Monthly Archives: March 2012

Top 5: Privacy Initiatives at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)

In a post on blog.aids.gov, Audie Atienza, Senior Health Technology Advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), reviews four (not five!) ways that the ONC is promoting the secure storage of electronic health record (EHR) and mobile health (mHealth) data. Carrying out a survey on the privacy and security of medical records: […]Continue reading «Top 5: Privacy Initiatives at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)»

Sales of EHR Systems grew to $17.9billion in 2011

As per a report from Kalorama Information, the sale of electronic health record systems grew by 14.2% in 2011 to reach a total of $17.9 billion. This figure that represents the EHR market share includes revenue from consultation services, service fees, software, and training. As per the 2009 federal economic stimulus package, health care providers […]Continue reading «Sales of EHR Systems grew to $17.9billion in 2011»

Top 5: “Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Health Reform”

Health reform institutions, as interpreted by New York State Health Foundation President & CEO James Knickman in his recent Huffington Post article: Primary Care Medical Homes: “A primary care provider that has instituted a series of processes that have been shown to permit better outcomes (for example, some activities that help patients do self-management). Medicaid […]Continue reading «Top 5: “Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Health Reform”»

EHR Systems is the Top Health IT Priority

As per a report from InformationWeek Analytics, majority of surveyed health care organizations say that managing patient data or electronic health record systems is their top health IT-related priority this year. Details of the Survey InformationWeek Analytics conducted an online survey of business-technology officials in the North American health care industry, including those working at […]Continue reading «EHR Systems is the Top Health IT Priority»

Hospitals see benefits from adopting advanced EHR Systems

a href=”http://www.himssanalytics.org/research/AssetDetail.aspx?pubid=79509&tid=122″ target=”_blank”>As per a report from HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, hospitals that have adopted advanced electronic health record systems are likely to report positive outcomes resulting from the implementation of the technology. Report Details In late 2011, researchers emailed surveys to CIOs at hospitals that […]Continue reading «Hospitals see benefits from adopting advanced EHR Systems»

Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Applications

op paid applications (i.e., not free) according to the Android Market website: Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO ($3.99): tracks and analyzes exercise time, duration, GPS location Instant Heart Rate – Pro ($0.99): scan and read your heart rate using the phone’s camera WW Points Plus Diary & Scanner ($1.49):  Weight Watchers (WW) diet “points” calculator with […]Continue reading «Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Applications»

Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Applications

Top paid applications (i.e., not free) according to the Android Market website: Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO ($3.99): tracks and analyzes exercise time, duration, GPS location Instant Heart Rate – Pro ($0.99): scan and read your heart rate using the phone’s camera WW Points Plus Diary & Scanner ($1.49):  Weight Watchers (WW) diet “points” calculator with […]Continue reading «Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Applications»