Archive for July, 2013

Healthcare IT Headlines Recap 7.22.13-7.26.13

Posted by becca on July 29, 2013 in News

Below is a listing of healthcare IT hot topics from around the web from the week of 7.22.13 to 7.26.13.  Continue to visit our website for the latest H.I.T. news every day!

Most Wired’ named for 2013
79 percent of IT organizations hiring
Health IT Sees Robust Hiring Despite Shortage of Skilled Applicants

Health IT Patient Safety

Posted by becca on July 23, 2013 in News

It happened to “Octomom,” Nadya Suleman. Next, George Clooney and Britney Spears.  Most recently, it has allegedly happened to Kim Kardashian following the birth of her daughter in June.  Across the country, medical records are being inappropriately accessed.  In Kardashian’s case, six hospital workers were fired over privacy breaches involving patient records from Cedars Sinai hospital.  However, the perplexing truth is that while simply viewing medical records inappropriately is an unlawful act with harmful repercussions, many may argue that this type of occurrence does not compare to the potentially fatal consequences to patient safety that can transpire when information is inaccurately entered or EMRs fail to display properly.  The widespread adoption of electronic medical records has brought forth countless advantages to healthcare.  However, because of the accessibility and computing features EMRs offer, it is likely that we will see many issues surrounding patient safety in the future. …Continue reading

Healthcare IT Headlines Recap 7.8.13-7.12.13

Posted by becca on July 15, 2013 in News

Below is a listing of healthcare IT hot topics from around the web from the week of 7.8.13 to 7.12.13.  Continue to visit our website for the latest H.I.T. news every day!

What is Snowden’s impact on health IT?

Analytics help hospital cut readmissions by 25%
500 health IT jobs slated for Atlanta
7 Takeaways From the ONC’s Report on Health IT
Americans want more mHealth options
Final HHS Health IT Safety Plan issued
Healthcare jobs growth tops all others
Getting Engaged with EHR Technology — For the Right Reasons
“OK Glass, Start Patient Record.” Tech That Changes The Patient Dialog

Top Healthcare Apps

Posted by becca on July 8, 2013 in News

Every day, more and more people are turning to mobile apps for health information.  As we reviewed in our last blog, physicians are demanding health apps with robust functionalities and patients are looking to their smartphones and tablets for activities like tracking their weight, managing their diabetes, or setting medication reminders.  There are currently thousands of apps available on iTunes but some are leading the pack with their innovation and technology capabilities. …Continue reading

Healthcare IT Headlines Recap 6.24.13-6.28.13

Posted by becca on July 1, 2013 in News

Below is a listing of healthcare IT hot topics from around the web from the week of 6.24.13 to 6.28.13.  Continue to visit our website for the latest H.I.T. news every day!

Top 5 Things Investors Look For In A Fundable Digital Health Startup
In Search of the Health IT Experts
ECRI: 10 ways to cut health IT risks
How Might Vendors Engage End-Users to Mitigate Risks to Patient Safety?