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Service allows doc, patient access to medication history
Physicians in some areas of the country will soon have access to patient medication histories using data gathered from participating community pharmacies. Under the deal announced today from e-prescribing network provider SureScripts, medication histories also will be made available to patients. ... Comments (0)
Source: Healthcare IT News, US
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2006

HIMSS Speaker: IT, medicine inseparable
The practice of medicine is inseparable from the use of technology, says Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Board Chairman Blackford Middleton, MD. Middleton officially opens up the 2006 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition today with his address at the San Diego Convention Center. ... Comments (0)
Source: Healthcare IT News, US
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2006

AHRQ launches health care IT resource center
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality launched a learning resource center today for health care providers seeking help in adopting information technology. ... Comments (0)
Source: Government Health IT, US
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2006

How to start a community health network
There’s no question that using computers to handle patient records and clinical data goes a long way toward improving patient safety and health care quality. But getting started on making that happen is not easy regardless of how affluent your community is. ... Comments (0)
Source: Government Health IT, US
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2006

Electronic Medical Records Have Potential for Misuse
An investigation in the March 2006 issue of Consumer Reports magazine has found that a national system of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) being developed by the federal government, states, HMOs, and PPOs to link the medical records of every American has potential for abuse. ... Comments (0)
Source: Kansas City infoZine, US
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2006

Home is where health IT is
There are 77 million baby boomers in the United States who are quickly approaching retirement. By now it’s obvious that the traditional system of providing long-term care via networks of nursing homes will not be able to cope with such a large aging population. ... Comments (0)
Source: Government Health IT, US
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2006

iSoft clinches HealthSmart deal
UK-based software company iSoft has won a multimillion-dollar contract to supply Victoria's patient medical records system across the state's health services. ... Comments (0)
Source: Australian IT, Australia
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2006

Dell Adds Healthcare IT Program
Dell today announced the Dell eHealthcare Architecture, a comprehensive information-technology (IT) framework that can help health care organizations improve overall efficiency and quality of patient care. ... Comments (0)
Source: Byteandswitch.com, US
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2006

Good Data Key to Pay for Performance
Group practices have to consider the cost, care and technological implications before getting involved in pay-per-performance programs, according Jerome Wang, M.D., and Michael Banka, M.D., whose practices have joined quality initiatives. ... Comments (0)
Source: Health Data Management, (HIMSS), US
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2006

How Good Is Your Online Nurse?
A checkup of insurer sites that offer personalized advice to plan members ... Comments (0)
Source: BusinessWeek, US
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2006

$130m buys NeHTA solution
THE National E-Health Transition Authority is likely to come out a $130 million winner from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting today - a huge funding boost that will allow the standards body to greatly expand its work program. ... Comments (0)
Source: Australian IT, Australia
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2006



iSoft: pressure to deliver now four-fold
The notion of government IT contracts being 'easy money' is changing, as iSoft's troubles show. There was a time when all government IT contracts were considered as relatively 'easy money'. The lead times were long, and the requests for information and for proposals required forests of paper to complete, but, once the supplier became the incumbent, the provider company had a secure income. However, that position is certainly changing in the UK, as Accenture and iSoft's recent setbacks show. ... Comments (0)
Source: Computer Business Review, UK
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2006

Smart Cards may Combat Health Care Problems
Smart cards are tailor made to fix many problems in the health care industry, according to a report released Feb. 9 from the Princeton Junction, N.J.-based Smart Card Alliance. ... Comments (0)
Source: Health Data Management, US
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2006

VHA taps CareFusion for bar code software
The Veterans Health Administration has tapped CareFusion to provide a new suite of bar code medication software to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 171 medical centers and 500 outpatient clinics. ... Comments (0)
Source: Government Health IT, US
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2006

Tele-Doctors for Cumbria
Cumbria will lead a hi-tech revolution in healthcare which will see patients given vital test results within minutes at their GP’s surgery or even in their own homes. ... Comments (0)
Source: News & Star, UK
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006

BT driving improved efficiency in Hungarian healthcare
Three of the least developed regions of Hungary will hope to benefit from improved healthcare efficiency after BT signed a contract committing itself to the advancement of information exchange between hospitals, outpatient clinics and general practitioners. ... Comments (0)
Source: UK Comment Wire, UK
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006

Health Network Prototype Passes First Test
Connecting for Health on Wednesday announced that it is encouraged by initial tests of a health network that facilitates the exchange of patient information from Boston, Indianapolis and Mendocino County, Calif. ... Comments (0)
Source: iHealth Beat, US
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006

HIT funding highlights priorities, challenges
The White House’s proposed increase in funding for healthcare IT initiatives in the fiscal year 2007 budget is a reason for optimism, but it’s unclear if the funding will remain intact, congressional staff say. ... Comments (0)
Source: Healthcare IT News, US
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006

A success for health info exchange
Connecting for Health announced Wednesday that its prototype health records exchange has succeeded in exchanging thousands of records among three independently developed regional records systems. ... Comments (0)
Source: Government Health IT, US
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006

A Trio of RHIOs Exchange Data
Three regional health information organizations have successfully transmitted hundreds of thousands of real clinical transactions with fake names. ... Comments (0)
Source: Health Data Management, US
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006

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