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posted in May 2011
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MIT Invests In Next-Generation Medical Technologies
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
In conjunction with GE and Analog Devices., the school has opened the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center to improve IT usability and foster innovation.
HHS Proposes Changes To HIPAA Privacy Rule
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
Individuals would know who accessed their e-health information as well as details about the data disclosed.
Physicians Get Meaningful Use Payment Checks
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
A family doctor with a six-physician center in Ohio recommends building spreadsheets to track progress and ease the attestation process.
Telecom Providers See Opportunities In Telemedicine
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint are among the telecom companies that have announced new initiatives for telehealth services, and there are more opportunities to come, says an IDC report.
Guerra On Healthcare: Improve Your Feedback Loop
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
We need an accurate and fast data-feedback loop. IT data reports that take six months or more to come out don't make the grade.
IBM Boosts Health Analytics With 'Watson' Supercomputer Capabilities
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
Advanced business intelligence technologies help extract more useful data from electronic medical records.
Advanced Health IT Needed For ACO Initiatives
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Data analytics tools, clinical applications, and other technologies technologies can help accountable care organizations deliver on the promise of curbing costs and improving care.
KLAS Finds Partial IT Outsourcing On The Rise
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
With a majority of healthcare groups using such services, the key to success is knowing what services to send out and what to keep in-house.
GE, Thomson Reuters Combine Databases For Outcomes Research
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Companies link insurance claims and clinical data to help researchers improve medical outcomes.
Clinical e-Research Group Seeks Funding For IT Initiatives
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
PACeR, a group of medical research centers, drug companies, and health IT organizations, is hoping to advance evidence-based medicine with a variety of high-tech tools.
Health IT Pros Are The New Cinderella
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Growing demand and a new appreciation for HIT professionals means these experts are no longer the "computer geeks" no one wants to hang out with.
DOD Blamed For Duplicative IT Systems
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The department is spending more than it needs to on health IT systems and could reduce overlap to save money, the U.S. comptroller said.
IT Is Not The Doctor's Real Enemy
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Information technology is not medicine's enemy but an ally that can ultimately improve patient care and reduce costs.
Anesthesia Delivery Market To Reach $4 Billion
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Sales of anesthesia information management systems are driving much of the growth, according to an iData Research report.
Physicians Slowly Embrace Patient Videoconferencing
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Seven percent of U.S. doctors now conduct video chats with patients, even if they still shun email interactions, according to a survey by Manhattan Research.
CVS Caremark Pilots Prescription Electronic Prior Authorizations
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Giving clinicians the ability to electronically request prior authorizations for certain medications will simplify a time-consuming, sometimes frustrating process.
Health IT Boosts Bottom Line For Hospitals
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The Fitch Ratings analysis suggests that better informatics and adherence to quality standards really do drive the bottom line.
Health IT Tops Jobs List For College Grads
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Health IT jobs are expected to grow by 20%, or about 35,100 new jobs, for the decade 2008-2018, according to a UC San Diego study.
Guerra On Healthcare: Beware Cost Of MU, ACOs
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
The feds want your involvement in Accountable Care Organizations and Meaningful Use, but will you see a meaningful return on investment?
Dare To Question The Status Quo
Commentary  |  5/20/2011  | 
It's not the job of doctors to know what they want--it's up to IT's innovators to develop something unique, even if their peers find it outlandish.
Reimbursement Mechanisms, Sustainability Are Keys To Telehealth Success
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
New Mexico study shows promise in extending specialty care to rural areas, but new payment models are needed.
Guerra On Healthcare: Respect The Clinical Specialists
Commentary  |  5/20/2011  | 
CIOs may believe that primary-care-centric EMRs are the way to go, but all too often, it's the best-paid specialists who call the shots.
AHA Says ACO Costs Far Exceed CMS Estimates
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
The American Hospital Association says the feds used figures based on physician group practices that already have many ACO elements in place.
VA, DOD Lack Coordinated Health IT Plan
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Both departments have invested heavily in modernizing their own separate electronic health record systems.
Healthcare Puts Tablets To The Test
Features  |  5/19/2011  | 
iPads and other mobile consumer devices have made their way into the exam room, bringing with them concerns about security, tech support, and infection control.
