Healthcare IT News Staff

By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:16 pm May 12, 2011
Continua Health Alliance, an international non-profit, open industry organization of 240 healthcare and technology companies, has announced the public release its 2010 Design Guidelines, which Continua executives describe as the pathway for the creation of an end-to-end personal connected healthcare solution. Releasing the guidelines to Continua members at the end of last year was a milestone in...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 08:37 pm May 10, 2011
How to replicate a successful program underway at Essentia Health that uses telehealth technology to track patients with congestive health failure, is the topic of an AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange being held Wednesday in Rockville, Md. The Essentia Health Heart Failure Program (formerly St. Mary's Duluth Clinic Heart Failure Program) began more than a decade ago in Duluth, Minn. The...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 06:27 pm May 10, 2011
Facebook is one of the top choices for moms who are looking to spread or find news about health information, according to a recent survey. The survey was conducted by Lucid Marketing and HeardItFromAMom.com., an online community of mothers – both of which were founded by Kevin Burke who compiled the survey results in a new report. The report finds that technology that connects friends is a top...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 01:28 pm May 10, 2011
The healthcare IT market in the U.S. is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 24 percent during 2012-2014, says a new report from global market research and information analysis company RNCOS. The U.S. healthcare IT industry has been taking huge strides for the past few years. Currently, the U.S. healthcare IT market is highly fragmented with local vendors, known for...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:18 pm May 9, 2011
Eye doctors and the broader ophthalmology community seem to be embracing social media and Internet marketing tools to build their practice and attract new patients more than any other physician segment, according to Avvo, which touts itself as the world’s largest online directory for doctors and lawyers. According to the company’s March 2011 metrics, which tracks doctors’ adoption of their site...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 01:55 pm May 9, 2011
Doctors can make a stroke diagnosis using an iPhone application with the same accuracy as if they use a medical computer workstation, according to new research from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine. Researchers say this technology can be particularly useful in rural medical settings. This allows for real-time access to specialists such as neurologists, regardless of where the...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 03:11 pm May 6, 2011
Healthcare information technology could ease some of the spotty care, long waits and medical errors anticipated by the growing shortage of nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers, according to the American Society for Quality (ASQ), which bills itself as the world’s largest network of quality resources and experts. ASQ conducted an online poll with 475 U.S. healthcare quality professionals...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:50 pm May 5, 2011
St. Joseph Health System, a $4.6 billion Catholic healthcare organization, with facilities in California, Texas and New Mexico, is expanding its telehealth initiative to deliver remote care from any internet enabled device. St. Joseph Health System will use Emerge.MD's OnePlace virtual clinic to support the pilot project to expand into other remote care services such as in-home, mobile, urgent,...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 01:51 pm May 4, 2011
Aetna has announced a collaboration with Mindbloom, a Seattle-based social media company, that will offer plan members an enhanced version of Life Game, Mindbloom’s online social game for personal wellness. Starting this fall, Aetna members will have access to a new engagement model that uses the science behind social gaming – a blend of technology, art and behavioral psychology – to engage...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 08:23 pm May 3, 2011
More than half of IT professionals (51 percent) do not think their IT Service Management  (ITSM) processes are mature enough to effectively manage cloud-based services, and 26 percent believe their organizations aren't ready, while the remaining 23 percent are unsure, according to a new survey. The global survey was conducted by ITSM provider Axios Systems. The survey revealed that only eight...