Browsing articles from "October, 2011"
Oct
31
2011

mHealth a Booming Trend and Future of Healthcare

Rising costs, scarce resources and lack of capacity, coupled with the rise in lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and hypertension are all contributing to a crisis in healthcare in the Arab World with a huge burden on the existing healthcare systems in the region.Mobile health technology allows medical professionals to manage many patients remotely. This technology can monitor their conditions in real time and pass on vital statistical information between the healthcare provider and the [...]

Oct
31
2011

Healthcare Treatment In Old Age and Benefits of Innovative Healthcare Technologies

By Sharon Johnson Let’s say I’m 83 years old. I’m not that old — but let’s assume I am just for the purposes of this column. Let’s assume you’re in your 80s, too. Where would we like to live? It’s a relatively easy question for both of us, I suspect. We’d like to be comfortably situated in our own homes. I know I’d like to be independently observing my personal morning rituals and managing my [...]

Oct
29
2011

IBM Content and Predictive Analytics to Improve Information and Workflow

Fast Approval FREE Link Directory   In an event in Las Vegas last Tuesday, IBM unveiled software that was designed for the communication and healthcare industry players that need to improve their information workflows. The network analytics appliance for communications service providers was based on technology that the company acquired from its $1.7 billion buyout of Netezza as well as the $4.9 billion buyout of Cognos. For healthcare providers, it has a content analytics app [...]

Oct
28
2011

Future of Healthcare IT

When healthcare leaders use long-term care (LTC) facilities and health information technology in the same sentence, they’re coming from one of two points-of-view. Either the facilities are behind the curve with digital adoption or the institutions are the last sector of the market for vendors to conquer. Regardless of the perspective, the reality is the same: long-term care facilities have not implemented healthcare information technology (HIT) strategies and solutions with the same vigor as other [...]

Oct
26
2011

“Emerging Professionals Community” to offer career growth and development

Blog Directory Well another first for HIMSS Professional Development Career Services – the launch of our Emerging Professionals Community!  With well over 13,000 members now in our Emerging Professionals Community (“EP Community”), the time has come to get even more engaged with HIMSS and all that HIMSS has to offer with career growth and development.  Recall in past columns, we discussed our emerging professionals, those with five years or less of work experience in the [...]

Oct
26
2011

Strategies to implement healthcare data analytic.

blog directory Since the advent of the Internet, people have been able to access a significant amount of information with the click of a computer mouse. As technology becomes more ingrained in healthcare delivery, providers are facing the quandary of how to glean useful information from the enormous amount of data available through electronic health records, computerized provider order entry and other databases. Steve Nitenson, RN, BSN, MS, MBA, PhD, adjunct professor at Golden Gate [...]

Oct
25
2011

EHR Adoption and Road to Meaningful Use

BlogCatalog It may be hard to believe, but the first year of the federal Meaningful Use program to encourage the adoption of electronic health records is winding down. Healthcare practitioners who hadn’t started compliance by Oct. 3 and hospitals that waited until after July 1 have already missed out on the first year of payments. Fear not, though. Providers can start as late as 2014 for Medicare and 2016 for Medicaid and still earn a [...]

Oct
22
2011

Meaningful Use Incentive Program With Its Plan For ACOs

The new proposed regulations on accountable care organizations, released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services, show the government planning to link the HITECH meaningful use incentive program with its plans for ACOs. In a March 31 article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Donald Berwick, MD, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the creation of ACOs is one of the first delivery-reform initiatives that will be [...]

Oct
18
2011

Basic premises behind the Affordable Care Act

Two basic premises behind the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law last year by President Obama, were the high costs of healthcare and the sizable number of Americans lacking health insurance. A seemingly even more basic premise is that advances in biomedical research and development will only drive healthcare costs up, for example, biotechnology-derived drug regimens costing over $100,000 per year. With notable exceptions, that has been true in the past, will tend [...]

Oct
17
2011

Benefits of employing Telemedicine

It’s no secret telemedicine has had a profound impact on the industry, both nationally and globally.  Organizations in big and small cities are seeing the benefits of employing such technology, and the biggest impression could arguably be on those living in rural communities. “Some of our most important citizens live in rural, small cities, the countryside, or remote areas, and these areas have smaller populations and less-direct access to vital healthcare resources,” said Shahid Shah, [...]

Oct
15
2011

US healthcare IT market is likely to grow at a CAGR of around 22.5% during 2012 to 2014

According to our new report titled, “US Healthcare IT Market Analysis”, the market for healthcare IT in the US has been performing significantly over the past few years on the back of various key factors. With the market set on a growth path, the industry participants have been actively participating in innovation and development mechanism. Supported by strong drivers, the US healthcare IT market is likely to grow at a CAGR of around 22.5% during [...]

Oct
14
2011

Delving into the healthcare vertical is not a rapid, cut-and-dried process

Influenced by heightened competition in tried-and-true verticals like retail and a push from industry experts who promote it as a hotbed of opportunity, increasing numbers of VARs are considering venturing into the healthcare vertical. There’s much to be said for such a move: A recent report by RNCOS (www.rncos.com), a global market research and information analysis firm, indicates that the U.S. health IT market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 24 [...]

Oct
13
2011

Rise in the Globalization of Healthcare

Pula resor It was once associated with shady doctors and unsafe conditions, but medical tourism has become a booming multi-billion dollar industry. And more Americans are travelling abroad than ever for cut-price health care, in a bid to avert the astronomical costs of undergoing treatment at home. From a nip-and-tuck to dental work or a heart bypass, hospitals around the world treat millions of foreign patients a year – and most of them fly in [...]

Oct
13
2011

Only few have dedicated the resources necessary to build one successfully.

ACO(Healthcare Reforms)

A majority of hospitals, medical centers and physician groups are developing accountable care organizations, but few have dedicated the resources necessary to build one successfully. An understanding of how this part of health system reform works is sometimes lacking, according to the Accountable Care Organization Readiness Study released Sept. 21 by the management consulting firm Beacon Partners in Weymouth, Mass. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act states that accountable care organizations for Medicare beneficiaries [...]

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