April 10, 2013
Healthcare insurer UnitedHealth Group has awarded On Lok Lifeways a $897,240 grant to help strengthen its health information technology system and delivery of care to San Francisco Bay area seniors through EMR initiatives. The grant is part of $5.2 million UnitedHealthcare awarded to nine healthcare organizations.
February 28, 2013
HIMSS provides complimentary shuttle bus service for specified HIMSS designated hotels to and from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
February 21, 2013
Given that more than 30,000 visitors will be coming to New Orleans for HIMSS13, it's a good idea to plan how you're going to move around the city once you get there.
February 01, 2013
The association between mental health and physical health has a long history, yet the two disciplines often are viewed as disparate pieces of patient care. Making this link between a patient’s physical and mental well-being is becoming paramount in terms of streamlining a patient’s medical lifecycle.
January 29, 2013
HIMSS provides complimentary shuttle bus service for specified HIMSS designated hotels to and from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, as well as shuttles from the convention center to the airport.
November 06, 2012
Not all business decisions turn out as well as it seems they might. It seemed to make sense for Apple to part ways with embedded technology from Google, an erstwhile ally who's now a chief competitor in the smartphone market.
November 01, 2012
In the crippling aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) has activated a 24/7 emergency response system to support healthcare-critical infrastructure protection, mitigation and recovery.
October 31, 2012
The Statewide Health Information Network of New York sees itself as a "public utility" as much as an HIE. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as patients bounce between hospitals (and as other public utilities, such as electricity and transportation, are compromised), it has enabled critical continuity of care.
September 20, 2012
The Department of Labor released $500 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of training programs, including for healthcare IT and other healthcare programs in rural areas.
September 12, 2012
Broadband networks are spurring improved quality and helping lower the cost of care in rural areas by reducing time to access of critical treatment and increasing the resources available to diagnose conditions.
August 28, 2012
The Hawaii Island Beacon Community is focused on improving care for individuals with complex chronic conditions to avoid hospital readmissions, and engaging patients to better understand and get involved in their care. Contributing Editor Mary Mosquera saw first-hand how it works.
August 03, 2012
Down with the need for lengthy commutes, transportation costs, and too much time waiting – the barriers that often decrease the quality of rural health are officially dissolving for the nation’s veterans.
May 29, 2012
Now that a cargo capsule from a private company has successfully reached the international space station (ISS), I wonder if we’ll see an increase in medical studies/experiments performed in orbit.
May 16, 2012
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 155,000 jobs were added to the economy last month, with the healthcare industry alone responsible for 19,000 of these newly added positions.
January 19, 2012
Until recently, the specialized equipment, complexity and expensive network infrastructure required by video, as well as poor Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement policies made it impractical to utilize televideo technologies for the delivery of care unless the patient was a great distance from the doctor.
October 25, 2011
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) (TOKYO:6501), today unveiled its plans for helping customers transform their data into actionable information and harness its power as a strategic asset for business insight and innovation. To accomplish this, Hitachi Data Systems has aligned its product and solutions portfolio around a 3-tiered strategy of infrastructure cloud, content cloud and information cloud that builds on existing IT investments to provide a single virtualization platform for all data.
September 19, 2011
AirWatch, a global leader and innovator in mobile security, mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM), today announced that its software was instrumental in the launch of Southeastrans’ Net InSight Mobile App. By leveraging AirWatch, Southeastrans deployed its Net InSight Mobile App to help its network of non-emergency medical transportation providers securely track and manage trips in real-time, run various detailed reports and electronically submit payment data. Since launch, over 30,000 medical transport related transactions and 1,500 compliance inspections have been completed via the mobile application, enhancing security measures and increasing both IT and transportation efficiencies and productivity.
July 06, 2011
Alaska faces many healthcare challenges given its large area (663,268 sq mi) and population of 710,231 residents. The geographical challenge of delivering such widely distributed healthcare makes it a natural location for telemedicine.
June 23, 2011
At what point do our expectations for HIT become, well, unhealthy? That’s the question that came to mind when we read that the Obama Administration “has made several health IT-related recommendations in its National Prevention Strategy that call for expanded use of electronic health records (EHRs), social media tools, and mobile phone applications to help promote health and wellness.”
April 19, 2011
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced the integration of its electronic health record (EHR), practice management and interoperability solution PrimeSUITE 2011 with Cognify, Inc.’s web-based Participant Tracking System that monitors care plan continuums.