Content tagged with Healthcare - posted in April 2011 - InformationWeek
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posted in April 2011
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12 Hot Mobile Medical Apps
Slideshows  |  4/29/2011  | 
Mobile medicine is everywhere. There's the iPhone app that lets you cut away images of muscle layers to see what lies beneath, an e-health record system for the iPad, and a smartphone-based blood pressure monitor. Here are a dozen innovative ones.
ACO Rules Limit Patient Telehealth Options
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
American Telemedicine Association wants HHS to waive five Medicare restrictions on telehealth payments.
Guerra on Healthcare: MU Debate On Lab Reporting
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Some members of the Meaningful Use Workgroup question the need for office labs to keep public health agencies in the loop on diseases and lab data.
Program Links Hospital Labs To Public Health Agencies
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
The Lab Interoperability Cooperative program is designed to help public health officials act more rapidly and efficiently to control disease.
Electronic Patient Consent System Planned
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Given the public's concerns about online privacy and ID theft, ONC is launching a pilot project that will build trust in data exchange.
IT Support Of Healthcare Quality Key To Reform
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Philip Bredesen, former Tennessee governor and national e-health alliance co-chair, remains frustrated with the slow pace of change in the industry.
Does Vermont Prescriber ID Law Violate Free Speech?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
The Supreme Court might not even be hearing the case if the state's ban on using a doctor's prescription records for marketing purposes were written as "opt-out" rather than "opt-in."
Can IT Really Nail A Complex Medical Diagnosis?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
State-of-the-art clinical decision-support systems can sharpen a veteran physician’s reasoning skills, but they're far from perfect.
Vidyo, Massachusetts Hospital Partner On Telemedicine
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
The Internet-based system gave Mass General's stroke center the secure, low-latency, high-definition, and interoperable videoconferencing platform it needed.
Chicago HIE To Host 9.4 Million Healthcare Records
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council will use Microsoft, CSC, and HealthUnity technology in what's planned to be the nation's largest metropolitan health information exchange.
Guerra On Healthcare: In Memory Of Veteran Leader
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
HIMSS Analytics' VP of market research Marc Holland left a deep legacy on health IT, family, and colleagues.
Supreme Court To Hear Doctor Pharmacy Data Case
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Data collection firms are challenging a Vermont law limiting use of doctors' prescription records for targeted marketing programs by drug companies.
Microsoft Brings Xbox Kinect To Windows PCs
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Hands-free apps, for industries like healthcare and engineering, could be the next frontier in business computing.
EMRs Provide Valuable Genetic Data Quickly
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Researchers can use electronic medical records to cut the time and expense of recruiting thousands of patients.
Healthcare Providers Voice Gripes At EHR Usability Hearing
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
The federal Health IT Policy Committee's Adoption/Certification Workgroup became a sounding board for doctors frustrated with complicated electronic health record software.
Is Flood Of Medical Alerts Harming Patients?
Commentary  |  4/25/2011  | 
Alarms from increasingly sensitive health IT could be desensitizing clinicians to signs of patient danger.
Healthcare Providers Prize PACS-RIS Integration
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Clinicians want seamless integration between picture archiving and communication systems and radiology information systems and will sacrifice some functionality to achieve it, according to a KLAS survey.
AMA Launches Suite Of Health IT Tools
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
The Amagine platform gives physicians a single point of access to more than 20 health IT systems, knowledge and communication tools, and consulting resources to improve practice efficiency and patient care.
CHIME Seeks Refinements In Stage 1 MU Compliance
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
Unreasonable expectations from ONC on Meaningful Use guidelines may discourage widespread adoption of EHRs.
IT Drives Patient Education
Commentary  |  4/20/2011  | 
Computer-generated questionnaires, medication resolution programs, and sophisticated videos are making a difference in patient care.
American Well Launches Telehealth For SMB Practices
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
For medical offices that lack IT muscle, Online Care for Providers offers two-way video, live chat, billing, and more.
Microsoft Collaborating On Chronic Condition Management Systems
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
Customized systems, like the one EMC Consulting and Microsoft developed for Denver Health, help providers to better manage care for patients with chronic health problems.
PTSD iPhone App Launches For Veterans
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launch the free PTSD Coach to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder seek immediate help or manage their symptoms.
Healthcare Providers Frustrated By Excessive EHR Alerts
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
The flood of notifications coming from electronic health records distracts medical personnel from addressing urgent messages about patients' abnormal test results.
