Browsing articles tagged with " Healthcare Industry"
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, [...]

Aug
15
2011

healthcare represents the next frontier for job growth in IT

Digitalization of Health Records

For the information-technology industry, health care represents the next frontier for job growth, technology professionals were told recently. Federal stimulus dollars for digitizing medical records will mean that IT professionals and hospitals and doctors’ offices must work closely to bring about this next big transformation for the health care industry. “Information technology and all it has to offer is going to be extremely important within that paradigm,” hospital trade-group executive Kevin Dahill told a gathering [...]

Aug
9
2011

86 percent of respondents reporting that they would invest in new technologies over the next three to five years:UPS Survey

Global Healthcare Industry

Healthcare executives in the U.S., Europe and Asia are seeing both risks and opportunities as the pace of change in the healthcare industry accelerates globally, according to a new UPS survey. Facing unprecedented demands to reduce costs, keep up with fast-changing regulatory requirements and ramp up innovation in the age of patent expirations and increased competition, executives are making investment plans and looking to protect their intellectual property and market share. A focus on intellectual [...]

Aug
5
2011

IT in the Healthcare Sector

In spite of the economic slowdown, IT, or information technology, is just about the fastest growing markets in the United States today. Because IT has a crucial role in the smooth functioning of many other market sectors, the job options for competent IT professionals are increasing day by day. Though a graduate degree in information technology can be adequate to get a job, getting trained in specialized IT courses gives you an upper hand in [...]

Aug
3
2011

Specialized Skills for the Healthcare IT Technician – Part 3

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Here is the third and final part of my healthcare IT skills series.  This series was meant as an overview to guide an IT consultant/small business IT provider in the proper direction to get started in the healthcare IT industry.  We are by no means finished on the theme of healthcare IT, but to wrap up this three part overview series here are few more areas of expertise that the savvy HIT consultant should possess. [...]

Aug
2
2011

Specialized Skills for the Healthcare IT Technician – Part 2

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Here is part two of my Healthcare IT skills assessment enumerating the specialized skills that sets the healthcare IT technician apart from average tech. Part one detailed HL7 and IT security skills. Now we’ll get into the meat of health IT skills. Security Continued… I may sound like a broken record but security knowledge and experience cannot be overstated. In my opinion, I think it’s still very lax in many healthcare settings and there is [...]

Aug
2
2011

Specialized Skills for the Healthcare IT Technician – Part 1

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I once read a blog post that said “Healthcare IT is neither ‘healthcare’ nor ‘IT’.” It sounds strange and even a bit funny, but it’s true. Healthcare IT (HIT) is its own branch of the information technology world. Yes, basic IT skills are necessary, but when working in a healthcare environment everything you do has to meet regulation compliance, right down to your communication and how you act on-site. In addition to the knowledge and [...]

May
18
2011

Nashville’s health-care industry is ready to take the lead in this evolving market

The health-care industry is in an unprecedented period of change. Corporations, hospitals, health-care providers, public officials and patients are seeking ways to improve care quality and reduce costs. These trends, coupled with health reform and game-changing technology, are transforming the ways health care is being delivered. A hallmark of Nashville’s $62 billion health-care industry is its well-known ability to respond to changes in the market and health-care policy, which positions the city well to experience [...]

May
16
2011

Whole Sale Healthcare System Cost efficient

When you purchase something, would you rather pay the “wholesale” or “retail” price? If you are a rational person, you would say “wholesale” 100 percent of the time because everyone knows that wholesale is cheaper. You are getting it more directly as there is no middleman. Well, that is how you can look at the health insurance system in this country. Private health insurance is “retail” while Medicare and Medicaid and the veterans health care [...]

May
12
2011

In America ability to access and pay for healthcare dropped to a historic low in April,Thomson Reuters

www.reuters.com(Source) consumer sentiment index produced by Thomson Reuters. Americans’ confidence in their ability to access and pay for healthcare dropped to a historic low in April, according to a consumer sentiment index produced by Thomson Reuters. Consumers reported their greatest difficulty paying for healthcare services since the sentiment index was launched in December 2009. More respondents reported a reduction in or loss of insurance coverage in the latest index survey, resulting in more canceled or [...]

May
12
2011

iDoc™ Savings Calculator

areTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider for more than 180 U.S. hospitals, today unveiled its iDoc™ Savings Calculator, at the Michigan Health Information Management Association’s annual meeting. Located on the company’s website, the online tool will estimate annual savings for an organization after it implements the company’s document imaging and management solution. “CareTech Solutions’ iDoc Savings Calculator helps hospitals isolate costs associated with paper-intensive departments and provides an estimate for [...]

May
12
2011

Annual series of Health Care Symposium

Today Dialogue on Diversity continues its annual series of Health Care Symposium,  the 2011 edition of this popular program.  The agenda covers the sharp continuing debates on the 2010 Health Reform law, the key strategies of Prevention, Disparities in Access to Health Care and Cultural Competency in its delivery, Medical/Healthcare Information Technology, and an Up-date on four top health threats in American society. ·         What?  Expert panelists discuss the salient health care developments on the [...]

May
11
2011

Telehealth Technology

Roy Schoenberg, American Well Systems www.zdnet.com(Source) After years of debate, healthcare reform is evolving from policy to reality—and already beginning to influence the behaviors of patients and healthcare providers around the country. In the effort to make healthcare more accessible and affordable, one would expect the role of enabling technologies to be front and center. All too often, however, when it comes to healthcare, technology gets a bit part. Despite the rise in demand for [...]

May
10
2011

Dying in childbirth in the USA is five times greater than in Greece

By Kimmelin Hull, PA, LCCE, www.healthnews.com(Source) Last year, Amnesty International released a report entitled, Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Healthcare Crisis in the USA. The report was based on interviews conducted by Amnesty researchers with officials at agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services, such as The Office of Women’s Health, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the CDC. Additionally, individual women and families were interviewed. [...]

May
9
2011

Quest Diagnostics Care360 EHR Customer Successfully Completes Meaningful Use Attestation To Receive The Medicare EHR Incentive

Quest Diagnostics® (NYSE: DGX) announced that Care360 user Paulo Andre, M.D., a neurologist in Framingham, MA, was the first Care360 EHR customer to successfully complete the attestation process for demonstrating Meaningful Use of an electronic health record with an ONC-ATCB certified complete EHR* in accordance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR incentive program. Dr. Andre was the 25th physician in the U.S. to attest on the CMS web-based Registration and Attestation [...]

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