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Google Glass App Developed to Save Lives after Cardiac Arrest

Google Glass has drawn a lot of fire recently from privacy rights advocates for its facial recognition technology and ability to collect and respond to data it captures in the wearer's visual field. Its ability to capture data passively makes it more…
July 10, 2013

MVC Now Offers Health Information Systems Associates Degree

Missouri Valley College, a private, coeducational, career-oriented, liberal arts college with growing national and international outreach, a destination for students from all fifty states and forty foreign countries, has will soon offer health inform…
April 01, 2013

Etransmedia Implements Direct Care Coordinator Solution at Medical Center

Etransmedia Technology, a healthcare information technology company, has implemented its "Direct Care Coordinator" solution at an academic medical center. This implementation has made possible the first live electronic transmission of secure elec…
March 26, 2013

CureMD Takes Over 3,400 Navinet EMR and PM Providers

CureMD - a provider of SMART Cloud EMR, Practice Management, patient portal and medical billing services designed to optimize outcomes, quality and financial returns - has officially taken over 3,400 Navinet EMR and PM providers, and has also accompl…
March 25, 2013

McKesson Introduces Medisoft Mobile App for iPad, iPhone

McKesson Corporation recently announced the introduction the Medisoft Mobile app for the iPad and iPhone. The free app can be downloaded by users from the Apple App Store. The Medisoft Mobile app is ideal for the newly-released Medisoft V18, and …
March 25, 2013

Doctor, Your Online Reputation is at Stake: Act Before it's too Late

It takes a very long time to build up a reputation in the physical world and just a whiff of unpleasantness could undo it all. It's not much different in the cyber world, where a company's online reputation evolves with its brand image - which can be…
March 25, 2013

Verizon Delivers Secure Data Sharing for Medical Records

Verizon has introduced a service that, for a monthly fee, will allow medical providers to share data and send e-mails or text messages regarding medical records, assuming all shared data meets U.S. privacy standards. Medical providers can also exc…
March 05, 2013

Tricare Allows Users to Determine if They Will Be Moved to a Fee-for-service Health Plan with Online Tool

The healthcare insurance provider for the military, Tricare, has put out a new online tool that will let users find out if they are affected by change to coverage areas, which will happen sometime later this year.
February 25, 2013

PipelineRx Successfully Acquires Evolute Consolidated Holdings

PipelineRx recently announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Evolute Consolidated Holdings, which is an IT integration services portfolio company of Aequitas Capital. As a premier telepharmacy services company, PipelineRx provi…
February 20, 2013

MyMedicalRecords Patents Provided to Fairway Physicians Insurance Company

MMR Global will be providing Fairway Physicians Insurance Company with the MyMedical Records, Inc. Patent Portfolio. With this, Fairway will be able to offer hospital malpractice insurance clients a prepaid license to use it, which includes nearly 40…
February 12, 2013

Obama Administration Cracks Down on Healthcare Fraud

Between its anti-fraud task force and the Affordable Care Act, the Obama Administration has recovered $15 billion lost to healthcare fraud over the past four years. Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Justice Depar…
February 11, 2013

ECRI Institute PSO Reports Five Major Concerns of Health Information Technology

While the federal government believes its Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act will improve patient safety and quality of care - it is spending around $19 billion in an effort to get hospitals, physician practic…
February 07, 2013

Healthcare Realty Switches from Citrix to Panzura to Manage Properties

Healthcare Realty (HR) has chosen Panzura as its cloud-based solution for managing its real estate properties. Panzura will use its Global Cloud Storage System and an EMC Atmos private cloud to manage and share HR's sensitive data seamlessly througho…
January 30, 2013

HHS's Forwards New Rule to Protect Patient Privacy, Secures Health Information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has unveiled the final omnibus rule to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information that was established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of…
January 22, 2013

Going Paperless Means Big Savings for National Health Service

Just about any system designed by human beings has a certain amount of error built into it. In the case of the National Health Service (NHS) of the U.K., however, there's a surprisingly large amount of room for improvement. Looking to help trim some …
January 16, 2013

MMRGlobal Wins Two Additional US Patents Expanding the Scope of MyESafeDepositBox Services

With a large repository of patented technologies, MMR Global is one of the key technology innovators in the Personal Health Records (PHR) space. The company recently obtained two additional patents that would help the company to spread their wings be…
January 11, 2013