Medicare Opens EHR 'Meaningful Use' Attestation
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
Healthcare providers can now begin the process of qualifying for federal electronic health record incentive payments.
Guerra On Healthcare: Health IT Committee Missing Focus
Commentary  |  4/19/2011  | 
The latest Policy Committee meeting suggests that the debate on Stage 2 meaningful use could go on forever.
Patient Safety Initiative To Leverage Health IT
News  |  4/18/2011  | 
The $1 billion federal Partnership for Patients initiative aims to cut $35 billion in healthcare costs, save 60,000 lives, and decrease hospital-acquired conditions by 40% by 2013.
Rural Surgeons To Get Community Website
News  |  4/15/2011  | 
Geographically isolated physicians to get a portal to share ideas and fuller access to expert advice.
Meaningful Use Quality Reporting Haunts CIOs
News  |  4/15/2011  | 
Capturing and submitting data to CMS directly from an EHR remains a big concern, according to a recent CHIME survey.
Does IT Enhance Patient Safety? Let's See Proof
Commentary  |  4/14/2011  | 
Is it true what they say: Tools don't create safety, people do?
Allscripts, Xerox To Host IT Services For Clinicians
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The partnership will manage clinical and EHR technology apps for clients, and ACS also will offer mainframe, server, storage, back up, recovery, and network support.
Web App Advances Personalized Cancer Treatment
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
A collaboration between the American Society of Oncology and CollabRX may bring individualized therapy to the masses.
Healthcare Providers Find Options Narrowed For Meaningful Use
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Exemptions in the electronic health record incentives program may not be available to some providers, depending on how prepared their state is for accepting data.
Doctors Favor iPhone, iPad Over Android
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Apple devices dominate the medical field, but Android doubled its market share, according to a survey of 550,000-plus subscribers to Bulletin Healthcare.
VA Launches Health Information Exchange Pilot
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
Veterans Affairs teams up with health IT group to reduce time needed to access medical records.
Dell Launches Meditech Desktop Virtualization
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
The mobile clinical computing system uses VMware technology to allow desktop healthcare applications to be accessed in the cloud and delivered as a managed service.
ONC Employs Social Media For Input On Strategy
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan proposed revisions are available for public comment on the Health IT Buzz blog maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Doctor Practice Uses BI Tools To Improve Care
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Southeast Texas Medical Associates has employed IBM business intelligence software to analyze patient care and reduce hospital readmissions.
Telehealth Rated Top Medical Innovation
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Global health leaders say that information and communications technologies hold the greatest hope for improving patient diagnosis and treatment.
Guarded Optimism For Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  4/11/2011  | 
An informed newcomer looks critically at EHRs, clinical decision support software, and proprietary databases and wonders: is health IT all it's cracked up to be?
Guerra On Healthcare: Clinicians Work In Flawed System
Commentary  |  4/11/2011  | 
A recent hospital stay by family members generates equal parts admiration and frustration.
HHS Pushes Private Sector To Fix Healthcare Problems
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Federal health IT official says government's job is to lay the foundation for business innovations that will reduce waste and improve public health.
Mostashari Named ONC Chief
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
His experience as ONC deputy national coordinator for programs and policy and in the New York City Department of Health should help Mostashari promote the use of health IT.
Consumers Slow To Adopt Electronic Personal Health Records
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
Some patients are still concerned about online security, while healthy consumers seem indifferent to the benefits of PHRs, according to a study by IDC Health Insights.
Report Blasts Problem-Plagued Cancer Research Grid
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
$350 million caBIG technology program is too complex and its business model is unsustainable, says National Cancer Institute working group.
Frustration Flares In ONC's Meaningful Use Workgroup Debate
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Health IT policy committee members can't agree on how to provide patients with access to hospital data.
Mobile Health To Transform Healthcare Delivery
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
The mobile healthcare market will approach $10 billion in the next 5 years, according to a report from global management consulting firm Arthur D. Little.
Guerra On Healthcare: Gathering Support For Your EMR
Commentary  |  4/6/2011  | 
To get a capital-intensive health IT project funded, you may need some advanced political skills.
Verizon, Medfx Pilot Health Information Exchange
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Virginia test integrates federal Direct Project protocols and Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange standards to create secure, two-way exchange of patient health information.
CDC Sees EHRs As Public Health 'Game Changer'
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Health information exchanges and electronic health records will advance the ability of doctors, hospitals, and federal health officials to identify, monitor, and communicate disease outbreaks, says the agency's IT chief.
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