Sep
6
2011

Social Media Making its Way into Healthcare

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Social media has helped to fill a void across various industries. It has brought a human element to many companies and provided opportunities that probably would not have happened through conventional channels. Interestingly, social media is even making its way into the healthcare industry. Now, while you might not be able to “friend” your doctor on Facebook, the industry is putting forth an effort to integrate social media. Healthcare, like the finance industry, is difficult, [...]

Sep
6
2011

5 Critical Success Factors for Selecting a Healthcare Data Center

Healthcare thought leader, Nav Ranajee, introduces a new white paper entitled “Healthcare Information Technology – 5 Critical Success Factors for Selecting a Healthcare Data Center.” The white paper, presented by CoreLink Data Centers, describes the top factors Healthcare Information Technology leaders must consider in their data center selection planning. Are You Prepared for Exponential Growth of Digital Data? After decades of being a paper oriented industry there is a movement to adopt new technologies such [...]

Sep
5
2011

Wireless Sensors To Monitor Vital Signs

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CONFINED to their hospital beds, patients can only fantasize about stripping off all the wires that connect them to monitors and bolting for the door. Suppose, however, that all of a convalescent patient’s electrode patches were consolidated into a single, nearly invisible and weightless version — as thin as a temporary, press-on tattoo. And suppose that a tiny radio transmitter eliminated the need for any wires tethering the patient to monitoring machines. “Epidermal electronics” — [...]

Aug
29
2011

Degree with a major in Health Information Technology

Miami University’s Hamilton and Middletown campuses are offering a new degree completion opportunity this year for students with a background in health care or technology. A new bachelor of science in information technology degree, with a major in health information technology, is designed to provide two pathways, according to Cathy Bishop-Clark, chairwoman and professor of the university’s computer and information technology department. The health care pathway provides additional computer foundation courses, while the technology pathway [...]

Aug
27
2011

The Role and Future of Health Information Technology in an Era of Health Care Transformation

On August 16, 2011, Dr. Alfred Hamilton from the School of Public Health and Health Service at George Washington University and Dr. Jay Conyers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health) moderated a symposium on the George Washington University campus titled, “The Role and Future of Health Information Technology in an Era of Health Care Transformation.” The symposium featured keynote speakers from the White House Office of Science and Technology [...]

Aug
26
2011

CIO survey shows impact of HIT policies

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More often than not, general surveys are probably of little use to policymakers. But one community Health Information Technology policymakers might want to check in with occasionally via available surveys are CIOs who are tasked with managing the daily ins and outs of the HIT transition. What’s interesting about this regular, if limited, “SnapSurvey” of CIOs is how evenly divided most of the responses are. In other words, if these respondents are at all representative [...]

Aug
26
2011

How to stem the relentless growth of healthcare costs

US Healthcare Costs

Understandably, the attentions of health-policy watchers are focused intently on the implementation of the landmark 2010 health reform law. The future of the law seems as unsettled as ever. “Obama-care” draws sharp barbs in the nascent presidential-nominating race. Meanwhile, appellate review of constitutional challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) grinds toward a Supreme Court showdown. Closer to home, New Jersey — and indeed most state governments regardless of party control — [...]

Aug
25
2011

Can Google Plus Provide Greater Benefits to Patients and Doctors?

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What could Google do if it had access to everyone’s health data? You’re probably already thinking a few things: 1. There’s no way I’m giving Google my personal health data. 2. Didn’t Google already try to do this with Google Health? 3. Won’t this take the “don’t” out of Google’s “don’t be evil” motto? But bear with us. Imagine a healthcare system 10 years in the future that would make Obama proud. I go to [...]

Aug
24
2011

Career Opportunities in Health Information Technology

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Information technology has covered all aspects of human life. It helps workers accomplish their works and assignments much more conveniently, it helps students accomplish their study much more straightforwardly, it helps housewives shop their household necessities much more easily, and it helps all people perform everything that they need to accomplish much more effectively and efficiently. There have been many sectors that are benefited by the implementation of the information technology and healthcare sector is [...]

Aug
24
2011

A Report on US EMR Market, 2010-2015

Electronic Medical Records.

An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is the digital version of paper-based medical record. It is owned by a single healthcare provider organization such as a hospital or physician and contains detailed information of the care provided at every encounter of the provider. EMR contains the data captured or transcribed in the electronic format from several other adjunctive departments such as laboratory, pharmacy, or radiology. In addition to this, modern EMR may contain digitized images of paper [...]

Aug
23
2011

Digitalization of Physicians offices and Hospitals

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Medical facilities are joining the digital revolution. Thanks to a technology-based requirement of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, physicians’ offices and hospitals will use electronic health records. The Health Information Technology Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was enacted as part of 2009’s recovery act and encourages health care facilities to adopt an electronic health record system to improve efficiency and patient privacy. Patient information will be logged directly into computers, rather than kept [...]

Aug
23
2011

Healthcare IT Market: Trends & Forecast (2010 – 2015)

World Healthcare IT Market: Trends & Forecast (2010 – 2015) slideshare.net(Source)

Aug
22
2011

Healthcare Information System

Healthcare Information System

Many healthcare institutions still use paper-based system of keeping the medical records like patient information, medical history etc. Lack of awareness on the advantages of HIT (Healthcare Information Technology) among many healthcare institutions is the key reason for not using computer based systems. The problem with such an old paper-based system is that it requires significant amount of storage space and it becomes difficult and time consuming to collate information quickly. Right information at the [...]

Aug
22
2011

Security Risks of Online Health Records

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Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see. There were insurance forms, Social Security numbers and doctors’ notes. Among the files were summaries that spelled out, in painstaking detail, a trucker’s crushed fingers, a maintenance worker’s broken ribs and one man’s bout with sexual dysfunction. At a time of mounting computer hacking threats, the incident offers an alarming glimpse at privacy risks as [...]

Aug
20
2011

What needs to happen for CIOs to get a good night’s sleep?

Moblie Heallthcare Technologies

By Ojas Rege, MobileIron Healthcare has always been a first mover when it comes to adopting new mobile technologies, because so much of the work a healthcare worker does is intrinsically mobile. When we speak with our healthcare customers, we hear the same thing consistently: “Our physicians are leaders in their fields and they want the best tools available for patient care and for teaching. They are bringing the coolest smartphones and tablets into the [...]

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