Study Reveals Unfulfilled Promises of Health IT, Cost-Effectiveness of EHRs

The increasing role of IT in healthcare has been able to ensure better services to patients and physicians, thanks to electronic medical records (EMR). Going digital and having computer-based patient records has made it much easier to record patient …
January 11, 2013

Lexmark to Acquire Acuo Technologies

Lexmark International, Inc. has recently taken over Acuo Technologies, a company specializing in performance software and services for clinical content management, data migration and vendor neutral archives (VNA). The deal was closed with the cash pu…
January 04, 2013

Digitalolympus.Com Explores Potential Uses of IVR in Public Healthcare Delivery

Telehealth, an amalgamation of advanced telecommunication and information technologies, has taken healthcare delivery to new and exciting heights. As a crucial part of telehealth, interactive voice response system (IVRS) facilitates access to continu…
December 31, 2012

RamSoft Customers Select PowerServer RIS/PACS MU to Achieve Meaningful Use

In a typical radiology department, there are numerous documents created for all types of processes. Storing and then managing all these documents ultimately becomes an extra burden for healthcare professionals as documents such as patient questionnai…
December 28, 2012

NetApp Names Datalink Healthcare Partner of the Year

Datalink, a provider of data center infrastructure and services, has been named Healthcare Partner of the Year by NetApp at its recent United States Public Sector (USPS) Partner Summit. The company has been recognized for its strong revenue performan…
December 26, 2012

Telehealth Servers and Equipment Market Will Continue to Surge, Predicts GII

The increasing cost of healthcare delivery is a concern worldwide. But telemedicine solutions can significantly reduce the costs of care delivery while improving the quality of care for the patients. The telehealth solutions comprising of several tel…
December 21, 2012

API Healthcare Recognized with Two Awards from KLAS

API Healthcare, a company that deals in healthcare-specific workforce management technology, recently announced that KLAS, an Orem, UT-based research firm, has named its Time and Attendance solution and Staffing and Scheduling solutions the winner of…
December 21, 2012

Availty Trusts Juniper Networks End-to-End Infrastructure for Health Information Network

Network innovation company Juniper Networks was today selected by Availty for its data center switching, WAN routing and security solutions in upgrading Availty's national health information network across multiple distributed data centers. Juniper's…
December 11, 2012

Univ. of Virginia Medical Center Says Patient Information May Have Been Breached

While the concept of electronic health records (EHR), or universally accessible medical information that allows healthcare professionals to treat and diagnose patients in a more virtual way, is a great idea and expected to revolutionize healthcare an…
December 03, 2012

Health Information Exchange of Montana Calls upon Cyan to Build Fiber Optic Network

Healthcare situations sometimes require that information be exchanged as quickly as possible. A small delay in the transaction is all it takes to draw the line between life and death. Health Information Exchange of Montana (HIEM), a group of hospital…
November 29, 2012

NFL Selects eClinicalWorks for Electronic Health Records

eClinicalWorks, an icon in ambulatory clinical solutions, will now be utilizing the company's comprehensive electronic health records (HER) solution for moving all paper medical records of the National Football League (NFL) to electronic format.
November 27, 2012

CMS Selects CDS to Host Federal Agency's Enterprise Portal

Companion Data Services (CDS), which offers secure healthcare development, managed and hosting services within a large data center complex for the federal, state medicaid and commercial markets, has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicai…
November 15, 2012

Value-Based Health Systems Come of Age as Orlando Health Replaces its EHR System with Phytel's Atmosphere Platform

In order to build new healthcare delivery models that effectuate population health, improve quality and lower cost, Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare network and a community-based network of hospitals and care centers throughout central Flo…
November 15, 2012

Healthcare Industry Susceptible to Cyberattacks, According to Study

A new study from Verizon has revealed a surprising victim of cyberattacks: the healthcare industry. In its 2012 and 2011 Data Breach Investigations Reports (DBIR), Verizon based its findings on 855 data breaches, which resulted in over 174 million co…
November 05, 2012

Care Cloud to Provide Electronic Health Records to Baptist Health South Florida

In order to improve patient care in the South Florida region, Baptist Health will be subsidizing the healthcare and management services provided by CareCloud to more than 2500 community-based physicians. The aim of this program is to help not only ph…
October 22, 2012

Accenture to Implement EHR System for Norwegians

Accenture just signed a five-year contract with the Norwegian Directorate of Health to begin implementing Norway's electronic health record (EHR) system. EHR, which is a relatively new technology, helps organizations change over their health records …
October 12, 2012

Hospital Association Purchases Cyber Liability Insurance to Protect Against Breaches

