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International Health IT News
Tuesday, 20 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
New AMIA Chief Focuses on Real-World Medicine »
(from Information Week) AMIA, formerly known as the American Medical Informatics Association, has gone outside its trad...
Monday, 19 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can Health Care Orgs Maintain Trust With Electronic Records? »
(from Forbes) You don’t want your personal health information to spread virally around the Internet. Save that for the...
Monday, 19 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Affairs: Docs need to learn more health IT competency earlier »
(from Health Imaging) Quality improvement and patient-centered care—two concepts essential to the health reform effort—...
Monday, 19 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
iPads make University of Chicago medical residents more efficient »
(from mobihealthnews) Maybe iPads aren’t so bad after all acting as Citrix terminals for mobile EHR access.  Unlike...
Monday, 19 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 reasons EHR functionality hasn't changed since 1982 »
(from Government Health IT) Electronic health records (EHRs) have traveled on quite a journey since their inception in...
Monday, 19 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The EHR: It’s about our patients, not technology »
(from amed.news) A message to all physicians from Robert M. Wah, MD, chair of the AMA Board of Trustees. I recently retu...
Monday, 19 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Europeans see eHealth potential, but pharma faces a trust gap »
(from PMLiVE) Europeans expect the use of eHealth technology, like online health resources, disease monitors and mobile...
Monday, 19 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey searches for definition of the engaged patient »
(from amednews.com) Nearly all of the health care organization leaders surveyed by the National eHealth Collaborative s...
Monday, 19 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pediatricians' pain-medication judgments affected by unconscious racial bias, says UW study »
(from Health Canal) By Molly McElroy - Pediatricians who show an unconscious preference for European Americans tend to...
Friday, 16 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health IT Boosts Care but Requires More Investment: CDW »
(from eWeek) Although 84 percent of caregivers say technology improves treatment of patients, hospitals require more in...
Friday, 16 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey: Most hospitals with EHRs and HIEs plan cloud initiatives »
(From Fierce Health IT) Hospitals and healthcare systems are increasingly eyeing the use of cloud-based systems, accordin...
Friday, 16 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
eHealth Innovation: HIT leaders ponder needs for population, economic health »
(from CMIO) CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A panel of healthcare technology leaders discussed innovation for population and economic...
Friday, 16 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Free universal health care isn’t free or universal »
(from the spec.com) We like to think we have free health care in Ontario. We know it’s not really free. In fact, we actu...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small practices no longer lagging in EHR adoption Read more: Small practices no longer lagging in E »
(from FierceEMR) Solo practitioners and small physician practices finally are jumping onto the electronic health record...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meaningful Use spurs EHR use by radiologists »
(from FierceEMR) The Meaningful Use incentive program is the main driver for the increase of electronic health records...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Big, Small EHR Vendors Both Support Hospitals Attesting to Stage 1 MU »
(from iHealthBeat) Both large and small vendors offer electronic health record systems that have helped hospitals attes...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meaningful Use dollars push EHR sales 14% »
(from FierceEMR) Vendors may be the biggest beneficiaries of the Meaningful Use incentive program: Sales of electronic...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
eHealth Innovation: ONC exec notes private sector woes for technology development »
(from CMIO) CAMBRIDGE, MASS.--Speaking at the inaugural eHealth Innovation Conference on March 15, Wil Yu, special assi...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
eHealth Innovation: Puny IT budgets stifle innovation »
(from Health Imaging) CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—"There’s a bandwidth limitation,” said Ray Campbell, Esq, MPA, executive direct...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
eHealth Innovation: ONC exec notes private sector woes for technology development »
(from CMIO) CAMBRIDGE, MASS.--Speaking at the inaugural eHealth Innovation Conference on March 15, Wil Yu, special assi...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Home Stakeholders Meet to Assess Health IT Needs »
(from MarketWatch) Medicaid, DOH, RHIOs, Health Home participants, Health Plans, and NYeC discuss Health IT requirement...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Home Stakeholders Meet to Assess Health IT Needs »
(from MarketWatch) Medicaid, DOH, RHIOs, Health Home participants, Health Plans, and NYeC discuss Health IT requirement...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
What do we really know about e-health? Not much. »
(from Macleans.ca) The statement: "Our research raises real concerns about whether health information technology is goi...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Namibia: Computerised Health Records On Track »
(from AllAfrica) THE Ministry of Health recently advertised a tender for the supply of computer equipment for hospitals...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The EU and e-health: a European disease »
(from eu observer.com) Healthcare, strictly speaking, is none of the EU's business. It is a sensitive issue that member...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kenya: Students Get Advice »
(from Nairobi Star) Medical students have been urged to embrace technology to establish e-health in the country. While s...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do Hospital CIOs Plan To Invest in Cloud-Based EHR or Health Data Exchange Technology? »
(from iHealthBeat) Among CIOs of hospitals with electronic health record systems and health information exchange tools,...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Healthcare CIOs Need To Understand Physicians' Pain »
(from Information Week) The ability to sympathize with another person's suffering is one of the admirable traits that s...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
ONC's chief fires back on EHR doom and gloom study »
(from JAAPA) Last week we talked about a new study ("Giving Office-Based Physicians Electronic Access To Patients' Prio...
Thursday, 15 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social media helping to counter health myths »
(from Fox News) [believe it or not!] Researchers have recently used social media to track the spread of diseases such as...
Wednesday, 14 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Zealand's world-leading 'health informatics' »
(from Healthcare Global) New Zealand's size and dispersed population have led to innovative uses of technology, acting...
Wednesday, 14 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
EHRs Become More Popular With Small Medical Practices »
(from Information Week) Cloud services, help from feds, and backing from parent institutions all credited for recent su...
Tuesday, 13 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Healthcare Groups Issue New Guides to Using Personal Health Records »
(from Market Watch) Key healthcare organizations are teaming up to help take the mystery out of using personal health r...
Monday, 12 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report: Data remain constant throughout health IT change »
(from Health Imaging) Research firm Health Research Institute (HRI) surveyed more than 600 provider, health insurer and...
Monday, 12 March 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
PHARMAGEST INTER. : INTERACTIVE announces the launching of its e-Health Pole »
(from 4-Traders) The recent external growth of PHARMAGEST INTERACTIVE - DIATELIC (a subsidiary specializing in artifici...

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