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By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am August 23, 2004
With concerns growing about transcriptionists' role in keeping patient information secure, the American Association of Medical Transcription is launching an initiative to protect confidentiality and s...
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am August 23, 2004
DOQ-IT, a project designed to encourage adoption of electronic health record systems in doctors' offices, is gathering steam, with physicians in Northern California clamoring for a similar workshop to...
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am August 23, 2004
Diabetex expands focus, changes nameBaltimore-based Diabetex is changing its name to XLHealth to better reflect its expansion into other disease-management fields. Originally founded in 199...
By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am August 18, 2004
Decathlon, gymnastics and healthcare IT? No, the latest information technology isnt among the competitions at the 2004 Olympiad in Athens, but it will play a behind-the-scenes role to ensure that athl...
By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am August 18, 2004
Forrester analyst Elizabeth Boehm has an unmistakable message for vendors eyeing the potentially lucrative "healthcare unbound" marketplace: "The consumer market for healthc...
By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am August 18, 2004
Agfa officials say they've reached a deal to integrate Initiate Systems' Master Person Index as a component in its IMPAX Enterprise Image Management Solution. The combination enables unified cross-fac...
By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am August 18, 2004
Three years ago, mobile phone and chip manufacturer Qualcomm took a hard look at the healthcare industry, thinking it might be ripe for a suite of wireless enterprise services. It didn't like what it...
By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am August 18, 2004
Venture capital is flowing into the healthcare IT space once again, spurred on by technological innovation, encouraging words from Washington, D.C. and a rising economic tide. But recent winners in th...
By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am August 18, 2004
Blade PC maker ClearCube Technology landed a big fish in July when the Medical Center of Central Georgia – a 637-bed hospital with 4,000 employees – decided to install PC Blades at nursing...
By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am August 18, 2004
Who's it going to be next? The National Rifle Association? OK. Maybe Charlton Heston won't be trading in his M-16 for an electronic health record on a thumb drive, but sudden...