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Every year, a combined total of more than $25 billion is spent on advertising for tobacco, alcohol, and prescription drugs.
Research shows that over 50% of people in the United States who are diagnosed with a mental illness will also be diagnosed with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. With such figures and an ineffective standard of care, there has been a need for overhaul in treatment practices.
While there has been much ado about interoperability, there are still no real solutions, same as last year and the year before that. The large EHR vendors who continue to dominate the market still maintain that interoperability is all but solved, still can't connect EHRs across the con...
Over the last few years the healthcare ecosystem has revolved around innovations in Electronic Health Record (HER) based systems. This evolution has helped us achieve much desired interoperability. Now the focus is shifting to other equally important aspects – scalability and performan...
Over the weekend those in charge of Healthcare.gov have claimed “Mission Accomplished,” that the site is now performing optimally, and will be able to handle 50,000 concurrent users. The healthcare.gov team also stated that if there happens to be a problem they have software in place t...
Justin V. Graham, MD MS, an informatics expert and practicing infectious disease specialist, is a nationally recognized leader in the practical realities of transforming clinical practice using healthcare IT and the electronic health record. He will engage with IT leaders in an interac...
The Lt. Governor of the State of California, Gavin Newsom, will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference on April 19th in San Francisco. He will talk about the critical role of technology in improving public health. Mr. Newsom is a strong prop...
I have worked with many personal training Courses clients over the years who, when we first met, believed that the fewer calories they consumed throughout the day, the easier it would be for their bodies to burn off their existing fat stores. This article is therefore designed to shed ...
New practice management and EMR system now provides Filipino physicians a powerful tool to access their patient records whenever they need it. Exist Software Labs, a software development company and healthcare solutions provider formally launches Medcurial, a web-based clinic practice...
IBM has announced a broad set of global initiatives to better position clients to take advantage of cloud opportunities. This effort is aimed at further expanding IBM's cloud ecosystem, enabling organizations to develop solutions and services on IBM SmartCloud and PureSystems, built on...
Exist Software Labs, the Philippines' software powerhouse in Java and Ruby on Rails development, in partnership with Mediag8way, the information authority on Information Communications Technology (ICT) and publisher of Computerworld Philippines and PC World Philippines, is hosting an e...
Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news round-up: The proposed Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) would make it illegal for employers to demand access rto social media accounts. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has reques...
F5 Networks on Tuesday announced that the latest release of the F5 BIG-IP product family has been certified by ICSA Labs as a network firewall, helping customers protect their public-facing websites from today’s massive cyber attacks. The newly certified solution handles eight times mo...
Behind the health care provided to millions of patients in a hospital lies an efficient system in place that aids in faster communications and information dissemination. Today, Information Technology serves as nourishment to the health care industry -- integrating voluminous pieces of ...
Last week the leading names in Healthcare Finance met in Miami to discuss the causes and effects of the new healthcare reform. Since the Reform proposal back in the spring there have been endless and conflicting statements outlining the potential pitfalls of the proposal, and the effe...
Crosscheck Networks, Inc. (http://www.crosschecknet.com) today introduced the next generation of its flagship product, Forum Sentry v8.0, helping organizations seamlessly migrate their enterprise SOA deployments to the cloud while capitalizing on the cloud computing model for busine...
Allscripts and Eclipsys have announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion. The combination of Allscripts and Eclipsys will create a clear leader in healthcare information technology, with the most comprehensive solution offe...
I know, we are all sick and tired of the health care debate. But, while reading Don Clark's article in the WSJ today titled Chip Pioneer, Genetech Vet Bring High-Tech Sensibility to Medicine, the answer to how improved quality and lower costs will be achieved becomes clearer; and the s...
The United States spends around $2 trillion a year on healthcare expenses, more than any other country across the globe, but critics are still questioning if the country’s finances will be able to support the reform. The much publicized Healthcare reform has taken its effect on the ...
Urgent meetings are being held by the financial leaders of American Healthcare companies in the wake of Obama's Healthcare Reform being passed 219 - 212 in the House of Representatives. The introduction of this policy heralds a transformation in the fabric of American society, and the...
