December 20, 2011
Newt Gingrich, current Republican presidential candidate front-runner, is backing off prior support of electronic health records in what might be an effort to retain his political position, according to a report by The Hill.
December 15, 2011
A theft at a physician's office in Washington has jeopardized the personal and medical information of certain patients seen from 1993-2004, according to a Sacramento Bee report.
December 14, 2011
Ohio's health information exchange is the first in the United States to share healthcare data between states via direct secure messaging, according to an Ohio Health Information Partnership news release.
December 13, 2011
Thirty percent of physicians have purchased an iPad and 28 percent plan to do so within the next six months, according to a Float Mobile Learning news release.
Former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Robert M. Kolodner, MD, Open Health Tools and Georgia Institute of Technology have joined together to promote health IT development, according to a Georgia Tech news release.
December 08, 2011
Increasing membership in health insurance plans with capped payments may spur significant telemedicine growth among healthcare providers, according to an American Telemedicine Association news release.
December 07, 2011
A new app challenge, issued by the Office of the Surgeon General and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, aims to help consumers get involved in their own healthcare, according to a Health IT Buzz report.
Nearly all healthcare organizations view some information via a mobile device, yet more than half do not have policies regarding mobile technology use, according to a report by mHIMSS, part of the Health Information and Management Systems Society.
December 05, 2011
U.S. physician leaders have launched an organization to support positive changes in healthcare, initially focusing on greater use of health IT, according to a news release.