Browsing articles tagged with " Health Information Technology"
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
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 [...]

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
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
10
2011

Opportunities for innovation and partnership in health education

Blog Directory In January 2010, the Commission on the Education of Health Professionals for the 21st Century — an independent initiative drawing on the expertise of leaders from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, institutions and regions of the world — was launched to landscape professional health education. Its goal was to identify gaps in how health care personnel are prepared, to identify opportunities for improvement and to spur reforms that will strengthen global health care instruction and [...]

Oct
6
2011

GE Healthcare To Offer a Wide Portfolio for Oncology

A key global healthcare challenge is the dramatic increase in cancer incidence. According to World Health Organization data, cancer rates could increase by 50 percent, leading to 15 million new cases in 2020. Oncology specialists connect and interact with each other throughout the cancer care continuum, all with the goal of providing the best possible care for their patients. GE Healthcare, the health business of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), showcased today a number of [...]

Oct
5
2011

Cloud Computing and Healthcare

It’s all in the clouds. That’s at least what IT workers believe. And if you’re in healthcare, that’s where you probably need to be, too. Cloud computing is the ability to use the internet to store and retrieve data. Cbeyond, Inc., a provider of IT and communications services to small businesses, today announced the release of “Guide to the Cloud: HIPAA Considerations,” which outlines areas healthcare providers should consider when evaluating cloud service providers. With the new [...]

Oct
3
2011

Medicine is finally climbing aboard on IT train

Vote for Us: link directory The big news in healthcare information technology last week was the announcement by the American Medical Informatics Association that “official medicine” is finally climbing aboard the IT train. By late 2012, for the first time, physician informaticists will be able to sit for an exam and gain board certification in the subspecialty of clinical informatics. The American Board of Preventive Medicine will administer the exam, which the American Board of [...]