Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in August 2013
Telemedicine Improves Patient Outcomes: Study
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital find that telemedicine consults improved pediatric patient outcomes in rural areas.
Should Sexual Orientation Be Included In EHRs?
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Proponents say it could close gaps in LGBT healthcare, but it raises the question of how much data is too much.
HIMSS: Extend MU Stage 2 Deadline
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society joins growing chorus urging the government to give healthcare providers more time to comply with Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations.
Why Physicians Don't Like Big Data
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
It limits their options. That's not always bad.
FDA Issues Guidelines On Wireless Medical Devices
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
FDA outlines risks such as lost signals and recommends stringent security measures -- but document is not the last regulatory word.
Startup Will Build New York's Ambitious Patient Portal
News  |  8/15/2013  | 
Mana Health portal will give patients the ability to view records from multiple doctors in one place, a first for statewide health information exchanges.
47% Of Doctors Use Smartphone, Tablet And PC
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
More clinicians than ever are "digital omnivores," using smartphones, tablets, and computers for clinical work, survey says.
Kaiser Permanente Automates Quality Reporting To Joint Commission
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
Converting nearly half of core measures to e-measures saves time, but there are limits to what EHRs can do, cautions study.
HIE Participation Bolsters Surescripts' National Network
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
Connectivity firm takes giant step toward providing Direct messaging access to providers nationwide.
Most Hospitals Exchange Data, But Scope Too Limited
News  |  8/9/2013  | 
ONC study suggests ways that providers could increase data interchange.
Will Health Information Exchange Become Medicare Payment Criterion?
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
Government could tie Medicare reimbursement to information sharing by providers, suggests CMS/ONC report.
Healthcare Analytics Sought For Population Health Management
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Hospitals have keen interest in analytics for population health management, but tech is still in early stages, according to new survey.
ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari To Step Down
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Health and Human Service's national coordinator for health IT who drove widespread EHR adoption will leave the position this fall.
EHR Roulette: Gambling On Medicine's Future
Commentary  |  8/6/2013  | 
As medical practices look to replace clunky ambulatory electronic health records systems, picking a winner can seem like risky business.
Leapfrog Counsels Employers On Medical Error Costs
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Employers can steer patients to best facilities, pressure local hospitals to improve, healthcare purchaser coalition asserts.
Hospital Readmissions Targeted By Indiana HIE, Analytics Firm
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Indiana Health Information Exchange and Predixion Software to co-develop apps for hospitals to prevent relapses, choose best treatments and reduce redundant testing.
Death By Hacking: Tomorrow's IT Worry?
Commentary  |  8/2/2013  | 
Medical device software vulnerabilities and cyber threats raise important new liability questions for CIOs and CISOs.
Why The Private Sector Lags VA In Telehealth
Commentary  |  8/2/2013  | 
The VA's focus on efficiency and controlling the costs of treating aging patients have made it a telehealth model. Can the private sector learn from its example?
Health Information Exchanges: More Innovation Needed
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
HIEs have been slow to develop offerings that organizations can use to improve care coordination, says report.
Telehealth Program For Veterans Expands
News  |  8/1/2013  | 
Half a million veterans got healthcare via home monitors, videoconferencing and other remote services in 2012, says agency. VA telehealth is growing 29% a year.


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