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Google Health Coming Soon?
There has been talk about Google lunching a health website with a is a login page for Google Health spotted on the Internet, which signifies Google’s entry into the online health records space. ... Comments (0)
Source: TechCrunch
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Surgeons Hone Skills on Nintendo Wii
According to a very small, very preliminary study, playing certain video games on the Nintendo Wii helps surgical residents to hone their fine motor skills and improve their performance on a serious surgery simulator.... Comments (0)
Source: Wall Street Journal
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Virginia Governor Announces Health Technology Grants
Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced the award of two health information technology grants to projects designed to expand the use of electronic health records in Virginia: Centra Health in Lynchburg and the Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization (NOVARHIO) in Fairfax County.... Comments (0)
Source: Government Technology
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

TeleVox Launches Online Patient Portal
TeleVox Software recently unveiled the latest offering in its suite of healthcare communication solutions. The T.LINK online patient portal enables convenient two-way communication between practices and their patients regarding appointment notifications, billing, treatment and more.... Comments (0)
Source: Web Services Journal
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Telehealth Up and Running in Rural Canadian Communities
Health and Social Services Minister Brad Cathers today announced that all Yukon communities have improved health care services with the expansion of the Yukon Telehealth Network. Telehealth links patients from remote communities with clinicians at a distance through secure networks.... Comments (0)
Source: Canada NewsWire
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Australia's e-health in dire straits
The Australian Government should bypass the National E-Health Transition Authority and fund a key health stakeholder group to develop an "agreed vision and plan for e-health" according to the Health Informatics Society of Australia.... Comments (0)
Source: Australian IT
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Outdated Hospital Registration Process Causes Patient Pain, Dissatisfaction and Revenue Loss
Healthcare Software Application Helps Hospitals Get Registration Right the First Time CINCINNATI, Ohio -- January 16, 2008 - Cincom Systems and Provider Advantage have unveiled their Revenue360™ Insurance Code Solution, a healthcare software application which increases patient registration accuracy and boosts revenue, cash flow and operating margins Registration - point of entry … point of pain One major process that stymies patients and healthcare providers starts at the... Comments (0)
Source: Cincom
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 by Mr Jonathan Dolby - View more news posts by Mr Jonathan Dolby

Browse the internet while your computer measures your blood pressure
One of the latest medical innovations to be showcased in Las Vegas this week at the world's largest technology expo includes a computer mouse which monitors your blood pressure, medicine bottle caps that track your use and report your progress back to your physician and GPS-enabled sneakers with emergency response service.... Comments (0)
Source: The Manchester Times
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Social networking may improve our health
Australian researchers believe online social networking could be used to improve the nation's health. Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have begun a project that will combine social networking techniques with search engine technology specifically tailored to Australians.... Comments (0)
Source: TheAge.com.au
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Tech is key to tackling EU health costs
EU countries need to look to IT systems to deliver "tools for health authorities" and "personalised health systems for patients", according to a European Commission report.... Comments (0)
Source: ZDNet.co.uk
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Biotech That Mines Canadian Genomes Lands $31 Million
Genizon BioSciences has landed $31 million to fund its personalized medicine and genomics business. The Canadian biotech company finds genes linked with diseases by comparing individuals' entire genomes, mining its data from the DNA of the 6 million descendants of the original 2,600 founders of Quebec.... Comments (0)
Source: Wired News
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe



Study finds way to increase use of health information record technologies
Slow diffusion of patient-managed electronic health information record technologies, or PHRs, has limited the development of an interoperable health information infrastructure that will greatly improve health-care quality and cost and will save lives. For this reason, increasing PHR diffusion has been called a top priority by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.... Comments (0)
Source: News-Medical.Net
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Experimental IT to reduce medication errors under study
An experimental information technology (IT) intervention funded by a $1.2 million, 3-year grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is looking to reduce medication errors, which are one of the most serious problems occurring in doctor's offices and out-patient clinics, and older persons with chronic conditions are the most vulnerable. The study will begin this spring in eight ambulatory medical offices throughout Western New York.... Comments (0)
Source: News-Medical.Net
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Philips buys patient monitoring specialist Visicu
Royal Philips Electronics has agreed to acquire US-based clinical IT firm Visicu for around €290m, to expand its patient monitoring business. Visicu provides clinical IT systems for use in acute hospitals, such as the eICU software that enables 24/7 patient monitoring in intensive care units (ICUs).... Comments (0)
Source: E-Health Europe
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Canada could be a leader in health care technology
The Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) has provided a powerful argument that Canada is moving into a biotechnology revolution that could turn Canada's health care trade deficit of approximately $8 billion into a trade surplus. It has been estimated the size of the global marketplace for innovative health products and services was approximately $1 trillion in 2003. If Canada were to increase its current market share from three per cent to four per cent, it would att... Comments (0)
Source: Ottawa Citizen
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Don't just sign whatever the EMR vendor provides
Great article on how to go about negotiating a contract for the electronic medical records system for your practice. Key note is not to feel pressured before signing that contract as you may not like what you end up with. ... Comments (0)
Source: AMNews
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

OTAVA offers new Death-Associated Protein Kinase 2 (DAPK-2) focused Library.
The library was prepared on the base of Otava and Life Chemicals Stock Collections (about 500,000 compounds total) using receptor-based virtual screening. Design of the focused libraries consists in Lipinsky/Veber rules filtering and flexible docking in a protein target of certain enzyme family. Further computational analysis for the presence of critical receptor-ligand hydrogen bond(s) and docking score refinement makes our focused libraries good starting point for drug discovery purposes... Comments (0)
Source: Otava
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 by Dr Sergiy M - View more news posts by Dr Sergiy M

NZ company suing British NHS software firm for $25m
ISoft, a cash-strapped software provider for Britain's National Health Service, is being sued in New Zealand over a business it acquired three years ago.... Comments (0)
Source: New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2007 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

HIPAA Notice Deadline Nears
Saturday marks the three-year anniversary of the deadline for small health plans to start providing individuals with a privacy rights notice, which is significant because health plans must remind individuals about the availability of the notice every three years.... Comments (0)
Source: BenefitsNext
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2007 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

Hospitals Need Patience When Investing in Health Information Technology
More than 60 percent of hospitals in the U.S. have made significant enough investments in information technology to begin seeing reductions in operating costs, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com/healthcare) which has published a groundbreaking report on the relationship between health IT investment and hospital operating performance.... Comments (0)
Source: DOTmed.com, US
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2007 by Obi Igbokwe - View more news posts by Obi Igbokwe

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