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 September 2010
Integrating the Convergent Medical Terminology into clinical information systems could help make the meaningful use of e-health records easier and faster for U.S. healthcare providers.
Automated text reminders about medicine and skin care improved dermatology patient outcomes in study by Partners Healthcare.
New free application helps breast cancer patients decipher their pathology reports and gives clinicians a tool to explain the disease and treatments.
Healthcare providers aren't the only ones trying to achieve meaningful use of health IT. Patients are also increasingly looking to use electronic tools meaningfully for managing and tracking their own healthcare.
About 190 million prescriptions were sent electronically in 2009 and that's expected to increase to 300 million in 2010, according to Surescripts.
The Jaeb Center will build an information exchange for type 1 diabetics patients, their clinicians and researchers funded by a $26 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.
The Android-based Streak mobile device will be bundled with healthcare applications, such as e-medical records, for use by clinicians and patients.
Business intelligence tools give healthcare organizations the ability to analyze data to make better informed business and clinical decisions. Some of these products are even suited for healthcare providers that don't have the time or resources to build large data warehouses.
Extend Health's online insurance marketplace is helping to match retirees of large employers with the best healthcare coverage options based on their medical needs and budgets.
GWR Medical decided more than a year ago that instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to upgrade and maintain its own IT infrastructure supporting its wound care therapy business, it would instead pass the baton to Verizon. That's when GWR Medical made the move to the cloud.