• Latest healthcare 'meaningful use' rules require patient involvement

    Posted March 27, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    The next round of 'meaningful use' healthcare rules require that patients begin using e-health records before hospitals and doctors' offices can qualify for reimbursements.
  • The Grill: Indranil Ganguly

    Posted January 13, 2012 - 4:32 pm

    Indranil 'Neal' Ganguly, vice president and CIO at CentraState Healthcare System, is helping to communicate the benefits that technology can bring to healthcare and shape public policy on the issue.
  • iPad in healthcare: Not so fast

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 6:35 pm

    One hospital hasn't jumped on the iPad-in-healthcare craze yet. Critical desktop apps just don't render well on the iPad, while iCloud's security concerns cause "trepidation," the CTO says.
  • IBM turns up Watson-like natural language healthcare analytics

    Posted October 25, 2011 - 11:31 am

    IBM today said it was rolling out software that will help doctors and insurance companies reduce costs by better analyzing and managing huge amount of patient data.
  • Cisco loses out as Brocade wins healthcare software company business

    Posted September 29, 2011 - 7:42 pm

    A healthcare software provider has upgraded its Gigabit Ethernet network to improve service to customers and reduce errors during backup.
  • University develops WiFi network that monitors hearts

    Posted September 24, 2011 - 8:54 am

    University of Utah researchers have found even more ways to use all those pings coming from a Wi-Fi hotspot. On top of being able to see through walls, they’ve found a way to use a wireless network to monitor a person’s heart rate.
  • CHI2011: Tech conference promises glimpse of the future

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 2:23 pm

    As the Computer Human Interaction conference kicks off this week, 800 presenters and more than 2500 attendees have gathered in Vancouver to present their ideas and trade findings.
  • 2009 recovery plan keeps funds flowing for IT training

    Posted January 31, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    The $19 billion aimed at digitizing health records masked a potentially more important fund -- money to train 50,000 to 100,000 new IT people for healthcare.
  • Only 10% of doctors using complete eHealth records systems, surveys find

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 9:06 am

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported preliminary data from two surveys conducted in 2009 and 2010 that show electronic health records are sill not being used by the vast majority of the country's physicians.
  • Will cloud computing heal European healthcare?

    Posted December 10, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    In the last two week I had the pleasure to participate to the IBM Analyst Insights 2010 in Madrid and Microsoft Health User group European Summit in Brussels. These two different events -- the first dedicated to explaining to the IT analyst community the future company strategy across the various sectors and business areas including, of course, healthcare, and the second aimed more at comparing the opinions of various EMEA healthcare stakeholders on the development of healthcare ICT -- made me think about the evolution and exploitation of cloud computing in healthcare in the last 12-18 months.
  • When and how to deploy e-health records tech

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 2:34 pm

    Over the next two years, 58% of small physician practices plan to roll out electronic health records. And by 2014, the federal government wants more than half of all healthcare facilities to use EHRs.
  • Healthcare IT isn't living up to the hype

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    It's been 19 years since the prestigious Institute of Medicine urged greater adoption of computer systems in healthcare, and more than six years since then-President George W. Bush declared, "By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs and improve care."
  • Federal health claims database launch delayed over privacy worries

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 6:07 pm

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has pushed back the planned launch of a controversial health claims database to Dec. 15.
  • Federal regs haven't improved safety of patient records, study shows

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 10:02 pm

    While the government has passed laws to better protect private health information, most data healthcare providers say that information isn't any safer than it was before, according to a survey by the Ponemon Institute.
  • More federal health database details coming following privacy alarm

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    In response to considerable privacy concerns, the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is expected to soon release more details on its plans for a controversial new database containing information on the healthcare claims of millions of Americans.
  • What the healthcare bill means to IT workers

    Posted March 23, 2010 - 2:20 pm

    What's the new healthcare bill mean to developers generally resident in the US, not-unionized, often with multiple revenue streams, but subject to project cancellation without notice? The subject's far too big for anyone to be conclusive already, but there's starting to be plenty of information to be had. To start, experts advise to be alert, but calm.
  • Information security in health care – four critical errors

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 8:30 pm

    As the first Information Security Manager at a fairly large financial institution, I lived by trial and error for a while. Admittedly, I made mistakes along the way, but the good thing is I learned from them and most of the time put what I learned to use.
  • Stimulus goodies for healthcare VARs

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    The stimulus package is like a good Easter egg hunt, you're sure to find a treat for yourself somewhere. VARs that target the healthcare market will be interested to know that the stimulus package includes amended rules on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
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