Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in July 2011
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Clinical Informatics Poised To Become Medical Subspecialty
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Physician informaticists will finally be recognized as board certified if the American Board of Medical Specialties approves.
Mobile Health Elder Care Apps Get Funding
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Demonstration grants totaling $477,000 will support development of mHealth technology for aging adults with chronic illnesses.
Ontario Telemedicine Network Extends Reach Into Patient's Homes
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Using Vidyo technology, OTN will bring videoconferencing into homes and onto PCs rather than requiring patients to go to a facility with telepresence capabilities.
Health IT Doesn't Please Insurance Customers
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Despite major technology investments, insurance users don't see a customer service benefit, says Accenture study.
Cancer Prevention App Contest Offers $80,000
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Federal health officials challenge developers to come up with an application that promotes early detection and helps the public reduce risky behavior.
In Case of Emergency, Check Twitter
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and similar social media tools can enhance disaster preparedness and emergency response, according to New England Journal of Medicine commentary.
Hospitals Boost IT Spending Plans
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
The prospect of Meaningful Use dollars has spurred healthcare providers to spend more in tough economic times, according to a HIMSS Analytics report.
Telemedicine Reduces Rural Health Disparities, Says UnitedHealth
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Major health insurer urges more broadband connectivity, fewer regulatory hurdles, and better reimbursement policies.
AMA Says ePrescribing Program Penalizes Docs
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Aggressive timetable may decrease Medicare patients' access to healthcare, says American Medical Association, which calls for delays.
Health IT Techs Get Another Certification Program
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
CompTIA offers industry-recognized credential that validates EHR installation and maintenance skills learned in federally funded community college courses.
IT Leaders Fight New HIPAA Rule
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
CHIME and MGMA take exception to a proposed requirement to produce access reports within 30 days after a patient's request.
VC Investments In Health IT Jump 27%
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
While overall investments in healthcare declined, venture capitalists are increasing their bets on health IT.
Athenahealth Acquires Proxsys To Build Health Information Exchange
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
The acquisition will help hospitals and medical groups manage clinical and administrative information more efficiently in the cloud.
How Health IT-Related Errors Hurt Patient Safety
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
New analysis explains how the occasional glitches with EHRs and related systems can get out of hand.
Where The IT Jobs Are: Healthcare
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Demand and pay for health IT talent surges, according to online career site Dice.com.
Plead With HR For Fast IT Hiring
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
Think tight government regulations or disgruntled docs are standing in the way of meeting your health IT goals? Nope, it could be Steve over in human resources.
Eye Doctors Need Specialized EHRs
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
An American Academy of Ophthalmology report outlines flaws in most primary-care oriented EHRs and offers remedies.
Halamka To Leave Harvard Med School CIO Post
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
The hardest-working man in health IT will remain CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess and a Harvard faculty member.
Two Leading Interface Engine Vendors Emerge
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
As information exchange between applications becomes even more important to healthcare IT, interface engines play a key role.
EHR Incentive Program: Hurt By Poor Checks, Balances?
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Department of Health and Human Services finds states are unable to gather information tied to Medicaid electronic health record payment eligibility.
Intel-GE Device Tracks Elders' Health, Social Isolation
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Care Innovation Connect monitors changes in a person's health, wellness activities, offers bridge to seniors who may live alone.
FDA Data Mining Uncovers Harmful Drug Interaction
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Researchers mine FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System and corroborate findings using patient records to identify diabetes threat.
When Health IT Meets Bugs Bunny
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
HHS seeks vendor to produce cartoons to educate the public about the benefits of EHRs and other types of IT in healthcare.
Mobile Apps: Proposed FDA Rule Will Disrupt Industry
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
Regulations to classify apps as medical devices cover only a fraction of health-related apps, but many parties will be affected.
Doctor-Patient Conversation Not Just For The Office
Features  |  7/21/2011  | 
Patients say they want more electronic communications with their clinicians. Despite some obstacles, the momentum is growing.
To Engage Patients, Make IT Tools User Friendly
Commentary  |  7/21/2011  | 
Health IT tools can help patients take responsibility for their health, but technologists need to meet them halfway with imaginative, easy to use programs.
CIGNA CIO: Technology Influences Customer Experience
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
Mark Boxer, who took on the CIO role at CIGNA in April 2011, talks about technology's role in supporting the health insurer's information-intensive global strategy.
