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 July 2005
But it might not be enough to spur physician adoption of E-health-record technology.
But it's just a fraction of the 155,000 students currently attending online classes through the University of Phoenix Online
But convincing doctors to adopt the software and change the way they do business will be a challenge.
Medical supplies make up 25% to 30% of hospital expenses. The Neoforma system spots overcharges and inefficient purchasing.
Accenture study finds that majority surveyed believe E-records would improve the quality of health care and reduce costs.
A whopping 93% of respondents to an Accenture survey say they believe digital health records would improve quality of care, 92% say E-records would reduce treatment errors, 75% say electronic records would cut costs, and 78% say the new methods would reduce waiting times.
Outsourcing isn't sinking pay for key skills the way it was a year ago, Foote Partners says.
The prospect is worrisome as fewer students pursue IT as a career.
Research project will collect clinical and genetic patient data for developing treatments tailored for individuals.
The perception of CIOs is evolving from managers of back-office systems to executives with knowledge of business processes.
Survey examined hospitals' use of IT in patient safety and quality of care, customer and patient services, business processes, and other areas.
Company takes on RIM by making it easier to access business E-mail on more wireless devices.
Dolphin Group will provide IT managers involved with health plans a forum for collaboration.
Web development, .Net, and ERP software-upgrade skills are most in demand, survey finds.
Intermountain Health Care, a pioneer in the use of computerized health records, will help develop a release of GE's Centricity clinical system.
The project will give 2,000 patients Internet-connected equipment to collect vital signs that nurses and doctors can monitor remotely.