Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in July 2010
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HHS Allocates $51 Million For Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Up to $1 million in grants per state will be available from the Department of Health and Human Services to help establish health insurance exchanges.
Health IT Alone Won't Improve Primary Care
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Federal report raises numerous questions about whether electronic health records and other technologies can advance the patient centered medical home model.
Google Pitches Wave For Health Records
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Wave's auditable multi-user collaboration turns out to be well-suited for health records, as long as patients don't mind a bit less privacy.
IBM, UPMC Partner On Hospital 'SmartRoom'
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
SmartRoom systems, now deployed at two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals, identifies clinicians, providing real-time access to patient information and workflow tools based on role and location of caregiver.
Tech Data Signs On As Greenway EHR Distributor
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Greenway PrimeSuite electronic health record system centralizes patient records, clinical tools, billing, and other medical administrative functions in a single database.
Guerra On Healthcare: Application Rip And Replace Realities
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Most healthcare organizations must leverage past investments and don't have the luxury to rip and replace in pursuit of "perfect world" IT scenarios.
FCC, FDA Partner To Advance Telehealth
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Healthcare is one of the areas the Federal Communications Commission sees as benefiting from expansion of broadband in the U.S.
Mobile Security, Privacy Concerns Decreasing
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
U.S. consumers remain reluctant to conduct financial transactions on their phones, finds KPMG survey.
Patient E-Health Use Remains Low
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
Online consultations between doctors and patients will become essential as more people access doctors under health reform, says Forrester Research.
Meaningful Use Training Targets Next Steps
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Now that Meaningful Use and Certification rules have been developed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology are focusing on ensuring healthcare providers know how to enroll in the program.
Healthcare.gov Adds Hospital Comparison Data
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
The data from the Hospital Compare Tool includes information on how well hospitals care for patients with heart attacks, protect outpatients from surgical infections and use of imaging equipment.
Telepresence Challenges Medical Practice Models
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Cisco finds doctors must alter reimbursement and scheduling practices to gain benefits of videoconferencing.
Q&A: Dr. David Blumenthal On Getting Doctors On Board With EHRs
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
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.
4 Steps To Accelerating EHR Adoption
Commentary  |  7/22/2010  | 
Payment reform, provider support, better products, and enhanced privacy and security will give adoption of electronic health records a needed boost.
Overcome E-Health Record Security Challenge
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
Finding the technology to lock down e-health records is the easy part. Understanding all the requirements is where it gets hard. Here's what you need to be thinking about.
10 Ways To Lock Down EHRs
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
Establish a governance framework that defines roles, responsibilities, policies, procedures, and accountability.
Costs And Disruptions Of E-Health Record Adoption
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
The two biggest challenges small doctors practices face when making the leap to digital records.
Slideshow: RFID In Healthcare
Slideshows  |  7/22/2010  | 
Wi-Fi RFID is being used in many healthcare facilities to track patients, staff and expensive medical gear. Clinicians use it to locate important mobile medical testing equipment quickly, monitor confused patients wandering through hallways, and assist in asset management and patient flow.
Four Ways To Jump-Start E-Health Record Adoption
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
It's critical that doctors in small medical practices start using EHRs. Here's what four large healthcare providers are doing to help.
Allscripts Earnings Driven By EHR Adoption
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Release of final meaningful use rules is expected to further accelerate the adoption and deployment of electronic health records that boosted Allscripts quarterly income almost 20%.
Four Ways To Jump-Start E-Health Record Adoption
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
It's critical that doctors in small medical practices start using EHRs. Here's what four large healthcare providers are doing to help.
Perfecting The E-Health Record
Commentary  |  7/22/2010  | 
Decision support, event-driven alerts, voice recognition, social networking--the EHR of the future should have it all.
CIO Profiles: Curt Kwak Of Providence Health & Services
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
Build a solid strategy that aligns with your vision and don't waver from it, Kwak advises.
Overcome E-Health Record Security Challenge
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
Finding the technology to lock down e-health records is the easy part. Understanding all the requirements is where it gets hard. Here's what you need to be thinking about.
CMS Offers Insight On Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Comments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicate that Meaningful Use stage two will expand on stage on by making the current "menu" set part of future core requirements.
VA Claim Processing Reform May Overwhelm Computer Systems
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
The Claims Processing Improvement Act of 2010 calls for a modification to the current system for rating disabilities that will add greater complexity to computer tracking systems.