Medicare To Start Payments For Meaningful Use
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
CMS will soon be issuing the first bonuses to providers for meeting federal EHR standards.
Healthcare Puts Tablets To The Test
Features  |  5/19/2011  | 
iPads and other mobile consumer devices have made their way into the exam room, bringing with them concerns about security, tech support, and infection control.
Better Clinical Analytics Means Better Clinical Care
Features  |  5/18/2011  | 
Healthcare providers are incorporating BI capabilities in new ways to improve patient outcomes.
Dossia Adds Medical Term Translator To E-Health Records
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The consortium of large employers is looking to make it easier for employees to use its online health records.
IT Certifying Commission To Cover Obstetrics, Cancer, Research
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
CCHIT will accept EHR applications from vendors beginning on June 2.
Better Clinical Analytics Means Better Clinical Care
Features  |  5/18/2011  | 
Healthcare providers are incorporating BI capabilities in new ways to improve patient outcomes.
Physicians Say IT Is Still The Enemy
Commentary  |  5/18/2011  | 
Understanding the difference between how academic and community physicians think can foster more productive relationships--and perhaps less tension.
Ford Driving Health, Safety With Mobile Apps
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The new programs may eventually warn patients with chronic disorders of an impending emergency, or let them upload data directly to a personal health record.
E-Prescribing Increased 72% In 2010
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
One in four drug orders were delivered to pharmacies through secure electronic exchange, reports Surescripts study.
Behavioral Health Launches HIE
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
The Arizona service provider is one of the first mental health providers to launch a health information exchange to share patient records with care partners.
Philadelphia To Roll Out EHR From eClinicalWorks
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
The e-health records system will be used to help provide care at eight outpatient clinics run by the city's department of public health and several correctional facilities.
Healthcare IT Spending To Reach $40 Billion
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
The U.S market for healthcare IT hardware, software, and services is expected to grow 24% annually for several years, driven in part by mandatory use of EHRs.
55% Of California Primary Care Physicians Use EHRs
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Health IT implementation is significantly higher in large physician practices and is growing in community clinics.
Is BI The Key To Personalized Medicine?
Commentary  |  5/16/2011  | 
The right business intelligence tools can help clinicians zero in on each individual's healthcare needs, but there are important caveats to bear in mind.
Medical Data Mining Strengthens Drug Safety
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
By applying analytics to medical journal articles, Rand researchers were able to uncover dangerous side effects before regulators' existing systems could.
CHIME Questions Patient Opt-Out For ACOs
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Letting patients restrict access to their records could hurt efforts to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs, the advocacy group says.
Healthcare Providers Establish Telehealth Reimbursement Models
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Creation of revenue streams for remote services means doctors are running out of excuses for dismissing the technology, say Mayo, University of Miami leaders.
Intel, GE Intro Windows 7 Telehealth Tool
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Care Innovations platform helps doctors monitor patients and remotely manage care, but sidesteps iPhone and iPad devices.
What's The Quality Of Your Healthcare Quality Reporting?
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
As pay-for-performance programs take center stage, you'll need expert data-gathering skills to get fully reimbursed.
Hospital CIOs To Increase IT Spending In 2011
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Health IT spending plans in U.S., U.K., and Canada are being pumped up by government programs, reports Ovum.
Smartphone App Enables Accurate Stroke Diagnosis
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Study validates that doctors can read radiology images on small iPhone screens just as well as they can on large workstation monitors.
Alcatel-Lucent, Pittsburgh Hospital Team On Telemedicine Platform
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
The joint venture will combine live, store and forward, and home monitoring audio- and video-communications services for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Atlanta Vies For 'Capital Of Health IT'
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Riding on the success of a growing vendor market and the recent HIMSS conference, the city's chamber of commerce is pitching the southern city as the "epicenter for health information technology."
Patient Advocates Want More Say In Health IT
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Coalition platform calls consumers "most significant untapped resource in healthcare," demands a role in ensuring that health information exchange and other technologies consider their needs, expectations.
AMA's Program Helps Small Physician Practices Adopt EHRs
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
These tutorials explain all the basics needed for clinicians to choose the best vendors.
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