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 June 2005
Proposals try to chip away obstacles to use of IT in health care, from the cost to anti-kickback laws that keep hospitals from giving IT to doctors
The system, which supports multiple languages, has cut check-in time by 25% for first-time patients and 75% for return visits.
Consumers could use technology to verify insurance coverage and benefit eligibility.
The number of IT security professionals is expected to grow to nearly 800,000 by 2008, and more of them need to think like hackers to be effective.
Mamma.com this week launched a Web and meta-search service for health information, one of the most commonly searched topics on the Internet.
Landing that next job requires marketing all your skills and past experiences, as well as staying knowledgeable and involved.
Legislation establishes health IT standards to reduce health-care costs and improve efficiency.
IT vendor encourages health-care providers to adopt electronic record systems and offer "E-visit" services to improve efficiency.
Skills in Microsoft Windows administration, SQL Server management, and wireless-network management are most in demand.
Patients find doctors easier to talk with when computers are brought into exam rooms, and they understand their treatments better, a study of 313 patients finds.
A new commission will help develop plans for an Internet-based architecture supporting common standards and interoperable, secure, privacy-protected, digitized patient data.
Connecting for Health launches a prototype project to demonstrate how regional health-information networks can interconnect to share data on a national basis via the Internet.
Tech workers' job outlook is worse than it has been in more than a year. But IT workers tend to change their outlook --both up and down--often.