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Turning to Cloud for Better Health Care

Turning to Cloud for Better Health Care

By Jane Munn, IBM
Physicians and healthcare facilities across the nation are facing increasing pressures to reduce costs, increase efficiency, meet regulatory requirements and, ultimately, improve patient care. One of the challenges they face in achieving those goals is...

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How Wearable Tech Could Transform Health Care

August 4, 2015 No Comments

Wearable tech like the FitBit, the Apple Watch, heart-rate monitors, and pedometers are currently the domain of the tech-savvy and the fitness-obsessed. But all that could soon change. Physicians say wearable devices have a lot of potential to improve health care for people with chronic physical and mental illness.

EHRs — How Safe Are Your Medical Records?

July 21, 2015 No Comments

It wasn’t so long ago that doctors unanimously relied on paper charts to record and store patient health information. But thanks to provisions in the 2009 economic stimulus program, many doctors and hospitals have received cash incentives in return for switching over to electronic health records (EHRs). For that reason, most doctors and hospitals now store patient health information electronically.

The Digitization of Healthcare

July 7, 2015 No Comments

Technology’s reach has extended across industries and the healthcare space is no exception. Everything from mobile innovations to wearables and advanced technologies are changing the way doctors care for patients and the way patients care for themselves. These innovations are transforming every aspect of health and wellness, from patient intake to record keeping to testing and treatment. It’s undeniable that there have been huge transformations and advancements in healthcare thanks to technology, and that these are being readily embraced by doctors, hospitals, specialists and other providers.

SAP Helps Simplify Personalized Medicine to Fight Cancer and Other Illnesses

April 13, 2015 No Comments

SAP SE today announced an expanded commitment and significant progress in its effort to make the benefits of personalized medicine available to more patients fighting cancer and other serious illnesses. The announcement was made at HIMSS15, being held April 12–16 in Chicago.

Dispelling Five Myths about Cloud Storage, Retrieval and File Transfer in Healthcare

December 17, 2014 No Comments

When I speak with healthcare IT leaders about cloud-based data storage, retrieval, and transfer—the responses are often mixed. Some are steadfast believers in the power, scalability and cost-savings afforded by the cloud, having experienced these benefits first-hand with implementations at their own hospital or health system. Others raise questions ranging from security and data ownership to patient protection and affordability.

OhioHealth and Time Warner Cable Business Class Team Up for Telemedicine Solution

November 12, 2014 No Comments

OhioHealth, a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit system of healthcare facilities based in central Ohio, is utilizing technology to connect patients with physicians. By using services from Time Warner Cable Business Class, the organization is able to remotely provide care to patients throughout the state.

Keeping Neurorehabilitation Therapy Robots in Touch with Their Creators Through Opengear’s Remote Management Gateways

October 31, 2014 No Comments

At Interactive Motion Technologies we create InMotion robots, which are used by neurorehabilitation professionals in hospital locations all over the world. Our robots use MIT-developed Assist as Needed technology, which helps moderate to severe stroke patients complete therapy designed for reacquiring and improving motor skills in impaired upper limbs.

The Problem with Health IT Storage Today: Patient Data May be at Risk

October 16, 2014 No Comments

Like almost every other industry, cloud computing is changing the way healthcare data is stored, managed and transferred. While healthcare was initially slower than some industries to widely adopt cloud solutions, implementations have risen quickly over the last several years.


October 6, 2014 No Comments

BioGears® is a $7M, multi-year program funded by the Defense Medical Research Development Program (DMRDP) and administered by the U.S. Army’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), Armed Forces Simulation Institute for Medicine (AFSIM), under USAMRMC award number W81XWH1320068. BioGears® will deliver an open source, comprehensive, extensible human physiology engine that will serve as a platform for biomedical modeling research and also facilitate the creation of immersive medical education and training technologies.

Companion Data Services Launches ‘Co-Pilot’ Approach to Health Claims

July 28, 2014 No Comments

Companion Data Services (CDS) is offering a new service designed to streamline health care claims processing and enable organizations to transition systems by product, group or market.

Meeting Healthcare’s Requirements for Effective Data Protection

May 14, 2014 No Comments

Electronic Health Records (EHR) hold the key to higher quality and more accurate patient care. But they also cause healthcare providers, pharmaceutical firms and insurance payers to generate massive volumes of data. Imaging, diagnostics, prescriptions, patient records, claims and other protected health information — all must be safely backed up and kept quickly restorable to assure that they are protected, available and securely accessible as needed by providers and as required by law.

German Screening Centers Improve Breast Cancer Detection with QlikView

April 30, 2014 No Comments

Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that a group of five breast cancer screening units in the Saxon region of Germany are using QlikView to provide a consolidated view of all their relevant data and support faster and easier data analysis.

Turning to Cloud for Better Health Care

April 15, 2014 No Comments

By Jane Munn, IBMPhysicians and healthcare facilities across the nation are facing increasing pressures to reduce costs, increase efficiency, meet regulatory requirements and, ultimately, improve patient care. One of the challenges they face in achieving those goals is how to effectively manage, store and share information. Read More >>>

Electronic health records hold the promise of improved health care

February 7, 2014 No Comments

Electronic health records (EHRs) hold the promise to improve primary health care for millions of patients. However, enhancing current EHR functionality is needed to better support primary care clinicians and patients, according to a recent article in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association.

