June 09, 2011
The booming healthcare market, which is expected to account for nearly one-fifth of U.S. GDP by 2019, is driving a surge of activity from companies looking to mine opportunities for growth, differentiation and jobs, just as a new generation of tech-savvy consumers is creating a new market for digital and interactive health, according to PwC's Health Research Institute.
June 07, 2011
Thomson Reuters plans to sell off its healthcare division, the company announced Monday.
June 07, 2011
A recent study shows that third party mistakes account for 39 percent of data breaches – which is why one security expert says it's so important that healthcare organizations take a good look at who they hire to handle personal health information.
June 02, 2011
James L. Madara, MD, former CEO at the University of Chicago Medical Center, will take the helm at the American Medical Association beginning July 1.
June 02, 2011
To help health care organizations and their business partners address evolving federal requirements for health data security and privacy, Verizon is enhancing two of its security programs.
June 01, 2011
Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO), a leading global provider of SaaS-based clinical development solutions, today announced the election of Lee Shapiro to its board of directors. Shapiro is president of Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX), the leading global provider of electronic health records and other technologies essential to creating a Connected Community of Health.
May 31, 2011
Leveraging efficiencies of the electronic health record, four independent physician practices have earned the position of finalist for the 2011 HIMSS Ambulatory Care Davies Award of Excellence.
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.