Healthcare IT News Staff

By Healthcare IT News Staff 08:50 pm May 26, 2011
As it addresses an "explosive growth of medical information," IBM has expanded its Health Analytics Solution Center – with team members working to increase and improve remote EHR connectivity through new "Watson"-like analytics power. The Health Analytics Solution Center has worked with more than 150 hospitals, health plans and other healthcare organizations since opening in late 2009. It...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 06:21 pm May 26, 2011
A new personal health record platform set to launch this summer aims at giving parents anytime, anywhere access to a comprehensive view of their children's health records. MotherKnows, a provider of online medical records for moms based in Menlo Park, Calif., launched  their online platform May 24 at TechCrunch Disrupt, giving parents a way to instantly and securely access their children's...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 01:32 pm May 26, 2011
A new poll from CDW, a provider of technology products and services to business, government, education and healthcare, shows a promising forecast for cloud computing adoption by the healthcare industry. On May 26 CDW announced the results of its first Cloud Computing Tracking Poll, an assessment of current and future cloud computing use in business, government, healthcare and education based on a...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 06:51 pm May 24, 2011
A new center that aims to develop technologies that will help to improve the access and cost of healthcare delivery is being launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT announced the creation of the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC), in collaboration with Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) and GE Global Research. The new center will aim to create revolutionary...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 01:53 pm May 24, 2011
As it seeks to help members who have been diagnosed with diabetes better control their condition and avoid complications, Aetna has launched a program through which members will receive educational text messages, reminding them about screenings and tests, and offering tips on healthy eating and exercising. “Managing a chronic condition like diabetes has to fit in and keep pace with today’s...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:24 pm May 19, 2011
More than 4,400 physicians have enlisted in an initiative – launched by QuantiaMD, the online physician community, and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SMH), which represents hospitalists – that's focused on helping high-risk patients achieve better outcomes and avoid preventable readmissions. QuantiaMD and SMH created the initiative in conjunction with a joint study that found that more than...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 08:40 pm May 16, 2011
Technical advancement in the remote patient monitoring market is one of the key factors that is expected to contribute to its growth over the next couple of years, according to a new report. The report conducted by TechNavio and released by MarketResearch.com reveals that the global patient monitoring system market will reach $9.3 billion in 2014. The report focuses on United States, EMEA, and...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:36 pm May 16, 2011
Broader access to fast 4G wireless technologies will boost healthcare in rural and developing parts of the world where landline Internet is less developed, according to experts from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world's largest technical professional association. In March, the IEEE-SA Standards Board approved IEEE 802.16m, an advanced 4G wireless standard. Among the...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 12:52 pm May 16, 2011
Certain specialties, such as psychiatrists and oncologists, are more likely to be using video conferencing with patients, according to a new study from Manhattan Research. Taking the Pulse U.S. v11.0, a study of 2,041 U.S. practicing physicians, focuses on how physicians are using technology in the practice, such as for electronic health records, electronic prescribing and interaction with...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 07:31 pm May 12, 2011
The increase in access to the Internet could be contributing to the prescription drug abuse epidemic this country is facing, according to a new Health Affairs report. The study released Thursday shows that a 10 percent increase in the availability of high-speed Internet service in a state was associated with an approximately 1 percent increase in admissions to a treatment facility center for...