health care

  • What you missed: The health care industry faces its risky ERP moment

    Posted December 31, 2010 - 11:05 am

    Like ERP, the deployment of electronic health records and systems depends on more than the software itself. Good applications may perform poorly if not carefully customized and integrated. Consider the well-publicized debacle suffered by San Francisco when it deployed an electronic medical records system called Avatar, designed to streamline billing for state-supported behavioral health programs
  • Privacy advocates fear massive fed health database

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 11:28 am

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management wants to collect (and store) healthcare claims of millions of Americans. How concerned about privacy should you be?
  • How Wi-Fi and Wireless Data-Sharing Cures Patients' Ills

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    For Chad A. Eckes, CIO of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), determining the benefit of a technology investment starts with one simple question: Would you want it for your mom?
  • How Mayo Clinic Doctors Use Smartphones to Diagnose Patients

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    Neurologists diagnose patients remotely using images delivered to smartphones.
  • iMedic! Five iPhone apps for the health obsessed

    Posted May 25, 2010 - 11:38 pm

    If you are a doctor, medical student, pharmacist, patient or an iPhone-wielding hypochondriac, these 5 apps will appeal to the medical side of your brain. You could probably even find an application that could tell you exactly what part of your brain that is.
  • Deadline for e-health rollout may do more harm than help

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 4:54 pm

    Rush to qualify for federal money could yield chaos.
  • Cloud servers help hospital with digital records

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    With a cloud infrastructure, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's electronic health records and practice management system makes it easier to ship medical records from one office to another.
  • VoIP, network overhaul brings hospital savings, unified communications

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 4:09 pm

    What started out as an upgrade to the phone system at Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center became a badly needed network overhaul that lowered costs and included a conversion to VoIP.
  • High-tech camera, algorithms fuse for sleep apnea test

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 11:02 pm

    What do you get when you combine a computer scientist and a doctor of sleep medicine? A cool, less invasive way to figure out if patients have sleep apnea, a common problem that causes a snoring a person to momentarily stop breathing while sleeping.
  • Med Center CIO Lays Guilt Trip on Vendor Reps

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 10:07 pm

    Here's a tactic CIOs don't learn in business school: How to inflict guilt on vendor reps to make sure their technology works reliably.
  • Booster Shot for E-Health

    Posted September 27, 2009 - 8:51 pm

    How federal stimulus spending will impact the rollout of electronic medical records.
  • Hawaii taps HP for health data warehouse projects

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 9:55 am

    Hewlett-Packard Co. is working with Hawaiian state health officials on two data warehousing projects, one of which will be one of the first examples of HP's new go-to-market strategy in the business intelligence (BI) market.
  • Hospital Saves With Speech Recognition Tool

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 10:22 am

    With more than 800,000 patient visits a year, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) needed to efficiently document all the information those visits generate without busting the budget or placing extra work in the hands of the clinicians. With the trend toward electronic health records (EHRs) escalating, CIO John Halamka decided the cure was speech recognition technology and computer-aided medical transcription.
  • Developing Clinical Dashboards

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 5:16 pm

    These eight steps helped the University of Pennsylvania Health System successfully complete six projects.
  • Robots improve safety, efficiency at Thai hospital

    Posted May 12, 2009 - 9:14 pm

    A Thai hospital famous for medical tourism and celebrated for its use of new technologies is turning to robotics to become more efficient and improve patient safety.
  • Thai hospital goes wireless to contain outbreaks

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 2:48 pm

    A hospital in Thailand famous for medical tourism plans to introduce a few new wireless technologies to control outbreaks of deadly diseases.
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