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Healthcare Reform & IT: A Touchy Subject
By Ken Congdon, Healthcare Technology Online
No topic is currently more polarizing in healthcare and political circles than President Barack Obama’s plan for healthcare reform. Folks either love it, or it scares them to death. For example, many healthcare industry associations, such as the Electronic Health Records Association and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), have expressed their support of the healthcare provisions listed in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Obama signed into law back in February as well as many of the President’s proposed changes to the current healthcare system. HIMSS, for example, which represents more than 350 corporate members and 20,000 individual members (73% of which work in provider settings), believes the health IT funding provided through ARRA is essential to driving adoption of universal electronic health records (EHRs) — a technology it feels has been proven to save lives, reduce costs, and increase access to quality care.

Featured Articles

Red Flag Rules In Hospital Billing: The FTC Piles On
By David Harlow, The HealthcareBlawg
The FTC Red Flags Rule will be effective November 1, 2009. This rule requires "creditors" under certain "covered accounts" to maintain a heightened alertness to numerous categories of "red flags" that may indicate that the consumer who is the rightful account holder is the victim of identity theft. If a red flag is triggered, the creditor must take steps to notify the consumer and correct any inappropriate information included the creditor's records.

Red Flag Rules In Hospital Billing: The FTC Piles On

A Prescription For Document Management
By George Zimmerman, Internet Administrator, St. Peter’s Health Care Services
The health care industry spends almost twice as much time with documents than other industries, according to a study by research firm IDC. Half of that time is spent looking for information, and 33% of searches are unsuccessful.

A Prescription For Document Management

Urodynamix, Motion Computing Team Up On RFID-Enabled Diagnostic Device
By Beth Bacheldor, RFID Journal
Urodynamix Technologies, a Canadian medical device company, has partnered with wireless network provider Motion Computing to offer a bladder-monitoring system that leverages radio frequency identification to improve the product's safety.

Urodynamix, Motion Computing Team Up On RFID-Enabled Diagnostic Device

Locator Software Finds Patient Files, Improves Care
By Craig Wallace, Integrated Solutions magazine
The University of Maryland Medical Center’s radiation oncology department manages approximately 600 patient charts at any given time. The complexity of a radiation oncology patient’s care requires that several specialists throughout the campus review each case, so the charts are highly mobile.

Locator Software Finds Patient Files, Improves Care

Industry News

Shields MRI Standardizes On Next Generation CADstream®, The Standard In MRI-CAD
Industry Experts Discuss How Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Can Open The Door To Stimulus Funding
FTC Announces Expanded Business Education Campaign On 'Red Flags' Rule
Educate, Collaborate, Share And Network On HIMSS Clinical Decision Support Wiki
Out-Of-Hospital Wireless Healthcare Poised For Rapid Growth, According To Beecham Research
Healthcare Organizations Tighten Up Security With Accellion
iCAD Secures Six-System Mammography CAD Win In Spain
Black Box Awarded Major Healthcare Telecommunications And IT Infrastructure Agreement By Premier Healthcare Alliance
National Network of Imaging Providers Signs Digital Mammography Contract with Merge Healthcare
5,800-Employee Healthcare Organization Sees Greater Business Benefits With UltiPro® Through SaaS
Connecticut’s Stamford Hospital Selects eClinicalWorks EMR/PM System And eEHX For Community Interoperability
CoActiv Debuts Advanced Archiving Solution With Immediate, Automatic Prior Exam Recall
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White Paper: Redefining The Patient Wristband
White Paper: Redefining The Patient Wristband
Reduction of errors in the hospital starts with accurate patient identification. Bar codes are becoming a standard feature on the patient wristband. Unfortunately, the current bar code designs make reading exceedingly difficult. This paper describes a system using matrix bar codes and mobile imaging readers that solves the existing patient ID reading challenges.

Case Study: Bulletproof Backups: Novant Health Protects Critical Data With Disaster Recovery Solution
Novant Health has multiple data centers within its infrastructure, which include UNIX, Windows, and mainframe servers; storage area networks (SANs), and local disk storage. Novant utilizes healthcare-specific software applications such as QS/1, a retail pharmacy management system that processes new prescriptions and claims, fills refills, and manages inventory.

Video White Paper: Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI In New Drug Development
Non-invasive means to determine the status of neo-vessels would improve our ability to determine functional tumor responsiveness to these agents. Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) is one such method that has been used successfully for these purposes.

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