Browsing articles from "November, 2011"
Nov
3
2011

Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration

Due to increasing demand for digitized patient records management, Peirce College has introduced a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Administration (HIA). The HIA credential will help equip those aspiring to management and leadership positions within the booming non-patient healthcare field. “This is an exciting development. Health Information Administration is a necessary degree program for such a growing field. It is another extension of Peirce’s mission to offer highly relevant, career-related degrees for working adult students [...]

Nov
3
2011

What’s the difference between healthcare IT professionals and their peers in other industries?

What’s the difference between healthcare IT professionals and their peers in other industries? Well, the answer might depend on how the healthcare IT professional answers that classic cocktail party question: “So, what do you do for a living?” “What makes the great individuals in IT great? The answer is they don’t see themselves in IT,” said Craig Schiefelbein on the closing day of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives fall forum in San Antonio [...]

Nov
2
2011

Health Information Through Social Media Is It Patient Centered?

Social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube can be powerful platforms to deliver and receive healthcare information, especially for patients and caregivers who are increasingly going online to connect and share experiences with others with similar medical issues or concerns. However, these sites may lack patient-centered information and can also be sources of misleading information that could potentially do more harm than good, according to the results of two separate social media-related studies unveiled today [...]

Nov
2
2011

Robots that provide support in nursing and healthcare

Four New Types of Robots Aimed for Commercialization from 2013 Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) held an event today here at its vehicle display space and theme park Mega Web to display a number of new robots developed to provide support in nursing and healthcare. The robots form part of the Toyota Partner Robot series, which is being developed to assist humans in their everyday activities. TMC considers Partner Robots to be useful in four fields: [...]

Nov
1
2011

Jordan’s first Healthcare ICT Task Force

  His Majesty King Abdullah II of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and John Chambers, Cisco’s Chairman and CEO, formally inaugurated Jordan’s first Healthcare ICT Task Force, at a session, held alongside the World Economic Forum 2011 at the Dead Sea, Jordan. A joint effort by Cisco, King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD), and Jordan’s Information and Communications Technology Association (int@j), the Jordan Healthcare ICT Task Force is an open forum of Jordanian Health Information [...]

Nov
1
2011

Inconsistent data and a lack of forward-thinking pose obstacles to meeting the demand for healthcare professionals

Health care policymakers’ ability to plan future work force needs is hindered by incomplete and inconsistent data on certain health professions, as well as a lack of training in new care delivery models, according to an analysis by a Washington think tank. The Bipartisan Policy Center on Oct. 18 released a preliminary report, “The Complexities of National Health Care Workforce Planning,” a review of existing work force employment and training. The center, founded in 2007 [...]