Posts From July, 2014

Best of Health IT News: Week of 07/24/14 

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. IT, Patient-Centered Research Key to Pushing Disease Prevention Efforts A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association argues that information technology and patient-centered research will be critical to supporting disease prevention efforts. The researchers stated that a "widespread uptake" of personalized health technology is necessary to treat diseases including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Population Health, Analytics, mHealth Vendors Raise $1.8B in Q2 EHR Intelligence reports that health IT vendors have brought in over $1 billion in venture capital funding in Q2 of 2014. The $2.6 billion raised by health IT companies this year has already surpassed last year's total of $2.2 billion. Mental Health Providers Plead for Meaningful Use Payments... read more
 

Best of Health IT News: Week of 07/17/14 

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. 83% of Healthcare Organizations are Using Cloud-Based Apps Today Forbes reports that an overwhelming of healthcare provider organizations report that they are now using cloud services. The data was taken from a HIMSS Analytics' survey of cloud computing adoption, and found that most healthcare organizations are using SaaS-based applications. CDC Patience With Errors From Lab Use of EHRs Growing Thin The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expressed concerns about errors from EHR use, including hospitals' use of outdated software, lack of consistent codes, and a lack of a central data repository. Why 'Systems Engineering' is Crucial to Healthcare Delivery Transformation A recent report from the President's Council of Advisors on Sicence and Technology (PCAST) cites the... read more
 
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