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June, 2011

June 30, 2011  2:33 PM

How mobile health technologies can benefit older adults

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
mHealth, mobile health, mobile health technologies

Mobile health technologies can be particularly beneficial to older adults, though their full potential is only starting to emerge, says the Center for Technology and Aging in its latest report, "mHealth...

June 29, 2011  11:45 AM

Google Health, code blue. What’s next in PHR space?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
google health, halamka, Microsoft HealthVault, personal health records, phr

In officially announcing it would pull the plug on its Google Health personal health record (PHR) last week, Internet giant Google pulled a Cee Lo, saying

June 28, 2011  1:00 PM

Dentists, health IT harmonize in treating patients with chronic illnesses

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
health information exchange, Health IT, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, Smartphones

Health IT doesn’t belong in just hospitals and physician practices; there’s a place for electronic systems in dental offices, too, according to providers. And dentists should be paying attention to what's going on in those other clinical settings, too, according to Dr. James Fricton, professor...

June 27, 2011  11:49 AM

Google Health shutting down at end of year

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
google health, Microsoft HealthVault, patient engagement, phr

An ailing Google Health will finally be put to sleep. Google Inc. announced Friday that its personal health record (PHR) service will be retired on Jan. 1, 2012, with data available for...

June 23, 2011  12:18 PM

Linking consumer health information to EHRs and PHRs

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR implementation, Meaningful use, mHealth, phr

Last summer, the IT folks at unveiled a general app store for citizens that included several free mobile health care apps, including...

June 22, 2011  10:52 AM

Report reveals IT gaps between here and health reform

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organization

Last year's health reform bill forced open access to health benefits to all. This year, IT leaders among health care providers and payers are charged with the task of building an infrastructure than can support all that access. One company, Social Interest Solutions (SIS), has been

June 21, 2011  11:52 AM

Providers question value of tracking info changes within EHRs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, electronic health records, health information exchange, Meaningful use

Although it's been four years, the death of Diane Stewart following an elective surgery continues to fuel the discussion of tracking changes within electronic health records...

June 20, 2011  1:24 PM

EHR software market to exceed $6 billion by 2015

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR systems, EHR vendor

The electronic health record (EHR) software market is poised to exceed $6 billion by 2015, according to the research firm Markets and Markets. This will represent tremendous growth, the firm noted,...

June 17, 2011  11:17 AM

Lessons learned from abroad: PHI encryption is essential

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
data breaches, HIPAA Privacy Rule, PHI encryption

If a health care organization can be fined $4.3 million over an incident involving a mere 41 patient records, imagine what the penalty might be for a...

June 16, 2011  11:51 AM

Five tips for making the ICD-10 transition more than a mandate

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AHIMA, ICD-10 conversion

Stop us if you've heard this before, but, at this point, health care organizations should be knee-deep in their preparations for the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Edition (ICD-10) transition. It's a difficult process, but it's also a...

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