May 09, 2013
The number of U.S. physicians using electronic medical records has topped 90 percent, and nearly half of the doctors polled for a new Accenture survey say they now use health information exchange technology -- an uptick of 32 percent.
April 28, 2013
This past summer, New York passed a state law that requires electronic prescribing of controlled substances by the end of 2014. By that time, every psychiatrist, dentist, and other care provider must e-prescribe – no scribbled-upon script pads allowed – as part of a larger effort to combat doctor- shopping prescription drug fraud.
April 15, 2013
The electronic prescribing systems market is estimated to grow to $794 million, at a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent from 2012 to 2017, according to a new study by MarketsandMarkets, which analyzed the major market drivers, restraints and opportunities around the world.
March 14, 2013
After 15 years at the helm of Allscripts, the EHR vendor he helped steer through years of growth and change, Glen Tullman is poised to join the ranks of serial entrepreneurs. He and Allscripts colleague Lee Shapiro, who served as president, have set their sights on starting a new company -- or maybe multiple companies -- in the mobile healthcare...
February 04, 2013
Consumers aren't the only ones using mobile apps to improve their health. Their doctors are using them, too. A recent study conducted by Epocrates indicates physicians are accessing drug information at the point of care, often through a mobile medical app, to make sure the drugs they're prescribing aren't harming their patients. That, says the San...
December 07, 2012
Citrix announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zenprise, which specializes in mobile device management. Citrix intends to integrate the Zenprise solution for mobile device management, with its Citrix CloudGateway and Me@Work solutions for managing mobile apps and data, officials say.
November 29, 2012
Close to half of physicians nationwide are now prescribing electronically via their electronic health record systems on the Surescripts network, with all states producing double-digit increases.
November 06, 2012
The first thing one notices, when looking at HIMSS Analytics' tallies of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) adoption in hospitals, is how high they are. Unlike CPOE, e-prescribing or even EHRs, the market penetration for PACS systems is pretty robust.
November 05, 2012
When the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently selected Aegis.Net to establish a health IT test standard and interoperability as part of meaningful use of electronic health records, it highlighted the rising importance of interoperability testing.
October 29, 2012
The world market for pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting technology will rise to roughly $1.2 billion in 2015, according to a new report by Visiongain.