Search Results for "March 2010"

March 13, 2012
More than a nagging presage: The United States is on the verge of repeating a past mistake – and to the tune of billions of dollars. That’s right, I’m talking about ICD-10.
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March 22, 2010
Jason Hess, general manager of clinical research at Orem, Utah-based research firm KLAS, says he expects to see change in clinical information system sales going forward.
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February 24, 2010
Last month’s bankruptcy filing by one of the nation’s largest medical transcription providers could touch off a bidding war for the company’s assets.
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February 24, 2010
Today’s hospitals are being designed with mobility in mind, making it essential that physicians and nurses have access to patient data at a moment’s notice from anywhere in the facility.
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February 24, 2010
IBM’s acquisition of Initiate Systems, the Chicago master data management (MDM) company, signals a significant foray into the MDM sphere for IBM, and executives say the acquisition will better establish IBM's offerings to the healthcare IT field.
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February 24, 2010
University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., part of State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, has two surgery areas – 12 rooms on the fifth floor for adults and four rooms on the third floor for children. And no one there has yet developed the technology to transport equipment instantaneously from one floor to the other, a la Star Trek.
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February 24, 2010
Several major health insurers are part of a coalition that is promoting texting as a way to keep expectant women, new moms and their babies healthy.
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February 24, 2010
James Cameron's sci-fi movie Avatar centers on a Marine who, through a nifty bit of futuristic technology, is able to slip into a virtual body and explore an extraterrestrial world.
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February 24, 2010
Like everywhere, Detroit has been hit hard by this recession – only much, much worse.
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February 24, 2010
In an unprecedented partnership between an insurance company and an online social network, Aetna has teamed with OneRecovery.com, a Web site that serves as an Internet community for people recovering from alcohol, drug abuse, and eating disorders, connecting them with each other and with healthcare professionals.
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February 24, 2010
Computerized physician order entry systems are continuing to evolve in a direction intended to make the workflow process smoother for physicians. In other words, for CPOE, the emphasis is being taken off the “C” and placed on the “P”, system vendors say.
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February 24, 2010
Since implementing an EHR system in 1997, Heart of Texas Community Health Center, one of the 2009 HIMSS Davies Award winners, has tripled the number of its patients, expanded from a single location to 10 sites, and shown improvement in important quality indicators.
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February 24, 2010
It may seem unlikely today, but within the next 10 years there will be widespread use of electronic health records across the country, the nation's health IT chief predicts.
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February 24, 2010
The country's community pharmacists – and physicians, too – are calling on the government to strengthen e-prescribing requirements, arguing the standards are too low.
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February 24, 2010
As physicians embark on a “new frontier of non-visit based connectivity with patients,” they play an important role in demonstrating how technology can serve to improve care.
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February 24, 2010
Urban Health Plan, a network of federally qualified community health centers based in the South Bronx and Queens, is being recognized with a 2009 HIMSS Davies Awards for the way it has leveraged its EHR to improve outcomes for its underserved patients.
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February 24, 2010
Implementing a computerized physicians order entry system poses multiple challenges, with physician engagement at the top of the list.
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February 24, 2010
Investments in community health centers that provide care for about 15 million people who are poor, underserved and uninsured have helped expand the services, according to new research. The funds sometimes also give technology a boost.
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February 24, 2010
Public comments will play a major role in defining meaningful use of healthcare IT, according to federal officials.
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February 24, 2010
Though political strife seems to be holding up progress on healthcare reform in Washington, it is good to see that healthcare IT is still enjoying full support from the Obama Administration.
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