Featured Blog Posts – February 2012 Archive (13)

Video Blog Roundup from #HIMSS12

It was great fun blogging HIMSS12 this year. I've put up a few posts on the Biz Stone Keynote, IBM…


Added by Chris Paton on February 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

To Type or Talk? Will cloud-based voice-recognition applications put an end to doctors typing at the bedside?

Voice recognition is a technology that has been bubbling below the surface for several decades. The inclusion of the Siri voice recognition system in the iPhone 4S seems to many a signal that the time has come for voice recognition to be adopted on a wide-scale basis. Physicians have been using voice recognition for some time now, but many have seen it…


Added by Chris Paton on February 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Meaningful Use Stage 2

Last week the requirements for stage 2 meaningful use were published in the federal registry. The public has 60 days to respond and the changes won't likely take effect until 2014 at the earliest. The document is 455 pages long and in summary: more core objectives are required; the thresholds for current core…


Added by Bob Hoyt on February 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Liveblog HIMSS12: IBM Watson: The Innovative Approach to Business Intelligence

11:00am Dr Martin Kohn MD is giving the talk on IBM Watson for healthcare. He's the Chief Medical Scientist for Care Delivery Systems at IBM research. The room is packed with attendees - there must be a lot of interest in this topic!

He starts his talk by introducing Watson as a hardware software combination: a…


Added by Chris Paton on February 22, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Liveblog HIMSS12 Opening Keynote: Biz Stone

8:00am: Biz Stone was introduced by the HIMSS board Chair, Charlene S. Underwood, who first gave an overview of the accomplishments of HIMSS and commented on the increasing workload that health IT professionals are facing (to a round of applause and agreement from the delegates!). She also highlighted the recent announcement of $3.1 billion of meaningful use…


Added by Chris Paton on February 22, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

$3.1 Billion Paid Out for Meaningful Use and Hospital EHR Adoption Doubled

Kathleen Sebelius, the HHS Secretary has announced that the 2,000 hospitals and 41,000 doctors have been paid $3.1 billion for implementing EHRs under the "Meaningful Use" program.

“Health IT is the foundation for a truly 21st century health system where we pay for the right care, not just more care,” said Secretary Sebelius. “Health care professionals and hospitals are…


Added by Chris Paton on February 18, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

PeakSecure - a US-wide Medical Imaging "Mega-Cloud"

The Register is reporting about an exciting new project being implemented at Johns Hopkins and due for roll out across the country. VMware and Harris Corp. are developing a cloud-hosted medical imaging solution that will allow users to stream images from virtualised servers in a private cloud. The image processing will take place on the servers to avoid the need for expensive image processing and storage…


Added by Chris Paton on February 18, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

26% of European Doctors Surveyed Own an iPad

A new survey published by Manhatten Research has found that 26% of European doctors surveyed owned an iPad and they used it for 25% of their professional time spent online, according to the PMLive Digital Intelligence Blog. 40% of doctors surveyed said they were planning on buying one.

This trend is something that I think health informatics companies…


Added by Chris Paton on February 17, 2012 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Health Informatics: Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals, Fifth Edition

I wanted to let Forum readers know that we just published (February 2012) our textbook on Health Informatics. For this edition we added many more national and international authors. Two authors, Ken Masters and John Sharp are frequent…


Added by Bob Hoyt on February 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

CMS May Delay Introduction of ICD-10

The Hill is reporting that Marilyn Tavenner, the acting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, speaking at the American Medical Association (AMA) Advocacy Conference this week has said that the agency will consider extending the timeline for ICD-10 implementation:

"I'm committing today to work with you to re-examine the pace…


Added by Chris Paton on February 15, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Who's Blogging HIMSS12?

I'm going to be blogging HIMSS12 this year and I'll be trying to follow the other bloggers who will be there. So, I thought it would be a good idea to make a list:


Added by Chris Paton on February 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Blogging from HIMSS12 in Las Vegas

It's just one week to go now until HIMSS12 in Las Vegas and I'll be covering the event right here on this blog.

For those who don't know, HIMSS12 is this year's version of the Health Information and Management Systems Society annual conference. Over the last few years, the conference has grown…


Added by Chris Paton on February 13, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Social Media Support and mHealth Diabetes Monitoring Win "University Challenge" #NCD

The results of the IBM/Novartis sponsored University Challenge competition to find innovative solutions to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have been announced.

The competition was designed to enable universities and industry to partner together to produce solutions that could tackle the thorny issue of managing NCDs, which, according to the WHO, make up more than 60% of deaths worldwide.

"The NCD Challenge…


Added by Chris Paton on February 13, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments


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