15 Green Tech Innovations
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 Vendors Push Value Based Insurance Design
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.
E-Prescribing Use Continues To Grow
About 190 million prescriptions were sent electronically in 2009 and that's expected to increase to 300 million in 2010, according to Surescripts.
Covisint Buys CDS Developer DocSite
The acquisition will combine DocSite's clinical decision support and performance management technology with Covisint's platform-as-a-service model, Covisint ExchangeLink.
15 Budget Busting Technology Projects
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
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.
NextGen EHR Signs Mount Kisco Medical Group
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.
Google Releases SketchUp 8
The latest version of Google's modeling software offers improved tools to amateur and professional 3D artists alike.