Browsing articles tagged with " IT Adoption"
Aug
9
2011

CMS has collected data about healthcare providers that have attested that meet Stage meaningful use

Meaningful Use Stage 1

The government has paid $400 million in meaningful use incentives to physicians and hospitals so far, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services official told the Health IT Policy Committee Aug. 3. To date, about 77,000 providers have registered for the program aimed at promoting the adoption and use of electronic health records. CMS has collected data about healthcare providers that have attested that meet Stage 1 meaningful use, offering a glimpse of the experience [...]

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 [...]

Jun
27
2011

Mobile health campaign to provide health and wellness resources to patients with type 2 diabetes

Together, the American Diabetes Association, the CDC and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology are developing a new health initiative to help increase the use of information technology for the prevention and management of diabetes. A 3-year capstone project of the HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology — the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program — is at the forefront of the initiative. It will provide funding to [...]

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 [...]

May
26
2011

e-Health Literacy Services To Improve Healthcare Communication

MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that it is now offering eHealth Literacy Services to help state and community programs meet the communication and engagement challenges facing consumers and providers using the new health information technology (HIT) infrastructure. Health consumers have varied levels of literacy, different cultural needs, disparate technological skills and access, and varying familiarity with health care terms and practices. ehealth literacy is the ability of individuals [...]

May
19
2011

More than 20 per cent of healthcare CIOs say they plan to significantly increase spending on IT in 2011

More than 20 per cent of healthcare CIOs say they plan to significantly increase spending on IT in 2011, eight percentage points more than last year, according to an Ovum survey. In a new report the independent technology analyst unveils the results of its latest healthcare Business Trends Survey, with reassuring results. Overall, 42 per cent of hospital CIOs questioned will increase spending on IT this year. Twenty-two per cent of these will ramp up [...]

May
19
2011

New Jersey’s healthcare system is mediocre in quality high in cost slow in adoption of HIT

New Jersey’s health care system is in bad shape. Costs are high, quality is mediocre and doctors have been slow to adopt information technology that would make care more efficient. That was the consensus at a conference in Trenton on Tuesday of health policymakers and stakeholders, convened by the New Jersey Council on Public Affairs. “The message was, ‘The system is broken,’ ” said Rebecca Perkins, the council’s executive director. Various initiatives to fix the [...]

May
17
2011

ipad Touch and V-Scan helpful tools for Surgeons and Doctors

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it is creativity that brought information technology into medicine. While some advances such as telemedicine, and electronic medical records are now used widely, it is still the gadget-friendly specialists who have slowly brought these devices by the hand into medicine, realising the enormous advantage they have for the patient. Some weeks ago, surgeons in Chennai and Mumbai used what you and I use to listen to music, [...]

May
16
2011

Secure Data Destruction Services can help maintaining secuirty of healthcare records

Dubai, UAE; May 15, 2011: InfoFort, an Aramex company and the MENA region’s leading records and information management solutions provider, today announced plans to introduce a new Secure Data Destruction service to its wide portfolio of solutions that have data security, confidentiality and sustainability practices at their core. As companies deploy new technology into their organisations, they are faced with the problem of what to do with their old and outdated IT assets (such as [...]

May
10
2011

Technology that reduces costs while improving care

www.telegram.com(Source) By Dr. JudyAnn Bigby and Rick Shoup In doctors’ offices across Massachusetts, endless rows of filing cabinets are being replaced by electronic health records that give our physicians easy, secure access to lab results and other critical patient information. With complete medical information at their fingertips, physicians are able to provide better care with fewer errors at a lower cost. Data, unlike bulky paper files, is portable. It can follow you if you change [...]

May
5
2011

Useful Mobile Application that help practitioners do their jobs better

Imagine this scenario: You’re a family physician who’s admitted a man to the hospital with an acute myocardial infarction. You’ve run all the cardiac enzyme levels, done the initial ECG, and now he’s stable–for the moment. So you head home for the night. But in the back of your mind is that one troubling anomaly on his test strip. Ideally you’d like to remain at the bedside to see follow-up ECGs, but you can’t be [...]

Apr
23
2011

Security implications of medical device data systems:-

Today’s healthcare IT infrastructure is experiencing a proliferation of IP devices—“the internet of things,” said David Finn, HIT officer at Symantec and former vice president CIO at Texas Children’s Hospital, during a Health Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) webinar exploring the security implications of medical device data systems. The increasing level of connectivity among medical devices poses unique security challenges because if these devices are compromised, they can impact patient care through impaired functionality [...]