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Many benefits of e-Health deal

The Village has reaped many “not so obvious benefits” from its recent loan deal with Creative Memories that allowed the local business e-Health Data Solutions to stay in town, Roi Qualls, co-owner of eHDS, told Village Council at its Sept.

 

I think it put us on the map,” Qualls said of the Village’s action. “Yellow Springs got creative and made things happen.”

 

In recent months, eHDS was on the verge of moving out of town after out-growing its previous office space in MillWorks and finding no appropriate alternatives in the village. The situation spurred Village staff and officials to try to find a way to keep the growing business in town, and in the end, it offered Creative Memories a $30,000 loan to subdivide that company’s currently unused office space, thus creating an appropriate space for eHDS along with additional space for other potential businesses.

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Nurses back proposals for digitisation - Scotsman.com News

PLANS to further digitise hospitals across the Lothians have been welcomed by the Scottish Government and nurses.
The continued roll-out of eHealth is intended to make staff's jobs easier and improve the service for patients.

 

Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said by 2014 traditional paper files would be replaced by scanning, voice recognition and video conferencing, saving millions of pounds and employee hours.

 

She added: "Citizens are at the heart of this new strategy and I want to see the latest eHealth technology used right across the frontline services so they can see the full benefit.
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Legal weaknesses of an electronic medical record

Over the past several months I have read several online discussions and comment threads on the medical-legal issues raised by EMR, including an HIMSS brochure on the subject. Most of these discussions miss what I consider to be the most important legal weaknesses of an electronic medical record. I finally came across an online discussion that comes closer to covering what I consider to be the most important medical-legal issues.

 

When we were setting up our EMR about 6 years ago many of our docs came to me with the same request: “I want to create a chart note with a single button click.” Although that was obviously a bad idea, their desire for it was understandable, given our inexperience at that time. Templates are widely recognized as an effective method of documenting care and complying with CPT coding requirements.

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ACC: Cardiologists On The EMR Incentive Uptake

ACC: Cardiologists On The EMR Incentive Uptake | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Fifty-five percent of cardiologists who responded to an American College of Cardiology (ACC) survey are either participating or plan to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) EHR Incentive Program.
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New Software Helps Docs Identify, Contact At-Risk Patients

Phytel is unveiling a hosted, next-generation suite of care management tools that integrate with electronic medical record (EMR) data to help doctors and case managers more proactively identify and contact patients at risk for health complications.


Not only do the new Phytel Atmosphere tools allow analysis of populations of patients and identify gaps in care based on evidence based medicine--such as diabetic patients that haven't had annual foot exams--the tools provide automatic outreach capabilities, such as calling, texting, or emailing patients, based on their communication preferences, said Russell Olsen, VP of product development at Phytel.

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Twitter Revealing mHealth

Twitter Revealing mHealth | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
A newspaper created by John Niles - built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos shared on Twitter.
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Difference Between Medical Billing Software and EMR | HealthWorks Collective

Medical billing and EMR software systems are often designed to have overlapping features that improve the functionality and usability of the systems in order to make them a “one-stop-solution” for a practice’s medical IT needs.
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GE Healthcare Announces to Introduce eHealth Information Exchange in Australia

GE Healthcare Announces to Introduce eHealth Information Exchange in Australia | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

In a recent interview, Vice-President of eHealth Solutions for GE Healthcare, Blair Butterfield, indicated that the GE Healthcare is looking forward to introduce its eHealth Information Exchange in Australia, most probably this week. The move is expected to cast a positive impact on the eHealth measures in the country.

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How To Build The Next Great Mobile Health App

Creative passion and the need to fill a void aren't enough in the development of mobile health applications. Developers must start with a penetrating analysis of the patient niche or clinician population they aim to serve. They need to get into the heads of their end users.


If you're designing a mobile app for diabetics, for instance, it helps to have the disease or be a veteran endocrinologist who knows all the challenges patients with diabetes face day in and day out. Otherwise, it's essential to elicit the help of knowledgeable patients and clinicians. In effect, developers have to become a diabetic or a diabetes specialist. That means attending the American Diabetes Association scientific sessions, reading professional diabetes journals, even investing in some of the popular blood glucose monitors and using them to prick fingers and take readings.

