July 15, 2013
Probably some of the most surprising and significant health IT news coming from the federal government in recent months was the declaration from National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, that there would be no more extensions for ICD-10.
March 18, 2013
Andrea Cortinois is a Professor at the University of Toronto, and is also part of the Center for Global E-Health Innovation. On his first visit to Argentina, invited by the Panamerican Health Organization to share his experiences working in e-health, he was interviewed by E-Health Reporter Latin America.
February 13, 2013
Big Data strikes fear into the hearts of many in the business intelligence community. It's, well, big. Pfizer brought the fight to the data in their Ecuadorian arm, and took it to the mat. The result? Pfizer's BI runs faster and is more powerful than ever.
November 09, 2012
Today the mHealth Alliance, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Baker & McKenzie, and Merck announced that they are partnering on a new project to increase the understanding of privacy and security policies that relate to the use of mobile technologies in health care, a field known as mHealth. According to a 2011 World Health Organization report, governments cite issues related to data privacy and security and the protection of individual health information as two of the top barriers to the expansion of mHealth. Protecting personal health information that is collected and transmitted over mobile devices is essential to bringing mHealth to scale.
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.
April 24, 2012
Todd Park (@todd-park), United States Chief Technology Officer for the White House, will be participating in a LIVE Twitter chat as part of Big Data Week, a series of community-led events and hackathons relating to Big Data. The LIVE Twitter chat, taking place on Tuesday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. ET, provides the big data community with an opportunity to ask Todd Park questions about the White House's new Big Data Research and Development Initiative and specifically its efforts around big data in the health sector.
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.
February 16, 2012
The case for leapfrogging ICD-10 and holding out for ICD-11 just got a lot more curious. And though it's not here yet, when ICD-11 is ready, it will be something ICD-10 cannot: A 21st Century classification system.
February 10, 2012
A global competition sponsored by IBM and Novartis has yielded social media and mobile technology tools that could help tackle non-communicable diseases such as asthma, diabetes, stroke and cancer.
February 09, 2012
Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today announced the availability of a new patient education application designed for Apple's iPad tablet. The application, Arthritis 411, will help patients learn more about arthritis pain and explore treatment options, including knee and hip replacement procedures. Arthritis 411 is free and available now in the Apple iTunes store.
January 30, 2012
Market-driven reform already shifting emphasis from volume to value as industry leaders weigh in on what's next.
November 18, 2011
One offspring of Occupy Wall Street has failed to gain the same coverage, despite its united efforts and clear demands: Occupy Healthcare. Whether you agree with the movement or not, knowledge is power, which is why we rounded up six things to know about the Occupy Healthcare movement.
November 03, 2011
As if upgrading the nation’s ICD-9 code set for diseases and treatment to ICD-10, with its many thousands more codes, were not enough of a challenge for health information managers at hospitals and health systems across the country, now there’s this: ICD-11 is not far behind.
November 03, 2011
The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute has partnered with Management Sciences for Health on a five-year, technology-focused project to strengthen health systems worldwide.
October 05, 2011
If the health information managers in the audience at the annual AHIMA Convention in Salt Lake City on Tuesday morning were not already overwhelmed by ICD-10, once T.Bedirhan Ustun, MD, hit the stage, they would be. It was just a few minutes into his speech when he raised the prospect of ICD-11.
February 23, 2011
Information technology could be a catalyst for improving global health, said Patricia Abbott, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and co-director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management and Sharing.
September 29, 2010
The Vocabulary Task Force of the HIT Standards Committee is hard at work specifying the vocabularies and codesets that should be publicly available to accelerate certification and meaningful use efforts.
July 29, 2010
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has added three certification programs for EHRs. This is good news. Adding more specialties, namely, behavior health, dermatology and long-term and post-acute care, will help drive EHR adoption across provider groups and spread the benefits of EHRs to a greater number of patients.
July 22, 2010
The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) will collaborate with the World Health Organization (WHO) to harmonize WHO classifications and SNOMED CT to benefit health around the world.
July 09, 2010
William M. Tierney, MD, an international leader in medical informatics and health services research, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Regenstrief Institute.