Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in February 2013
English Hospitals Look To Cloud To Curb Expenses
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
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.
Caradigm Expands Health Information Exchange Capabilities
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Microsoft-GE Healthcare joint venture adds tools to support population health management, accountable and integrated care, and third-party app development.
CIO Profiles: Keith J. Figlioli Of Premier
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Don't waste this healthcare alliance CIO's time with overhyped marketing promises.
CPOE Cuts Medication Errors By 48%, Says Study
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
But it's still unclear whether the computerized ordering systems actually reduce harm to patients.
Speech Recognition Booms As EHR Adoption Grows
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Nuance leads field, but M*Modal is rising, KLAS report finds. Meanwhile, natural language processing and computer-assisted coding gain interest.
Electronic Records Increase Preventive Testing, Study Says
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Women's health screening rates for many common conditions rise as IT becomes more sophisticated, study finds.
Aetna Consolidates Health IT Assets
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
New Healthagen business unit will sell integrated care coordination, population health management, physician workflow transformation services.
Dell Targets Healthcare With Windows 8 Tablet
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Dell touts security features, long battery life, and lower cost of managing Latitude over iPad.
VA Contract Could Spur RTLS Tech Adoption
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
HP, Intelligent Insites, WaveMark among vendors contracted to implement electronic tracking solutions throughout VA system.
Health IT Proves Economic Mettle, Research Says
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Electronic health records and medication and disease management systems offer the most ROI, research review finds.
Kareo Launches Free EHR Based On Epocrates Technology
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Practice management services vendor Kareo bought intellectual property, hired CMIO before Epocrates agreed to takeover by Athenahealth.
Healthcare CIOs Juggle Obamacare, Traditional Projects
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Newly empowered healthcare CIOs struggle to find their way in regulatory landscape while defending budgets, says Deloitte report.
In ICD-10 Transition, Training Trumps Tech Concerns
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Clinical readiness is a top concern among providers regarding the ICD-10 transition, says recent KLAS report.
Readmissions Don't Measure Quality, Harvard Doctor Says
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Noted health policy researcher Ashish Jha says new Medicare penalties on 30-day hospital readmissions promote accountability, but may not improve patient outcomes.
HIMSS Plans New EHR Testing Ground
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Interoperability innovation center will let EHR vendors and other entities test their systems' ability to exchange data with other health IT systems.
Big Data Startup Eyes Genome Analysis In 4 Hours
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Bina Technologies introduces analytics platform designed to cut human genome processing time, make personalized medicine more accessible.
Patient Engagement Key To Better Health: AHRQ Report
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Lack of standardization is delaying commercial applications for home monitoring devices, says Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
CHIME CEO Wants CIO Voices In Healthcare Policy
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Incoming CHIME CEO seeks to give health IT professionals a greater leadership role in public policy, offer "tactical and practical" assistance to overburdened CIOs.
5 Ways To Improve Healthcare Information Exchanges
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Define the problem you want to solve with an HIE -- and be ready for incompatibility headaches, say experts.
NASA Rover Spinoff Roams Hospitals Delivering Meals, Laundry
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Hospital robot is one of dozens of NASA spinoff innovations designed to make life better here on earth.
New Query Tool Searches EHR Unstructured Data
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Developed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Queriable Patient Inference Dossier (QPID) extracts data from unstructured text to answer clinician questions.
Doctors Push Back Against Health IT's Workflow Demands
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Doctors are angry that accountable care organization workflows seem more like manufacturing, less like healthcare, say panelists at eHealth Initiative conference.
Does Health IT Safety Need New Regulatory Body?
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Recent Department of Health and Human Services proposal says no; new think tank report agrees with HHS stance.
U.K. Telehealth Ambitions Lack Firm Foundations
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
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.
ONC Continues Debate On Patient Safety Plan
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) elaborates on its plans for using health IT and patient engagement to deliver safer care.
Health IT Needs Moneyball Technique To Succeed
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
Big data in healthcare should copy the movie's analytics strategy, says eHealth Initiative Annual Conference keynote speaker.
6 Questions To Guide Natural Language Processing Strategy
Commentary  |  2/12/2013  | 
Healthcare can make good use of NLP, but only if the right technology is applied to appropriate uses.
Is Healthcare Big Data Ready For Prime Time?
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
As large healthcare providers test the limits of big data analytics, many smaller groups question the value.
Physicians Prefer 'Best Of Breed' Emergency Department EHRs
News  |  2/11/2013  | 
KLAS survey shows that doctors like specialty EHRs' documentation and other features -- but many providers still choose "one size fits all" enterprise systems.
IBM's Watson Could Be Healthcare Game Changer
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
IBM's cognitive computing technology moves past Jeopardy and into serious healthcare challenges, including cancer treatment. IBM's rivals seem stuck on more prosaic problems.
Online Consults Increasing, Despite Physicians' Concerns
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
New primary care model gains momentum as payers see cost-cutting potential and consumers demand better service.
IBM Watson Helps Doctors Fight Cancer
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
IBM, WellPoint and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center announce applications based on Watson technology, including an advanced clinical decision support system for oncologists.
Family Physicians Lead In EHR Adoption
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
More than two-thirds of family doctors had EHRs in 2011, and that number is rising, new research says.
U.K. Cancer Doctors Stop Lugging Suitcases Of Documents
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
Clatterbridge Cancer Center in North West England is ditching its antiquated paper records for a digital system.
Hospitals, CIOs Laud Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
HHS's "light regulatory approach" to a national patient safety plan draws qualified praise from industry trade groups.
California Health System Launches For-Profit Innovation Institute
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
St. Joseph Health System in Orange County follows in Cleveland Clinic's footsteps, commercializing healthcare innovations to boost revenue.
Can Avatars Improve Patient Outcomes?
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Use of avatars that reflect patients' ethnic and educational background can help drive engagement, says study.
Tool Streamlines Electronic Funds Transfer From Health Plans
News  |  2/6/2013  | 
Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare hopes letting providers enroll just once for multiple plans will be more efficient and encourage more doctors to participate in electronic funds transfer.
McKesson, Cerner Talk Health IT Interoperability Alliance?
News  |  2/6/2013  | 
The two systems vendors are said to be in talks to cooperate on health information exchange.
Infosys Partners With Device Company In Healthcare Push
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
Infosys provides cloud-based portal to help NovaSom better manage sleep apnea diagnostics.
Mobile Health Challenge: Only Open Apps Need Apply
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
New challenge aims to improve interoperability within healthcare through use of open architecture.
Online Medical Consults Save Money, Study Says
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
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
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Centers for Disease Control have updated their two flu apps -- FluView and CDC Influenza -- for the busy flu season.
Health Information Exchange Debate Gets Fiery
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Experts disagree about the viability and usefulness of the current generation of health HIEs. Will more nimble HIEs deliver better results?
Could X-rays Be New Route To U.K. EHRs?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
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.
Will Doctors Embrace Tibbr Enterprise Social Networking Platform?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Social media tool draws on Facebook-style features to streamline communication and do away with paper processes.
Obama Urged to Mandate Medical Error Reporting
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
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.
Clinical Decision Support A Turnoff For Patients, Says Study
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Patients rate doctors who use decision aids more negatively than those who diagnose on their own or after consulting experts.


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