Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in June 2010
Army Using Telemedicine For Healthcare Delivery
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Wounded soldiers, pregnant women, and diabetes patients are receiving medical and appointment reminders to support their rehabilitation and treatment.
Healthcare CIOs Worried About Achieving Meaningful Use
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Reporting requirements and uncertainty around the meaningful use criteria raise concerns with 80% of healthcare CIOs according to survey findings.
Health Insurer Launches Live Chat
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
UPMC Health Plan allows members to use Internet technology to get answers about claims, billing, benefits, and other insurance information.
Guerra On Healthcare: Siemens Summer CEO Coup
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
John Glaser taking the helm of Siemens Health Services Business Unit is a game changer proves there's more than just one kind of M&A.
Siemens Taps Glaser To Lead Global Healthcare IT
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
A former advisor to health IT czar Blumenthal and longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser will be CEO of Siemens Health Services Business Unit.
Resistance To EHRs May Widen Healthcare Disparities
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Small medical practices serving Medicaid patients have been reluctant to adopt electronic health records because they're already overwhelmed with providing medical services.
Mobility To Lead Health IT Innovation
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Government stimulus funds will help, but not quickly cure, the lag in health IT adoption caused by years of failure to invest in new technology.
Telehealth Device Improves Patient Compliance
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Use of a wireless reminder instrument led to a 27% higher rate of patients taking their medications on time.
Health IT Boot Camp To Accelerate Professional Certification
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The five-day crash course in health IT and e-medical records can lead to professional certification for IT pros and clinicians.
NaviNet Intros SaaS EMR, Practice Management
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The multi-payer web portal will integrate administrative, clinical, and financial applications in a Software-as-a-Service-based electronic medical record for small medical practices.
Q&A: Dr. Steven Waldren On What's At Risk With E-Health Records
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
It's time for doctors to move on EHRs or get left behind, says head of American Academy of Family Physicians health information group.
CMS Launches EHR Incentive Website
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Healthcare professionals can get information on federal electronic health record incentives.
Guerra On Healthcare: Father's Day Lessons On CPOE
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Understand physicians and you understand the abysmal computerized physician order entry adoption rates.
HHS Establishes EHR Certification Program
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
The temporary certification will let healthcare organizations qualify their electronic health record systems and receive incentive payments through the Department of Health and Human Services.
California IT Security Chief Resigns
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Mark Weatherford, the second top manager in California's IT department to depart in the last two months, is leaving for an electric power industry group.
Newt Gingrich Endorses EMRs
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
However, despite years of hype around electronic medical records, a poll indicates that actual adoption rate and patient enthusiasm remain low.
Hospital Order Management Platform Slashes Purchasing Costs
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
Seventeen hospitals will save millions of dollars by combining their purchase orders through VHA SupplyNetworks ordering system.
Balancing PHI Message Transaction Requirements
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
The privacy and security tiger team of the HIT Policy committee must balance a host of issues in determining the requirements for personal health information transactions.
Health Information Exchange Enhances Decision Making
News  |  6/16/2010  | 
The Wisconsin Health Information Exchange gives emergency room doctors access to patient data faster, helping improve clinical decisions and identify waste, drug abuse, and misuse of ER services.
Microsoft Launches Health Insurance CRM
News  |  6/16/2010  | 
The customer relationship management platform enables health plans to manage and monitor their marketing and sales processes and interoperate with state health insurance exchanges.
GE Healthcare Intros Cloud EMR For Small Practices
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
The software-as-a-service GE Centricity Advance e-medical record system will help small medical practices comply with healthcare reform's "meaningful use" requirements.
WellPoint Taps American Well For Telehealth
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Online healthcare through video, secure chat, or phone will be available to WellPoint's insurance plan members starting late this year.
Guerra On Healthcare: Healthcare CIO Career Fears
Commentary  |  6/14/2010  | 
Savvy Healthcare CIOs are in high demand, but the recruiting and hiring process can be extremely stressful for the sought-after job candidates.
Web Tools Help Cancer Doctors Pick Treatment
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Evidence-based clinical support tools developed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center help doctors choose most promising and cost-effective treatments for cancer patients.
Beacon Program Director Clarifies 'Meaningful Use'
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Health IT pros are advised to look beyond implementing new IT systems to focus on showing how those systems will improve healthcare delivery.
Q&A: Dr. David Blumenthal On Getting Doctors On Board With EHRs
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Nation's health IT coordinator discusses what's at stake for doctors, the potential for consolidation in healthcare market, and what the government is doing to secure e-health records.
California Schools Getting Telemedicine Technologies
News  |  6/11/2010  | 
CompuMed partners with a nonprofit group to put heart monitoring devices in school health centers.
Dell Intros State Health IT Services
News  |  6/10/2010  | 
Technology and consulting services will help state health departments meet requirements of healthcare reform legislation.
Allscripts To Buy Eclipsys For $1.3 Billion
News  |  6/9/2010  | 
The stock deal positions Allscripts to accelerate electronic health record adoption among hospitals, physician practices, and other health delivery organizations.
BPM To Streamline Soldier Rehabilitation
News  |  6/9/2010  | 
The Wounded Warrior business process management app aims to improve efficiency of delivering care to injured soldiers.
Guerra On Healthcare: Why CIOs Need To Sell
News  |  6/8/2010  | 
It's not enough for health system IT pros to do great work -- you have to tell people about it, too.
CMS Awards $24 Million For IT Services
News  |  6/7/2010  | 
Companion Data Services received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contract to host the National Level Repository, which will track healthcare providers' meaningful use of technology.
HHS Awards $83.9 Million For EHR
News  |  6/4/2010  | 
Funds are meant to accelerate the adoption of electronic health records among health centers serving low-income and individuals.
Dell, Practice Fusion Offer SaaS EMR
News  |  6/3/2010  | 
The software-as-a-service offering aims to help smaller medical offices overcome steep barriers to electronic medical record system adoption.
Manatt Says HITECH Needs Changes
News  |  6/3/2010  | 
A Manatt Health Solutions report said the HITECH Act has potential to dramatically improve healthcare, but only if the Meaningful Use criteria are revised.
HHS Launches Community Health Data Initiative
News  |  6/2/2010  | 
IT companies, researchers, patients, and others will gain access to federal health information through an online data warehouse.
Guerra On Healthcare: Do More With Less Time
News  |  6/1/2010  | 
Why people with the most responsibility often have the most free time -- and how you can, too.
Health IT Lacks Innovation, Integration
News  |  6/1/2010  | 
An HP executive's assertion that the healthcare sector isn't investing enough in health IT is backed up by a Dow Jones study.


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