HealthLeaders Media IT - January 13, 2009 | Why Aren't All Hospitals Using Electronic Surveillance?
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Why Aren't All Hospitals
Using Electronic Surveillance?

Kathryn Mackenzie, Technology Editor

From terrorists to mobsters to Wall Street fund managers, electronic surveillance has proven to be a favorite tool among the various government agencies charged with keeping us safe. What does that have to do with healthcare? Plenty. [Read More]
January 13, 2008
Editor's Picks
Economy takes its toll on (some) CIO salaries
While the salary of your average IT executive has been hit hard over the past year, dropping more than 6%, a new study shows that those CIOs at the top of the tech ladder are still raking in the bucks. [Read More]

President-elect Barack Obama outlines massive EHR effort
It's certainly an ambitious plan. President-elect Obama has proposed a plan to make all health records standardized and electronic in the next five years. Unfortunately, the huge cost of digitizing every American's health records combined with a shortage of skilled workers in this area could cause some big headaches along the way. [Read More]

Kentucky to put medical records online
The University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Northern Kentucky University announced a plan to head a $500 million effort to put all the state's medical records online. Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo's plan is to turn the state into a "national laboratory" to determine whether implementing health information technology will cut healthcare costs and improve people's health. [Read More]

Study: Spending on health IT would generate 212,105 jobs
President-elect Barack Obama's plan to make a $10 billion investment in health information technology as part of his economic recovery package would create or retain 212,105 jobs in one year, says a Washington think tank. [Read More]
Tech Headlines
Government pushes electronic family tree for good health
AP/Yahoo News - January 13, 2009

Report: U.S. health information technology falls short
Reuters/Yahoo News - January 12, 2009

Hospitals scale back on robots, infusion devices in tough economy
Wall Street Journal (blog) - January 9, 2009
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Audio Feature

Too Much Information: Jerry Miller, MD, is the founder of the Holston Medical Group in Kingsport, TN. His multi-specialty practice was among the first pioneers to see the value of an EMR. At the 2008 HealthLeaders Media Top Leadership Teams Conference, Miller said the reason was not complicated: there is only so much information you can keep in a physician's head. [Listen Now]
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