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posted in September 2011
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Discounted EHRs Offered To Doctors In N.C.
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Allscripts has joined forces with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to expand the reach of its MyWay electronic health record tool.
HHS Offers $13.2 Million For Behavioral Health IT
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Organizations serving people with mental and substance use disorders get grants to improve IT capabilities.
Doctors, Patients Not Using Same Social Spaces
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Doctors are heavy users of social media--but shy away from patients and even online patient communities.
Will Your EHR Land You In Court?
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Legally, EHRs are double-edged swords: They protect clinicians from malpractice litigation but also put them at greater risk.
Speech Recognition Tool Comes Up 'Speechless'
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Breast imaging reports that use speech recognition are more likely to have errors than those generated by a transcriptionist.
CIO Profiles: Aurelia G. Boyer Of New York-Presbyterian Hospital
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
This CIO is looking to improve communication hospital-wide.
Health IT Ready To Tackle ACO's Challenges
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
The feds have yet to explain exactly what's needed to participate in an Accountable Care Organization, but many providers are ready jump on the bandwagon anyway.
Healthcare Costs Go Under BI Microscope
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Health Care Cost Institute established to analyze health insurance claims data with the goal of finding new ways to cut costs.
Sage Practice Management Software Sold At Big Loss
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Misguided development doomed the practice management/electronic health record system company, says an analyst.
What's Holding Back Health IT Innovation?
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Leaders need to break the logjam from special interests to bring 21st century technology to healthcare, says California HealthCare Foundation's CEO.
Health Searches Scare You? Medify's Personalized Answer
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Search on a health term and you often find data on the extremes, either too generic or too complex. Medify database aims to fix that.
Healthcare Needs HIPAA E-Transactions Contingency Plan
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
With the deadline to migrate to HIPAA 5010 electronic transaction standards looming, Healthcare Information and Management System Society questions whether the industry is ready.
IT Executives Reject Meaningful Use Metadata Standards
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has asked HHS not to include metadata standards to support Meaningful Use Stage 2.
IT Best Practices Can Sidestep EHR Snafus
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
This guide to electronic health record basics isn't rocket science, but it's required reading for healthcare IT pros.
Clinical Informatics Wins Official Recognition
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
Clinical informatics is now considered a medical subspecialty, a milestone for IT executives and tech-savvy physicians alike.
How To Fix The Personal Health Record Mess
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
So few Americans are interested in creating a digitalized PHR that Google had to close its service. But there are ways to get the public interested.
VA Tests Nationwide Health Information Exchange
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
A six-month pilot project that connects the VA with military and private providers may finally turn health data exchange into a national priority--if it works.
Wireless Network Can Monitor Breathing Rates
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Wireless transceivers may help monitor breathing rates of surgery patients, adults with sleep apnea, and babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome, according to a university study.
New Med School Program Puts Health IT In Spotlight
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
University of Michigan Medical School will train next generation of IT pros to translate clinical research into bedside therapy.
HHS Asks: R U Healthy?
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Department of Health and Human Services task force issues recommendations for health text messaging on mobile phones.
Mobile Diabetes App Makes The Grade
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
WellDoc's DiabetesManager lowered long-term blood glucose levels in a recent randomized trial, but didn't affect clinical symptoms.
E-Prescribing Threshold Too Low To Reduce Deaths: RAND
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Higher requirements for Meaningful Use could decrease heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia mortality, say researchers, but hospital executives remain skeptical.
How To Build The Next Great Mobile Health App
Commentary  |  9/20/2011  | 
Focus groups and smart designers aren't enough. Developers need to dig deeper into the patient's world and the clinician's workflow.
Health Insurance Exchanges Change Game
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Healthcare reform forces insurers to modernize their IT infrastructure and business processes, says health IT exec.
Telehealth Market To Hit $6.28 Billion By 2020
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Disease prevalence, aging, and cost pressures seen as major factors in soaring demand for remote monitoring devices.
Cloud Apps In The Real World
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
Not every clinical app is right for the cloud, but these two case studies offer some insights into what does work.
Texas, Accenture Team on Health Information Exchange
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
State taps Accenture to develop standards and an interoperability plan to help with medical data exchange.
