The Buzzword For HIMSS11 — ACOs
This year’s HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, held February 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center, had a lot of things going for it. It was held in a warm weather location (Orlando, FL). It boasted a lineup of influential keynote speakers (e.g. Robert Reich, Kathleen Sebelius, Dr. David Blumenthal, and Michael J. Fox).
The Baby Boomer Impact On Health IT
There are approximately 78 million Baby Boomers currently living in the United States. This generation — born between 1946 and 1964 — has amassed more than $7 trillion in collective wealth, controls over 80% of the nation’s personal financial assets, and accounts for 50% of its discretionary spending power. However, the inevitable is now happening. The Baby Boomers are getting old. By Ken Congdon, editor in chief, Health IT Outcomes
Technologies To Battle HAIs
Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), an increasingly popular buzzword in healthcare over the past few years, have been a topic of growing concern for hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. By Ken Congdon, editor in chief, Health IT Outcomes
Emerging Medical Imaging Trends On Display At RSNA 2010
After stuffing myself with Thanksgiving turkey and a morning full of Black Friday shopping, I boarded a plane to Chicago for the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) 2010 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting at McCormick Place.
Healthcare Going Mobile
Evidence has been emerging recently that illustrates the growing interest of wireless and mobile technologies in the healthcare sector. One example is data from mobile service provider Good Technology that shows healthcare as one of the top three industries leveraging Apple’s iPad tablet (the financial and technology industries are the other two).
A Surge In Home Healthcare?
Health IT Outcomes has published several articles over the past year that cover the effect clinician shortages will have on the healthcare industry in the reform era.
Healthcare Mobile Carts Get Some Ink
As EMR adoption continues to rise, so does the need to input and access patient data at the point of care. A primary method to enable this bedside communication is through the use of mobile computing/medication carts.
Social Media In Healthcare
Last week, the Mayo Clinic’s recently formed Center for Social Media announced the formation of the Social Media Health Network. The purpose of this network is teach its members best practices on how to implement effective social media programs through educational conferences, webinars, and the sharing of training materials and resources.
A Year In Healthcare
ARRA not only helped spur healthcare technology adoption, it also helped spawn Health IT Outcomes (HTO). Editor In Chief Ken Congdon takes a look back at HTO's first year covering the HIT space.
iPhone Versus iPad In Healthcare
The new Apple iPhone 4G is slated to be released this week and orders for the new gadget are already pouring in. Estimated pre-orders for the new iPhone (the product was announced on June 23, 2010) topped 1.7 million in only three days, easily surpassing all previous iPhone rollouts.