Reformers like David Kibbe and Brian Klepper are despairing over the industry's refusal to change business models in the face of health reform, The market's growth is unsustainable, period, but its players refuse to accept that reality.
Covering all areas of medical technology, and the public policies under which they're paid for. From networked systems and electronic medical records to gadgets, breakthroughs, and research.
Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist since 1978, and has covered technology since 1982. He launched the Interactive Age Daily, the first daily coverage of the Internet to launch with a magazine, in September 1994.
Awards like this provide insight into what is important to people in the health IT field. Saving money, limiting mistakes, and wellness are big trends for 2010.
Smarter hand-washing, with less-intrusive monitoring, might get the cost of 100% compliance down to something hospitals can afford, and nurses can accept.
It is a ruggedized Windows Mobile device with a 3.5 inch screen and a mini-keyboard designed for use on the wireless LANs that are all the rage in hospitals today.
Dell is a hardware company and a system integrator. But what hospitals and clinics are looking for are software-based systems they can learn to use quickly if they're to soak up that sweet, sweet stimulus cash.
It is Berwick's insistence that we look at health care as a system, not just a collection of interests, that will always make him controversial.
Jonathan Schwartz has decided he wants to leave something behind in the form of a start-up that will advance public health through the Internet.
Thanks to white space radios Hocking Valley Community Hospital has a WiFi network connected to broadband Internet resources.
What comes out will not just be a code dump, but a reference implementation with complete documentation.
In a world where doctors are paid only when patients visit, and hospitals only make money from admissions, mHealth is a problem. In a world of per-patient fees, where there are incentives to keep patients compliant, it's easy to build a business model around mobile health.
Consolidation is an important stage for any industry. It's where a lot of the big money is made.
Just installing a CCHIT Certified software package doesn't mean you've fulfilled meaningful use. You actually have to use it, meaningfully.
While disease may spread through a single contact, concerted action against it requires multiple contacts.
These are choices in the market. Coverage for your health, or catastrophic coverage. They are not the same thing.
The China opportunity will accelerate trends that were already underway. While the U.S. sstimulus grows the market, China will help move the mainline vendors ahead.