Browsing articles from "May, 2011"
May
31
2011

CHCIO program is surpassing 100 credentialed individuals since the program launched in July 2009

Healthcare IT

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) Program is celebrating one-big milestone — surpassing 100 credentialed individuals since the program launched in July 2009. Following its last examination in April, 109 CHIME members and CHIME affiliate program participants have earned the CHCIO and CHCIO-Eligible designation. “CHIME is proud to recognize the over 100 certified professionals who have identified themselves as leaders in the healthcare IT industry,” said CHIME Board member [...]

May
31
2011

Bi-lateral relationship between the UK and India on telemedicine

Telemedicine

Background Improvements in communication and health information technologies have allowed for the globalisation of health services, especially the provision of health services from other countries, such as the use of telemedicine. This has led countries to evaluate their position on whether and to what extent they should open their health systems to trade. This often takes place from the context of multi-lateral trade agreements (under the auspices of the World Trade Organisation), which is misplaced [...]

May
30
2011

Focus of Afghan Medical travelers is shifting from Pakistan To India

Medical Travel to India

Kabul, May 29 (IANS) With the volatile security situation in neighbouring Pakistan, more and more Afghans are choosing to travel to India for medical treatment, and the Indian embassy here is bracing for a one-third jump in the number of visas. In 2010, the Indian embassy in Kabul issued over 44,000 visas to Afghan nationals, which has been seen a sharp, steady rise in the last few years. ‘This year, we expect to issue over [...]

May
30
2011

Online healthcare consultation and advice getting important

Online Healthcare

Telephone and internet consultations are being backed to become an increasingly important method of receiving healthcare advice within the next 10 years. New technology is being tested in New Zealand that allows people with long-term or chronic conditions management to provide information through the internet, and receive advice over the phone. Dr Matthew Parsons from the University of Auckland told TV ONE’s Breakfast the idea is to help people more effectively, and faster. “Imagine a [...]

May
30
2011

Healthcare mobile devices: going beyond providing educational links to providing real-time medical data

Healthcare Moblie Apps

Checking the condition of a patient in labor is just an app click away for obstetricians serving Forsyth Medical Center. And Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is using internally created mobile technology to help detect sepsis — a severe illness in which the bloodstream is overwhelmed by bacteria — in patients in its intensive-care unit. They are — at this point — the primary local examples of how technology on healthcare mobile devices is going [...]

May
27
2011

2nd Healthcare IT Exchange

In an industry driven by improving the quality of patient care, meeting regulations and controlling costs, leading Healthcare IT executives understand the strategic importance to work towards a digital era. As Europe continues to age, chronic diseases grow and patients become empowered through new technologies, the Healthcare landscape has to adapt as it’s workload increases. Faced with eradicating inefficiencies, reducing medical errors and innovating a ‘paperless’ infrastructure the Healthcare industry is deploying IT to streamline [...]

May
27
2011

U.S. healthcare IT market is expected to grow at a rate of about 24% annually from 2012 to 2014

Healthcare IT spending is expected to reach $40 billion by the end of this year, according to a study from market research firm RNCOS. Much of that growth will come from spending on electronic health record (EHR) systems, mobile health applications and efforts to comply with new government standards. Boosted by increased spending on healthcare software — which is needed for the rollout of EHR systems — the U.S. healthcare IT market is expected to [...]

May
26
2011

e-Health Literacy Services To Improve Healthcare Communication

MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that it is now offering eHealth Literacy Services to help state and community programs meet the communication and engagement challenges facing consumers and providers using the new health information technology (HIT) infrastructure. Health consumers have varied levels of literacy, different cultural needs, disparate technological skills and access, and varying familiarity with health care terms and practices. ehealth literacy is the ability of individuals [...]

May
26
2011

Health care providers frozen out of federal funds allocated for digital conversion of medical record(US Healthcare Reforms)

Health care providers frozen out of federal funds allocated for digital conversion of medical records are fighting to improve their position within President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. New money for health information technology was budgeted by the Health Information Technology for Economic & Clinical Health Act to the tune of $50 billion. The measure allots funds to Medicare and Medicaid to distribute to providers who use electronic medical records to improve their practices. As [...]

May
25
2011

Importance to adopt Health IT in Hospital Sector

Hospitals with advanced health information technology systems and a high quality of care achieve greater revenue growth, attend to more patients, enjoy a superior reputation for excellence, and are better able to contain costs, a report from Fitch Ratings has revealed. As hospitals accelerate the adoption of electronic health records, computerized physician order entry systems, electronic prescription technology, and other health IT, the findings give greater currency to the Obama administration’s claim that its health [...]

May
25
2011

health IT ranks first among the top ten careers

A career in health information technology (IT) is the hottest vocation for college graduates in this challenging economy, according to a study from the University of California San Diego Extension. The study, released last week, shows that health IT ranks first among the top ten careers listed and is described as a profession in which technicians update and organize medical information electronically. The report credits the federal government’s health IT initiatives that have spurred the [...]

May
24
2011

Still much work to be done to realize that level of cost reduction

Providing a seamless, integrated system of care across a range of healthcare settings, accountable care organizations (ACOs) are increasingly being touted as the cure for a failing health system. But challenges remain. Unlike the current fragmented model of healthcare provision, the ACO version is designed to enable and encourage healthcare providers to take greater responsibility for controlling the growth of healthcare costs for a given population of patients. By grouping together an ‘ecosystem’ of healthcare [...]

May
24
2011

Top congressional Republicans said on Sunday they would be open to a compromise on healthcare costs

Top congressional Republicans said on Sunday they would be open to a compromise on healthcare costs, one of the biggest stumbling blocks in a deal to get the United States’ debt under control. Representative Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, said he would “absolutely” be willing to negotiate with Democrats, who have hammered his plan to scale back government-run health plans for the poor and the elderly. With Ryan’s plan [...]

May
23
2011

Medicare: “6 things you need to know now”Guide

As the nation’s baby boomers sign up for Medicare, they face a bewildering assortment of questions about their healthcare. In addition to a raft of complicated information from the government, a national consumer group also is offering some answers. Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, has produced a free guide about changes this year to the federal government’s insurance program for the elderly under the new national healthcare law. The 16-page manual, “Medicare: [...]

May
23
2011

Medical health care laboratories are an indispensable element of modern-day health diagnosis and treatment method

By tikasmitzonian www.spotarticle.com(Source) Professional medical labs are way more fundamental today than ever ahead of. Medical breakthroughs normally consider put in explore labs considering the fact that that’s in which experiments transpire and clinical health care laboratories are even a lot more necessary. Clinical health-related laboratories are put to use routinely for a number of health care testing, which is commonplace, even though impractical to house inside the actual doctor’s office or clinic. Laboratory medication [...]

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