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 Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
posted in July 2010

IBM, UPMC Partner On Hospital 'SmartRoom'

7/28/2010
SmartRoom systems, now deployed at two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals, identifies clinicians, providing real-time access to patient information and workflow tools based on role and location of caregiver.

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How Hospitals Are Helping Doctors Achieve Meaningful Use

7/26/2010
Hospital executives aren't just worried about having their own organizations meet the federal government's meaningful use requirements; they're also concerned about their affiliated and owned doctor practices achieving the goals. In fact, many hospitals are assisting (or plan to help) doctors to get on board with e-health records even as those hospitals struggle with their own projects.

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Slideshow: RFID In Healthcare

7/22/2010
Wi-Fi RFID is being used in many healthcare facilities to track patients, staff and expensive medical gear. Clinicians use it to locate important mobile medical testing equipment quickly, monitor confused patients wandering through hallways, and assist in asset management and patient flow.

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Meaningful Use Rules Make Sense To Patients

7/20/2010
I'm not a doctor or nurse. Nor am I a hospital administrator, CIO or health IT worker. However, I am a patient. So while the government's long-awaited, meaningful use, stage 1 "core objectives" could very well entail a lot of process changes and costly technology to implement for healthcare providers, from a patient perspective--my perspective--many of the requirements sound reasonable, even commonsensible.

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Slideshow: Who's Who In Healthcare IT

7/12/2010
The push toward "meaningful use" of health IT in America's hospitals and medical practices involves some of the country's most talented healthcare and technology leaders. InformationWeek Healthcare shines a spotlight on some of those healthcare IT movers and shakers.

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Telehealth Helping Patients Sleep Better

7/7/2010
As medical technologies and health IT evolve, so too is the use of web-based, remote diagnostic and monitoring tools that allow clinicians to test and track patients for illnesses at home. But for some patients, telehealth advancements are also bringing a better night's sleep.

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