Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in June 2013
Intermountain, Deloitte Tool Analyzes Health Outcomes
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Big data software application OutcomesMiner can help researchers pinpoint specific shared characteristics of patients in various scenarios.
Social Media Improves Chronic Disease Care
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Online health communities that include providers as well as patients can improve patient engagement and offer other benefits to both groups, says study.
Partners Integrates Home Monitoring Data With EHR
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Partners' Center for Connected Health, having shown that monitoring can improve patient outcomes, inserts data into clinician workflow.
Can Data-Powered Comparative Effectiveness Research Save Healthcare?
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Mounting evidence suggests CER will deliver new, cost-effective treatment options. But at least one controversial problem needs to be resolved first.
HHS Launches Health Insurance Exchange Campaign
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Revamped website, call center and other educational efforts aim to help enroll 7 million people in state HIEs within six months.
VentureHealth: Investing In Better Patient Outcomes
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
New healthcare platform combines VC and crowd-funding to increase healthcare innovation and boost quality of care.
EU Helps People With Disabilities Find Assistive Technology
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
ATIS4all portal compiles information about technology that helps people with disabilities and the elderly participate more fully in life.
Who Will Blink First On Government ICD-10 Deadline?
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Physician groups are far behind the curve and hospitals aren't doing much better, but the feds insist they won't delay the deadline again.
Mobile Health Apps Neglect Poor Countries
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Apps that cover diseases found primarily in wealthy countries dominate online stores, while serious conditions that affect poor nations are largely ignored.
Healtheway Gains Industry Leaders As Founding Members
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Public-private entity that manages the eHealth Exchange gains momentum, eyes expansion into other areas of health information exchange.
EHR Project Loses U.K. Hospital 18 Million Pounds
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust's implementation of Cerner Millennium electronic health record system is costly to maintain and hard to use, causing patient backlogs.
IT Can't Fix Complex Healthcare Problems
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
It took the U.S. healthcare system decades to dig the hole it's in. We'll need more than technological innovations to dig out.
Caregivers More Likely To Use Online Health Resources
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Pew Internet study finds more caregivers than non-caregivers use the Internet for health information, drug and provider ratings, and social support.
Healthcare Collaborative, IBM Partner On Big Data Platform
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
New collaborative of healthcare organizations to develop tools to manage population health, using version of IBM's Netezza warehousing appliance.
Zombie IT Contract Refuses To Die
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
In Britain, terminating a multi-billion NHS project in 2011 hasn't stopped more money from being poured into the ill-fated program, say critics.
Tool Forecasts Remote Patient Monitoring ROI
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Web-based program forecasted a positive return on investment in remote monitoring for all five California healthcare groups who tested it.
Sharing Electronic Medical Records Still Too Hard
Commentary  |  6/14/2013  | 
Epic CEO Judy Faulkner and other health execs aren't thrilled with the state of EHR interoperability. What are today's big barriers?
GE Healthcare To Plow $2B Into Software Development
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
Company sees waste and low productivity in healthcare as opportunity for technology solutions.
Digital Business Requires Dose Of Humility
Commentary  |  6/12/2013  | 
The payoffs and opportunities are far from clear.
State CIOs Make Progress On Health IT
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Health information exchanges, Medicaid and insurance marketplaces are some of the issues facing IT chiefs in state government.
EHR Association Launches Developer Code Of Conduct
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Industry leaders praise voluntary code as move in the right direction. However, some of the code's fine print is not so inspiring.
CCHIT Releases Framework for ACO Health IT
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
IT roadmap from certification group, most detailed yet, describes what will be needed for population health management.
More Mobile EHRs Add Speech Recognition
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Third-party interfaces to iPad native applications allow more EHR vendors to voice-enable their products.
What Two Healthcare Visionaries Get Right And Wrong
Commentary  |  6/10/2013  | 
Personalized medicine will become reality, but why do we think technology will motivate people to start taking care of their own health?
Athenahealth EHR Wins Usability Poll
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
Focus on helping doctors use its ambulatory electronic health record software pays off for EHR upstart Athenahealth in KLAS Research survey.
Doctors Slowly Accept Health Information Exchanges
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
More practices plan to join HIEs, but rise is slow, and far more hospital-owned than private practices are interested, says study.
HealthTap Expands Into Mobile Health App Reviews
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
Doctors rate and recommend mobile apps for consumers, but none of the reviews are negative.
HHS Looks To Close Healthcare Data Infrastructure Gaps
News  |  6/5/2013  | 
Federal health agency studies the data standards, security, methods and other factors needed to support patient-centered outcomes research.
EHR Makers Answer Doctors' Calls For Mobile Apps
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
More than 100 EHRs will offer mobile access, native iPad versions or both by 2014, but voice recognition is still missing.
CIO Profiles: Randall Spratt Of McKesson
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Healthcare apps have potential, but they’re not living up to it yet, this tech chief says.
Kaiser API Opens Healthcare Data To Mobile Apps
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Kaiser Permanente partners with Apigee to make information about its facilities available for mobile app developers.


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