Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in April 2010
Healthline Lands $14 Million In Funding
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
The funds will be used to boost the online health information firm's content, sales, and advertising platform.
Federal Health Architecture Director Steps Down
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
Vish Sankaran used his post to urge federal agencies to collaborate with one another and to adopt interoperable health IT.
Computerized Medication Order Errors Studied
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Researchers want to learn the cause of mistakes related to computerized physician order entry systems so they can help software makers prevent them.
Image Gallery: Wireless Telehealth Brings Medical Help To Those In Need
Slideshows  |  4/27/2010  | 
High-tech developments such as an 802.11-equipped stretcher and mobile vans for digital mammogram screening means living far from a doctor doesn't have to result in poor care.
Telehealth Links Doctors To Remote Patients In Need
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Don't have health facilities nearby? Medical providers across the country are delivering healthcare virtually.
Personal Health Records Use Growing
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Nearly one in 10 adults surveyed report using a Web site to record health information.
Guerra On Healthcare: Policy Makers Must Get Serious
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
A multibillion-dollar industry is hanging on the Health IT Policy Committee's every word -- it's time for less flexibility and more gravitas.
Digitization Slashing Health IT Vendor Dominance
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Dell says traditional health IT vendors will lose market share as the medical industry converts from film to digital medical imaging.
Massive Mobile Phone Health Risk Study Underway
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Researchers hope the 30-year study will yield definitive answers on whether the use of mobile handsets is linked to brain cancer or other disorders.
Internet Use Lower Among Chronically Ill
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Socioeconomic conditions decrease the ability of adults with chronic diseases to gain Internet access.
Patient Safety Tops Healthcare Committee's Agenda
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Workgroup recommends national database of safety incidents.
Bill Extends HITECH To Mental Health
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Eligibility for $20 billion in incentives would be expanded to include mental healthcare professionals and facilities, a group left out of original ARRA provisions.
VCs Lukewarm To Health IT
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
The HIT sector has pulled in 20% less in venture capital funding year-over-year.
1 In 5 Prescriptions Made Electronically
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
The use of digitized prescriptions written by healthcare providers grew 181 percent in a one-year period, study shows.
VA Offers Lessons For Health IT Adoption
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The private healthcare sector can benefit from the VA's successful, decades-long use of health IT, says a senior Veterans Affairs official.
Samsung Warns Of 3D TV Hazards
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
Stroke, seizure, and motion sickness are among the potential health effects from watching 3D televisions.
How To Succeed At Electronic Medical Records
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
Cultural change, training and communication are key to solid EMR implementations, survey says.
Guerra On Healthcare: Have Faith In Your Clinicians
Commentary  |  4/20/2010  | 
When you turn to your medical staff for help selecting e-medical record and other clinical systems, be ready to listen and trust their thinking.
HIT Sector Ripe For Consolidation
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
Privately held health IT providers could be prime acquisition targets for larger companies seeking health information exchange solutions, report says.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's New Acquisition Underscores Vertical Strategy
Commentary  |  4/19/2010  | 
Ellison says Oracle can overtake SAP by providing more industry-specific functionality, and his latest deal underscores his belief.
Oracle To Buy Phase Forward For $685 Million
News  |  4/16/2010  | 
The impending addition to Oracle's Health Sciences division makes a SaaS-based integrated research suite to help manage drug trials.
Microsoft Investigates Report Of Abused Workers
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
Long hours, low wages, and poor working conditions have been documented at factory in China.
Guerra On Healthcare: Experienced CIOs, Share Your EMR Knowledge
Commentary  |  4/15/2010  | 
Tech execs who've successfully implemented electronic medical record systems should consider mentoring less-experienced peers.
HIT Critical To Improving Patient Care
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
Supplying medical providers with health information technology will ultimately yield improvements in patient health, says a government report.
Botswana Hospital Takes A Digital Leap Forward
News  |  4/14/2010  | 
A digitized and networked African hospital provides care based on U.S. best practices for electronic medical records and clinical systems.
E-Health Records No Quick Fix
News  |  4/13/2010  | 
Study says electronic health records alone have limited ability to control costs or improve quality, at least in the short term.
Hospital Tracks Equipment With Real-Time Ultrasound System
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
IBM location software and Sonitor ultrasound system saves Saint Michael's time and money.
Doctors Still Trump Internet For Medical Advice
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
Women prefer medical professionals over online chat sites for discussing private health matters, a study shows.
Providers Seek Options In EMR Vendors
News  |  4/8/2010  | 
Although three vendors now dominate the ambulatory electronic medical record market, a KLAS report finds that other firms are picking up speed.
VA Health IT Generates $3 Billion Savings
News  |  4/8/2010  | 
Over a 10-year period, the VA lowered costs while improving healthcare quality because of its health IT investments, says a research group..
HHS Expands Health IT Centers
News  |  4/7/2010  | 
Funds totaling $267 million will be given by the Department of Health and Human Services to develop the health IT industry and help local providers adopt electronic health records.
Medical Data At Risk
News  |  4/7/2010  | 
Theft of computer equipment, staff and third-party negligence, and inside hackers caused the majority of patient data breaches.
Global CIO: St. Luke's CIO Saves Millions With Apptio's Help
Commentary  |  4/5/2010  | 
Apptio's tools helped $2.5 billion St. Luke's Health System identify where its IT spending was exemplary, okay, or troublesome.
HHS Injects $144M Into Education, Research
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
Funds will boost programs to develop healthcare IT skills expected to be in short supply.
UnitedHealthcare Provides Advance Info On Healthcare Costs
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
Treatment Cost Estimator tool has pricing on 500 medical services and 90 surgeries so consumers know costs in advance of treatment.
Yahoo Partners With Healthline
News  |  4/2/2010  | 
Healthline aims to provide health information technology that will drive health-specific search and navigation on the Yahoo site.
Process Management Tools For Nursing Lacking
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
Survey finds nurses lack supply chain and logistics technology that could help them better manage patients.
E-Health Records: Should FDA Help Certify?
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
Health IT policy group debates merits of bringing FDA, others into EHR certification process.


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