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Podcast: mHealth Alliance Executive Director Patty Mechael

Patricia Mechael is the newly installed executive director of the mHealth Alliance, a joint effort of the United Nations Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation. The mHealth Alliance this week is joining with the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health to put on the third annual mHealth Summit in National Harbor, Md. [...]Show More Summary

Podcast: Intel’s Eric Dishman on connected care management

Did you miss Eric Dishman’s keynote address Tuesday at the Medical Group Management Association‘s annual conference in Las Vegas? That’s OK, because I secured a few minutes with Dishman, director of health innovation and policy at Intel, immediately after his talk, and the results are right here. This podcast, recorded in the somewhat noisy press [...]Show More Summary

Podcast: IBM Distinguished Engineer Scott Schumacher envisions the ‘clinical hub’

In part two of my series from month’s IBM Exchange 2011, my guest is IBM Distinguished Engineer Scott Schumacher. In this lively podcast, Schumacher discusses Watson, disease management and the concept of the “clinical hub,” which envisions bringing together clinical decision support and case management. As with my previous podcast with IBM’s Lorraine Fernandes, I [...]Show More Summary

Podcast: IBM’s Lorraine Fernandes talks HIE, public health, health reform

From the Department of Procrastination comes part one of a two-part podcast series from last month’s IBM Exchange 2011, an event the vendor put on to display its wares in health information exchange. The two-day conference took place in Chicago, home of the former Initiate Systems, which IBM acquired in early 2010. Here, I talk [...]Show More Summary

Podcast: Gartner’s Vi Shaffer on HIE, ACOs and meaningful use

Back in June, I covered the Wisconsin Technology Network’s Digital Healthcare Conference in Madison. That conference featured a panel with Vi Shaffer, research vice president and industry services director for healthcare providers at Gartner, Judy Murphy, vice president of information services at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, and Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner, based in [...]Show More Summary

Health IT Provides Tools to Improve Patient Safety

Wider use of EHRs, along with computerized provider order entry (CPOE), clinical decision support (CDS) and barcode medication administration, could play critical roles in addressing the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals, according to a recent commentary in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Show More Summary

CCHIT Announces more Healthcare Providers that have Certified their EHR in the Each™ Program

CCHIT announced today that five more healthcare systems have joined Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in certifying complete or modular EHRs under CCHIT’s EHR Alternative Certification for Healthcare Providers, or EACH™, an ONC-ATCB...Show More Summary

Podcast: SRSsoft CEO Evan Steele

One of the more interesting figures in health IT is Evan Steele, the outspoken CEO of ambulatory EMR vendor SRSsoft. For years, Steele pushed his Montvale, N.J.-based company’s “hybrid” EMR as a product that won't slow down "high-performance" physicians. Show More Summary

New National Survey Finds Personal Health Records Motivate Consumers to Improve their Health

Tools that help people manage their health are still not widely used Doctors may hold key to increasing adoption Americans who have access to their health information through personal health records (PHRs) report that they know moreShow More Summary

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