Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in April 2013
Microsoft Updates Cloud Agreement For HIPAA Rules
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Microsoft responds to new HIPAA regulations that make cloud service providers "business associates" of healthcare providers and health plans.
Teambox Brings Collaboration Behind the Firewall
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Teambox On-Premise allows healthcare, financial and other highly regulated industries to take advantage of cloud collaboration technologies.
Canada Doctors Reap ROI From EHRs
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Medical practices and the Canadian government save millions per year after transitioning to electronic health records, study says.
Interoperability Depends On EHR Vendors: AHA
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Providers don't need more regulation -- they need fewer obstacles to complying, says hospital association in reply to government's request for information on interoperability.
Box Expands Healthcare Offerings
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Cloud storage service announces new healthcare partner applications, customers and security compliance.
Boston Hospital CIO Reflects After Bombing
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka blogs on risk planning and data sharing in wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Web Programs Help Adolescents Control Diabetes
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Puberty typically wreaks havoc with diabetes control, but a Yale study that combines adolescence and diabetes coping programs reverses that trend.
Healthcare Patient Engagement Remains Elusive
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Processes, attitudes, poor design, even fear of too much data stand in the way of true care partnerships. Is greater patient autonomy the answer?
Cigna To Offer Telehealth Coverage To Self-Insured
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Cigna will offer MDLive service, which lets members request online video, telephone or e-mail consultations with doctors for non-urgent care needs such as colds and headaches.
Will Doctors 'C' The Way To Accountable Care?
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Health IT vendor Lumeris develops "Nine C's" framework to help primary care physicians achieve healthcare reform goals.
EHR Vendor, Insurer Agree On Two-Way Data Exchange
News  |  4/20/2013  | 
Electronic health record vendor Greenway and insurer Florida Blue strike deal to use Availity as conduit for care summaries that providers need and EHR data that insurers want.
Health IT Investments Approach $500 Million In Q1
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Venture capitalists plug a record $493 million into healthcare technology, with consumer-focused companies receiving the lion's share.
Hitachi, Manchester NHS Partner On Health IT
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Greater Manchester National Health Service division taps Hitachi expertise for "informatics technology to manage and improve patient care and population health."
ICU Platform First To Integrate, Analyze Monitoring Data
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
New system T3, developed by Boston Children's Hospital and Arcadia Solutions, combines data from multiple devices used in intensive care units to predict patient "trajectories."
Navy To Digitize Shipboard Medical Imaging
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Agfa to supply digital radiography, PACS, speech recognition technology for 42 U.S. ships to connect to Walter Reed radiologists. New tech replaces metal plates.
As Innovation Competitions Grow, Prize Money Shrinks
Commentary  |  4/17/2013  | 
Latest crowdsourced contests aim to attract data scientists with $100,000 prizes -- not yesterday's millions.
EHR Incentive Program Is Off Track, Senators Say
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Report says Obama administration should "reboot" program and delay later stages of Meaningful Use.
Healthcare Industry Makes Little Progress On ICD-10
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Unless healthcare providers, software vendors and insurers catch up quickly, there will be significant disruptions in October 2014 when the new code set becomes law.
Healthcare Directed Exchange Gets Big Government Push
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Requiring electronic health record systems to allow direct communications, plus access to health information service providers, might help providers meet Meaningful Use stage 2 criteria.
U.K. IT Industry Offers Strategies To Improve NHS
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
National Health Service must become more like online travel and retail sites to thrive in the 21st century, says Intellect report.
NCQA Tests New Healthcare Quality Measure
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
Unified, risk-based model of assessing healthcare performance expected to be more clinically relevant to physicians than current measures.
Geek Physique: Why IT Managers Must Get Fit
Commentary  |  4/12/2013  | 
Our 2013 IT Salary Survey shows most employers don't care that much about your fitness. But you should, if you want to do your job better.
Donated EHRs May Be Allowed Until 2016
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
Proposed government regulation would let hospitals subsidize EHRs and related services for independent doctors through 2016, instead of 2013.
EHR Vendors Tap Software Developers To Expand Reach
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
Athenahealth launches development platform, Allscripts stresses Windows 8, eClinicalWorks opens up EHR to mobile health apps.
Google Searches Show Seasons Shape Mental Health
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Research showing an association between seasons and mental health affirms the value of search queries for public health surveillance.
Hospitals Must Address 'Alarm Fatigue,' Joint Commission Says
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Hospitals should develop guidelines for adjusting alarms and improve staff training to prevent harm to patients, says accrediting group.
Healthcare Heavyweights Team To Compare Medical Devices
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
SharedClarity, a new company formed by insurer UnitedHealthcare and three big providers, will negotiate with device makers based on performance studies.
EHRs Aren't Ready For Genomics-Driven Healthcare
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Electronic health records need ancillary systems that incorporate individuals' genetics into clinical decision support decisions, experts say.
Hospital Cuts Readmissions With Focus On Primary Care
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Software links emergency department patients with follow-up care to cut nonessential return trips to the hospital.
Philly Health Insurer Funds Health IT Startups
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Independence Blue Cross is investing in startups that offer innovative solutions to healthcare challenges.
Mobile Tech Helps NHS Reach Remote Patients
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Healthcare workers providing in-home care use digital pens to send patient information to and from hospital records systems.
Health IT In 2018: Crystal Ball Predictions
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Near-universal EHR adoption, genetics in clinical decision support and widespread Internet medicine are all around the corner, says study.
ONC Awards HIE Interoperability Work
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
DirectTrust, Interoperability Work Group receive grants to continue work and focus on issues that concern ONC.
Supercomputer Apps Tackle Cancer, Autism, Heart Attacks
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
Healthcare and life sciences apps sweep top three spots in contest from YarcData, a unit of supercomputing pioneer Cray, showcasing the power of graph analytics.
Michigan Blues Joins Statewide Health Information Exchange
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
State's dominant insurer seeks clinical and administrative data for care management and reporting to state health insurance exchange.
GE Contests Shoot For Innovation Via Crowdsourcing
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
GE's Industrial Internet Quests challenge global experts to create new algorithms to improve air travel and healthcare.
Patients Like Online Health Records Access, Study Says
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
Veterans in study said the ability to view notes, lab results and other documents helped them communicate better with their doctors and led to better health.
Obama Brain Mapping Project Tests Big Data Limits
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
President Obama's just announced Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project might require handling yottabytes of data.
Can British Docs Give Up Envelopes As Storage?
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
New digitizing service threatens to send the Lloyd George envelope, a century-old record-keeping medium used by British family doctors, to that file cabinet in the sky.
NHS Moves Slowly Toward Mobile Health IT
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
Doctors' demands mean the National Health Service's may soon be forced to allow smartphone and tablet use in clinical care.
NHS Needs Better Vision Of Digital Patients
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
Is a focus on niche technology rather than a more integrated view of the digital patient holding back the modernization of the U.K.'s socialized health system?


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