April 10, 2012
A new study from HIMSS Analytics and Kroll Advisory Solutions shows that, a diligent focus on security compliance notwithstanding, healthcare providers are still badly lacking when it comes to privacy protections. In fact, data breaches have only increased in recent years.
March 23, 2012
Propelled by government incentives, a desire to improve patient outcomes and the bottom line, sales of electronic medical records reached $17.9 billion in 2011, up 14.2 percent from the previous year, according to market research publisher Kalorama Information.
March 22, 2012
HackensackUMC is the first hospital in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area to perform a robotic-assisted cholecystectomy, gallbladder removal surgery, using a single incision through the belly button. This groundbreaking surgery combines medical expertise, advanced technology, and state-of-the-art hospital and surgical facilities. Over a million gallbladders are removed annually in the United States and 10,000 in the State of New Jersey. This innovative surgery will allow thousands of Americans to have their gallbladder removed through a minimally invasive surgical procedure, maximizing patient care and minimizing pain and recovery.
March 14, 2012
One of the most intriguing areas at HIMSS12 this past month was the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion. Presented in partnership with the RFID in Healthcare Consortium, HIMSS' walk-though mock-up offered an up-close look at the myriad ways radio-frequency identification (RFID), real-time location system (RTLS), sensor and wireless technologies – developed by companies such as AeroScout, AwarePoint, Intelligent InSites and RFID Global Solutions – can optimize inventory management, improve patient safety, streamline clinical workflow and more.
March 12, 2012
New York hookers spreading HIV. Killer mosquitos. An anthrax-toting terrorist. An urban-scape rife with the sick and poor. These are just some of the challenges tackled by Farzad Mostashari, a Yale-educated physician, epidemiologist and self-confessed computer nerd. His current mission: moving doctors from the Age of Gutenberg into the 21st century. For starters, he'd like them to use e-mail at the office.
March 08, 2012
Led by tissue tests to aid drug therapy decisions, the personalized medicine testing market exceeded $28 billion in 2011, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher includes in its analysis all tests that are used to determine the appropriate therapeutic on an individual patient.
March 06, 2012
ZoomMed inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, ZoomMed USA, has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Smart eCharts a New York-based Healthcare service provider, which develops and offers Web-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to U.S. HealthCare Professionals.
March 02, 2012
A new report from PwC US Health Research Institute shows how clinical informatics could be a crucial tool to fostering better population health and reducing healthcare costs.
February 29, 2012
Hello Health, which integrates an electronic medical record, practice management capabilities and a patient health portal on a single, secure platform, has raised $10M through its parent company, Myca Health. The equity capital was privately funded by a select group of investors.
February 17, 2012
Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), which develops health information exchange technology, has joined the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), a public-private multi-state working group of vendors and state officials, to help develop specs for “plug and play” connectivity between EHRs and HIEs.
February 06, 2012
The Crescent City Beacon Community will get assistance to strengthen the New Orleans healthcare infrastructure and health IT to improve care coordination and population health in 18 participating practices, including community health centers.
January 25, 2012
Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. (OTCBB: FSNN) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive Group Purchasing agreement for Cloud Services and Communications Solutions with the group purchasing organizations (GPOs) Essensa and Innovatix, LLC., subsidiaries of GNYHA Ventures, Inc.
January 20, 2012
Myca Health Inc. announced today the release of version 5.0 of its cloud-based Hello Health® Patient Management solution for primary care practices. The platform connects patients and their primary care physician through an integrated electronic health record, online patient portal and a suite of secure, web-based communication tools. Hello Health version 5.0 is Surescripts® certified for prescription routing among many new features designed to streamline workflow for primary care physicians and their staff. Hello Health is a free EHR-based solution for primary care practices and generates incremental income for physicians through a revenue-sharing patient subscription model.
January 19, 2012
Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO), a leading global provider of SaaS-based clinical development solutions, today announced Japanese-based Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has selected Medidata Rave® as its electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM) solution. The innovation-focused Ono will use Rave as a first preference for all clinical trials in Japan.
January 17, 2012
Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), which develops health information exchange technology, has joined the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), a public-private multi-state working group of vendors and state officials, to help develop specs for "plug and play" connectivity between EHRs and HIEs.
January 11, 2012
WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information announced today its new WebMD Baby App for iPhone and iPod touch, a free mobile application for parents of infants and toddlers. WebMD Baby gives new parents quick and reliable access to pediatrician-approved baby health and wellness information anywhere, anytime. WebMD Baby content was created exclusively for the app and is personalized for a baby’s specific age, helping to ensure new parents are one step ahead of their baby’s growth and development.
January 10, 2012
The abundance of broadly categorized mobile medical applications that have been developed and distributed in recent years has left some healthcare professionals questioning many apps’ quality and general usability.
January 09, 2012
Lawson Software, an Infor affiliate, today announced that Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) has successfully expanded its use of Lawson Cloverleaf® Hosted Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE). STHL is a non-profit regional health information exchange organization (RHIO) in central New York.
December 23, 2011
Tunstall Healthcare Group, one of the largest telehealth providers in England, has completed its acquisition of the New York-based American Medical Alert Corporation (AMAC), which develops remote health monitoring and 24/7 communication services.
December 20, 2011
NITHealth today announced that the firm provided consulting services that enabled Hoboken University Medical Center to become one of the first community hospitals in the U.S. to achieve meaningful use, resulting in a grant of an estimated $8 million in stimulus funds, with approximately $3 million awarded this year.