May 31, 2011
Physicians in the BRIC region – Russia and India in particular – are incorporating social networks and online communities into their professional resource mix, according to a new study from Manhattan Research.
May 26, 2011
Newer electronic health record systems can aid in the reduction of prescription errors, but making the upgrade to these systems can be very difficult for doctors, according to a new study.
May 24, 2011
Using social media as a physician isn't about filling your office with new patients, as one expert will tell you, but is more about the "moral obligation" that physicians have to provide their patients with accurate health information.
May 23, 2011
Pharmaceutical firms and other healthcare organizations will now be able to conduct evidence-based research on data that enables them to better quantify the effectiveness of medical treatments on discrete patient populations, thanks to a new data and analytics solution developed and delivered by GE Healthcare and Thomson Reuters.
May 18, 2011
Font size, frame size, number of keystrokes for entry are not the types of issues that would seem at first glance to impact a multi-billion dollar market such as the one for electronic medical record systems. But according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information, these annoyances will add up to a large difference in how many hospitals and physicians convert to EMR systems.
May 16, 2011
Certain specialties, such as psychiatrists and oncologists, are more likely to be using video conferencing with their patients, according to a new study from Manhattan Research.
May 10, 2011
Facebook is one of the top choices for moms who are looking to spread or find news about health information, according to a recent survey.
May 06, 2011
Datacenters are booming. Demand grew 13% in 2010 and is expected to continue to accelerate according to New York research firm Tier 1. However, demand has outpaced the rate of construction for physical space, thus alternative strategies of data management are being considered.
May 04, 2011
Seventy-five percent of U.S. physicians own some form of Apple device, such as an iPhone, iPad or iPod, according to a new study from pharmaceutical and healthcare market research company Manhattan Research.
May 03, 2011
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation has released a report that compiles what key health IT experts from across the United States view as the best ways to engage patients in the digital age.
May 02, 2011
News sites still remain the most trusted online healthcare resource (68 percent), while user-generated contributions on Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs are used less frequently (54 percent), according to results from a national consumer survey conducted by Makovsky + Company.
April 25, 2011
Sage Healthcare Division announced today that it has been named an appropriate and qualified vendor of the New Mexico Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (NM HITREC). Serving more than 400,000 healthcare professionals, including 80,000 physicians in North America, Sage will make its ONC-ATCB certified Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition available to the REC’s more than 1,000 participating physicians.
April 11, 2011
Financial experts say healthcare organizations must do a better job of controlling the symptoms of chronic disease to rein in the industry’s volatile cost structure.
April 07, 2011
Healthcare organizations are constantly making upgrades or replacing redundant technology, but what happens to these orphaned IT systems and the data on them? More importantly do companies even know what data is stored on these assets?
April 07, 2011
Seven of 10 adults think the U.S. healthcare system needs to be fundamentally changed or completely rebuilt, according to a Commonwealth Fund survey. The concerns reflect widespread experiences with access barriers, poorly coordinated care and growing costs. The survey also reveals strong support for more patient-centered care systems and innovative use of teams and information systems.
March 24, 2011
A new project led by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Shared Assessments Program has been launched to explore the financial impact of unauthorized access to personal health information (PHI).
March 22, 2011
Seven entities awarded grants
March 22, 2011
Hospitals aren’t taking advantage of the opportunities Facebook creates to better engage patients, build healthcare communities or develop their brands, according to a new study.
March 22, 2011
More effective use of information technology after a major disaster could significantly improve patient outcomes, according to a study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California, Davis.
March 18, 2011
Walgreen Company customers have filed a lawsuit in California this week accusing the national drug-store chain of unlawfully selling medical information gleaned from patient prescriptions, Reuters Legal reports.