Browsing articles from "June, 2011"
Jun
30
2011

Growing Influence of Healthcare IT and Rising Security concerns

Advancements in cloud computing, wireless capacities and smart technologies all create greater business potential while raising many security questions. At Breakaway, explore the challenges and opportunities in the IT security field. Find out about security-specific best practices, industry standards and CompTIA member-driven initiatives. Are you sure you’re doing all you should to protect your customers? At Breakaway, you’ll discover what it takes to become a trusted security advisor. You’ll also explore what comprehensive security looks [...]

Jun
30
2011

30,000 Health Organizations in US planning or implementing a move to EHR Technology

In a recent keynote address at a UNCG-hosted conference, an official from the U.S. Health Information Technology Research Center noted there are 30,000 healthcare organizations in the U.S. planning or implementing a move to Electronic Health Record technology over the near term. And having the right information technology talent is fundamental to their success.   “The talent can reside within the organization or with a vendor, a regional extension center or an academic center,” said [...]

Jun
29
2011

EMR Merket Expected to grow

EMR is a part of healthcare information technology that is used to make paperless computerized patient data in order to increase efficiency of hospital systems and reduce chances of errors in medical records. A substantial growth rate (more than 16%) of the U.S. healthcare IT spending and the government initiatives towards development of a nationwide healthcare information network are expected to push EMR implementation across the healthcare sector in the U.S. The rising demand for [...]

Jun
29
2011

AT&T cloud-based imaging

Healthcare heavyweights Baptist Health System in Alabama and Henry Ford Health System in Michigan are piloting a new AT&T cloud-based imaging storage and retrieval system. The hospitals will be using the Medical Imaging and Information Management Service in different ways: Baptist wants an easier method to manage its more than 2 million existing images, and the 30,000 new images that are created each month, Richard Shirey, Baptist’s CIO said in a press release. Henry Ford, [...]

Jun
28
2011

HIT Providers looking for Growth

  Health care information technology companies will benefit in the second half of this year from a growing wave of care providers looking to capitalize on government electronic health record incentives, according to a Morgan Keegan analyst. Analyst Jamie Stockton said the sector performed better than the broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index in the first half of the year, and he expects that to continue. He said the government is estimated to be distributing [...]

Jun
28
2011

10 Ways to Cut Medical Surgical Supplies Spending

Faced with growing medical-surgical supply costs as reimbursements shrink and healthcare reform looms, healthcare providers can reduce their medical-surgical supply spending immediately—and GHX is providing a list of what it recommends as the top 10 ways to do it. The healthcare technology company released its list at the HFMA ANI conference in Orlando, where it will focus on documented opportunities for cutting what has become the second highest and fastest-growing operating expense for providers. Many [...]

Jun
27
2011

Microsoft has released new mobile platform for viewing basic information of HealthVault.com on the mobile

What if your family doctor will get all your health details regularly without visiting your home or any physical conversation ? What if you don’t do not need to carry your health reports and charts every time you visit the hospital. And how about storing your daily updated health details on your cellphone or over the cloud so your doctor will automatically get the details no matter wherever he is. This phenomena was made possible [...]

Jun
27
2011

Mobile health campaign to provide health and wellness resources to patients with type 2 diabetes

Together, the American Diabetes Association, the CDC and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology are developing a new health initiative to help increase the use of information technology for the prevention and management of diabetes. A 3-year capstone project of the HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology — the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program — is at the forefront of the initiative. It will provide funding to [...]

Jun
25
2011

Three areas of focus that can make the vast world of EHR data easier to grasp for hospitals and healthcare providers.

As hospitals and physician practices continue to progress to electronic health record systems, challenges have been created by the sheer volume and quality of raw data that goes into EHRs. Advanced software and interoperability are helping to balance different aspects of electronic data, such as claims, coverage, delivery, patient history and treatments, but the large-scale availability of the information is still being analyzed. With all of those different aspects of electronic healthcare, a hospital or [...]

Jun
25
2011

There are plenty of ways to learn Health IT and EHR System

Whether you’re a chief medical officer (CMO) at a large hospital or a solo practitioner, there are plenty of opportunities popping up for non-techies to learn everything they need to know about health IT. Since many of these professionals don’t need to learn all the nitty-gritty technical details about electronic health records (EHRs) to understand how the systems will impact their organizations, some training and professional organizations are now focusing their attention on the fundamentals. [...]

Jun
24
2011

US to release up to $500 to boost improved care with new technology-backed progrmas

Up to $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding will be awarded to help hospitals and providers improve care with new technology-backed programs, training and monitoring, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid  announced June 22. The funding, part of the public-private Partnership for Patients program, will be awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center. The program aims to stop millions of preventable injuries and complications related to healthcare acquired conditions [...]

Jun
24
2011

HIT Market in Southeast Asia Grows in Leaps and Bounds and will reach $223.9Million by 2016

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/85e7a2/healthcare_informa) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan’s new report “Healthcare Information Technology Market in Southeast Asia” to their offering. This research service titled Healthcare Information Technology Market in Southeast Asia analyzes the markets in Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. The study provides an in-depth analysis of the market drivers and restraints, industry trends, and competitive environment in addition to the challenges and issues faced by market participants. In this research, Frost [...]

Jun
23
2011

US Healthcare Costs:People committing crimes so they can get free medical care from the state while in prison

his indeed did seem like the only option for Richard James Verone, a 59-year-old from North Carolina, who robbed a bank on June 9, 2011 claiming this was the only way for him to get coverage; because they have to provide healthcare in prison. Verone handed a note to the teller claiming he had a gun, and demanded $1 US dollar. After she gave it to him, he sat in the bank’s lobby waiting for [...]

Jun
23
2011

National EHR System for healthcare sector of Singapore

Accenture and Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) Holdings have launched a national EHR system. The first phase of the national EHR implementation will provide a single health record for healthcare professionals across the continuum. As patients visit primary care clinics, acute and community hospitals, clinicians will be able to access a single patient record to obtain current medical information. The EHR captures patient demographics, diagnosis, medications, tests, procedures and discharge summaries, according to Accenture, a [...]

Jun
22
2011

“MedlinePlus Connect” to provide a link that allow health organization, HIT Providers To link EHR System and Patient Portal

The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has formally launched MedlinePlus Connect. This free service allows health organizations and health information technology (HIT) providers to link patient portals and electronic health record (EHR) systems to MedlinePlus.gov, a trusted source of authoritative, up-to-date health information for patients, families and health care providers. MedlinePlus brings together information from NIH, other federal agencies, and reputable [...]

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