Give Patients Complete Access To Their Data
Features  |  7/20/2011  | 
Speakers at InformationWeek Healthcare's IT Leadership Forum believe complete data access for patients and more wide-reaching health information exchanges are in your future.
What To Watch Out For
Features  |  7/20/2011  | 
In its guidelines on physician-patient electronic communications, the American Medical Association emphasizes that e-communications shouldn't replace the "crucial interpersonal contact" that's the basis of the patient-doctor relationship.
IT Leadership Forum: Listen To Your Clinicians
Commentary  |  7/20/2011  | 
The dialogue between IT execs and doctors isn't what it should be.
Doctor-Patient Conversation Not Just For The Office
Features  |  7/20/2011  | 
Patients say they want more electronic communications with their clinicians. Despite some obstacles, the momentum is growing.
Fetal Monitoring From Your Phone
Features  |  7/20/2011  | 
AirStrip Technologies took top honors in InformationWeek Healthcare's Mobile App Smackdown contest.
Give Patients Complete Access To Their Data
Features  |  7/20/2011  | 
Speakers at InformationWeek Healthcare's IT Leadership Forum believe complete data access for patients and more wide-reaching health information exchanges are in your future.
VA Offers $50,000 In Personal Health Record Competition
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
The first team that builds a PHR using the Blue Button download format and places it on the websites of 25,000 physicians across the nation wins the prize.
Mayo Clinic Builds Next-Gen Health Information Exchange
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Open-source natural language processing software will provide additional context so that clinicians and researchers can better use patient data from a variety of sources.
Healthcare CIOs Top Power Play: Friendship
Commentary  |  7/20/2011  | 
By wielding power softly, it's easier to convert electronic medical record doubters into advocates.
EHR Maker Greenway Files For $100 Million IPO
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Analyst says stock offering could be successful, based on Greenway's rapid growth and the quality of its electronic health record product.
Bill Seeks 'Parity' In Meaningful Use Incentives
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Current HITECH policy disadvantages many multi-campus hospitals, says American Hospital Association, legislation's sponsors.
FCC Criticized For Not Spending On Telemedicine
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
American Telemedicine Association urges action on measures to achieve the National Broadband Plan's goals.
Essence Raises Money To Push Cloud Healthcare Tools
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Private investors provided $61 million to Essence Group Holdings Corp. to expand its Lumeris cloud-based technology products and services for accountable care organizations.
Health Insurers Embrace Exchanges, Need Analytics
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
A majority of insurers plan to join health insurance exchanges, says a PwC survey, but they're going to need to invest in analytics to better manage risk.
When Social Features Meet Personal Health Records
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Employer consortium Dossia takes cues from social networking and games as it vies to boost usage of its personal health record site.
New MGMA Chief Brings Patient Safety, EHR Expertise
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Medical Group Management Association recruits Wisconsin Medical Society's CEO and the founder of two data-exchange bodies as new leader.
National Health IT Coordinator Endorses 'Meaningful Use' Delay
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Speaking to chief medical information officers, Dr. Farzad Mostashari says the current timeline creates a 'disincentive' for providers to meet federal standards this year.
Where Are The Doctors?
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
University of North Carolina researchers get a $750,000 grant to create a model they hope will track physician distribution and identify area where there is a shortage.
Personalized Medicine Generates Big Data
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Coriell Institute for Medical Research deploys IBM storage hardware and data management software to advance its biomedical research.
Critical Access Rural Hospitals Lack Health IT
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
While many hospitals are ramping up their adoption of electronic medical records and other technologies, a study shows that critical access hospitals are lagging behind in health IT implementation.
HIT Leaders Tackle Tough Issue: 'Meaningful' Data Sharing
Commentary  |  7/15/2011  | 
Health IT experts at this week's InformationWeek Healthcare IT Forum tried to figure out the best data sharing strategies as Meaningful Use requirements evolve.
Meaningful Use Paves Way For Health IT Megatrends
Commentary  |  7/15/2011  | 
The next stages of the HITECH Act's Meaningful Use regs are coming, as are painful transformative challenges for healthcare providers.
Technology A Major Concern For Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Revenue is expected to triple, to $200 billion annually, within the first five years, but many health insurers have serious reservations about jumping into the market, finds PwC study.
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