Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in July 2012
Is Population Health Management Latest Health IT Fad?
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Several thought leaders are pushing the PHM approach to healthcare, but we need more sophisticated EHRs and clinical analytics systems to make it a reality.
Personal Health Record Handbook Designed To Energize Providers
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
To light a fire under clinicians, a new guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality extols the virtues of interactive PHRs and outlines steps for successful implementation.
Feds Make Hospital, Nursing Home Comparisons Easier
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
New online features from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services give patients and their families easy access to vital performance and safety information for hospitals and nursing homes.
Minnesota Taps IBM For Health Insurance Exchange
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
IBM's Curam Social Program Management platform will verify Minnesotans' eligibility for healthcare coverage through the state's HIX.
Physician Social Media Platform Marries Data Mining Company
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Healthcare data collection firm WorldOne buys Sermo to build a community of 350,000 U.S. doctors.
AMA: Fold IT Tools Into Physician Profiling
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
The American Medical Association wants health insurers to standardize their doctor profiles and include clinical data from electronic health records; many carriers still balk.
Harvard's Connected Health Docs Service Fortune 500 Clients
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
Partners Healthcare specialists will work with CHS Healthcare Services, a large onsite clinic operator, to provide telemedicine services to its corporate clients.
Cerner Hosting Outage Raises Doctor, Hospital Concerns
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Cerner's national network went down for a day, forcing physicians to resort to handwritten orders.
CIO Roundtable: How To Navigate The Healthcare Maze
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Our brain trust of eight leading healthcare CIOs offers insights on Meaningful Use, accountable care, clinical analytics, and BOYD.
Medical Imaging Options: No Single Vendor Will Do
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
As healthcare organizations grapple with more digital diagnostic images, they're looking at several medical imaging management strategies, a KLAS report shows.
Will Dossia-WCS Alliance Jumpstart Personal Health Records?
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Union of Wellness Corporate Solutions and Dossia could drive more consumers to use PHRs.
Health IT Attracts More Venture Capital in Q2
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Despite a decline in the total amount of U.S. venture capital investments, health information technology raised more capital and deals in the second quarter than in the same period in 2011.
Remote Patient Monitoring Market To Double By 2016
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Tight budgets and emergency room overcrowding will contribute to the uptick in remote and wireless patient monitoring systems to track vital signs. By 2016, the U.S. market will top $20 billion, new research says.
Poor Data Management Costs Healthcare Providers
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Healthcare organizations collect massive amounts of data but often fail to translate it into actionable insights, Oracle report says.
ONC Releases Guidelines For Direct Clinical Messaging
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Many health information service providers can't forward messages to providers that use other HISPs. ONC aims to ensure security and common standards across all direct communications.
ICD-10 Deadline Uncertainty Breeds Healthcare Procrastination
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
American Hospital Association says if the government issues a final rule and deadline on the new diagnostic code set, reticent healthcare groups will work hard to meet it.
New FDA Law Paves Way For mHealth Regulations
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
By letting FDA proceed with developing regulations for mobile health apps, Congress assures mHealth industry that clarity is on the horizon.
Health IT Pros Face Salary Gap
Slideshows  |  7/20/2012  | 
Electronic medical records, compliance, and other initiatives are driving demand for health IT pros. But according to InformationWeek's 2012 Salary Survey, their compensation still trails that of IT professionals across all industries.
Physicians May Overestimate EHR Capabilities
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Three-quarters of doctors surveyed say their electronic health records systems can help them show Meaningful Use, but other polls challenge that optimistic view.
EHRs Need Accountable Care Features
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Electronic heath records still lack the tools necessary to carry out population health management, including the ability to generate work lists, says Health IT guru Shahid Shah. Some of those missing tools might be required in stage 3 of Meaningful Use.
When Medical Informatics Clashes With Medical Culture
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
What's the sense of having IT systems in place that can help cut medical costs if physicians ignore the price tag of the care they provide?
