Content tagged with Healthcare - posted in June 2011 - InformationWeek
Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in June 2011
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How To Meet An IT Exec's Need To Know
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
Shameless self-promotion can be a good thing when it also provides IT managers with useful resources. InformationWeek Healthcare's upcoming IT Leadership Forum does just that.
How Mobile Tech Can Fight War On Diabetes
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Two ONC-funded Beacon Communities will pilot a mobile health campaign to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the prevalent chronic illness.
EMR Safety In Spotlight After Baby's Death
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Despite a Chicago-area baby's death from a drug overdose, health IT advocates say EMRs are still superior to paper charts.
Microsoft Reaps Spoils Of Google Health's Demise
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Microsoft and Google are working behind the scenes to let users of the soon-to-be-retired Google Health site transfer electronic personal health records to Microsoft HealthVault.
Updated Toolkit For Health Information Exchanges Arrives
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
eHealth Initiative offers several best practices in the latest version of its health information exchange toolkit.
5 Reasons Why Google Health Failed
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
What doomed Google's online personal health record system? For starters, consumers haven't bought into the basic idea.
Humana, Allscripts Target EHR Costs
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Humana helps subsidize physicians interested in implementing Allscripts' EHR system.
What EHRs And Marriage Have In Common
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
IT needs to understand the logistical hurdles and the emotional ones for clinicians--and realize an EHR rollout is just the beginning of a long-term partnership.
Patients, Caregivers Willing To Buy Health Monitoring Devices
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Nearly every person in a recent IBM survey said ease-of-use is the top factor in selecting one device over another, with price a clear second.
Guerra On Healthcare: How Do You Engage Physicians?
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
When trying to win support for your hospital's EHR and CPOE from doctors, be sensitive to how training will impact their personal and professional lives.
Colleges Gain HHS Health IT Training Materials
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Healthcare workforce development programs can freely use the information repository, comprised of more than 7 GB of lectures, assessments, and instructor manuals
Google Health, PowerMeter Cut From Life Support
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
The once-promising Google services are being retired because too few people used them.
Top Medical Groups: Meaningful Use Program Needs Fixing
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
AMA, AHA, CHIME, HIMSS, and other big players urge HHS to reduce regulatory complexity on physicians.
McKesson Buys Portico To Gain ACO Financial Tools
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Portico has spent nearly a decade developing technology that manages healthcare provider contracts and financial arrangements for insurance companies.
EHRs Improve Care Coordination For Diabetics
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
A pilot study finds better disease management when EHRs are used in the context of a patient-centered medical home.
ABCs Of EHRs: New Training Choices For Non-Techies
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
A proliferation of health IT training courses means anyone from a hospital chief medical officer to a solo practitioner's nurse now has more ways to learn the basics.
AMA Online Tool Helps Docs Rank IT Priorities
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Health IT index helps physicians quickly assess their need for EHRs, clinical databases, and secure communication.
EHRs Get Help Meeting 'Meaningful Use'
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The National Institutes of Health has launched MedlinePlus Connect, enabling electronic health records to link patients directly to up-to-date medical information.
Back To School: Courses Help Physicians Learn Health IT
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
ACPE certificate program aids physician leaders in understanding the lingo, technology, processes and challenges involved with implementing e-health records and other health IT.
Health IT Can Energize National Prevention Strategy
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The feds say health IT should play a pivotal role in preventing disease through expanded use of EHRs, telemedicine, and social media.
Mobile Apps Help Ease Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
A UCLA study suggests that linking mobile sensors that monitor physiological functions and physical activities to smartphones may help reduce the risk of rehospitalization.
4 Reasons Cloud Computing Isn't Overhyped
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
CIO of Schumacher Group, a midmarket physician management firm, says that as much as 85% of the company's processes are now cloud-based. Here’s why, and his advice on how to make the shift to cloud-based infrastructure.
CMS To Battle Claims Fraud With Analytics
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor on a project to use predictive modeling to weed out fake Medicare claims before they're paid.
How Cloud Can Improve Medical Image Sharing
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
One Texas health system transfers thousands of diagnostic-quality images to caregivers daily, using a secure, high-speed system that meets HIPAA requirements.
Guerra On Healthcare: How CIOs Can Avoid Doctor Revolt
Commentary  |  6/20/2011  | 
Look at what you like--and dislike--about vendor customer service to build a hospital IT department that makes allies out of your doctors and nurses.
