Healthcare IT News Staff

By Healthcare IT News Staff 06:09 pm June 28, 2011
The Internet has not only transformed how consumers gain access to health information, it is also significantly changing how they seek comfort during a health crisis, according to new research from Minneapolis marketing firm, Russell Herder. Using the firm's social media research tools and analysis, Russell Herder was able to identify certain trends related to how individuals use social media...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 01:58 pm June 28, 2011
Social media can be used to  increase enrollment and reduce clinical trial delays, according to a new survey. Blue Chip Patient Recruitment, a division of global, full-service marketing agency Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide, has authored a white paper advising patient recruitment specialists on how to effectively implement social media into their recruitment strategies. The white paper, titled, "...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:02 pm June 27, 2011
The American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in an effort to inform a nationwide program to increase the use of health information technology. The announcement was made at a press conference at the American Diabetes Association's 71st Scientific Sessions....
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:48 pm June 24, 2011
AT&T this week announced a management service that allows physicians to access medical images from the cloud via their mobile devices. Additionally, it announced a partnership with Annapolis, Md.-based Zephyr Technology to provide wireless access to its biometric devices. The new cloud service allows doctors and hospitals to store millions of X-rays, MRIs and other digital images and access...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:16 pm June 24, 2011
Scientists with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have developed tools that expand the use of ultrasound during spaceflight and on Earth, especially in rural and underserved locations. The tools include techniques that streamline training and help remote experts guide non-physician astronauts to perform ultrasound exams. Ultrasound can be used to assess numerous...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 03:11 pm June 23, 2011
A developer challenge issued this spring by researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, aimed at inspiring innovation in health IT Web applications, has awarded its prize to a multilingual EMR interface. An panel of industry leaders has tapped the Meducation SMART app as the winner of the $5,000 prize, chosen from 15 applications submitted the SMART Platform Apps...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:51 pm June 23, 2011
A new study from IBM shows that consumers have a growing appetite for health and wellness gadgets – representing a market opportunity for device manufacturers that has "barely been tapped." As part of the study, The Future of Connected Health Devices, IBM has showcased a list of potential wellness device innovations of the future, which could change how people live, exercise and interact with...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:51 pm June 22, 2011
Lockheed Martin and Carroll Technologies Group partnered to offer a new wireless, through-the-earth communications system designed specifically to help the mining industry improve post-accident emergency communications. Under the agreement, Lockheed Martin will provide the technology and manufacturing of the MagneLink Magnetic Communication System (MCS), which delivers voice communication and...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 05:14 pm June 16, 2011
Vivek Kundra, the U.S. Chief Information Officer for the past two and a half years, will be stepping down from his role to serve a joint fellowship at Harvard University this fall. Kundra was appointed as the United States CIO by President Obama in March 2009. Along with bulking up cybersecurity and curbing wasteful spending, some of Kundra's notable IT projects include the Federal IT Dashboard...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 01:32 pm June 14, 2011
Physicians and patients alike are ready to move registration, prescription renewal, bill pay and other services online, according to a new study from Intuit Health. The Intuit Health Patient Engagement Study of 556  U.S. practices was conducted in April and found that 95 percent of doctors want their patients to fill out medical and registration forms online before their appointment. When Intuit...