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IT Management

How will HIMSS Value Score for EHRs Work?

2016 12 Jan

HIMSS Value Score is healthcare's first international quality measurement for the value of health IT. Launched in early December, the model will provide guidance to organisations seeking better strategies for turning their health IT investments into meaningful returns.The Value Score can be a useful tool especially to providers who may not understand... Read more

Executive Health Management

Supply Chain Costs Leading Worry for Execs

2015 27 Dec

Amidst rising cost of supplies, healthcare organisations have turned their focus on improving supply chain management to help reduce overall costs, according to a new national survey commissioned by Cardinal Health. Reducing costs is an urgent goal as hospitals shift to value-based healthcare. The supply chain is the second largest expense for healthcare... Read more

ICU Management

Retired U.S. Senator Tom Harkin Joins Masimo’s Board of Directors

2015 17 Dec

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), a global innovator of noninvasive patient monitoring technologies has announced that retired Senator Tom Harkin, former five-term U.S. Senator and former Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee, has been elected to Masimo’s Board of Directors.Senator Harkin retired from the U.S. Senate in January... Read more

IT Management

The Future is Coming: Drones and Healthcare

2015 13 Dec

A University of Illinois researcher has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create drones that could perform small household chores, like retrieving a bottle of medicine from another room. This kind of innovation becomes more important given rapid growth in the elderly population especially in the developed world.The... Read more

IT Management

Are You Paying Your Patients Enough Attention?

2015 11 Dec

Technology is becoming integrated into healthcare processes. In the examination room, for example, use of computers is aimed at promoting safer and more efficient care. However, exam room computing is challenging and there is growing evidence that it can be a threat to patient safety. There is an urgent need to develop and implement patient-centric,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Dr. Sorensen invests in Deerfield Imaging & named Board Executive Chairman

2015 02 Nov

Deerfield Imaging Holdings, Inc. (“IMRIS” or “the Company”) announced that Gregory Sorensen, MD, has purchased a significant minority interest in the Company and has joined the Company’s Board of Directors as Executive Chairman. Dr. Sorensen served until recently as President and CEO of Siemens Healthcare North America; and is a neuroradiologist well... Read more

IT Management

How New Technologies, Analytics are Improving Healthcare

2015 02 Nov

Healthcare globally is moving towards connectivity centred around the patient, aiming to improve the overall patient experience. However, the existing IT infrastructure must first be optimised before a truly connected healthcare system can be implemented, according to an article published online by The Information Daily. This means simplifying the underlying... Read more

IT Management

Virtual Tools Save Billions in Primary Care

2015 29 Oct

A new report from Accenture suggests that use of virtual health technology can lead to annual savings of $10 billion in primary care costs, as well as allow treatment of more patients without the need to train more doctors.While technology has greatly improved productivity rates for many industries, healthcare has made no such strides in two decades,... Read more

IT Management

Antibiotics App Designed for Patient Safety

2015 29 Oct

Researchers at the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) have developed an eHealth application that provides support for care providers when administering antibiotics in hospitals. They say this eHealth tool is intended to help improve the quality of work of healthcare professionals that leads to safer patient care.The app was created as part... Read more

IT Management

Study: Disparities in Use of E-Health Resources

2015 23 Oct

According to researchers, disparities exist in kidney disease patients’ access to e-health resources, with race, income and Medicaid/Medicare insurance status impacting use of online portals. Such disparities, the researchers note, may reinforce or widen existing health-related inequities that relate to race and income. Their work is published in the... Read more