Top Health Information Exchange Vendors Ranked By IDC
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
IDC Health Insights has selected vendors offering the best tools and strategies for statewide HIEs facing a changing landscape.
Johns Hopkins Launches Center For Population Health IT
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Multidisciplinary unit will develop new IT tools for public health and accountable care, partner with private firms to bring them to market.
Patient Data 'Mega-Registry' Could Bolster Clinical Research
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's new registry of registries would provide access to data from observational trials, quality improvement programs, and perhaps accountable care organizations.
Oracle Big Data Study Shows Longtime Pain
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
C-level execs say they're collecting more data than ever, but 93% also say they can't take full advantage of that information.
Personalized Medicine Will Transform Healthcare
Commentary  |  7/16/2012  | 
As healthcare providers incorporate deep analytics and advanced clinical decision support into everyday practice, they'll turn standardized medicine into personalized medicine.
Interactive PHRs Make Patients More Proactive
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
PHRs may not be popular, but consumers who use them are more likely to go in for cancer screenings and other important preventive care.
Doctors Still Don't Love Smartphone Dictation
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
Physicians use digital dictation more than they used to, but obstacles remain to widespread adoption.
Contest Targets Consumer Interest In Electronic Health Records
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information promotes new contests aimed at encouraging patients to access their data and bolstering patient safety.
Accountable Care Organizations Step Up to Medicare's Challenge
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
More than 150 ACOs are now contracting with Medicare to cover 2.4 million seniors. They're going to need a lot of IT support.
How To Break Into Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  7/11/2012  | 
University degrees and certificate training both are valuable, but you must think strategically when choosing between them.
Montefiore Hospital Tackles Worrisome Computer Physician Order Entries
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
Researchers devise tool to track CPOE snafus, such as prescribing drugs for the wrong patient, and suggest ways to reduce potentially life-threatening mistakes.
PA Pushes Direct Messaging For Health Data Exchanges
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative launches grant program that encourages doctors to use secure emails instead of paper and fax to share patient information.
EHR Implementation Still Costs Too Much
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Even with the federal government's EHR incentives, many hospitals continue to fret about costs, according to recent KPMG poll.
Health IT Groups Criticize Information Exchange Regulation Plan
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Private sector asks the feds to ease up on Nationwide Health Information Network governance; too much regulation could squash growing health information exchanges, they say.
Health IT Support Centers Get Their Own Advocates
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Federally mandated regional extension centers have helped providers get on the EHR bandwagon; the Association of Regional Centers of Health Information Technology will now help these RECs stay afloat.
Opt-In Policy Best For HIE Patient Privacy
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
John Halamka, CIO for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, believes health information exchanges should use an 'opt-in to disclose' policy to safeguard patient data.
KLAS: Epic Consultants Struggle with Customers' EHR Needs
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Consulting firms hired to help providers implement Epic's EHR system don't always deliver, according to this KLAS study.
Feds Embrace Mobile With Redesign
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
Government health officials tap responsive Web design for HIV/AIDS website refresh, giving healthcare stakeholders deep access to data across smartphone, laptop, and other displays.
IT-Enhanced Personalized Medicine Opens Investment Opportunities
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Entrepreneurs need to harness DNA data in electronic health records, empower patients, and improve treatment outcomes, says Fidelity analyst.
11 Super Mobile Medical Apps
Slideshows  |  7/2/2012  | 
Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile revolution. Doctors are adopting mobile apps that make them more effective, and patients are taking to ones that give them more control over their healthcare. Here are 11 apps that stand out from the crowd.
Patient Engagement Requires Right IT Tools
Commentary  |  7/2/2012  | 
Federal and private policy makers are insisting that healthcare providers get patients more involved in their own care, but that's not going to happen without a careful analysis of your IT strategy.
EHRs May Reduce Medical Malpractice Claims
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Harvard study suggests adoption of an electronic health record system may have a positive impact.

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