The standards should be simple for most programs to meet. The problem is that there is now going to be a rush to the door by vendors seeking certification, a backlog of certification requests that will have customers nervous for months.
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Ebix said it now has an end-to-end SAAS portal that can integrate everything from enrollment to claims, back-end processing and (now) e-learning solutions.
Medtronic's approval in Canada means hospitals can start using it now to reduce their backlogs of atrial fibrillation cases. The same system still has only investigatory approval in the U.S.
Their first joint product is a system that monitors fetal and maternal heart rhythms and can deliver that to a physician on-call as she makes her round.
Tomorrow's health insurance profits depend on cutting the cost of care, limiting the spread of chronic conditions, and maintaining discipline among network physicians. If it's a regulatory burden, it's one the industry sought out.
You can try for complete anonymity if you like. You can also be completely isolated, never get any help, and die decades before you might otherwise.
NHIN Direct has a Tiger Team ready to make recommendations on the important issues of privacy and security. It is getting good cooperation from state officials, especially those in designated Beacon Communities.
GE Healthcare signed a strategic partnership to bring cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CT) technology from start-up Arineta Ltd. of Israel to the hospital market.
If an EMR system already meets standards found in the field, certification is mainly a matter of getting through the line which every other vendor has crowded onto.
the California Telemedicine and eHealth Center at UC Davis, which hosted yesterday's demonstration, needs to get in touch with major EMR and PHR vendors stat.
Health data banks are worth more than software in health IT mergers, and holders of data are moving to take advantage.
ELLKAY has launched an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) conversion service, making it easier for hospitals and clinics to change vendors.
Open source is not just for software any more.
Compliance technology also has to fight the crazy
For medical education to successfully make a transition to a video game metaphor, a lot of its rules need to change.