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MPs urge inquiry into delay of £6.2bn NHS software
Government plans for an ambitious £6.2bn IT project designed to revolutionise the NHS were plunged into confusion yesterday as iSoft, the software firm charged with supplying systems for half of England, admitted the rollout had been delayed. ... Comments (0)
Source: Guardian Unlimited, UK
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Health Care's Electronic Elixir?
In his State of the Union address, President Bush will outline a proposal to improve patient care. His cousin, CEO of outsourcing upstart athenahealth, may be one step ahead of him ... Comments (0)
Source: BusinessWeek, US
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

TTSH, SingTel, Nokia to study mobile uses in hospitals
Tan Tock Seng Hospital has become the first hospital in the world to ink an agreement with Nokia to use mobile technology in hospital settings. ... Comments (0)
Source: Channel News Asia, Singapore
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Connecticut to launch eHealth program
Within the next few years, Connecticut patients' medical records could be electronically accessible around the clock to doctors, hospitals and other health care providers statewide. ... Comments (0)
Source: Kansas City Star, US
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

App Tracks Surgical Processes
Massachusetts General Hospital has gone live with a patient status and assets tracking information system in one hospital operating room. ... Comments (0)
Source: Health Data Management, US
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

DOD's e-health record system to be ready in a year
The Defense Department plans to finish deploying its health care information system, worth more than $1 billion, within a year, said Dr. William Winkenwerder, assistant secretary of Defense for health affairs. ... Comments (0)
Source: Government Health, IT, US
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

DOD to expand e-health record system functionality
The Defense Department is adding functionality to its new Web-based electronic health record system, even as it continues rolling it out to military facilities around the world. ... Comments (0)
Source: GCN.com, US
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

PM sidesteps into e-health minefield
THE federal Government's sidestep on e-health funding may land Prime Minister John Howard in difficulties later this year, as the realisation dawns that state governments will bear most of the cost of providing a nationwide health information infrastructure. ... Comments (0)
Source: NEWS.com.au, Australia
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006

iSoft tastes the poison in the NpfIT chalice
In a trading update, iSoft said that it was not expecting to recognise any revenues from the National Programme for IT in the NHS in England (NpfIT) in H2 of its current financial year. This will reduce its expected revenues for the full year by £55m and its operating profit by £45m. ... Comments (0)
Source: Ovum, UK
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006

Call for ads ban in doctors' software
HEALTH and consumer groups have renewed calls for a ban on pop-up drug ads in popular doctors' prescribing software Medical Director. ... Comments (0)
Source: Australian IT, Australia
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006

Health records develop complications
NSW Health says the state's first attempt at web-based health records will not exceed its $19.4 million budget despite insider claims of penalties being incurred for missing contractual deadlines. ... Comments (0)
Source: The Age, Australia
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006

Mercer hospital offers ‘telepsychiatry’ to rural patients
Mercer County Hospital here has teamed up with the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health in the Illinois Quad-Cities to provide telepsychiatry, a form of telemedicine, at the Aledo hospital’s Medical Associates Clinic. ... Comments (0)
Source: Quad City Times, US
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006

HHS Advisory Group Gears Up
Workgroups of the American Health Information Community will hold their first meetings this week in Washington. The organization is a health information technology advisory body to Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt. ... Comments (0)
Source: Health Data Management, US
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006

InforMedix on a Fundraising Drive
Rockville, Md.-based InforMedix Holdings Inc. has raised $1.38 million in private placement funding. The vendor of the Med-eMonitor smart pillbox will use the funding to expand sales and marketing of the technology. ... Comments (0)
Source: Health Data Mnaagement, US
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006

Groups seek healthcare IT boost in State of the Union
President Bush’s State of the Union address Tuesday night should reiterate a call for more Americans to have electronic access to their health records as a way to reduce healthcare costs and improve care, some healthcare and business leaders say. ... Comments (0)
Source: Healthcare IT News, US
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006

Health Ministry plans online system to monitor use of controversial drug Thalidomide
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided to introduce a system to monitor individual imports of the drug Thalidomide, which was responsible for numerous illnesses in the 1950s and 1960s, it has been learned. ... Comments (0)
Source: Mainichi Daily News, Japan
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2006

Providence: a poster child for data insecurity
As Providence Health System was coming clean Wednesday about its mishandling of confidential patient information, the Federal Trade Commission was announcing the punishment of Atlanta-based ChoicePoint Inc., whose sloppy data handling practices allowed the records of 163,000 customers to be exposed last year. ... Comments (0)
Source: OregonLive.com, US
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2006

Report: Pay for Performance Programs Growing
Pay for performance programs are becoming more prevalent, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Fifteen percent of respondents in 2005 said pay for performance efforts had not started in their area, compared with 30% in 2002. ... Comments (0)
Source: iHealth Beat, US
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2006

Collections May Be Concern with HSAs
President Bush during the State of the Union Address on Jan. 31 will strongly push expansion of consumer-directed health benefit programs, according to administration officials. But managed care companies and providers may not be ready to tackle the information technology functions that these nascent programs will demand. ... Comments (0)
Source: Health Data Management, US
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2006

Carolina Hospitals Start a RHIO
Sixteen hospitals in western North Carolina have formed a regional health information organization. ... Comments (0)
Source: Health Data Management, US
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2006

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