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 May 2010
A digitized and networked hospital in Botswana, Africa provides care based on U.S. best practices for electronic medical records and clinical systems.
By monitoring system performance on the backend, an Alabama health system hopes to make its e-health record rollout go smoother for users.
The employer consortium is offering its e-health record software to other companies via the cloud and is also developing an EHR package for small and mid-size businesses.
While all states have their own health information exchange efforts underway, many face the same hurdles.
Healthcare providers starting from scratch with projects to implement e-health record systems in hopes of cashing in on the government's $20 billion-plus meaningful use incentive programs had better get going.
Siemens Information Systems Center near Philadelphia hosts and maintains clinical and business applications for nearly 1,000 U.S. hospitals and healthcare delivery systems.
Videoconferencing vendors are meeting the demand for telehealth applications by beefing up privacy and security.
The WebChart suite of enterprise e-medical record software will be implemented at Concentra's 250-plus jobsite healthcare facilities.
As more healthcare providers implement health IT systems, like e-medical records and computerized order entry, clinical decision support tools will increasingly aid doctors and nurses by analyzing patient data for trends and other pertinent information that should be acted upon. But clinical decision support tools are also already helping some clinicians analyze the reams of patient data that gets generated by medical monitoring gear.
Combining clinical decision support tools with medical monitoring gear can help nurses quickly recognize early signs of complications and infection in critically ill patients.
CIOs rank electronic medical records projects higher than IT managers and directors, who are focused on PC refreshes.
A letter sent by 53 medical associations tells U.S. government that its proposed e-health regulations ask healthcare providers for 'too much, too soon.'
The Beacon Communities, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, aim to showcase how health IT can improve the care of patients nationwide.