Browsing articles tagged with " Healthcare IT"
Sep
8
2011

IT innovation can help to bring the healthcare industry to the next level.

The adoption of IT in the healthcare industry is speeding up, driven in part by cloud computing, according to Asia-based healthcare IT solutions provider iSOFT Health Asia. iSOFT Health Asia general manager Dr Timothy Nam said the healthcare industry has been slower than other sectors in adopting IT solutions. “Having to manage, as well as maintain, healthcare’s legacy systems and upkeep its traditional best practices, many called the health sector extremely backward. In fact, quite [...]

Sep
7
2011

Healthcare IT Most Promising Area of Job Growth

If you’ve heard that healthcare IT is the most promising area of job growth in information technology, there’s a reason. In recent years, the job growth spotlight has often been targeted at healthcare job growth generally and healthcare IT job sector growth specifically. In fact, a recent career trend report (PDF)  ranked a career in healthcare information technology the number-one “hottest” career. There are reasons for that “hotness,” and chances are you’ve read about at [...]

Sep
7
2011

Dell has achieved the No. 1 ranking for healthcare services

Dell is the leading provider of healthcare IT services globally according to a recent Gartner industry report(1). The ranking, which is based on 2010 revenue, marks the second consecutive year Dell has achieved the No. 1 ranking for healthcare services. Dell also ranked No. 1 globally for the provision of hardware maintenance and support to education customers. Dell further solidified its leadership position over the past year with acquisitions and new cloud-based services offerings that [...]

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
3
2011

Specialized Skills for the Healthcare IT Technician – Part 3

Health IT

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 [...]

Jul
16
2011

Several Chinese health care companies rose by more than 8 percent:Shanghai Composite Index

The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.35 percent or 9.72 points to close at 2,820.17 points on transaction value of 127.72 billion yuan. The Shenzhen Component Index was up 0.53 percent or 66.11 points to close at 12,506.94 points today on transaction value of 120.73 billion yuan. For the week, the Shanghai index was up 0.80 percent, while the Shenzhen index was up 0.83 percent. According to the Ministry of Commerce, China recorded a 2.83 percent [...]

Jul
14
2011

Healthcare Funding,Social care Funding:The survival of the NHS is again being questioned

Healthcare Funding,Social Care Funding

The survival of the NHS is again being questioned. As the service reels from cuts and the wreckage caused by the latest political masterplan, doubts are being raised about how long the NHS can survive in its current form, offering free care for all at the point of use. So what does the future look like for healthcare? The Dilnot commission on social care funding has this week opened up two debates – where the boundary [...]

Jul
12
2011

Top five security threats for healthcare organizations today,

The increase of mobile devices, embedded devices, virtualization software, social media and the consumerization of IT are the top five security threats for healthcare organizations today, says one expert. Frank Andrus, chief technology officer at Bradford Networks, a security solutions provider based in Concord, N.H., shared with Healthcare IT News what he believes healthcare organizations should consider their top risks – and his recommendations for minimizing them. 1. So Many Mobile Devices, So Much Risk [...]

Jul
9
2011

Fast growth in the field of health IT and lack of talent skilled with both clinical analysis and IT know-how

The healthcare IT sector is on a roll but the market’s fast demand and growth is hindered by a lack of talent skilled with both clinical and IT know-how, note industry players, who add that clinical analysis, interface management and electronic medical records are some of the most sought-after skills in the industry. Healthcare IT, in recent years, has grown to become one of the fastest-growing niches in the industry, Chong Yoke Sin, CEO at [...]

Jul
6
2011

90 per cent of Australian physicians use some form of e-prescription currently

E-prescription systems integrate healthcare patients’ prescriptions and the dispensing of medicine in an IT solution that cuts the costs and inaccuracies of the paper system, also giving the perks of patient medicinal history and reducing potential fraud through the streamlined, online system. The report found that while these types of e-prescription systems slowly grow in the European healthcare sector, the Australian healthcare industry sees current software offerings as being not sophisticated enough to integrate with [...]

Jun
30
2011

Growing Influence of Healthcare IT and Rising Security concerns

Advancements in cloud computing, wireless capacities and smart technologies all create greater business potential while raising many security questions. At Breakaway, explore the challenges and opportunities in the IT security field. Find out about security-specific best practices, industry standards and CompTIA member-driven initiatives. Are you sure you’re doing all you should to protect your customers? At Breakaway, you’ll discover what it takes to become a trusted security advisor. You’ll also explore what comprehensive security looks [...]

Jun
15
2011

Healthcare CIO’s:Challenging Positions

As IT and clinical processes become more intertwined in healthcare, a nationally known healthcare researcher is concerned that today’s healthcare CIOs are at risk of falling down the leadership ladder. “I’ve recently become very, very worried about the CIO position,” Vi Shaffer, research vice president and industry services director for healthcare providers at Gartner, said Monday at WTN Media’s Digital Healthcare Conference in Madison. Shaffer came of age in the healthcare industry at the time [...]

Jun
11
2011

From Older EHR to the newer systme:40% of doctors weren’t satisfied with the implementation of the new system, and only one-third thought it was safer than the old one

EHR

For many physicians looking to apply for federal incentive payments when they adopt electronic health records (EHRs), switching to newer EHRs will be necessary as they update their health information technology to demonstrate meaningful use. However, while newer systems come with improved features, the transition between systems poses significant problems, a study from Weill Cornell Medical College shows. The study, which was supported by funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, was conducted [...]

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