There's liability insurance to protect against injuring a patient if you're a healthcare provider, offering a faulty product (medical device makers have plenty of this), even for a fall in your office.
October 02, 2012

Republicans Angry Some Health Exchange Money Used for 'Propaganda'

The deal was: start a state health insurance exchange (HIX) by a certain date or we'll do it for you.
October 01, 2012

Plan Now for Disaster When Setting Up Health Information Exchanges

If you hear a tornado or hurricane is racing toward your town, chances are you're not going to worry about your medical records.
September 27, 2012

Electronic Health Records Solve Hospital's Real-Time Access Problem

Electronic health records (EHRs) have been getting a bad rap lately. Doctors have been accused of "upcoding" (charging more for services for Medicare patients), and even billing for patients they've never seen, while the government is angrily going a…
September 26, 2012

Varonis Helps Isis Pharmaceutical Track Who's Looking at What Files

Varonis, a provider of data governance software, today confirmed that Isis Pharmaceuticals will use its DatAdvantage to manage and monitor file access activity, and see just who exactly is getting access to which files. Isis was finding it increasing…
September 25, 2012

Big Data and its Analysis Revolutionizing Healthcare

Back in the day, medical records were kept in paper files, and that was fine because the most doctors needed to know could be contained in the folder. Okay, so some were spilling out forms and sheets, others so bulging they were fastened with rubber …
September 25, 2012

Use of Electronic Health Records Showing Some Cracks

Electronic health records (EHR) were supposed to change healthcare for the better - allowing physicians to exchange information about patients they were treating, giving patients access to their records, making medical care less expensive and improvi…
September 25, 2012

Hospital Centralizes Patient Data Management for Security, Privacy

Reduce the manual tasks associated with desktop management, cut the number of helpdesk calls, improve efficiency for caretakers and remain HIPAA and FDA compliant. For Upson Regional Medical Center in Atlanta (URMC), pulling all this together mean…
September 24, 2012

Healthcare Data Breaches Down, But People Affected? Exploding!

It wouldn't seem like it, reading the news, but believe it or not, the number of data breaches is down - from 16.5 per month to 14 - this year. But the number of people affected is greater.
September 17, 2012

Toshiba Helps Lifelong Medical Center Upgrade Its Network to Better Connect Administrators, Staff and Patients

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division, today announced that it has helped LifeLong Medical Care connect the employees and patients of its network by converging voice, data, video, imaging, and wireless on a sing…
September 12, 2012

Arkansas Rising Out of Its Image as Poorest, Sickest State with Slick New HIE

What do you do when your state lags in electronic health record use and ranks as one of the poorest, sickest and most obesity-plagued states? We're talking about Arkansas, and Gov. Mike Beebe, a democrat, desperately wanted to change all that and …
September 11, 2012

Almost $7 Billion Paid Out to Healthcare Providers Who Show Meaningful use of EHRs

The numbers vary, but studies show that up to 55 percent of physicians have adopted electronic health record (ehr) technology, and of those who have, almost half, said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their EHR system, according to a 2011 su…
September 11, 2012

HIEs and HIXs Moving Forward in Some States, Not in Others

Some states are moving forward with setting up their health information exchanges (HIE), as required by the Affordable Care Act, although some are still fighting the development of health insurance exchanges (HIX), also required by the act. The We…
September 06, 2012

Healthcare Reform Causing 'Ground to Change under our Feet' for IT

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are on the cutting edge of healthcare reform, bringing together providers in a new format that trades lump sum payments for fees based on quality of care and lowering costs.
September 06, 2012

Australia's Queensland Clinical Trials Biostatistics Center Selects OpenClinica Enterprise Software

The Clinical Trials and Biostatistics Center at Australia's University of Queensland recently selected OpenClinica Enterprise software. It will provide electronic data capture and clinical data management.
September 04, 2012

Aetna to Help Providers, Employees, Members through IT Services for Better Health

Phone and cable TV companies have been getting into the healthcare business, seeing how profitable it is. Now insurers are getting into the IT business. Health insurer Aetna has just announced its intention to offer information technologies to pro…
August 29, 2012

Matrix Medical Network Acquires Ascender for Healthcare Information Technology

Matrix Medical Network, a provider of prospective medical assessment services, revealed today that it has acquired Ascender, a provider of integrated, advanced information technology to healthcare clients, allowing them to report and manage clinical …
August 28, 2012

