Posts From May, 2013

The Importance of Data in Health Care  

On the White House Blog this week, United States CTO Todd Park speaks of a data-powered revolution in health care. He argues that data-powered tools change the way that clinicians and health care facilities respond to patient need and provide care – for the better. As Park puts it, “[Data-powered IT tools] are helping clinicians and patients get the latest and greatest evidence-based, life-saving best practices at their fingertips. And much more.” As we move into an increasingly evidence-based health care system, it becomes critical for providers to embrace data for numerous reasons. Meaningful data allows clinicians and hospital staff to make informed decisions to improve quality of care. In his post, Park talks about how data-powered IT tools are “enabling clinicians to analyze their patient population, understand who needs help (including and especially patients who haven’t been able to come into their office), and proactively reach out and give those patients the care... read more
 

Best of Health IT News: Week of 5/31/13 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss. EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors InformationWeek covers the controversy rising in Massachusetts over an amendment to a state law that would require physicians to show EHR proficiency – or lose their medical licenses in 2015. Feds move nearer to patient-safety framework for health IT ModernHealthcare.com reports on how the federal government is now closer to adopting a regulatory and patient-safety framework for computerized healthcare devices. A Data-Powered Revolution in Health Care Todd Park, United States Chief Technology Officer, weighs in on the White House Blog about the data-powered revolution in health care and how innovative tools are helping “clinicians succeed at delivering better care at lower cost.” Quebec to make EHR live in all regions GovernmentHealthIT covers... read more
 
05/31/2013 Categories: EHR health information technology HIT

Prof Montage: Cardiology Lessons for the YouTube Generation 

Australian cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Silberberg has embarked on a mission to provide a free, educational resource for medical students. Instead of using traditional textbooks, Dr. Silberberg created a series of 3-minute videos that explain complex cardiology concepts. Currently, Prof Montage has 20 videos posted on Clinical Cardiology, Cardiac Physiology, and Clinical Epidemiology.

A second series of videos is scheduled to be released in June 2013.

Watch below for an introduction to the Prof Montage cast of characters.

 

05/29/2013

Best of Health IT News: Week of 5/24/13 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss. Most Healthcare Execs Expect Growth Despite Complaints of Overregulation HealthTechZone reports on a Forbes Insight study that found 52% of middle market healthcare executives expect growth next year, and that growth will come from healthcare industry trends such as advances in healthcare technology. CCHIT: Interoperability breakthrough near FierceHealthIT covers a recent whitepaper published by the Certification Commitment for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) that finds that the healthcare industry is on the verge of a breakthrough in interoperability. Health IT market in growth mode Healthcare IT News presents the latest Research and Markets report, projecting that the healthcare IT market will be valued at $56.7 billion by 2017. Some of the reasons that analysts cite for this growth... read more
 
05/24/2013 Categories: health information technology