7 Ideas to Improve Network Security In Healthcare

January 24, 2014 No Comments

Watch this webinar to learn best practices from healthcare customers and seven ideas that will help improve your network security investments.

Surgical Information Systems Expands Availability of SIS Analytics Powered by QlikView to Hundreds of Hospitals Nationwide

January 22, 2014 No Comments

Surgical Information Systems (‘SIS’), a leader in perioperative information systems, and QlikTech, a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), announced today the companies have renewed their joint agreement to expand the use of the QlikView platform in conjunction with SIS Analytics to support perioperative performance success.

First Patient-centric Point-of-Care (POC) Marketing Analytics Solution Significantly Increases Accuracy of Campaign Measurement

December 4, 2013 No Comments

Doctor’s offices, where patients are primed to receive healthcare information, are a fast-growing point-of-care (POC) marketing channel, for everything from unbranded disease education to branded product advertising. However, traditional POC campaign measurement has been physician-centric, making it difficult to accurately measure patient impact and impossible to benchmark against other direct-to-consumer vehicles.

Improving Enterprise Business Process Management Systems

October 29, 2013 No Comments

Instead of spending money to implement unique business system for each healthcare organisation, let us consider a common platform, which allows to easy implementing unique business processes from a coherent set of world-class working practices and deploy this platform into each healthcare organisation.

FDA Issues Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps

October 24, 2013 No Comments

The FDA final guidance on Mobile Medical Applications is finally here. The final document effectively creates three categories of mobile applications in the mobile health space. This articles outlines these three elements.

QlikTech Announces Electronic Medical Records Technology Agreement

October 16, 2013 No Comments

QlikTech, (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced an electronic medical records (EMR) technology agreement with Epic.

Why Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps Isn’t A Bad Thing

September 11, 2013 No Comments

The most anticipated document in the history of the booming field of mobile health should be here any day. The Mobile Medical Applications Guidance we’ve been waiting on for the past year could be published any day. Or maybe it won’t be. There is a fierce battle going on over the release of the guidance and anticipation grows every day that it is not released.

The Debate is Over: Changing the Conversation Around Concussion Diagnostics

August 27, 2013 No Comments

The Cleveland Clinic today launched an expansion of their iPad-based concussion testing platform to rural communities in Iowa as highlighted by a recent mobihealthnews article. The Cleveland Clinic has been working on building this technology for the past 18 to 24 months and it is exciting to see that an institution such as the Cleveland Clinic is taking such an interest in mobile concussion diagnostics. Currently the Cleveland Clinic technology is working through the logistics of distribution and has not yet launched to the public for sale. The C3 Logix app is still being tested in Cleveland area schools and now in a rural area Iowa high school inventor Jay Alberts commented.

How Computer Clouds Help Fight Cancer

August 15, 2013 No Comments

By Patrick Burke, RackspaceCloud computing can help a business run more efficiently, allow an end user to access information while on the go and, perhaps most importantly, help researchers battle cancer. Read More >>>

Fifth Annual Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit Reconvenes

June 26, 2013 No Comments

Minneapolis is set to become a national epicenter of healthcare data thought leadership and policy discussion this September when the city plays host to the fifth annual Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit. Founded by locally based healthcare thought leader Lancet, the summit brings together healthcare executives to debate national data issues, developments and best practices in the use and management of data across the healthcare industry. Attendance is free for qualified healthcare professionals. See website for details.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Chooses IBM Big Data Technology For Faster, More Accurate Diagnoses

June 6, 2013 No Comments

Armonk, N.Y. and Seattle, WA – 6 June, 2013: IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Brightlight today announced that Seattle Children’s Hospital is using IBM Big Data technology to improve treatment of its young patients. With over 350,000 patient visits annually and thousands of data points associated with each patient, Seattle Children’s Hospital can run queries on patient data in seconds, rather than minutes, to provide quicker, more effective care and diagnosis.

HealtheConnections Successfully Transitions to New Health Information Exchange Platform Powered by Mirth Corporation

June 3, 2013 No Comments

HealtheConnections, the Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) supporting the 1.4 million people in Central New York, today announced that it has successfully completed the migration of all regional health information and services to its new health information exchange (HIE) system powered by Mirth Corporation.

Having Trouble Getting Cardio In? “There’s an App for That!”

April 22, 2013 No Comments

In today’s market of the all-encompassing cell phone it is no surprise that our mobile devices are not only tools for online banking and downloading favorite tunes, but also for staying healthy. A study by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that maintaining or improving fitness is directly associated with lower risk for development of cardiovascular risk factors.

Health Exchange Data Management and Data Integration Webinar 4.09.13

April 11, 2013 No Comments

Participants should gain an in-depth understanding of BPM/ESB/SOA role in the health insurance exchange world and specific best practices of how to ensure the success of payer-exchange integration projects.

Quest Diagnostics Launches Novel Rheumatoid Arthritis Tests

April 10, 2013 No Comments

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced the availability of two new blood tests for aiding the early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disorder that can cause debilitating joint damage.

Precyse Awarded 2012 Best in KLAS for Transcription Services

April 9, 2013 No Comments

Wayne, Pa. and Alpharetta, Ga., Jan. 7, 2013—Precyse, a leader in Health Information Management (HIM) technology and services, announces that it has been named Best in KLAS for Transcription Services in the recent KLAS report titled “2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services.” Precyse is also the No. 1 ranked vendor in the KLAS “HIM Services 2012: Helping to Weather the Storm” report for Transcription Services.


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