HealthLeaders Media IT - October 28, 2008 | CIO: What You're Doing Isn't Good Enough
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CIO: What You're
Doing Isn't Good Enough

Kathryn Mackenzie, Technology Editor

The CIO can no longer be just the go-to IT person for the organization. As CIO, you are now expected to be able to help manage initiatives that are larger and affect more parts of the organization. But hold on: Even that's not good enough. [Read More]
October 28, 2008  
Editor's Picks
BCBS of Massachusetts to require e-prescribing to qualify for bonuses
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts has joined the e-prescribing movement. The group announced it would require doctors to adopt computer prescription systems by 2011 in order to qualify for bonus payments. Along with the requirement came the news that BCBS will pay an undisclosed amount to help some doctors pay the software licensing fees for e-prescribing technology. [Read More]

Aetna joins up with HealthVault, Yahoo adds HealthGrades to its doc database
Aetna has become the first benefits provider to join forces with Microsoft's HealthVault platform. Members currently using Aetna's electronic PHR will be able to transfer those records to HealthVault starting in November. Separately, Yahoo is adding content from HealthGrades and Everyday Health Network to a new, searchable physician database. [Read More]

CIO of Harvard Medical School to President: We need greater health IT incentives
John Halamka, MD, chief information officer at Harvard Medical School to (next) President: we need new incentives for electronic record keeping. In his "Dear Mr. President" letter, Halamka offers the next administration a three-point plan to encourage adoption of health IT. [Read More]

Dell, Intel join forces to offer hospitals a wireless reliability check
Dell Inc., Motion Computing Inc., and Intel have banded together to offer a new service that enables hospitals and physician offices to assess whether their wireless network is reliable and can provide full coverage. The service helps healthcare clients determine whether or not their wireless network will be able to provide access to patient information. [Read More]
Tech Headlines
CT scans gain favor as option for colonoscopy
Wall Street Journal (subscription required) - October 28, 2008

Heart device maker recalls implant after five deaths
USA Today - October 27, 2008

Computer heart model recalls da Vinci's sketches
Reuters - October 24, 2008
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