Category: Health Information Technology
Physicians need a simple way to create customized apps to meet the needs of their practices.
By Keeley Wray
What do you invest in if you're a venture capitalist looking for the next big thing? I'd invest in a company that makes it easy to create your own healthcare mobile apps. Think: the WordPress of health care applications.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act has lead to some great strides in electronic medical record keeping.
By John D. Halamka, MD
As I travel the world speaking about the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, I'm often asked to present objective evidence that it is making a difference.
Here's the progress thus far:
The U.S. Army begins testing smartphone apps for use in war.
The U.S. Army announced that it will begin testing 85 smartphone apps, including ones designed to help medics share medical information in the field.
The Army first announced that it would consider battlefield smartphone apps in December, when it began conducting pilots to determine whether medical record applications running on Apple and Android devices would be helpful in the field.
The latest series of tests include apps that allow soldiers to track moods and emotional well-being and medics to report a wounded soldier's information and GPS location.
Ability Network wins meaningful use certification from the Minn. Dept. of Health.
In May 2010, Minnesota became one of the first states in the nation to design and implement an oversight program for the exchange of electronic clinical health record information between healthcare providers, facilities and other entities like pharmacies and labs.
Health information technology standards and guidelines may have something to learn from Internet practices.
By John D. Halamka, MD
Two weeks ago, I wrote about a strawman for embracing internet-based standards to support the provider directory services needed by health information exchanges.
Access Scientific raises $10 million in equity to support its multipurpose catheters.
Access Scientific Inc., makers of the Picc Wand and Power Wand IV catheters, closed a $10 million equity financing round.
Investment was led by CAC, a private equity firm, and followed by Access Scientific's previous investors.
The company's IV catheters are designed reduce patient discomfort by allowing blood tests to be drawn and fluids and medications to be delivered through a single device, which can last the duration of an entire hospital stay.
New HIPAA rules for records accessed electronically could pose a large administrative burden.
On May 31, HHS Published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the HIPAA Privacy Rule Accounting of Disclosures Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).
Here's Robin Raiford's bookmarked version of it.