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 April 2010
Several recent studies highlight the importance--and challenges-- of utilizing IT to help manage chronic illnesses.
Researchers want to learn the cause of mistakes related to computerized physician order entry systems so they can help software makers prevent them.
High-tech developments such as an 802.11-equipped stretcher and mobile vans for digital mammogram screening means living far from a doctor doesn't have to result in poor care.
Don't have health facilities nearby? Medical providers across the country are delivering healthcare virtually.
Eligibility for $20 billion in incentives would be expanded to include mental healthcare professionals and facilities, a group left out of original ARRA provisions.
The private healthcare sector can benefit from the VA's successful, decades-long use of health IT, says a senior Veterans Affairs official.
Doctors and other eligible healthcare providers, such as dentists and nurse practitioners, who meet the federal government's upcoming meaningful use criteria for health IT could earn up to $44,000 or $63,000 each in incentives depending on the patients (Medicare or Medicaid) they treat. But meeting those criteria won't be easy. A new CSC report lists the top ten challenges healthcare providers face in cashing in on the incentives.
A digitized and networked African hospital provides care based on U.S. best practices for electronic medical records and clinical systems.
It a common frustration for patients: During an office visit with your primary care physician, the doc advices you to see a specialist. But then you're forced to wait weeks for the appointment to see the specialist. A new telehealth service available to patients in Hawaii could have patients elsewhere envious.
Dr. Karen Bell has been tapped to lead the Certification Commission for Health IT through a challenging but recharged health IT landscape.
Despite privacy and other concerns, 7% of Americans have online PHRs -- twice as many as two years ago.