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Information on demand
Say good-bye to those plain, thick manila folders used to keep medical records. Dr. Dan Mingle, a family physician who heads the technology department at MaineGeneral Medical Center, is leading the central Maine health-care provider's changeover from written to electronic medical records. ... Comments (0)
Source: Central Maine Morning Sentinel, US
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007

Health-care companies, governments jump on wireless data bandwagon
The In-Stat report found that the main drivers of growth in mobile data usage have shifted from financial services, insurance, and real-estate applications to health-care and government apps... Comments (0)
Source: iT News, Australia
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007

Ontario privacy czar calls for tighter controls after theft of hospital laptop
Hospitals, businesses and government departments must take greater steps to protect personal client and patient information in a world where identify theft and fraud run rampant, Ontario's privacy commissioner said Thursday. ... Comments (0)
Source: CBC News, Canada
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007

Connecting Computing to Science
Perhaps the two most important technologies of the 21st century will be information technology and biotechnology. Certainly they have become the most rapidly expanding domains of our era. The advancements in devices such as microarray biochips, medical imaging, and mass spectrometers have created a wealth of biological data to be analyzed. The result is that, increasingly, biological problems now require large scale computing. In a sense, life science has become a sub-domain of information scien... Comments (0)
Source: HPCwire, US
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007

Rockland healthcare providers learn how to go paperless
Local healthcare providers last night got a glimpse of what a paperless practice might look like and how it could increase the quality of their patient care. ... Comments (0)
Source: The Journal News.com, US
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007

Internet records speed health care
A first-in-province local health care solution could be the key to tackling longer wait times in Eastern Ontario. Wilmer Matthews, chairman of Eastern Ontario's Champlain health network, said 18 of the region's 20 hospitals are now able to share patient records electronically. All 20 of the region's hospitals are due to be linked together by the fall. ... Comments (0)
Source: Canoe.ca, Canada
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007

Information on 2,900 patients stolen with laptop
Ontario Privacy Commissioner urges officials to encrypt personal health data... Comments (0)
Source: Globe and Mail, Canada
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007

Texas health center taps Semantic Web
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is using Semantic Web technology to boost its bio-surveillance effort. ... Comments (0)
Source: FCW.com, US
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007

India Poised For Big Growth In Telemedicine
Low cost products could facilitate faster spread of telemedicine in developing countries and India poised for a "big growth" in the sector, Michael Nerlich, President, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth said today. Addressing reporters here through teleconference from Regemburgh University in Germany, he said low cost products could promote telemedicine in a big way.... Comments (0)
Source: Space Daily, US
Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Patient control of EHR data on network gets mixed reaction
The Health and Human Services Department has received mixed reviews for its decision to insist that the next iteration of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) allow patients to control who sees their electronic health records on the network. ... Comments (0)
Source: Government Health IT, US
Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Sensitive info won't be included in Electronic Medical Record system: Khaw
MPs have expressed their concerns over the potential abuse of a one Singaporean, one Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. ... Comments (0)
Source: Channel News Asia, Singapore
Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Healthy health advice online
When searching for health advice online, consumers often reject websites with high quality medical information in favour of those with a human touch, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). ... Comments (0)
Source: News-Medical.net, Australia
Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2007

HIPAA privacy rule still causing confusion
It's been more than 10 years since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act became law, but many healthcare practitioners across the country are still unsure of what the law requires and how its provisions interact with other state and federal privacy laws, according to participants in a federally funded healthcare privacy research project who are meeting in Bethesda, Md., this week.... Comments (0)
Source: ModernHealthcare.com, US
Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2007

EHR disconnect exacerbates Walter Reed woes
Despite more than five years of work, the Defense and the Veterans Affairs departments still have problems sharing electronic health records (EHRs), according to Cynthia Bascetta, director for health care at the Government Accountability Office, testifying March 5 to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.... Comments (0)
Source: Government Health IT, US
Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Abbott tells e-health vendors to shape up
Australian Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott has warned e-health vendors and systems designers eyeing off federal coffers that their products must deliver tangible economic benefits over technological improvements if they expect to get government funding for e-Health.... Comments (0)
Source: CIO Australia, Australia
Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Digital network links cardiovascular research globally
With $8.5 million in federal support, leading researchers at three universities, including Johns Hopkins, are creating an ambitious digital network that will allow cardiovascular researchers worldwide to easily exchange data and expertise on heart-related illnesses. ... Comments (0)
Source: News-Medical.net, Australia
Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2007

California debuts hospital comparison tool
In what it hopes will become the gold standard for consumer information initiatives in other states, a coalition of California health groups is launching what it calls the most comprehensive online hospital comparison tool in the nation.... Comments (0)
Source: MarketWatch
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2007

"Physician, plug in thyself"
"Physician, plug in thyself," is the lede of Rick Merritt's interesting article in today's EETimes about the Health Information and Management Systems Society meeting in New Orleans last week. ... Comments (0)
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, US
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Online network for sick children launched
A wireless network that allows children suffering from cancer to communicate and access entertainment online has been rolled out in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. ... Comments (0)
Source: Siliconrepublic.com, Ireland
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Washable computer gives doctors a clean slate
The last thing you would think to do with your PDA is dunk it in a pail of disinfectant. But a Newton start-up, Emano Tec Inc., has designed a wafer-thin, wireless hand-held computer that is designed to be washed thousands of times. ... Comments (0)
Source: Boston Globe, US
Posted: Monday, March 05, 2007

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