Health IT's Top Needs For Next Five Years
Healthcare reform spells big product changes for health IT customers and vendors in the next five years, says IDC. Collaboration tools, CRM, and analytics will be key.
VA To Test Cloud Collaboration For Doctors
The department is look for cloud-based email, calendaring, and other collaboration tools that can integrate with the VA's existing Microsoft Exchange-based collaboration system.
CTA Scan Advances Transform Patient Care
Doctors can minimize risks associated with diagnosing pediatric coronary complications and other procedures using Siemens advanced computed tomography angiography systems.
When A Flawed EHR Threatens Patients
When Harvard investigators tried to figure out why a patient nearly died, they discovered that even a sophisticated system of e-reminders and alerts isn't always enough.
Will Metatags Improve Electronic Health Records?
The ONC is seeking input on metadata standards that it believes can advance electronic health information exchange across different architectures and allow patients to more easily manage their own health information.
Will Direct Project Cripple HIEs?
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT says its Direct Project can help healthcare practitioners nationwide quickly gain IT interoperability. So why aren't you jumping on board?
AMA Denies Conflict On Pharmaceutical Data Mining
Healthcare organization lashes out at New England Journal of Medicine commentary suggesting that AMA's financial interest in promoting prescription drug data mining is greater than its support for physician privacy.
EHRs Give Docs Analytics Tools They May Ignore
Clinicians with access to electronic health records find it easier to construct the registries needed to pinpoint at-risk patents, but one expert questions whether they'll use these powerful tools.
HITECH Act Blocking Smaller IT Firms
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act prevents some small and midsize IT services firms from pursuing new healthcare business opportunities, says a CompTIA report.
Hospitals Use BI To Stanch Revenue Losses
With Medicare set to stop paying for preventable hospital readmissions in October, healthcare organizations are turning to business intelligence tools to reduce the risk.
Don't Shortchange Nursing Informatics
The feds are offering $71.3 million to expand nursing education, but lack of targeted funding for nursing informatics is a missed opportunity, says a nurse leader.