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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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