English Hospitals Look To Cloud To Curb Expenses
Merseyside hospitals will use SaaS platform Expenses Health from vendor Software Europe to cut expenses by up to 18%. National Health Service hopes such implementations will help it cut targeted £20 billion from budget.
Aetna Consolidates Health IT Assets
New Healthagen business unit will sell integrated care coordination, population health management, physician workflow transformation services.
HIMSS Plans New EHR Testing Ground
Interoperability innovation center will let EHR vendors and other entities test their systems' ability to exchange data with other health IT systems.
U.K. Telehealth Ambitions Lack Firm Foundations
European policymakers see shifting chronic illness care into the home as a panacea to rising healthcare costs. But to get mobile healthcare off the ground, a lot of back-end work needs to be done.
IBM Watson Helps Doctors Fight Cancer
IBM, WellPoint and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center announce applications based on Watson technology, including an advanced clinical decision support system for oncologists.
Online Medical Consults Save Money, Study Says
Study finds good outcomes, high patient satisfaction and average savings of $88 per case with use of Minnesota telehealth service for common ailments. State laws prevent wide expansion.
Feds Update Flu Apps
Centers for Disease Control have updated their two flu apps -- FluView and CDC Influenza -- for the busy flu season.
Could X-rays Be New Route To U.K. EHRs?
As British health leaders face demands for greater use of IT to improve patient care, vendor-neutral archive (VNA) technology shows promise in providing the groundwork for a national EHR.
Obama Urged to Mandate Medical Error Reporting
Ex-Bush Treasury secretary and Alcoa chief Paul O'Neill says
president should use upcoming State of the Union address to call for hospitals to submit daily online report of all accidents, infections and medication errors.