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ResistanceMap | The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy

ResistanceMap | The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

ResistanceMap is a web-based collection of tools that allow accessible, engaging, and interactive exploration of more than 50 antimicrobial surveillance indicators from North America and Europe.

 

Researchers, policymakers, and the public can use the Map to gain insight into the trends and magnitude of an unfolding public health crisis. To reach a wider audeince, visualizations may be reembedded on any blog or website.

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Cloud Computing in Healthcare | HealthWorks Collective

Cloud Computing in Healthcare | HealthWorks Collective | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
This article aims to discuss aspects of cloud computing that are relevant to the healthcare industry and can be applied by doctors to improve their practice.What Should Doctors Know About Cloud Computing?

 

What Should Doctors Know About Cloud Computing?

 

Using Cloud Computing To Improve Your Practice

 

Popular Cloud Services

 

Cloud Security

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Technology For Doctors By Plus91 | C:\Healthcare\Technology\Plus91: Using IT to facilitate Information Therapy

Technology For Doctors By Plus91 | C:\Healthcare\Technology\Plus91: Using IT to facilitate Information Therapy | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
The end customer in the business of Medicine needs information. Everyday technology adds new ways in which we store and share this information for many to use, reuse, improve and share some more.

 

In this day and age of the Internet, Mobile Phones and Social Media; Patients are empowered with the possibility of Real Time Communication, 24/7 Access to Information and Live Community Feedback. Today’s patients have been exposed to numerous possibilities besides the ones which our forefathers would know of. This exposure has empowered this generation of patients to ask for better care, better facilities, cheaper alternatives, and more useful ways of using technology to provide healthcare as well as healthcare information. However, in spite of large amounts of information available today, a big problem that exists today is that the information is not necessarily usable when it is most needed.
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How EHRs Feed The Clinical Research Pipeline

As healthcare moves gradually from a fee-for-service to a pay-for performance model, it will be judged on how closely clinicians adhere to evidence-based guidelines. The best evidence comes from controlled clinical trials, but since so few treatment protocols are supported by these trials, the movers and shakers in clinical medicine are looking to fill the void by recruiting large groups of subjects willing to enroll in them. Not an easy task.

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E-education, e-health solutions for connected government

E-education, e-health solutions for connected government | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Themba Gumbi, Group Executive: Business Development – Public Sector Leading integrator of innovative business solutions, Business Connexion is ideally positioned to help government agencies..

 

Leading integrator of innovative business solutions, Business Connexion is ideally positioned to help government agencies operate in a fully connected environment, particularly in the two critical market verticals of healthcare and education.
“Business Connexion has an excellent track record in the public sector, where we have worked closely with many government departments to enable and improve service delivery,” says Stanley Rabasotho, Business Connexion's Account Executive: Innovation – Provincial and Local Government.

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Health care: The everywhere issue

Health care: The everywhere issue | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

For a thorough perspective of health care in the Rochester area, it's hard to beat what Patricia Larrabee provides. She sees the good, bad and promising — often on the same day.

 

Larrabee, a registered nurse, is president and CEO of Rochester Clinical Research Inc., which conducts clinical trials for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies around the country.

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Technology For Doctors By Plus91 | Using IT to facilitate Information Therapy

Technology For Doctors By Plus91 | Using IT to facilitate Information Therapy | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
The end customer in the business of Medicine needs information. Everyday technology adds new ways in which we store and share this information for many to use, reuse, improve and share some more.

 

In this day and age of the Internet, Mobile Phones and Social Media; Patients are empowered with the possibility of Real Time Communication, 24/7 Access to Information and Live Community Feedback. Today’s patients have been exposed to numerous possibilities besides the ones which our forefathers would know of. This exposure has empowered this generation of patients to ask for better care, better facilities, cheaper alternatives, and more useful ways of using technology to provide healthcare as well as healthcare information. However, in spite of large amounts of information available today, a big problem that exists today is that the information is not necessarily usable when it is most needed.

