Archive for June, 2013

Healthcare App Usage- An Overview

Posted by becca on June 25, 2013 in News

It is no question that there are apps for just about everything today.  With the convenience, immediate connection to information, and direct engagement that they offer, it is no wonder that new apps are likely springing up this second.  While some apps are merely for entertainment, many others serve very practical and educational purposes.  Healthcare apps fall into this category and are soaring with popularity for healthcare providers and patients alike.  …Continue reading

Healthcare IT Headlines Recap 6.17.13-6.21.13

Posted by becca on June 24, 2013 in News

Below is a listing of healthcare IT hot topics from around the web from the week of 6.17.13 to 6.21.13.  Continue to visit our website for the latest H.I.T. news every day!

Cleveland Clinic opens EMR to patients

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Tackles Pressing EHR Issues
The importance of health IT adoption–from a parent’s perspective

Healthcare IT Headlines Recap 6.10.13-6.14.13

Posted by becca on June 17, 2013 in News

Below is a listing of healthcare IT hot topics from around the web from the week of 6.10.13 to 6.14.13.  Continue to visit our website for the latest H.I.T. news every day!

Beware: The top 4 hurdles to a successful EHR implementation

How electronic medical records can help find high-risk “missing” patients
Health IT market on track for heavy consolidation
6 Mobile Health Apps for Healthcare Professionals or Patients
What will Google Glass do for health?
‘Data drunks’ and ‘dataholics’ unite
Health Information Technology: The Gateway to Progress
ONC Releases Direct Implementation Guide to Aid in Interoperability

Obamacare and Health IT

Posted by becca on June 7, 2013 in News

Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act as it is more formally known, has been surrounded by controversy since it was first brought to the attention of the public.  Despite its criticism and even a Supreme Court case that questioned its constitutionality, Obamacare is here to stay.  While the Act influences many things, health information technology is among the fields most strongly affected.  As an H.I.T. professional, whether you agree with the act or not, there are certain aspects of it that will clearly impact the industry. …Continue reading

Healthcare IT Headlines Recap 5.27.13-5.31.13

Posted by becca on June 3, 2013 in News

Below is a listing of healthcare IT hot topics from around the web from the week of 5.27.13 to 5.31.13.  Continue to visit our website for the latest H.I.T. news every day!

Global healthcare IT market estimated to reach $56.7B by 2017

10 Steps To A Blockbuster Health IT Startup
Health Plans Seek EHR Data For New Payment Models
Tavenner confirmed as head of CMS
Threat matrix: Malware and hacking pose dangers to medical devices
Next-gen storage aims to keep up with health data explosion
Healthcare Innovation Council Cites 2 Reasons Why EHRs Fail to Deliver