Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in August 2010
EHR Revenue To Hit $3 Billion In 2013
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Changes in reimbursement practices more important that government incentives in driving physician practices to adopt electronic health record software, reports Frost & Sullivan.
Guerra On Healthcare: Meaningful Use Certification Confounds CIOs
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
Uncertainty over the data certification requirements for Electronic Health Records has normally unflappable healthcare CIOs exasperated.
HHS Selects E-Health Record Certification Groups
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Two organizations have been authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to test and certify e-health record products for meaningful use incentive program eligibility.
HHS Pushes Competition With Health Insurance Site
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
HealthCare.gov hopes transparency on health policy costs, claim denials drives down costs and helps consumers and businesses make better decisions.
HP Wins $135 Million Alabama Medicaid Contract
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Technology upgrades will add e-prescribing, patient and provider web portals, and compliance with HIPAA regulations.
Lockheed Martin Wins $9 Million HHS Contract
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Supporting development of future Nationwide Health Information Network capabilities is focus of Department of Health and Human Services work.
CHIME's Meaningful Use Guide Emphasizes C Suite Involvement
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Though IT will handle implementation, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executive's Meaningful Use Guide for CIOs webinar stressed the need for leadership by top administrative and clinical executives.
Biden Touts Recovery Act For Improving Healthcare
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Report released by the Vice President offers examples of how federal investment in health IT is expected to save billions in medical costs and improve patient care.
HHS Awards $4 Million For Rural Telehealth
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
Grants are part of $32 million the Department of Health and Human Services has allocated in 2010 for improving healthcare in underserved areas of the country.
Online Impersonation Ban Proposed
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
A bill poised to become law in California seeks to ban 'e-personation,' but critics see the proposed law as an unnecessary limitation on free speech.
Guerra On Healthcare: HITECH Demands Leadership, Then Checklists
Commentary  |  8/23/2010  | 
Guide instructs healthcare CIOs to move away from their task orientation and adopt a more strategic mindset to thrive in the era of meaningful use, but a blend of both is the better choice.
Health IT Contracts Offer Little Protection For Buyers
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Key questions healthcare providers should ask before signing an electronic health record vendor agreement detailed by lawyer.
Health Data Privacy Recommendations Balance Security, Accessibility
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
Advisers detail how health information exchanges should ensure safety and accuracy of patient medical information while still complying with meaningful use requirements.
NIH To Spend $40 Billion On Health IT Services
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
The Government-wide Acquisition Contract is the successor to a current GWAC that will expire in December.
Dana-Farber Exploits Business Intelligence To Drive Efficiency
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
Informatica platform will help the cancer hospital integrate patient data, identify patient trends, and predict staffing and supply requirements.
Advancing IT Propelling Pediatric Surgery
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
Children's National Medical Center using $150 million gift from Abu Dhabi government to improve medical outcomes by using technologies like GPS and 3D graphics to customize procedures.
California Launches Statewide Telehealth Network
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
Partners in the healthcare delivery system include the FCC, AT&T, the University of California, and more than 800 medical facilities.
HP Awarded $200 Million Medicare Contract
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
Provision of applications support and maintenance for processing Medicare Part B claims will expand Hewlett-Packard's longstanding relationship with the federal health insurance program.
Security Software Market Expected To Grow
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
A report from Gartner sees proliferating malware driving revenue growth in the security software market.
EHRs Can't Measure Stage 1 Meaningful Use
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Two-thirds of the quality reporting requirements aren't captured in current hospital electronic health record systems, finds CSC study.
Guerra On Healthcare: Report EMR Meaningful Use Honestly
Commentary  |  8/16/2010  | 
For Stage 1 meaningful use, CIOs may be tempted to fudge compliance achievements, but the wise will refrain.
Google Denounces 'Baseless' Oracle Lawsuit
News  |  8/13/2010  | 
The lawsuit seeks the destruction of Android software for violating Java patents and copyrights that Oracle acquired from Sun.
General Dynamics Wins $80 Million HHS Contract
News  |  8/13/2010  | 
Development of software and services for the Department of Health and Human Services' Early Retiree Reinsurance Program will add 100 IT jobs.
Trizetto Intros Disease Management Platform For Insurers
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
Software helps reduce healthcare costs by encouraging chronically ill patients to comply with recommended medical care.
Medicare Seminar Reveals Uncertainly On Meaningful Use
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
Questions posed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prove that the agency still has many details to iron out about how hospitals will be reimbursed.
Software Tool Matches Nursing Schedule With Patient Needs
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Based on a patient's acuity scores, API's Patient Classification software helps hospitals staff nurses' shifts based on medical needs.
EHRs Neglecting Preventative Care, Health Promotion
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Current e-health record software fails to help clinicians identify patients who need additional services, finds government report.
iMedicor To Create USA MCO Health Info Exchange
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
The nationwide health information network will provide the managed care organization's 350,000 doctors with secure messaging and medical data exchange capabilities.
MedNetworks Bringing Social-Net Analytics To Healthcare
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
The startup, launched with $5 million in venture funding, aims to help physicians and patients identify "patterns of influence."
Senators Propose HITECH Incentives For Mental Health
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
Senators Whitehouse and Reed introduced a bill proposing to expand e-health record system use by mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse professionals and facilities.
Guerra On Healthcare: The Importance Of Clarity
Commentary  |  8/9/2010  | 
No matter the issue, honesty and transparency are winning ingredients, especially when it comes to your career.
Health Mobile App Wins Innovation Award
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
Department of Health and Human Services honored Text4baby messaging service, which has more than 64,000 subscribers.
FDA Considers Changes To Medical Device Regulation
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
Agency looking into whether 510(k) approval process allows safe and effective devices to enter the market without stifling innovation.
NextGen Inks EHR Deal With AMA
News  |  8/6/2010  | 
American Medical Association will offer the practice management and e-health record software through a SaaS model.
IBM, Aetna Intro Cloud Healthcare Decision Support
News  |  8/5/2010  | 
Collaborative Care Solution lets healthcare providers meet meaningful use, other certification criteria without having to directly manage IT systems.
Google Wave Washed Out
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
Google says it will stop development on Wave, its real-time communications and collaboration platform, a scant three months after making it available to the public, though the technology will live on in other products inside and outside the company.
Health Information Exchanges Improve Efficiency
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
Complying with government mandates, developing viable business model are top concerns of HIEs, finds eHealth Initiative.
Hospital Building Community Health Information Exchange
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Fremont Area Medical Center using Lawson software to develop a patient information exchange for Nebraska healthcare providers.
Stanley Awarded $6 Million HHS Contract
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Work on the Department of Health and Human Services' Nationwide Health Information Network to include issuing digital certificates, updating network directories, and providing help desk support.
Amazon, Apple E-Book Deals Face Inquiry
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Arrangements between the two companies and major publishers have prompted worries about anti-competitive pricing.
Intel, GE Announce Telehealth Joint Venture
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
The venture, combining GE Healthcare's Home Health division and Intel's Digital Health Group, will focus on chronic disease management, independent living and assistive technologies.
BlackBerry Messaging Ban Coming In UAE
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Frustrated by their inability to spy on BlackBerry users, telecom regulators in the United Arab Emirates plan to shut down BlackBerry text messaging, e-mail and Web browsing.
Verizon Intros Telehealth For Prisons
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Videoconferencing can serve inmates' healthcare needs while reducing costs and improving security, said Verizon.
Guerra On Healthcare: CIO's Guide To Avoiding Burnout
Commentary  |  8/2/2010  | 
How to maintain your health, your sanity, and your career under the pressure of meeting "Meaningful Use" regulations.


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