12:00 am December 20, 2013
One byproduct of the massive move toward digitization in healthcare over the past 10 years is a huge – and growing – amount of data.
12:00 am December 20, 2013
"In 2003, fewer than 5 percent of hospitals in the U.S. had any form of electronic records," said David Brailer, MD, who became the nation's first "heath information czar" in 2004. "A smaller percentage of doctors' offices had them, probably less than 1 percent. It was something everyone knew was inevitable, but the fire had not been lit," he...
12:00 am August 15, 2013
UPMC has invested more than $1.6 billion in its IT infrastructure over the past five years, according to Pamela Peele, chief analytics officer of UPMC Health Plan. That's more money, she points out, than its home city has spent on three pro sports stadiums combined.
08:41 am July 24, 2013
The picture archiving and communication system (PACS) market across Europe is established, and healthcare providers require additional storage systems to back their data up, which can be very expensive
10:06 am May 09, 2013
In the rural West, neighbors often come in handy. Nowhere is that probably more true than in Wyoming. With a mere 5.8 inhabitants per square mile -- only Alaska is more "open," with 1.2 inhabitants per square mile -- Wyoming has a tradition of neighbor helping neighbor on just about everything that matters. Take health IT, for example.
09:35 am May 08, 2013
Health information technology leaders generally cite similar infrastructure priorities and challenges faced within the industry, but they disagree on approaches to addressing network scalability, executive support and cloud computing security, according to a new HIMSS study released Monday.
09:25 am April 30, 2013
Only 2 percent of state and local governments have a complete big data strategy. That's despite one in three surveyed agencies indicating that their data set has grown too big to analyze with the current processes and technologies in place, according to a report published Monday by MeriTalk.
10:09 am April 25, 2013
Healthcare institutions should emulate best-of-breed privacy polices developed by financial services firms rather than other hospitals, recommends Kaye Scholer and William Tanenbaum, technology lawyers at New York-based law firm William A. Tanenbaum.
11:10 am April 04, 2013
Data systems in healthcare are badly lacking when it comes to the storage and handling of increasingly complex medical information, such as genomics and proteomics, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
11:30 am March 20, 2013
With big data promising enormous clinical and financial rewards for healthcare, but posing just as many technical and strategic challenges, the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) has published a study mapping the way forward for providers at the starting line.