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 2010
SmartRoom systems, now deployed at two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals, identifies clinicians, providing real-time access to patient information and workflow tools based on role and location of caregiver.
Hospital executives aren't just worried about having their own organizations meet the federal government's meaningful use requirements; they're also concerned about their affiliated and owned doctor practices achieving the goals. In fact, many hospitals are assisting (or plan to help) doctors to get on board with e-health records even as those hospitals struggle with their own projects.
Wi-Fi RFID is being used in many healthcare facilities to track patients, staff and expensive medical gear. Clinicians use it to locate important mobile medical testing equipment quickly, monitor confused patients wandering through hallways, and assist in asset management and patient flow.
A CSC survey of healthcare IT and non-IT executives' priorities shows agreement on meaningful use compliance, but some disparity about other concerns.
Diversinet's two-way, dually encrypted messaging technology will provide HealthPartners health plan members access to medical information and communication with care managers.
I'm not a doctor or nurse. Nor am I a hospital administrator, CIO or health IT worker. However, I am a patient. So while the government's long-awaited, meaningful use, stage 1 "core objectives" could very well entail a lot of process changes and costly technology to implement for healthcare providers, from a patient perspective--my perspective--many of the requirements sound reasonable, even commonsensible.
So what are the more than two-dozen core "meaningful use" requirements that healthcare providers need to meet in order to qualify for financial incentives? Take a look here.
Most healthcare stakeholders are reacting positively, so far, to the feds' meaningful use final rule, but not everyone is pleased.
Coordinator of National Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal and CMS official Tony Trenkle share their views about the HITECH Act's long awaited meaningful use final rule in an interview with InformationWeek.
The push toward "meaningful use" of health IT in America's hospitals and medical practices involves some of the country's most talented healthcare and technology leaders. InformationWeek Healthcare shines a spotlight on some of those healthcare IT movers and shakers.
The EHReady program offers affiliated doctors financing and support services and marketing assistance to hospitals for for e-health record deployments.
As medical technologies and health IT evolve, so too is the use of web-based, remote diagnostic and monitoring tools that allow clinicians to test and track patients for illnesses at home. But for some patients, telehealth advancements are also bringing a better night's sleep.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has sent its final meaningful use rules to the Office of Management and Budget for review, the last step before publishing the regulations.
The latest medical technologies, health IT, and other innovations to provide care and comfort to cancer patients are deployed at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center.