Profile of Marianne Kolbasuk McGeeSenior Writer, InformationWeek
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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
posted in March 2010
Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Direct aims to develop interoperability specs, but not to replace statewide and regional health information exchanges.
John Glaser, CIO at Partners HealthCare System--which operates several Boston area hospitals, including Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women's, is finishing up his nearly year-long stint as an advisor to President Obama's health IT czar.
Dell Medical Archiving Solution aims to help healthcare providers manage exploding data storage requirements.
The designation of low-frequency wireless spectrum for Medical Body Area Networks, or MBAN, could drive adoption of low-cost telehealth applications for home use.
The House of Representatives passage Sunday night of the historic healthcare reform bill means 32 million Americans who don't have healthcare coverage will soon be able to get it. And while the Affordable Health Care for America Act is clearly the biggest change to the nation's healthcare system in 40 years, the wheels of healthcare reform really started spinning last year with the passage of the HITECH bill.
By simplifying medical supply record-keeping, a patient-charge capture system is helping a hospital system capture hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
Over the last six months, there's been an across-the-board uptick in all IT jobs posted on Dice.com, and the demand for health IT positions is growing even faster than most, says a company executive.
The health insurer will continue to tweak its electronic medical records system to comply with the federal government's upcoming meaningful use criteria.
Telehealth services enabled via American Well's Online Care system are coming to BlueCross Blue Shield in upstate New York.
Want to weigh in the federal government's proposed meaningful use criteria before it's written in stone? Act soon. There's only about a week left to submit your comments to the feds.
CIOs report they're finding it hard to recruit IT talent with the skills to work on EMRs and physician order entry systems.
HealthVault Community Connect gives patients and their doctors Web access to patients' hospitalization data upon discharge.
Don't wait for the government to finalize meaningful use requirements. Here's how to jump-start your health IT efforts.
MedPlus' Care360 software-as-a-service modules let doctors phase in electronic health records.
Certification Commission for Health IT now tests and certifies oncology and women's health EHR products.
The government's HITECH stimulus programs promise to reward healthcare providers billions of dollars for the meaningful use of health IT. But those financial incentives don't begin kicking in till 2011. In the meantime, there are ways to get outside funding to help with your initial technology investment.
About three-quarters of health IT executives plan to boost IT spending over the next two years, report shows.