Electronic medical records and the industry's tech overhaul could cut costs.
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Turns out video games can be good for your health. At San Francisco's St. Mary's Medical Center, a trauma rehabilitation doctor prescribes Nintendo Wii sessions as part of treatment. CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes a look at this "alternative" medicine and meets patients who seem to forget their pain thanks to the gaming fun.
In Thursday's Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Dan Farber discuss the state of the company more than four months after Microsoft's takeover bid. What do all the recent staff departures mean and why hasn't Yahoo better articulated its plan to move forward?
At the Apple WWDC 2008, Mark Cain of Mimvista shows off the company's new iPhone software that will allow doctors to download, colorize, and share patients' CT and PET scans. The images were previously only available in black in white and only on physicians' workstations.
At RSA 2008 in San Francisco, the author of The Tipping Point and Blink tells security professionals that too much information can impair judgement. As an example, he said emergency room doctors are much better at diagnosing chest pain accurately when they have only four data points (chest pain, instability, fluid in the lungs, and an electrocardiogram) instead of when they take into account factors such as patient age and whether the patient smokes.
At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Las Vegas, Guido Jouret, chief technology officer of Cisco's Emerging Markets Technology Group, shows how patients and doctors will be able to meet via the company's TelePresence conferencing technology. The system is being piloted with Scotland’s national health service.
Phil Fasano, CIO of Kaiser Permanente talks about the company's new Health Connect system that is helping the company deliver real-time information to its patients in the areas of insurance, claims and managed care.
In a CIO Vision Series interview, Phil Fasano CIO of Kaiser Permanente talks to ZDNet's editor-in-chief Dan Farber about transforming the United States' ailing health care system by making information more accessible online to its 9 millions members. He also discusses new technology innovations the company is developing to improve patient care in the areas of Web 2.0, analytics and RFID.
From Microsoft's WinHEC conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie shows what could be the future of health care in developing nations using an example of a patient who is illiterate--but like a lot of people in developing nations today--has a cell phone.
For rural areas that are far from urban medical centers, travel cost and distance can prevent people from getting the care they need. At an open house of the Intel Research Laboratory at Berkeley, Calif., on March 22, we found one project that may solve that problem. CNET News.com's Zamir Haider talks with researchers who are trying to help doctors reach their patients by Internet.