health IT

  • Healthcare needs data analytics for the ACO model to succeed

    Posted January 13, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    If the accountable care organization (ACO) is to avoid the fate of the health maintenance organization (HMO), then ACOs need to take advantage of the data that HMOs lacked in the 1990s -- and realize that holding, viewing and using data are different concepts that each come with different issues.
  • Smart glasses let nurses see veins through skin

    Posted November 20, 2013 - 5:09 pm

    Eyes-On Glasses System from Epson and Evena helps nurses locate hard-to-find veins.
  • Healthcare finally warming to cloud technology

    Posted November 18, 2013 - 3:10 pm

    Ever the risk-averse industry, healthcare is finally beginning to trust cloud for the storage of protected health information.
  • How to get a job in healthcare IT

    Posted October 10, 2013 - 3:36 pm

    Healthcare IT practitioners offer advice on what you need to make a move.
  • Obamacare exchanges hit by early technical glitches

    Posted October 1, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    Would-be insurance customers in the U.S. ran into early problems today accessing the new federally run healthcare exchange as well as several state-run exchanges.
  • Health insurance exchanges in the spotlight and under scrutiny

    Posted September 25, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    The health insurance exchanges set to launch on Oct. 1 may not be as robust as the typical Web-based consumer application. But they will improve over time, one expert familiar with the online insurance marketplaces says, and as they do they will begin to change the way many Americans buy health insurance.
  • Government healthcare IT plans hinge on open data

    Posted September 25, 2013 - 12:18 pm

    Health and Human Services CTO sees big future in big health data as the government looks to expand its repository of publicly available, machine-readable data sets.
  • Desktop virtualization cures paper problem for healthcare provider

    Posted August 22, 2013 - 2:50 pm

    With thin clients and electronic medical records, one healthcare provider keeps more accurate patient records.
  • Cloud EHR lessons learned in Haiti

    Posted August 5, 2013 - 2:59 pm

    Strip away preconceptions about why technology doesn't or shouldn't work and people are likely to embrace the change that tech brings. That's what electronic health record and practice management software vendor athenahealth learned when it helped a hospital in Haiti implement a cloud-based EHR system.
  • Big data surge from federal agencies will drive health IT

    Posted June 4, 2013 - 11:15 am

    Department of Health and Human Services unleashes new structured data sets as it encourages the developer community to build new health IT applications to improve patient care.
  • Will Obamacare tax your iPhone as a medical device?

    Posted March 25, 2013 - 9:04 pm

    Food and Drug Administration official addresses concerns that the agency will impose heavy regulations on consumer devices in health IT rulemaking and discusses possibility of iPhone tax under Obama's health care law.
  • FCC steps up mobile IT healthcare efforts

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 12:47 pm

    Communications regulators, drawing on recommendations from a recent mobile health task force report, look to launch initiatives that will facilitate broadband-enabled healthcare technologies, particularly for mobile apps.
  • Law firms see big money in healthcare breach cases

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 9:04 am

    Attorneys filing the complaints and defending their targets agree that they are in untested legal waters. Filing privacy breach cases as class actions is new, and all those involved say new legal precedents will be made in the next several years.
  • New healthcare rule to cut red tape, save up to $4.6B, says HHS

    Posted April 9, 2012 - 8:37 pm

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Monday announced a proposed rule that it said would cut the red tape involved in processing medical payments and save the industry $4.6 billion over the next decade.
  • Healthcare industry CIOs, CSOs must improve security

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Given that stolen medical records can bring $50 apiece on the underground market, the frequency and magnitude of data breaches involving electronic health records is increasing. In an effort to help CIOs and CSOs build a better business case for enhancing security, a group of standards and security organizations have issued a new report on the financial impact of such data breaches.
  • Seattle hospital finds zero clients means better care, lower costs

    Posted December 14, 2011 - 9:12 am

    Seattle Children's Hospital has installed 2,600 zero client devices in four locations, many connected with a wireless LAN that helps doctors and nurses access patient data at the bedside within seconds.
  • NetApp, Iron Mountain team up on medical archive service

    Posted November 29, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    NetApp is teaming up with Iron Mountain to offer its StorageGRID object storage software with two Iron Mountain medical data archiving services: the Digital Record Center for Medical Images and its vendor-neutral archive offering.
  • Healthcare breaches: Do they even matter?

    Posted November 21, 2011 - 10:41 am

    Electronic medical record breaches continue, yet the public pays little attention to healthcare provider security and privacy policies.
  • Cambridge University develops computer to win back control of medical data

    Posted November 18, 2011 - 4:11 am

    Scientists at Cambridge University are developing a computer system that can read vast amounts of scientific literature, make rapid connections between facts and develop hypotheses.
  • Why healthcare IT security is harder than the rest

    Posted November 14, 2011 - 12:48 pm

    In this interview, security expert Gunnar Peterson explains why securing health care IT systems is quite different from other types of business IT infrastructure.
  • IBM's Dr Watson seeks to deliver automated healthcare

    Posted October 27, 2011 - 3:11 am

    IBM is making a play to help manage patient care with its Watson data analytics computing platform, amid potential concerns arising out of automated healthcare.
  • Healthcare CIOs tell job seekers to keep skills rharp

    Posted September 26, 2011 - 9:54 am

    IT professionals seeking jobs in healthcare should know that CIOs in that field look for applicants with a history of upgrading their tech and management skills. Insider (registration required)
  • Are certifications less crucial for healthcare IT jobs?

    Posted September 20, 2011 - 12:52 pm

    Timothy Stettheimer, CIO for St. Vincent's Health System in Birmingham, Ala., has more confidence in IT certifications than referrals and in-person interviews when it comes to hiring.
  • Open source continues to thrive in health care

    Posted August 25, 2011 - 11:00 am

    A new report from Black Duck Software reveals that in the health care sector, the number of open source software projects has risen by 31 percent since last year.
  • Healthcare industry leads market in IT hiring

    Posted August 4, 2011 - 10:07 am

    Flush with federal funds and under the gun of federal regulatory deadlines, the healthcare industry is leading the market in IT jobs creation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics job placement services.
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