HealthLeaders Media IT - May 12, 2009 | 10 Technologies for Hospital C-suites to Watch
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10 Technologies for Hospital
C-suites to Watch

Carrie Vaughan, Technology Editor

Hospital executives want to ensure their organizations are at the cutting edge of technology and investing their scarce dollars wisely. So which technologies are hot for 2009 and beyond? The ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best equipped to improve patient care, released its top 10 list of technologies that hospital executives should keep an eye on. [Read More]
May 12, 2009
Editor's Picks
Hackers want millions for patient record data
Hackers demanded that the state of Virginia pay them a $10 million ransom for the return of 8 million patient records and 35 million prescriptions they say they stole from the state's prescription drug database. Many Americans are already nervous about the security of their personal electronic health information, and this news story definitely didn't help convince them that their data is safe. Read more about this topic in HealthLeaders Media's Daily News & Analysis. [Read More]

Providers Will Play Role in GE's 'Healthymagination'
General Electric will spend $3 billion over the next six years on new medical technology as part of its new "Healthymagination" initiative. The goal is to launch at least 100 innovations that "lower cost, increase access, and improve quality by 15%," according to GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. The company will invest in wellness and healthy worksite programs, as well as electronic medical records and other information technology. [Read More]

Studying epidemics in virtual worlds
Public health officials, hospital executives, and first responders may have a new training tool at their disposal that can simulate the outbreak of a pandemic flu or other infectious diseases. After news reports about an outbreak of swine flu in Mexico, health officials in Allegheny County, PA, tested 15 different courses of action in a virtual model of the county. [Read More]

HHS Names HIT Committee Members
Members of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee were announced this past week as David Blumenthal, MD, HHS' national coordinator for health information technology, Michael J. Klag, MD, dean of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Deven C. McGraw, director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, were appointed. This article by my colleague John Commins also lists the members of the HIT Standards Committee, which, like the policy committee, was established under the stimulus bill. [Read More]
Tech Headlines
Digital medical records push exposes potential side effects
Boston Globe - May 11, 2009

Privacy Experts: Beware of the Inside Job
Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media - May 8, 2009

Lines drawn on comparing medical treatments
New York Times - May 7, 2009

In strategy shift, GE plans lower-cost health products
New York Times - May 8, 2009
Events & Product News
Compuware and AMDIS Team Up to Launch

DataCore unveils advanced site recovery solution for virtual and physical IT infrastructures

On Demand: Service Lines Strategies Workshop: Cardiovascular Physician Alignment
June 17, 2009: HIPAA Changes: New Compliance Strategies for New Marketing Models
June 26, 2009: ICU Overhaul 2009: Strategies to Reduce Costs and Improve Quality
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IT Forum

Is Stimulus Money Enough? Assume for a moment, there will be enough stimulus money to cover the cost of your electronic medical record system. Also assume that you receive the funds prior to your investment, so cost is not an issue. Will your EMR project succeed? [Read More]
Audio Feature

Preparing for RAC Appeals: With the RAC program being rolled out permanently nationwide, preparing for the appeals process is more important than ever. Ed Gaines, vice president and chief compliance officer with CBIZ Medical Management Professionals, an organization that provides medical coding, billing and physician practice management services to hospital-based physicians across the U.S., describes how hospitals are handling the appeals process. [Listen Now]
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