Tag Archives: Health IT

HIE’s More Than Double Since Last Year

By Mary Mosquera,  for Government Health IT   The number of operational health information exchanges has more than doubled to 228 since last year, and of those, private exchanges have increased more rapidly than public organizations for sharing information, according … Continue reading

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VA Awards 14 Major Technology Contracts Totaling $12 Billion

By Ken Terry,  for FierceHealthIT The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hoping to upgrade and “transform” its information systems through a series of 14 recently awarded contracts worth $12 billion. Among the recipients are Hewlett Packard, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Harris … Continue reading

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How Hospitals Address Patient Experience via Mobile Apps

By Carrie Vaughan, Health Leaders Media The number of people using mobile technology is on the rise. In 2008, the number of smartphone subscribers was 15 million. That number almost doubled in 2009, reaching 26 million, and is expected to … Continue reading

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HIMSS: Engage Nurses as Informatics Leaders

By Christine LaFave Grace   Modern Healthcare In the information technology-driven evolution of healthcare, nurses must be made key stakeholders, according to a new position statement (PDF) from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The statement calls for … Continue reading

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Latest HIE Toolkit for Building Information Exchanges

By Ken Terry, Fierce Health IT The 10-year-old eHealth Initiative has released Phase II of its 2011 HIE Toolkit. Like the first two iterations of the toolkit, which were issued in 2006 and 2008, the latest version incorporates lessons learned … Continue reading

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Five Ways Hospitals Can Boost Patient Engagement Online

Molly Merrill, Healthcare IT News NASHUA, NH – “Hospitals are missing their opportunity” to boost patient engagement online, says one expert, who notes that a successful Web project requires a hybrid of marketing expertise and technology. Richard Brown is a … Continue reading

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An Insider’s Perspective of the Future of Tele-ICUs

By Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA  MedGadget.com Mary Jo Gorman, M.D., MBA, is the CEO of Advanced ICU Care, a medical service company headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., which provides high-quality care to patients in the intensive care unit. For more … Continue reading

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