Maryland Moving Ahead on Developing Health Insurance Exchange

Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration on Thursday released the name, logo and Web site for a new state government unit created to let residents purchase health insurance plans next year under the Affordable Care Act. Maryland Health Connection wil…
August 27, 2012

Two Ohio Physician Practices Successfully Share Immunization Data Over EHRs

Two Ohio physician practices have successfully forwarded immunization data to the state health department from their electronic health records (EHR) through HealthBridge and the Greater Dayton Area Health Information Network, both health information …
August 21, 2012

ChartLogic EHR Selected by Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland

Electronic Health Records (EHR), also commonly called Electronic Medical Records (EMR), is rapidly becoming commonplace among hospitals and private practices. Various companies have introduced Electronic Health Records software that provides several …
August 21, 2012

One Call Medical Partners with Acrometis for More Efficient Employment Policies

Recently, One Call Medical (OCM), a company that offers specialized services that provide faster, more efficient and cost-effective claim resolution, joined the Alliance Partner Program of Acrometis. The Alliance Partner network from Acrometis tar…
August 21, 2012

New Mobile App Aims to Monitor Diabetes

Alere has signed a deal with AT&T that will help market WellDoc's DiabetesManager app to corporate payers and disease management companies. WellDoc and AT&T began co-marketing DiabetesManager in October 2010.
August 20, 2012

South Jersey Healthcare Selects HIT Application Solutions' Notifi

Recently, HIT Application Solutions announced that South Jersey Healthcare (SJH) has selected Notifi, an intelligent healthcare communication solution unique in its installation of mobile technology. Notifi from HIT Application Solutions is an en…
August 20, 2012

Infotrieve Debuts New Version of its Mobile Library

Recently, Infotrieve unveiled a new version of its Mobile Library platform, Mobile Library Rx. According to the company, this new version facilitates the sharing of clinical information between life sciences sales and marketing professionals, as well…
August 20, 2012

Atlantic Health System Takes 'Most Wired' Distinction Three Years Running

The issue of information technology in healthcare is one that's been under deep and intense scrutiny for about as long as information technology has existed. Meanwhile, Hospitals and Health Networks - the American Hospital Association's journal - has…
August 17, 2012

Harris Corporation Joins with Quest Diagnostics to Add Technology, Thousands of Doctors to Florida HIE

Harris Corporation (HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today announced an agreement with Quest Diagnostics for its Care360 suite of solutions, a Web-based platform that provides physicians with online laboratory…
August 14, 2012

Massachusetts Health IT Czar Says HIEs Provide Huge Benefit -- Financial Sustainability

Some love them. Others hate them. But health information exchanges are here to stay. And in Massachusetts, the state's chief health IT officer believes health information exchanges (HIEs) solve a key dilemma - financial sustainability - with funding …
August 14, 2012

CDW Study: Data Loss Biggest Concern of IT Healthcare Professionals

Data breaches are becoming more and more prevalent in all industries, but none with the potentially dire consequences as in the healthcare field, where confidential personal information, including Social Security numbers, are often stored on health r…
August 14, 2012

Colorado Joining States Fighting Creation of Health Insurance Exchanges

Quite a few states are fighting the requirement in the new health care law to set up health insurance exchanges (HIXs), the grab bag of insurance policies residents will now be able to compare and choose from.
August 10, 2012

Healthcare Cloud Computing Becoming More Popular but Be Careful, Warns Expert

For a while now, healthcare organizations have avoided the cloud, worried, with good cause, about its security risks.
August 10, 2012

Who, Us? Federal Officials Realizing They May Have to Set up Health Insurance Exchanges in Some States

Many Republican governors have had a field day refusing to set up health insurance exchanges (HIXs), as required by the new healthcare law and upheld by the Supreme Court in June, but their denial won't last for long. Obama administration officials a…
August 06, 2012

Massachusetts Gets $17M to Set Up Nation's First Health Information Exchange

We're used to running to ATMs when we need money. But if you live in Massachusetts, a very similar set-up may allow doctors to offer you more coordinated care very soon - all because of an almost $17 million federal grant to begin building the countr…
August 06, 2012

Survey: Doctors Use Fax More Than Any Other Technology

I was recently faxing a document at Kinko's while another woman waited behind me in line, and we got to talking about faxes, and how funny it is that we're still using them when the office of the future was supposed to be paperless, 20 years ago. …
August 06, 2012

Hartford Hospital Announces Leak of Almost 10k Patient Files

Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and its VNA HealthCare hospice and home health partner announced today that the confidential health information of 9,558 patients has been breached by a business associate, according to a story at healthdatamanagement…
August 01, 2012

