May 03, 2012
Higher prices and greater use of technology appear to be the main factors driving the high rates of U.S. spending on healthcare, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study, which finds that the U.S. spends more on healthcare than 12 other industrialized countries.
April 26, 2012
The fastest sales growth and heaviest competition in the EMR market is in products sold to physicians, particularly solutions sold over the Internet, according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information.
April 24, 2012
Managing population health requires new skill sets, new infrastructures and automation, according to new research from the Institute for Health Technology Transformation.
April 24, 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.
April 24, 2012
Most hospitals and health systems report being well along in completing electronic health record implementation, but many still have doubts about their ability to meet new EHR standards, according to a new poll from KPMG.
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.
April 23, 2012
Thomson Reuters announced Monday it will sell its healthcare business to an affiliate of Veritas Capital for $1.25 billion in cash.
April 16, 2012
Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon, recently addressed an audience of colleagues, prostate cancer survivors, and their families at the Harmonie Club in New York City. Giving a very frank and detailed look at prostate cancer today, Dr. Samadi outlined why his revolutionary SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) Surgery is so successful in treating the disease and ensuring quality of life after prostate cancer.
April 11, 2012
Healthcare access, cost, quality and outcomes varies widely from one community to the next, both within states and across states, depending on the performance of the healthcare system available to residents, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System.
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 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 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.