The centerpiece of ClickON ClaimSmart Suite is the ClaimSmart Dashboard, which provides access to the Suite's functionality and allows users to visualize all aspects of the revenue cycle. The dashboard gives real time displays of patient eligibility, claim submittals, claim status, rem...
Acumen Solutions, a business and technology consulting firm that specializes in bringing cloud computing solutions to government agencies and large enterprises, has been selected to provide a cloud-computing CRM and Project Management solution to the US Department of Health & Human Ser...
athenahealth announced that on November 10, 2009, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued athenahealth a patent entitled, ‘Practice Management and Billing Automation System’ (U.S. Patent No. 7,617,116) for its athenaNet rules engine that is part of the Company’s revenue cycle m...
I attended the mHealth Summit organized by the NIH in DC on October 29-30 to get a sense of the progress in the use of mobile technologies to improve health care. It is a fascinating area where mobile technology can make a real difference in the lives of many people, especially in deve...
There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share? Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements. So many that I’ve been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. Our ...
Once a powerful profit-machine, big pharma is stumbling ,the threat of further government intervention, drying product pipelines, fierce competition from generic manufacturers, consumer concerns about safety, and false marketing claims is forcing leaders to revisit operations to secure...
During this week's Federal News Radio Federal Executive Forum pre-recording, Dr. Leslie Lenert, Director, National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shared some of his thoughts on the future of health care information ...
IBM has announced a new software technology called DB2 pureScale, running on IBM Power Systems, that helps clients increase their database transaction capacity while reducing the risk and cost of growing their IT systems. Jointly developed by the IBM Toronto Software Lab and Power Syst...
While I was off enjoying some brain candy by way of obtaining PMI's PMP (Project Management Professional) certification last week, the IT landscape was busy reconfiguring itself. I enjoyed reading Jeffrey Kaplan's analysis of the Perot acquisition by Dell, and Information Week's perspe...
One of the frustrations cropping up on health social media sites is centered around the mechanism that caused their popularity at the outset, the message board. Perhaps health social networking sites can learn from online dating sites, Match and eHarmony, about linking mechanisms. They...
IT presenters are being hard-hit by a rampant new disease: the F5 Flu, a variation of Death by Power Point. Read on to find out about transmission, symptoms, and most importantly, how to get vaccinated.
This week pre-recording of Federal News Radio Federal Executive Forum featured Linda Fischetti , Health Informatics Architect at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). During a panel discussion, her comments on VHA accomplishments and plans included:
I am very intrigued by the following quote from Dave Powers at Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical giant and makers of Prozac®, Cymbalta®, Cialis® and dozens of other medicines. Their IT challenge was daunting - purchase 64 compute nodes and storage, assemble, and perform their critical test...
Abingdon, United Kingdom, 23rd July 2009 - Toumaz Technology Limited, the leading provider of ultra-low power wireless infrastructure for body monitoring solutions, today announces that Toumaz Technology Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Professor Chris Toumazou FRS has...
Robert Spiegel, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP), the global science-based healthcare company, says he is “very concerned” that changes to the healthcare system by the Obama administration could affect public health.
A Parent’s Perspective By Conrad van der Kamp Recently I was asked: so what’s the special role of a Dad in the life of a child with CP? What’s the role of a Dad in any child’s life? It’s all aboutproviding, safeguarding, teaching, hugging tightly and encouraging. And it’s also abou...
I attended an elementary school in BC in the early 1970’s as a ward of the Province. At that time, inclusion meant the public school system, but a separate classroom and curriculum. All the children with a recognizable disability were in the same classroom. At recess we segregated ours...
It hardly seems possible that I have been writing for Audacity Magazine for well over a year, now. Every article I have written has been a new challenge. Every article, I have written, has been as different as the article before. And every article I write comes from a place of unders...
This is an article about Rudy Sims's life with a disability and his goals and projects focused on raising disability awareness and helping as many people as possible.
Harvey MacFenerstein, M.D., the founder and president of Analytical Toxicology Corp. says he was asked to give my expert opinion on lab results in Jeremy Mayfield's defense of NASCAR drug suspension case. MacFenerstein is intimately familiar with standards and practices related to drug...