Veterans to Be Connected Electronically to Doctors They Choose for Medical Records

No longer will veterans have to carry files of papers to their doctors' offices. A new program is making that a thing of the past.
August 01, 2012

ANSI Accredits First Five Health IT Certification Bodies

The American National Standards Institute has accredited its first five health information technology certification bodies.
July 31, 2012

New Survey Finds Not All Doctors Using EHRs Effectively

Sometimes you don't know what to believe: one survey says that some but not all doctors are using electronic health records, while another reports that doctors throughout the United States are embracing EHRs in a big way.
July 30, 2012

Friends, Not Competitors: Hospitals Jointly Buying EHR Systems

Today, even though more doctors and hospitals are using electronic health records (EHRs), not enough are seamlessly connected to allow clinicians at different sites to share information, as the digital healthcare revolution has promised.
July 30, 2012

Time Could be Right for Mobile Health Apps for Smartphones

The smartphone has changed our day-to-day lives in a lot of little ways. A smartphone armed with an Android or Apple operating system can do even more. Mobile applications that can help you balance your checkbook, log your latest workout, and watch t…
July 30, 2012

Jobs Picture Gloomy? Not for Healthcare IT Workers!

Though healthcare employment is projected to outpace every other economic sector until 2020, and growth in many areas remains flat, healthcare IT job openings soared by 18 percent from first quarter to second quarter, according to HEALTHeCAREERS Netw…
July 27, 2012

EHR Systems Have Long Way to Go Before Patient-Record-Sharing is 'Seamless'

The goal is superb. That is, to let healthcare providers across states have seamless electronic access to patient information for better treatment and outcomes. Then reward doctors who set up the digital records to do it. Fine so far. But what if one…
July 26, 2012

EHR Systems Have a Long Way to Go Before Patient-Record-Sharing is 'Seamless'

The goal is superd to let healthcare providers across states have seamless electronic access to patient information for better treatment and outcomes. Then reward doctors who set up the digital records to do it. Fine so far. But what if one doctor's …
July 26, 2012

Whaleback's CrystalBlue Contact Center Delivers for SRS Medical

SRS Medical is a company that creates devices to assist patients with urinary incontinence and also devices that assist doctors with diagnosing lower urinary tract symptoms.
July 23, 2012

Total Therapeutic Management: Changing the Way Medical Research is Done

When most people hear the words "peer review" or "medical research," they often think of a group of doctors and scientists in lab coats performing countless hours of experiments and running complex tests on various strains of diseases, and then deriv…
July 23, 2012

Survey Results Show Perioperative Information Systems a Must in the OR

A new nationwide survey revealed that surgeons view specialized perioperative information systems as a necessity for the operating room, according to the Surgical Information Systems (SIS). The SIS said its survey results showed that surgeons felt th…
July 20, 2012

Corning MobileAccess Expands Ann Arbor Hospital's Wireless Connectivity

Corning MobileAccess has announced that it has expanded the St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospital's wireless capabilities.
July 20, 2012

Healthcare Data Breaches Still Rising

I love all the new mobile apps out there. Tracking my mileage on my runs. Checking my blood pressure and pulse, afterward. Comparing how much, and how well, I slept to the night before. And, oh yes, even Weight Watchers has one where you can count th…
July 19, 2012

HIEs Now Focused on 'Actionable Information' Instead of EHRs and Meaningful Use

Maybe they feel they've spent enough time concentrating on the exchange of data and meaningful use incentives, but a new report has found that health information exchanges (HIEs) are now more focused on turning data into "actionable information".
July 18, 2012

PositiveID, Simplex Healthcare Sign Agreement for iglucose

PositiveID Corporation recently announced it will provide iglucose System for diabetes management for members of Simplex Healthcare Inc., the parent company of the third-largest mail order supplier of diabetic testing supplies, Diabetes Care Club, LL…
July 13, 2012

Innovative Claims Strategies Deploys Mitchell SmartAdvisor

Mitchell SmartAdvisor has been deployed by Innovative Claims Strategies (ICS) for medical bill review purposes. ICS hopes to use the solution for optimizing workers' compensation claims, cost containment and enhancing healthcare outcomes.
July 13, 2012

OSEHRA Announces 1,000th Member

OSEHRA recently surpassed 1,000 authenticated users. The 1,000th registered user was Keith Curley, Principal Partner of Western Reserve Systems Group, LLC (WRSG) of Hudson, Ohio.
July 12, 2012