Meaningful Use Compliance Top Healthcare Executive Priority
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
A CSC survey of healthcare IT and non-IT executives' priorities shows agreement on meaningful use compliance, but some disparity about other concerns.
VC Investment In Medical Software, Information Services Soars
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Investment in healthcare outpaced IT venture capital investment in the second quarter, increasing 91% from a year ago to $157 million.
Amazon Kindle E-Book Sales Surpass Hardcover Sales
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Hardcover books continue to sell, but e-book sales are growing at a much faster rate.
HealthPartners Adds Secure Mobile Messaging
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Diversinet's two-way, dually encrypted messaging technology will provide HealthPartners health plan members access to medical information and communication with care managers.
GE Healthcare ePrescribing Solution Approved In Ohio
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
The Centricity electronic medical record Advanced ePrescribing solution that uses biometrics to authenticate physicians ordering patient medications has been approved by the Ohio Pharmacy Board.
Meaningful Use Core Requirements For Healthcare Providers
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
So what are the more than two-dozen core "meaningful use" requirements that healthcare providers need to meet in order to qualify for financial incentives? Take a look here.
Guerra On Healthcare: Meaningful Use Regs Potentially Dangerous
Commentary  |  7/19/2010  | 
Despite modifications, the prescriptive directives of the final Meaningful Use regulations won't improve patient care.
Verizon Announces Cloud EMR Platform
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
The Verizon Health Information Exchange service allows doctors and healthcare providers to store, manage and share patients' electronic medical records via an online portal regardless of IT systems and specific protocols.
FCC Champions Broadband For Rural Healthcare
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
Vote to expand telecom services at rural hospitals and clinics aims to improve access to diagnostic tools that larger medical centers typically have.
Fix iPhone 'Death Grip' For Free, Urges Senator
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
Apple is expected to address iPhone 4 reception issues at a news conference on Friday.
IBM Announces $100 Million Health IT Program
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
The initiative will drive IBM's cloud computing, data analytics plans across the healthcare industry to enhance evidence generation, service quality, privacy and new incentive models.
CIOs, Others React To Meaningful Use Final Rule
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Most healthcare stakeholders are reacting positively, so far, to the feds' meaningful use final rule, but not everyone is pleased.
NASA Announces Space Invention Awards
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Prize winners named for innovations in exercise technology, food storage, and solar-flare prediction that improve astronaut health and performance.
Kodak, MedCo Data Automate Health Chart Scanning
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Paper-based patient charts are converted to digital files for transfer into electronic medical records.
HHS Embraces Flexibility In Final MU Regs
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
The final Meaningful Use regulations issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services jettison a proposed all-or-nothing program in favor of a more flexible approach.
Health IT Czar, CMS Official On Meaningful Use
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Coordinator of National Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal and CMS official Tony Trenkle share their views about the HITECH Act's long awaited meaningful use final rule in an interview with InformationWeek.
E-Mail Improves Patient Outcomes
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Kaiser Permanente finds secure patient-physician communications systems result in better care for diabetes and hypertension.
Guerra On Healthcare: A Tale Of Two CIOs
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
The choices Healthcare CIOs make between single vendor enterprise solutions and best-of-breed offerings are driven by budget constraints that often reveal the healthcare haves and have-nots.
Doctors Increase EMR Use
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
Primary care physicians and specialist doctors are using electronic medical records more, and more than half have smartphones, according to a Knowledge Networks study.
Slideshow: Who's Who In Healthcare IT
Slideshows  |  7/12/2010  | 
The push toward "meaningful use" of health IT in America's hospitals and medical practices involves some of the country's most talented healthcare and technology leaders. InformationWeek Healthcare shines a spotlight on some of those healthcare IT movers and shakers.
HP Offers Hospitals, Doctors EHR Help
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
The EHReady program offers affiliated doctors financing and support services and marketing assistance to hospitals for for e-health record deployments.
Healthcare.gov Adds Hospital Comparison Data
News  |  7/8/2010  | 
The data from the Hospital Compare Tool includes information on how well hospitals care for patients with heart attacks, protect outpatients from surgical infections and use of imaging equipment.
Five Vendors Dominate HIE Market
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
Of almost 40 Health Information Exchange providers included in a KLAS study, only five were considered in more than 10% of buying decisions.
Guerra On Healthcare: The Art Of Being A Medical CIO
Commentary  |  7/7/2010  | 
Today's tech leaders aren't judged on what they know about the technology but rather on who's happily using it.
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