How EHRs Feed The Clinical Research Pipeline
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Natural language processing programs can now data mine e-records to help locate the best candidates for clinical trials. Several major healthcare organizations have taken notice.
AT&T Names Doctor To Lead Healthcare Expansion
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
Geeta Nayyar becomes the telecom's first chief medical information officer, charged with increasing its $5 billion business with new mobile health, telehealth, and cloud services.
New Software Helps Docs Identify, Contact At-Risk Patients
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Phytel's suite of care management tools uses e-medical record data to identify gaps in patient care.
Docs Don't Want Lab Results Going To Patients
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Health and Human Services' proposed rule to let patients directly access their lab test results electronically may do more harm than good, according to physician leaders.
WellPoint Picks Watson's Brain For Medical Proof
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
The insurer is partnering with IBM's supercomputer to search the medical literature for studies to support or challenge doctors' treatment choices.
AmeriHealth Taps NaviNet For Mobile Care Management
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Pilot study will send patient information to physicians' smartphones in the exam room, where critical clinical decisions are made.
Surescripts Ready For Controlled Substance E-Prescriptions
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
The e-prescribing intermediary now meets strict DEA security requirements, but pharmacies, vendors, and state laws still need to catch up.
Want Career Advancement? Try Health IT
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
The demand for health IT skills and experience is fueling career advancement and job opportunities at all levels, according to recruiters and hiring managers.
Is The Cloud Safe For Health Apps?
Commentary  |  9/13/2011  | 
Some healthcare providers are still hesitant to put patient data and clinical apps in the cloud. Here's how they cope with their angst.
Most Health IT Pros Use Social Media
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
Health IT professionals are tapping into social media tools for marketing, for business development, for patient engagement, and for personal use, according to a Frost & Sullivan survey.
State Health IT Job Market Looks Healthy
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
Medicaid management, interoperability, and health insurance exchanges are top vendor opportunities, says report.
Can Health IT Fix The Evidence Gap?
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
It's impossible for clinicians to stay up to date on every medical innovation. But certain technologies and practices can help them stay current.
Telemonitoring Saves Money When Combined With Traditional Care
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
Despite the significant benefits reported in this Health Affairs study, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services questions whether the benefits are real.
VRad Extends Cloud Radiology Services
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
Virtual Radiologic's acquires Diagnostic Imaging to boost electronic sharing of digital medical imaging and health information exchange.
More Patients Collect Prescriptions In Integrated Healthcare Systems
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Healthcare systems that link pharmacy data with electronic health records see better compliance with patients picking up their medications, reports Kaiser Permanente study.
Xbox Kinect Helps Monitor Seniors' Health
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Doppler radar technology is also used in research to help detect oncoming illnesses, fall risk in older adults.
Medicare Taps 3M For ICD-10 Conversion
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services licenses 3M software to help translate old ICD-9 codes to the much more specific ICD-10 labels.
Do EHRs Improve Clinical Outcomes? An Objective View
Commentary  |  9/9/2011  | 
The evidence to suggest that electronic health records really make a difference has not been overwhelming--until now.
Feds Inject $12 Million Into Rural Health IT
News  |  9/8/2011  | 
Forty grant recipients will get about $300,000 each to purchase technology, install broadband networks, and train staff members.
Clinical Decision Support Closes Medical Evidence Gap
News  |  9/8/2011  | 
Best practice data is available for most healthcare decisions, but health IT teams are doing a lousy job of getting it to doctors, says Ascension Health informatics chief.
Looking To Make IT A Revenue Driver, Quintiles Turns To The Cloud
News  |  9/7/2011  | 
Pharma services provider, No. 4 in our 2011 InformationWeek 500 ranking, offers Infosario suite of analytics and other cloud-based tools.
Eli Lilly Uses Web To Broaden Drug Research Reach
News  |  9/7/2011  | 
The pharmaceutical company uses technology to bring new openness -- and efficiency -- to lifesaving research. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
How Penn Medicine Mines E-Records For Clinical Trial Prospects
News  |  9/7/2011  | 
It shows a hospital wringing value out of an electronic record system that took years to implement. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
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