Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in September 2010
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Google Releases Plans For DIY Surround Video Booth
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Immersive video structures known as Liquid Galaxies can now be built by anyone with the necessary materials and technical skills.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  9/30/2010  | 
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
Health IT Expected To Improve Patient Safety
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Institute of Medicine receives $989,000 contract to study how electronic health records and other technologies can help prevent medical errors.
Kaiser Permanente Donates Terminology Technology
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Integrating the Convergent Medical Terminology into clinical information systems could help make the meaningful use of e-health records easier and faster for U.S. healthcare providers.
Lawson Says Suites Beat HR Point Solutions
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Talent management system upgrade supports flexible self-service role and task delegation.
Medical Students Optimistic About EHRs
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The majority say electronic health records adoption will be driven by the technology's benefits to medical practice, not government incentives.
Text Messages Boost Patient Outcomes
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Automated text reminders about medicine and skin care improved dermatology patient outcomes in study by Partners Healthcare.
HHS Awards Final Health IT Regional Extension Centers
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
National network funded by the Department of Health and Human Services will help smaller or rural hospitals, medical practices, and public health clinics with electronic health record adoption.
New iPhone App For Breast Cancer Patients
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
New free application helps breast cancer patients decipher their pathology reports and gives clinicians a tool to explain the disease and treatments.
Guerra On Healthcare: Stand Firm As 'Meaningful Use' Changes
Commentary  |  9/27/2010  | 
Ignore the advice to "think outside the box" and stick to your plan, even as federal agencies continue to alter the criteria they'll use to award health IT incentives.
Health IT Vendors Push Value Based Insurance Design
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Passage of legislation supporting a Medicare test of VBID, which lowers patients' costs for medical care to encourage them to take care of their chronic illnesses, could boost investment in healthcare software, hardware and services.
Evolving Privacy, Security Regulations Complicate Health IT
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
As authorities go back and forth on health IT regulations, organizations developing health information exchanges need to keep a close eye on the process.
Army Taps InterSystems For Health Information Exchange
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Grant will demonstrate feasibility of implementing an integrated military-civilian HIE in Washington State.
CDW Healthcare Inks IT Contract With VHA
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
Three-year agreement covers 16 healthcare organizations in Kansas and Missouri that collectively purchase $520 million of products and services annually.
CIO Profiles: Meg McCarthy Of Aetna
Features  |  9/23/2010  | 
Always be ready to deliver the next big thing to customers, McCarthy advises.
Google Sues Rogue Pill Peddlers
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Rogue advertisers are trying to get around Google's rules to sell prescription drugs online.
HHS Awards Verizon $169 Million Network Management Contract
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Department of Health and Human Services is investing in its technology infrastructure to prepare for increased demands brought by healthcare reform.
E-Prescribing Use Continues To Grow
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
About 190 million prescriptions were sent electronically in 2009 and that's expected to increase to 300 million in 2010, according to Surescripts.
Guerra On Healthcare: For Health IT Success, Look Inside
Commentary  |  9/21/2010  | 
Don't leave your career to luck -- leverage your strengths to get into the position that will increase your own chances to thrive.
Covisint Buys CDS Developer DocSite
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
The acquisition will combine DocSite's clinical decision support and performance management technology with Covisint's platform-as-a-service model, Covisint ExchangeLink.
Medicare Awards $6.9 Million For EHR Planning
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Massachusetts, Ohio, Hawaii, and North Dakota will receive matching funds to implement electronic health records.
Google Health Gets Usefulness Injection
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
In an effort to make Google Health more appealing to people, Google has redesigned and refocused the service.
15 Budget Busting Technology Projects
Slideshows  |  9/16/2010  | 
Large-scale information technology projects can balloon to inconceivable figures very quickly with endless revisions, change orders and delays pushing budgets into the stratosphere. Sometimes the cost of an IT project can be measured simply in dollars, but just as often these projects costly in other ways -- in reputation, for example. With government projects, it's easy to look at the budget and see how much it costs -- or at least how much it's supposed to cost. In the private sector, it's not
Commerce Department Funds Telehealth Networks
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
Projects in California and Georgia are among recipients of $482.4 million in grants to boost economic growth, create jobs, and improve healthcare through broadband infrastructure.
Helmsley Trust Funds Diabetes Information Exchange Project
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
The Jaeb Center will build an information exchange for type 1 diabetics patients, their clinicians and researchers funded by a $26 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.
