HealthLeaders Media IT - November 11, 2008 | What Obama Means for Health Information Technology
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What Obama Means for Health IT
Kathryn Mackenzie, Technology Editor

Even as his supporters were celebrating victory, President-elect Obama wasted no time getting down to business. By Friday, he had already chosen several key members of his transition team, including two technology advisers. Obama's choice of two technology experts to help guide his transition into office has bolstered his previous assertion that technology will play a major role in the new administration. And Obama has made it clear that health information technology will play a central role in his plan to overhaul the health system. [Read More]
November 11, 2008  
Editor's Picks
The early Obama administration and HIT
Here are some predictions from CIO and all-around IT expert John Halamka about what the first year of Obama's presidency will hold for health information technology. Halamka, like most other experts, is calling for incentives to implement EHRs early in the administration. [Read More]

Decoding the codes
The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the baffling world of medical coding just as the industry begins to prepare for the big switch to ICD-10. [Read More]

The marriage of healthcare and high-tech
I really liked this story about the melding of healthcare and wireless technology. Perhaps it was the notion of a "virtual conscience" reminding me that I might want to forgo that slice of pizza for a trip to the gym. [Read More]

Arkansas to establish trauma care network by linking hospitals to database
The network connects major hospitals in three states to one central database that contains information on which facilities have specialists and room available for patients. [Read More]
Tech Headlines
Study: Use of imaging technology skyrockets
HealthDay/Washington Post - November 11, 2008

Texas-based Baylor Health Care says laptop with patient data stolen
Dallas Morning News - November 6, 2008

Washington, DC, hospital gets 'dirty bomb' sensors
USA Today - November 5, 2008
Events & Product News
Device allows providers to receive satisfaction data at the point of care

Intel announces home medical device to connect clinicians with patients

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