Electronic Medical Records Now In All Military Hospitals
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
The EMR system installed by CliniComp in all 59 U.S. military hospitals worldwide is not yet connected to the military clinical information system.
Medical Groups Ill-Prepared For HIPAA Standards Deadline
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
More than 40% of medical practices have not begun implementing the HIPAA Version 5010 electronic transaction standards, according to a Medical Group Management Association survey.
EHR Vendors Question Some Proposed ACO Rules
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Conflicting requirement in different programs prompt the HIMSS trade association to ask the various agencies across the Department of Health and Human Services to work together better.
Goodbye Clipboard, Hello Patient Palm Scanning At NYU
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
NYU Langone Medical Center uses vein recognition technology linked to an EHR system to streamline registration, guard against duplication, fraud.
Infosys Seeks To Jumpstart Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
The Infosys Health Benefit Exchange will help states set up insurance exchanges and assist payers in marketing their plans to a wider audience.
Microsoft Unlocks Mobile Access To HealthVault
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
Personal health record's software development kit makes it easier to develop healthcare apps for Windows Phone 7, iPhone, and Android.
Healthcare Quality Improvement's Big Enemies: Data Capture, Staffing
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
Most hospitals are still capturing patient data manually, fouling up clinical transformation goals, reports HIMSS study.
EHR Donation To Help Bridge Digital Divide
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Quest, and its IT subsidiary MedPlus, are the first vendors to officially participate in a HHS effort to support e-health record adoption rates among healthcare providers in underserved, minority communities.
Can Health IT Do More Harm Than Good?
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
A doctor's brain can sometimes be fooled into seeing a disease pattern when none really exists. And by extension, so can a computerized diagnostic program.
CIO Profiles: Galen M. Metz Of The Group Health Cooperative Of South Central Wisconsin
Features  |  6/15/2011  | 
This CIO is excited about the possibilities of data analytics.
Obama: Health Tech, Broadband Key To Rural Development
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Administration's new council focuses on technology to spur economic growth for the 16% of Americans who live in rural areas.
Enterprise 2.0: Cerner Makes Healthcare Services Social
News  |  6/14/2011  | 
Brice Jewell, an Enterprise 2.0 presenter, explains how the healthcare services firm uses its uCern collaboration software to drive efficiencies and how its planned integration pathway promises even more.
The Challenge: Exploit Health Data, Create Innovative Apps
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Organizations like Walgreens, Aetna, and the National Cancer Institute are pushing developers to use government data to help improve the nation's health.
IT Fails To Help Nursing Home Patients: Study
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
A recent clinical study suggests that health IT did not translate into direct benefits for patients in terms of quality of care.
Guerra On Healthcare: Consistency Key to Success
Commentary  |  6/13/2011  | 
Developing or maintaining a successful health IT shop requires vision, flexibility, and courage.
Personal Health Records: Docs Have 3 Big Doubts
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Data management, changes to the patient relationship, and practice management issues are key barriers to implementation, doctors say in study.
Healthcare Tech Gobbles Growing Chunk Of GDP
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Looking ahead, increased spending will likely pay for health-related video games, programs to rate physicians and hospitals, and mobile health applications, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Feds Offer Prizes For Health IT Innovations
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Initiative breaks new ground as it encourages private sector to innovate around key challenges in health IT, using contests and rewards as incentive.
Make EHRs More Like Cars, Healthcare CIOs Say
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
For user-friendliness, electronic health records need standardizing of certain features, much like braking systems in cars, health IT leaders tell feds.
New EHRs Perform Better, But Transition Pains Doctors
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
Many physicians remain unconvinced that new electronic health records systems will improve the ability to deliver care.
Health IT Panel Wants To Extend 'Meaningful Use' Deadline
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
Citing unreasonable timelines, the Health IT Standards Committee recommends that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put off compliance with stage 2 healthcare rules until 2014.
Docs Tell Congress EHR Adoption Presents Serious Challenge
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
Small practices are feeling the pinch as costs mount and once useful EMR systems become prematurely obsolete.
ACP Questions Meaningful Use Recommendation For ACOs
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
The American College of Physicians says the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services needs to loosen its requirements if it wants enough medical practices to get on board.
Rock Health Boosts 11 Health App Startups
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
The startups, which have promising mobile or web-based health apps, will receive grants, office space, and mentoring from business and health industry professionals.
EMRs Need Better Usability To Support Improved Care
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Most electronic medical records do little more than create an electronic version of a paper chart, according to an exec at a healthcare IT vendor.
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