Motorola Intros Rugged Handheld Computer For Healthcare
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
The MC75A0-HC allows nurses and other medical staff to electronically input, access, capture, and instantly transmit patient data while withstanding harsh disinfectants and drops.
Health IT Group Debates Meaningful Use Reporting
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
Policy committee's quality workgroup urged to tread lightly in mandating stages 2 and 3 electronic health record requirements.
Guerra On Healthcare: CIOs Need To Gain Clinical Knowledge
Commentary  |  9/14/2010  | 
Many CIOs are finding HITECH constitutes an overwhelming test of their clinical knowledge, but they should also recognize it as a golden opportunity to learn.
Dell To Offer Streak Bundled With Healthcare Applications
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
The Android-based Streak mobile device will be bundled with healthcare applications, such as e-medical records, for use by clinicians and patients.
InformationWeek 500: Eli Lilly Ties Future To Cloud
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
The pharmaceutical firm relies on the public cloud for compute-intensive scientific and drug development research and sees more extensive use of cloud computing as essential to its future.
Healthcare CIOs Optimistic About Meeting Meaningful Use
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
Survey finds that 90% believe they'll qualify for electronic health record incentive payments within the two years.
Adobe Adds HTML5 Support To Illustrator
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
Despite the unexpected resuscitation of Flash last week, Adobe seems to be committed to the technology that Apple forced upon it.
HHS Adds $20 Million For EHR Adoption
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
Technical support will be offered to small critical access and rural hospitals in implementing outpatient electronic health records systems.
Ex-Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz Launches Health IT Firm
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
Picture of Health is recruiting staff for a firm that aims to "leverage technology in pursuit of better health."
Mobile Devices To Transform Healthcare
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
PricewaterhouseCoopers finds the annual consumer market for remote health monitoring devices and services could reach $43 billion.
NextGen EHR Signs Mount Kisco Medical Group
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
New York health system will implement the firm's Electronic Health Record, Practice Management, and Patient Portal software to prep its IT to meet meaningful use criteria.
Oracle, McKesson, Lawson Ranked Below Average For HIT
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
Overall client satisfaction with ERP solutions in the healthcare industry is not high, but no alternatives stand out enough to warrant changing vendors, according to KLAS.
InformationWeek 500: How The Leaders Drive Growth
Features  |  9/8/2010  | 
The pressure is on to drive revenue, increase collaboration, and sharpen use of analytics. Here's how this year's InformationWeek 500 have responded.
InformationWeek 500: Money Talks, Doctors Listen
Features  |  9/8/2010  | 
Federal incentives have hospitals and doctors' practices planning to spend more on IT this year.
InformationWeek 500: UPMC Goes Well Beyond Innovation
Features  |  9/8/2010  | 
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is commercializing much of the technology it develops to solve its own problems.
InformationWeek 500: Your Health? Merck Has An App For That
Features  |  9/8/2010  | 
The pharma giant is banking on the ubiquity of smartphones to empower patients.
Health IT Bringing Slow Gains To Patient Care
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Survey finds more work is needed on interoperability, functionality, and satisfaction levels to leverage best practices in case management.
Guerra On Healthcare: Implementing EMRs Despite Reluctant Leadership
Commentary  |  9/8/2010  | 
Hospitals must become meaningful users of electronic medical records, but not every hospital CEO is willing to step up and lead the charge. Here's how healthcare CIOs can get leadership on board and get the job done.
HP Sues Mark Hurd Over Oracle Competition
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and assurances from Hurd that HP's corporate secrets are safe.
HHS Awards $17 Million For Patient-Centered Research
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Health IT will support studies that determine the most effective treatments and improve the nation's health, says Department of Health and Human Services.
Accenture Inks Health IT Deal With Stanford
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Stanford Hospital & Clinics will migrate to Accenture's virtualization offering, which will be a key component of the hospital's technology infrastructure.
CIOs Must Match RIS Decisions With Facility Priorities
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
With Meaningful Use regulations yet to address images and provide clear direction, CIOs face competing priorities in making choices about institutions' Radiology Information Systems.
HHS Awards Beacon Grants To Cincinnati, Detroit
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Local collaboratives will use government funding to pilot health IT to improve care of children and adults with chronic illnesses.
Metal Manufacture Breakthrough Promises Transformer Objects
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
A novel manufacturing process for shape-memory alloys could bring shape-shifting jewelery and transforming stents.
Google Releases SketchUp 8
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
The latest version of Google's modeling software offers improved tools to amateur and professional 3D artists alike.
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