Browsing articles tagged with " HIT"
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 [...]

Jul
5
2011

NHS and the Use of Health IT

The NHS needs to improve the way it utilises health information technology, to improve service levels for end users, one intelligence firm has claimed. John Backhouse, regional programme director for healthcare at independent analyst Information Builders, commented that from a public perspective, IT and the NHS have had “a rather troubled history”. He said this has been particularly the case in recent years, as the multi-billion pound electronic records initiative has ran into difficulties. “Analytics [...]

Jul
4
2011

Future of Healthcare Applications and Devices:Study

IBM came out with a study this week that looks at what future healthcare applications and devices, be they PCs, tablet or smartphone might look like. The study notes that medical device makers have in the past few years successfully targeted consumers who are extremely health or fitness conscious as well as those who need to be regularly monitored because of a serious health problem. But the IBM study says those devices and services could [...]

Jul
1
2011

Affordable Care Act compelling people to buy something they don’t want:Obama’s Opponents

Healthcare

The majority opinion by a 6th circuit panel Wednesday upholding Obama’s health care reform law is a victory for the administration on its face. But to understand just how big a victory it is, you have to read the concurring opinion by Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton. Sutton, a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and a powerful figure on the right wing of the 6th circuit, meticulously destroys the central and essential argument [...]

Jul
1
2011

Healthcare & Information Technology Expo & Conference

EHR

Upcoming Healthcare & Information Technology Expo & Conference, HealthTech: NextGeneration on August 12th in San Francisco is specifically designed for Healthcare & Technology Entrepreneurs, the Nation’s leading Healthcare organizations, Healthcare Executives & Consultants, Medical Administrators, Directors and Managers and IT & Healthcare Support Industry Vendors. In attendance to date from the Healthcare industry: Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield, UCLA, Center of Disease Control (CDC), US Dept. of Health & Human Services, and the Los Angeles Children’s [...]

Jun
16
2011

Rule18 is fast becoming the gold standard for securing data in motion across the Internet.

The Rule18® Email Encryption solution developed by SECNAP Network Security and named Best Product of 2011 in Mobile Solutions is now available to organizations and professionals in the healthcare industry to protect personal health information. Rule18 is fast becoming the gold standard for securing data in motion across the Internet. A growing majority of the world’s business is transacted in cyberspace, through electronic messaging on smartphones, tablets and mail-enabled mobiles. To date, executives and professionals [...]

Jun
15
2011

Can Health Information Technology Improve quality of care,Study

As researchers try to figure out whether health information technology (HIT) can improve quality of care, a study of 761 nursing home residents suggests that a comprehensive health IT system doesn’t have any significant impact on health outcomes in this patient population.   There was “no measurable improvement in resident condition as a result of the HIT intervention. Therefore, claims that HIT in nursing homes will have direct benefits for residents should be tempered by [...]

Jun
4
2011

Healthcare Security Programs

Healthcare Security System

Verizon has added new capabilities to two of its security programs, capabilities that should help health delivery organization strengthen security across their health systems and assess the security practices of partners they do business with. Announced Thursday, the company said its Verizon Security Management Program-Healthcare (SMP-H), an online dashboard that helps organizations assess and strengthen their security, will now include a new module based on the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF), [...]

Jun
3
2011

The challenge, medical CIOs say, is to find enough IT staff to meet deadlines for EHR

electronic-records

Healthcare providers in the U.S. are encountering a lack of qualified candidates as they race to meet federal government deadlines for electronic health record and health IT use. The challenge, medical CIOs say, is to find enough IT staff who can help hospitals and medical practices migrate from paper records to EHRs and manage the large amount of patient data generated from practicing medicine. At stake is $25 billion in funding allocated in 2009 by [...]

Jun
1
2011

New advances in RFID implementation in the Healthcare Industry

RFID

Since the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) implemented new safety goals, there have been new advances in RFID implementation in the Healthcare Industry. The healthcare system uses a wide variety of processes to track patient information, from different types of insurances requiring claims in specific formats to different details and transactions from healthcare providers and clearing houses. RFID has the potential to combine different processes and improve communication, productivity and accuracy of [...]

May
31
2011

Bi-lateral relationship between the UK and India on telemedicine

Telemedicine

Background Improvements in communication and health information technologies have allowed for the globalisation of health services, especially the provision of health services from other countries, such as the use of telemedicine. This has led countries to evaluate their position on whether and to what extent they should open their health systems to trade. This often takes place from the context of multi-lateral trade agreements (under the auspices of the World Trade Organisation), which is misplaced [...]

May
30
2011

Online healthcare consultation and advice getting important

Online Healthcare

Telephone and internet consultations are being backed to become an increasingly important method of receiving healthcare advice within the next 10 years. New technology is being tested in New Zealand that allows people with long-term or chronic conditions management to provide information through the internet, and receive advice over the phone. Dr Matthew Parsons from the University of Auckland told TV ONE’s Breakfast the idea is to help people more effectively, and faster. “Imagine a [...]

May
27
2011

U.S. healthcare IT market is expected to grow at a rate of about 24% annually from 2012 to 2014

Healthcare IT spending is expected to reach $40 billion by the end of this year, according to a study from market research firm RNCOS. Much of that growth will come from spending on electronic health record (EHR) systems, mobile health applications and efforts to comply with new government standards. Boosted by increased spending on healthcare software — which is needed for the rollout of EHR systems — the U.S. healthcare IT market is expected to [...]

May
23
2011

Medicare: “6 things you need to know now”Guide

As the nation’s baby boomers sign up for Medicare, they face a bewildering assortment of questions about their healthcare. In addition to a raft of complicated information from the government, a national consumer group also is offering some answers. Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, has produced a free guide about changes this year to the federal government’s insurance program for the elderly under the new national healthcare law. The 16-page manual, “Medicare: [...]

May
23
2011

health and wellness connectivity services in a Car

Ford researchers demonstrate a series of possible in-car health and wellness connectivity services and apps aimed at helping people with chronic illnesses or medical disorders such as diabetes, asthma or allergies manage their condition while on the go Leveraging Ford SYNC®, researchers developed glucose device connectivity and monitoring capability, location-based allergy and pollen reports and voice-controlled, cloud-based health management services Ford is working with leading healthcare industry experts such as medical device maker Medtronic, mHealth [...]

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