StayinFront EdgeRx Selected by a Specialty Pharmaceutical Company

The EdgeRx from StayinFront is a pharmaceutical CRM software and a SaaS CRM solution that offers the clarity companies require for field sales teams to more effectively manage their territories and for sales managers to measure, respond and coach the…
July 12, 2012

Arthritis Associates of South Florida Leverages Digital Pen Technology from Anoto and NextGen Healthcare

The Arthritis Associates of South Florida has witnessed a number of benefits since it deployed digital pen and paper technology from Anoto Group and NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC. These results were even more visible when they imported …
July 11, 2012

athenahealth's Cloud-based Services Drive Comprehensive Patient Care at FQHCs

athenahealth, Inc recently announced that its cloud-based services will now help improve patient care at two Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) - Manet Community Health Center and Community Health Programs. The company specializes in cloud-ba…
July 10, 2012

Global Wireless Health Market to Reach $38.51 Billion by 2016

The application of wireless technologies and devices is rapidly growing across the globe, which is boosting the overall market need for advanced wireless solutions. In turn, it is encouraging product developers and manufacturers to bring enhanced sol…
July 09, 2012

Cracks in EHRs? It's Not All about the Technology

Yes, the Affordable Care Act has been upheld, meaning most of the 30 million uninsured in America (almost 20 percent) will soon have health insurance. But some experts see cracks.
July 06, 2012

Future for Health Information Exchanges Looks Bright

IT. It's been around since the advent of computers. But it's been growing in stature and importance in companies worldwide ever since, and Kate Spies at healthcareitnews writes that "in the realm of public health, IT is proving to be the vital ingred…
July 06, 2012

Siemens Healthcare Wins 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement

Frost & Sullivan recently named Siemens Healthcare as the winner of the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. The company's FAST CARE solution, functioning with the Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS and Flash scanners…
July 05, 2012

iCore Selected to Switch HealthCare Access Maryland's Antiquated Telephone System to Unified Communications

iCore Networks, a provider of hosted unified communications and cloud applications services, announced today that HealthCare Access Maryland has chosen the company to replace an aging phone and voicemail system with an Internet telephony solution to …
June 29, 2012

Accenture to Set Up Statewide Health Insurance Exchange in California

The State of California has reportedly chosen Accenture to implement a $359-million statewide health insurance exchange (HIE), the California Healthcare Enrollment, Eligibility and Retention System (CalHEERS). HIEs, set up to link doctors and pati…
June 28, 2012

Shortage of Healthcare IT Workers Worsening, More Training Needed

What's been in the news for a long time has been the lack of jobs in our nation, but if you're an IT worker and want to work in healthcare, there are more jobs than takers.
June 25, 2012

OSI Systems Launches AriaTele Telemetry Transmitter

Telemetry transmitters are small devices used to gather information from remote locations via wireless communications. It is important technology in today's healthcare industry as it is used to reduce the possibility of transmission interference, dro…
June 22, 2012

New Healthcare Law Gives Millions of Young Adults Access to Health Insurance

The hotly controversial healthcare law known as the Affordable Care Act has made one significant advance, as a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report released today has indicated. That advance is the 3.1 million young adults who gained …
June 21, 2012

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Cloud for Healthcare?

By now, most healthcare organizations have considered putting their data in the cloud. It's much less costly than managing an IT infrastructure, it's more convenient and many of the concerns about security and confidentiality of data have been allevi…
June 19, 2012

Long Beach City College Working to Upgrade 50-Year-Old Nursing Building for Today's Technology

How do you prepare students for and care for patients in a building erected almost 50 years ago, especially when wireless and digital were just words in the dictionary back then? That's something Long Beach City College (LBCC) had to think about when…
June 13, 2012

Three New Health Information Exchanges Join New York's Statewide Network

New York State is rolling out its statewide health information exchange (HIE) with agreements with three local HIEs serving 13 million of the state's nearly 19.5 million residents, according to a press release.
June 12, 2012

Firetide to Supply LG Uplus with Access Points for Korean Hospital Network

Today, provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks and access solutions, Firetide, Inc, announced that Korea's third largest service provider, LG Uplus Corp, has decided to go with Firetide access points to support its massive wireless LAN (WLA…
June 12, 2012

National Kidney Registry Migrates into the Cloud

The National Kidney Registry developed a matching system for kidney transplants and is now migrating the system, called SMELAC, to Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud. This move will help the organization make matches much faster than its previous conven…
June 12, 2012