March 21, 2013
A telemedicine bill aimed at expanding remote patient monitoring technology in rural and underserved communities was re-introduced in the Senate this week, making it the fifth time the bill has been proposed since 2005.
February 22, 2013
Officials at a northwest Georgia hospice group have notified patients of a data breach after an unencrypted company laptop containing personal health information was stolen from an employee's car in January.
February 04, 2013
Already this year, some 13 states, plus the District of Columbia, have introduced legislation that would further expand the usage and reimbursement of telemedicine services.
January 25, 2013
In what's been billed as one of the largest telemedicine initiatives to date, Georgia's public health commissioner announced Thursday her plans to launch telemedicine clinics in every public health center statewide if grant money permits, The Telegraph reports.
January 24, 2013
A Georgia Congressman has released draft legislation that would regulate how the developers of mobile applications -- including mHealth apps -- collect personal data.
November 15, 2012
With the intention of forming a collaborative network of 20 non-competing, not-for-profit health systems in the Southeast, WellStar Health System has acquired the trade name, trademark and other assets of the bankrupt Center for Health Transformation (CHT), a for-profit think-tank founded by Newt Gingrich.
November 05, 2012
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (NYS: GWAY) , which delivers innovative software and business services solutions for ambulatory care providers through its PrimeSUITE platform, today announced that Cerner (NAS: CERN) has certified PrimeSUITE for interoperability with the Cerner Network suite of solutions. The Cerner Interoperability Certification Program is designed to create truly integrated platforms that transform health and care delivery by enabling health systems, hospitals and practices/clinics to achieve their information exchange goals and improved outcomes.
October 29, 2012
Harbin Clinic will ceremonially launch new high-speed broadband capabilities with a Thursday ribbon-cutting at one of its satellites, Armuchee Family Practice, 5470 Martha Berry Highway.
October 19, 2012
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will receive the 2012 CDC Foundation Hero Award at a ceremony tonight at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC Foundation is honoring President Carter for three decades of visionary leadership focused on building international public-private partnerships to save lives, reduce suffering and provide hope for millions of the world’s poorest people, as well as for his commitment to achieving a more peaceful and healthy world for us all.
October 18, 2012
Expansion plans at Teleradiology Specialists hit full stride with the announcement of six new contracts for reading radiology exams in the past quarter. New customers include a two-location diagnostic imaging company in New Jersey, a multisite Urgent Care company in Georgia, a diagnostic medical practice on Long Island (NY), a single location Urgent Care facility in Florida, a diagnostic imaging facility in Florida and a multi-state military subcontractor.
August 29, 2012
St. Mark's Medical Center in La Grange, Texas, recently became the latest hospital to go-live on McKesson's Paragon hospital information system (HIS), completely transitioning off a legacy HIS just 14 months after contract signing. With clinicians already giving up paper for electronic records, the medical center began its 90-day reporting period for Stage 1 meaningful use within a week of go-live. St. Mark's is one of a dozen hospitals that have recently replaced systems from Meditech with the top-rated(1) Paragon solution, successfully completing quick, seamless migrations.
August 07, 2012
There have been only two times in my life that I have paid attention to cows. I'm in the midst of the second as we speak.
August 03, 2012
In order to make big strides in healthcare IT – and particularly within the new collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Georgia Tech – Steve Rushing advocates taking small, smart steps.
July 31, 2012
Hailing from Atlanta, which has a vibrant startup scene via the resources offered by Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center, Venture Atlanta and similarly themed programs (not to mention a strong healthcare IT sector in general), I keep a sharp eye out for news related to just-getting-off-the-ground healthcare IT companies.
July 24, 2012
OnPoint Medical Diagnostics announces an agreement with Mayo Clinic Health System, a family of clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serving over 70 communities in Iowa, Georgia, Wisconsin and Minnesota, to provide cloud-based technologies to standardize and automate the health provider's Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) quality assurance process.
July 18, 2012
Grady Memorial Hospital has standardized and improved patient education and reduced by 75 percent the amount of time staff spend educating new patients about Warfarin by implementing Emmi Solutions’ interactive multimedia program in its Coumadin Clinic.
July 10, 2012
Out of the recent round of 27 ACOs accepted to the Medicare Shared Savings program, nine were partnered with Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), a subsidiary of Rye Brook, N.Y.-based Universal American.
July 09, 2012
With the highest mortality rate in healthcare and costing hospitals an estimated $180 billion each year, intensive care units (ICUs) are established regulars in the health IT reform spotlight.
June 29, 2012
It pains me to write this, but Georgia Tech seems to be taking the lead when it comes to healthcare IT research and partnerships.
June 26, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Georgia Institute of Technology will collaborate to address interoperability issues, accelerate the development of integrated health IT solutions, test new products and help train the health IT workforce.