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Mon, May 20, 2013 - Healthcare is rapidly moving toward a patient-centric care model, says Girish Kumar Navani, CEO of electronic health record software vendor eClinicalWorks. To meet this demand, EHR systems ought to be mobile, modular and easy to use, he tells CIO.com. Patients, meanwhile, need an experience that reminds them of online banking.
Wed, May 15, 2013 - The Google co-founder also wants an area tech companies can experiment without worrying about restrictive laws.
Tue, May 14, 2013 - Tougher rules and big settlements are said to be behind the fall in affected clients, but one group calls it the 'calm before the storm.'
Tue, May 07, 2013 - HIPAA, along with outmoded communications technology, reduces the time available for patient care, according to a new survey of healthcare professionals.
Mon, May 06, 2013 - Thanks to government incentives, more healthcare organizations in the United States are implementing Electronic Health Record systems than ever before. But EHR implementation isn't the same as EHR adoption, which requires significant investment in planning, training and personnel.
Mon, April 29, 2013 - The cost of mapping an individual genome is quickly dropping. The potential benefits for improving the care individual patients as well as entire populations are immense. So, too, are the obstacles to getting all stakeholders--healthcare providers, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and the patients themselves--to share what they've learned.
Fri, April 26, 2013 - London's Air Ambulance has teamed up with mobile operator EE to develop new systems that will use 4G technology to cut vital minutes off mission times to benefit its patients.
Thu, April 25, 2013 - Healthcare providers were among the first industries to use tablets and other mobile devices, but leveraging them fully has been difficult due to regulations that protect electronic health records and other personal health information. But enterprise content sharing specialist Box is making an aggressive play for the healthcare vertical with what it says is a HIPAA/HITECH compliant platform.
Thu, April 25, 2013 - Dr. Robert Walker, director of health innovation for the U.S. Army Surgeon General, has been more a frustrated data entry clerk in recent years than a physician, a frustration shared by thousands of his colleagues.
Tue, April 23, 2013 - Making use of the petabytes of patient data that healthcare organizations possess requires extracting it from legacy systems, normalizing it and then building applications that can make sense of it. That's a tall order, but the facilities that pull it off can learn a lot.
Mon, April 22, 2013 - A health care robot developed by iRobot and InTouch Health allows doctors who may be thousands of miles away to interact with patients at their bedsides.
Mon, April 22, 2013 - Miami Children's Hospital recently launched a free iPhone app that uses Wi-Fi triangulation to help patients and their families find their way around the medical center.
Mon, April 15, 2013 - Thousands of EHR systems crowd the market. Few are even integrated, let alone interoperable. But five of the largest EHR vendors have formed an alliance committed to interoperability, and a second, community-driven interoperability effort is also underway. The government is looking for ideas, too. Will this finally get things moving?
Mon, April 08, 2013 - Technology is a great way to engage patients in managing their health, but poor design--whether it's a bad interface or an app that doesn't meet patients' needs--often stands in the way. These 12 tips will help designers and developers improve the user experience for patients who want to improve their health.