finds that most U.S. consumers want their doctors to use electronic health records--but believe that widespread adoption will lead to more personal information being lost or stolen.
GE Rolls Out Upgraded Online Patient Portal
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Centricity Patient Online 13 adds mobile connectivity to portal so patients can schedule appointments, pay bills, and manage other aspects of their healthcare from a mobile device.
What To See At HIMSS12
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
Among the hundreds of health IT presentations, demos, and vendor offerings at HIMSS12 next week, don't miss these highlights.
New Website Tracks Health Bills, State By State
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Bill Track 50 monitors all bills, including healthcare-related legislation--on ICD-10, health informative exchanges, and the like--for each state. One use: Search for and compare similar proposals.
AT&T Targets Walls Between Mobile Health Apps
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Cloud-based Developer Center platform aims to bring together data from multiple apps and devices, connect them to healthcare systems.
Medical Search Engine Shootout: ClinicalKey Vs. UpToDate
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
We've done a side-by-side comparison of these medical search engine and database tools to help you decide which better meets the needs of your clinicians.
Kiosk Lets Patients Give Feedback On Doctor Visits
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Patients can use 'Wellby,' an ATM-like machine with a touchscreen, to answer survey questions and give feedback about a just-completed doctor's visit.
Healthcare Reform Is Here, Like It Or Not
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
Participation in new accountable care organizations isn't for the faint of heart. But healthcare providers that have their IT acts together have a good head start.
Feds May Delay ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reexamining timeline for conversion to ICD-10 medical codes.
AT&T To Help Expand Indiana's Health Information Exchange
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Indiana HIE taps AT&T to further develop the state's health information exchange, and help the exchange launch a professional services organization.
New York To Test Health Data Query Standard
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
City Health Department will extract data from EHRs and health information exchanges to generate reports for multiple purposes.
California Begins To Embrace e-Prescribing
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
While electronic prescribing has increased rapidly in California, small practices and independent pharmacies are still behind the curve, says a new report.
Interoperable IT Crucial For Accountable Health Organizations
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Healthcare technology can help accountable care organizations achieve better care, improved population health, and lower costs, says report from eHealth Initiative.
UPMC Leans On Business Intelligence For Accountable Care
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is using natural language processing and interoperability to achieve accountable care.
Don't Squander Your EHR Investment
Commentary  |  2/10/2012  | 
Why spend all that money on an office-based electronic health record system and not take full advantage of its features?
CIOs Need To Engage Docs In ICD-10 Transition
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
Focus group suggests that CIOs need to get clinicians enthusiastic about the new diagnostic coding system, but they don't know how to make that happen.
Health IT Factors Into Leapfrog's Hospitals Rankings
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Leapfrog Group's 2011 list of 65 top hospitals in U.S. highlights facilities that use health IT to prevent deadly dosing mistakes.
Are Health CIOs Ready For Pay For Performance?
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
With Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements just around the corner, a CSC report says IT managers should prepare with a more robust system that addresses care coordination and patient engagement.
Partnership Helps Rural Hospitals Move Fast On EHRs
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Anthelio lends project management expertise to help Healthland EHR customers quickly gear up for federal Meaningful Use incentives.
VA Division Saves $742,000 With Telehealth
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
Northwestern Veterans Affairs network deploys videoconferencing, remote monitors to care for far-flung wounded warriors, extend reach of specialists.
Major Telemedicine Roadblock Could Clear With Proposed Bill
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
New law would set up national credentials database so telehealth providers would no longer need multiple state licenses.
Award-Winning Healthcare CIO Rick Schooler Honored
News  |  2/7/2012  | 
Hospitals still ran on mainframes when Rick Schooler, named CIO of the Year by CHIME and HIMSS, started in healthcare. Now, business analytics and rich data are keys to healthcare transformation, he says.
Health IT's Newest Ideas: HIMSS12 Preview
Slideshows  |  2/6/2012  | 
Take an early look at 14 of the most interesting health IT products and services that will be displayed at the annual HIMSS conference, happening this month in Las Vegas.
Verizon, Health Evolution Partners To Promote Health IT
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Communications giant teams with Health Evolution Partners, a healthcare buyout company, to sell Verizon's data-management technologies to health organizations.
ICD-10 Conversion: Do Or Die
Commentary  |  2/6/2012  | 
Failure to meet upcoming deadlines could mean major disruptions in claims payments for healthcare organizations.
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