May 15, 2013
A new report shows that healthcare communications professionals prefer YouTube over Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
May 13, 2013
Status quo doesn't sit well with the innovation team at Boston Children's Hospital. Being consistently ranked one of the nation's top hospitals is no easy task -- especially in the innovation arena. But Naomi Fried, the hospital's chief innovation officer, and her Innovation Acceleration Program dream team have risen to the challenge with the creation of four new mobile health apps.
April 17, 2013
CIOs from three of Boston's elite hospitals discuss the role health information technology has played in responding to the two-part bombing that stopped the Boston Marathon in its tracks on April 15. The horrific tragedy sent hundreds of gravely wounded runners and bystanders to hospitals, where communication and coordination proved critical to ensuring top patient care.
March 26, 2013
At the third annual Healthcare Experience Design conference on March 25, several hundred designers, developers and other creative thinkers put their minds to drawing up better experiences for patients and providers alike.
March 22, 2013
One of the biggest trends for 2013 is wearable technology. Although the idea of wearing a device might make the average person feel like a cyborg, we are used to seeing doctors wearing devices.
February 28, 2013
Adoption of electronic health records continues to make inroads, with six in 10 healthcare providers having at least part of an EHR system in place, according to the fourth annual "Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities" survey from IT trade association CompTIA. Still, satisfaction with most systems is lacking. One expert offers tips for organizations who have yet to make the leap.
February 13, 2013
While the HIMSS Online Buyers Guide has changed its name to the Conference Exhibitor Guide for HIMSS13, the functionality is as robust as ever. Attendees can easily locate a vendor's booth number, key contact information and description of products and services.
January 30, 2013
Welch Allyn, a medical diagnostic device company that specializes in helping clinicians improve patient outcomes, and EarlySense Ltd., a provider of Proactive Patient Care Solutions, announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic collaboration and distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Welch Allyn will distribute the EarlySense System to hospitals across the United States.
January 01, 2013
Healthcare IT News has selected six up-and-coming health IT gurus who have made a name for themselves in the industry -- all before their 30th birthday. These six best and brightest show that in health IT, wisdom has little to do with age.
November 08, 2012
What a silly question. What doctor has time to follow patients on Twitter? Besides, healthcare is serious business and Twitter is mostly about frivolity, right? Not so fast, let’s think about it.
November 06, 2012
Twitter, the much beloved social networking site, is set to take on disease outbreaks, after the collaborative efforts of three informaticists yielded a new Web-based application tool available to public health officials.
October 10, 2012
Winners of Blue Button app competitions sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and The Advisory Board Company were announced Oct. 8 at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco and at its Twitter hashtag, #health2con.
September 14, 2012
Twitter, the popular social networking site, is set to take on disease outbreaks, after HHS officials announced the release of a new Web-based application tool available to public health officials.
September 12, 2012
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, has challenged vendors to make it easy for consumers by early 2013 to view, download and transmit to another party their health information in the form of a Blue Button feature.
August 21, 2012
Officials at SharecareNow announced Tuesday the Top 10 Online Influencers in Pediatrics, a distinction awarded to lead physicians who are driving conversations about children's health online.
August 07, 2012
Physicians often rely on imprecise information when deciding whether to prescribe antibiotics, a new study by NorthShore University HealthSystem found. It suggests that the increasing use of electronic health records will lead to better decisions.
July 31, 2012
First-of-its-kind mobile phone-based software technology may allow physicians to manage and consult on stroke cases in real time from anywhere in the world, a study presented at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 9th Annual Meeting in San Diego showed. The telediagnostic imaging support system known as the i-Stroke System™, which facilitates the transfer of information and diagnostic imaging to physicians in any remote location and allows them to consult on diagnosis and treatment via a Twitter direct messaging system, is showing success in Japan and may be poised to make its entry into the U.S. market.
July 13, 2012
For the past few weeks, HIT Twitter users were united in nominating their peers for the #HIT100 program. The top #HIT100 list was revealed, and Healthcare IT News obtained the full list from #HIT100 creator Michael Planchart.
July 09, 2012
With the number of people using Twitter growing exponentially, it can sometimes be hard to hear through all the noise. Thankfully, there are a select few healthcare experts whose tweets -- and blogs -- offer some of the best reads in the industry.
July 06, 2012
At the weekly healthcare and social media tweet chat (#HITsm), hosted by HL7 Standards, participants discussed four previously posed questions, exploring the practical use of social media in the healthcare space. Here is a roundup of the best responses.