Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in August 2009
Virtualization Eases Support Of EMRs
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
A multi-specialty physician practice with 75 clinicians is running its e-medical records system as virtual applications via the cloud.
Federal Health IT Coding Event Draws Developers
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Open software designed to link health IT systems to the developing national health IT network is attracting interest.
Texas Provider Improves Document Management, Cuts Costs
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Methodist Healthcare eliminates hundreds of paper forms, saving millions of dollars and freeing up space.
iPhone App For Diabetes Gets $100,000 Grant
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
The developer, a college student, will use the grant to add Internet data-sharing to his app, which helps diabetics manage their health.
CDC Readies Internet Barrage To Combat Swine Flu
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control uses a range of Internet services, including Twitter, YouTube, and even games, to help spread flu-protection messages.
U.S. Allocates $1.2 Billion For Electronic Medical Records
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The grants will go to regional centers to support implementing electronic health records, as well as state grants to share information nationwide.
Broadband Initiative To Link Colorado Hospitals
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
Clinicians in 400 rural healthcare facilities will be able to tap expertise at larger medical centers.
Video Game Playing Linked To Health Risks
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
Adults who play video games are more likely to report being overweight, depressed, and in poor health than those who don't play.
HIT Certification Committee Still In Play
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
Critics have complained that the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is too closely aligned with large EMR vendors.
White House Closes 'Disinformation' Tip Box
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
The controversy over flag@whitehouse.gov began soon after it was launched on August 4.
Healthcare Tech: Can BI Help Save The System?
Commentary  |  8/13/2009  | 
Initiatives like nationwide, integrated e-medical records won't happen until we get beyond closed, proprietary architectures. Business intelligence is a solid place to start.
Nine Lessons Learned From E-Medical Record Veterans
Features  |  8/13/2009  | 
EMR systems come with huge challenges. But the payoff is much larger when you're talking about improving people's health and saving lives.
Web Tool Compares Companies' Health, Other Benefits
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
MetLife's benchmarking tool assesses perks based on industry, geographic region, and other characteristics.
Social Security To Put $24 Million Into EMRs
News  |  8/11/2009  | 
The Social Security Administration plans to make wider use of electronic medical records to process disability applications.
Healthcare Providers Plug Into Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
News  |  8/11/2009  | 
The social media craze is creating new challenges and opportunities for the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and Mayo Clinic.
Doctors Get Better Decision Support Tools
News  |  8/10/2009  | 
Christus Health, a large hospital operator, deploys five clinical support offerings from Elsevier.
Medical Imaging Advances Lead To Storage Headaches
News  |  8/9/2009  | 
More doctors are using imaging technology to diagnose and treat patients, forcing hospitals to deal with new management, security, and access challenges.
Intel Facebook App Taps Idle PCs For Research
News  |  8/6/2009  | 
The Progress Through Processors app lets users donate idle PC hours to help work on cures for diseases, climate prediction, and malaria control.
Salesforce.com Invests In Cloud-Based EMR Provider
News  |  8/5/2009  | 
Practice Fusion plans to use Salesforce's Force.com cloud infrastructure for personal electronic medical record app it's releasing this fall.
Hospital Chain's Digital Conversion Takes Patience, Time
News  |  8/4/2009  | 
Exempla Healthcare uses launch of e-medical record system to rethink how it stores paper and film records.
Health Information Exchange Planned For D.C.'s Medicaid Patients
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
Data hub will let information follow transient patient population, cut costs and inefficiencies, and improve quality of care
EMRs In The Absence Of Broadband
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
Sharing electronic medical records isn't easy for rural North Carolina healthcare provider since high-speed Internet access isn't available at all its medical centers.
Kentucky Healthcare Provider Preps State's Largest EMR Rollout
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
St. Elizabeth Healthcare's new systems will provide e-medical records to 600,000 patients in Northern Kentucky.


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