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The Growth Of Interoperability

The Growth Of Interoperability | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Interoperability is expanding in many hospitals, but one can’t clearly know exactly where to look to observe it in each stage of development as it matures, says James P.
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Software Platform for Medical Devices Complete with Compliance Documentation | Product Design and Development

Wind River Platform for Medical Devices is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) development and run-time platform enabling safety and security for medical devices.

 

The Platform is built on Wind River’s VxWorks, the industry-leading real-time operating system (RTOS), which has a proven track record for use in regulated medical devices that demand the highest levels of safety, reliability and performance. It also includes Wind River Workbench, a collection of embedded software development tools, as well as critical networking and middleware run-time technologies, such as IPsec, SSL, IPv6 and USB.

 

Having VxWorks serve as the core of Wind River Platform for Medical Devices enables the medical device developers to focus on differentiation, while leveraging the core foundational elements of small footprint, determinism, scalability, and high performance.

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Digital Identities for Providers and Provider Information Sources

Digital Identities for Providers and Provider Information Sources | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

The logical first step to creating rich Databanks of Provider Information is to create identities for Providers in the electronic world. The simplest way to do this is to Create Websites for Doctors, Clinics and Hospitals. This may not necessarily be individual websites for practices which don’t want to invest in one, but can even be simple informative single web pages to fulfill the purpose of creating an identity for them aka http://www.about.me

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“Emerging Devices” and the Role of the Cellular Providers in the Future of Mobile Health

“Emerging Devices” and the Role of the Cellular Providers in the Future of Mobile Health | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Cellular providers have recently become aggressive in the promotional advancement of new technology initiatives which provide their subscribers access to a greater selection of connected medical devices.
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mHealth | mHealth Video | Video Report: What is mHealth? | FIXUSHEALTH.COM

mHealth | mHealth Video | Video Report: What is mHealth? | FIXUSHEALTH.COM | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

mHealth: Video Report: What is mHealth?. As part of MobiHealthNews’ coverage at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC earlier this month, they polled close to two dozen attendees about their personal definitions for mobile health, mHealth or wireless health. What was core to the definition for them? Thanks to a lot of help from videographer Ethan Goldwater, UN Foundation is proud to present this video report from MobilHealthNews on what mHealth is

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Working Towards an Integrated eHealth System - Transforming the Nation's Healthcare

Working Towards an Integrated eHealth System - Transforming the Nation's Healthcare | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

GE Healthcare announced to launch its eHealth Information Exchange in Australia this week which is seen will make an impact on eHealth in Australia. As current aspirations and concerns about the development of eHealth in Australia continue to unveil, Blair Butterfield shares his experience working on eHealth projects internationally and how Australia could learn and benefit from this.

 

Interview with GE Healthcare’s Vice President of eHealth Solutions, Blair Butterfield.

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Does It Matter Who Writes Medical News Stories?

Does It Matter Who Writes Medical News Stories? | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

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The media can influence health literacy and health seeking behaviours, but few studies have looked at the quality of news stories. We examined whether experienced specialist health reporters write better stories than other categories of journalists

 

We compared the quality of stories written by specialist and non-specialist journalists, and those sourced from major news organisations, in Australia from 2004–08.

 

We found that it does matter who writes news stories that cover the benefits and harms of health care interventions. Stories written by specialist health journalists working for a single media outlet scored more highly than those written by less experienced writers.

 

Our findings are important because this source of health literacy is currently under pressure as falling revenues threaten the future of the traditional media.

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Medical Information Sources - Using IT to facilitate Information Therapy

Medical Information Sources - Using IT to facilitate Information Therapy | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Medical Information Sources

 

IT vendors must work at creating Healthcare and Medical Information Knowledge Bases. These can be about medicines, diagnostics, decision trees, side effects, precautions, treatment data and more.

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Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle

Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade.


The exploit was published on Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, where - exceptionally in scientific publishing - both gamers and researchers are honoured as co-authors.

 

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