Browsing articles tagged with " Healthcare information technology"
Oct
10
2011

Taking EHR system to the next level

Whether it’s a game or in life, we all try to get to the next level. Getting to the next level is the ultimate goal.  But how we get there is a forgotten step – and the most important of all. Recently, while working on a project, I came across this beautiful picture of a lobby. As you can see, there appear to be three ways can get to the next level. Which one would [...]

Sep
12
2011

Mobile access to electronic health record

Mobile EHR(www.drmubbashir.com)

Partners HealthCare Systems is providing clinicians throughout its integrated delivery network with mobile access to its electronic health record – a rollout the system achieved in 90 days.   Boston-based Partners HealthCare is an integrated delivery network (IDN) that includes major teaching and community hospitals with more than 5,000 practicing physicians attending to four million outpatient visits and 160,000 admissions annually. The Partners SOA team coordinated pilot project planning and development. Re-use of existing data, [...]

Sep
10
2011

National eHealth Innovation Series:Opportunities for healthcare entrepreneurs to gather together

Opportunities for healthcare entrepreneurs to gather together, swap shop talk, and — especially — talk to innovators in the field who have succeeded in building great startup businesses — are few and far between. But on October 27, 2011, the National eHealth Innovation Series is going to get healthcare entrepreneurs together at an inaugural event — the New England Summit, near Boston. The Summit will be held at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods, part [...]

Aug
6
2011

New federal guidelines are eliminating out-of-pocket costs for women’s preventive care – including birth control.

Affordable Care Act

New federal guidelines are eliminating out-of-pocket costs for women’s preventive care – including birth control. These new guidelines are part of the affordable care act which requires everyone to have insurance and the goal is to stop health problems before they start. Starting next year new health insurance plans will be responsible for covering co-payments and deductibles for women’s preventive care such as annual exams, birth control and breast pump rentals. Local health experts say [...]

Aug
3
2011

what a HIE is and what the benefits and drawbacks of joining or creating one are

Health Information Exchange

Hospitals and health systems are scrambling to become meaningful users of certified electronic health record technology within their own entities, but what’s the next step to share health information after that step? The answer for many organizations will be health information exchanges. HIEs mobilize patient healthcare information electronically across multiple member organizations, hospitals and other stakeholders. In many ways, it’s like an EHR for an entire geographical region or, on a smaller scale, a health [...]

Jul
9
2011

Is Healthcare Industry resistant towards cloud computing

recent decision to abandon its Google Health program has raised new questions about how far the healthcare industry is willing to go down the cloud computing path. The reality is that Google’s decision was not a reflection of the healthcare industry’s resistance toward cloud computing, but simply a change in Google’s corporate priorities. There is plenty of evidence that the healthcare industry is becoming more and more comfortable utilizing the cloud. When Google launched its [...]

Jul
7
2011

In a burgeoning market like HIT, some companies are better positioned for growth

As the health care industry strives to reduce costs and boost efficiency, one thing is certain: Paper-based systems and records soon will go the way of iron lungs and leech therapy. And some of the biggest stock winners in that paradigm shift will be companies that specialize in health care information technology (HIT). Of course, technology evangelists have been predicting the coming HIT boom for more than a decade now. So how can investors be [...]

Jun
24
2011

HIT Market in Southeast Asia Grows in Leaps and Bounds and will reach $223.9Million by 2016

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/85e7a2/healthcare_informa) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan’s new report “Healthcare Information Technology Market in Southeast Asia” to their offering. This research service titled Healthcare Information Technology Market in Southeast Asia analyzes the markets in Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. The study provides an in-depth analysis of the market drivers and restraints, industry trends, and competitive environment in addition to the challenges and issues faced by market participants. In this research, Frost [...]

Jun
22
2011

Healthcare IT Seminar Series on June 28, 2011 from University of California San Diego Extension

Healthcare information technology (HIT) is already creating new opportunities for revolutionary change. But several pivotal decisions lie ahead with respect to HIT and healthcare information exchange. Many critical issues facing healthcare leaders will be examined in the inaugural Healthcare IT Seminar Series on June 28, 2011 from University of California San Diego Extension. In the seminar “Leveraging Information Technology to Shape Healthcare Delivery,” Chief Medical Information Officer of Kaiser Permanente and healthcare IT visionary, John [...]

Jun
21
2011

“Leveraging Information Technology to Shape Healthcare Delivery” seminar will take place on Tuesday June 28

While efforts at political and payment reform have so far had minimal impact on healthcare delivery systems, health information technology (HIT) has already begun to create new opportunities for revolutionary change. Where are we headed? What pivotal decisions lie ahead with respect to HIT and healthcare information exchange? What paths are best and what are the consequences will of the alternatives? How can we best gather, organize, share and analyze data to improve health outcomes? [...]

Jun
13
2011

Adoption of EHR: Three Types of Physicians And Adoption Of EHR among them

Healthcare Technology Online was a media sponsor of the NG Healthcare Summit in Scottsdale, AZ last week — a distinction that provided me with the opportunity to attend the event in person. This invitation-only conference gathers Healthcare CIOs, CTOs, IT directors, and other technology leaders from many of the nation’s leading hospitals throughout the country to share their IT successes and challenges. This information is disclosed via a series of workshops, panel discussions, scheduled one-on-one [...]

Jun
13
2011

Health care IT is No. 1 among the top 10 hot jobs for college graduates

Health care IT is No. 1 among the top 10 hot jobs for college graduates, according to a report by the University of California San Diego Extension. The report “2011 Hot Careers for College Graduates” aimed to reveal the top jobs for both recent grads and those in mid-career. Researchers compiled the data based on college enrollment figures, national employment statistics, and interviews with executives in San Diego. The federal mandate to implement EHRs (electronic [...]

Jun
10
2011

Report suggests that Meaningful Use Deadline Could Slip

Meaning Ful USe of EHR

A federal advisory committee work group recommends giving some health-care providers more time to meet the second level of “meaningful use” requirements for their electronic health records, Modern Healthcare.com reports today. The recommendation is contained in a draft letter from the meaningful-use work group of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee to Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for health information technology and chairman of the Health IT Policy Committee. Citing “careful consideration of the trade-offs [...]

Jun
10
2011

Healthcare spending will represent nearly one-fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product by 2019

Healthcare IT Speding

Healthcare spending will represent nearly one-fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product by 2019, and much of that money can be attributed to new regulations requiring better health information technology and mobile health apps, according to a report by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. For example, in 2010, health providers spent $88.6 billion on developing and implementing electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchanges, and other health IT initiatives, making healthcare a rich market for  healthcare IT [...]

Jun
7
2011

The US has the worst healthcare system in the world

This Article  is written by RoadRacer, neighbornewspapers.com is the source of this Article:   Escalating Healthcare costs are crippling America’s competitiveness and our economic recovery. They are about 20% of the US economy. $1 in every $5 is spent on healthcare including over 30% of the total Federal Budget, more than a $1 trillion of your tax money. The US has the worst healthcare system in the world. Any other major developed country would deliver [...]

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