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August, 2011

August 30, 2011  10:17 AM

Venture Capital in health IT, alive and well, especially in Austin.

Posted by: AllinHIT
Angel investors, Health IT jobs, Health IT market, HITECH, VC funding, Venture Capital

The health care IT software and services market is projected to grow approximately 25% per year, till 2014.  While this growth is due to many factors, the primary credit can be attributed to the HITECH...

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August 22, 2011  2:31 PM

Unencrypted thumbs….are really dumb!

Posted by: AllinHIT
Data privacy and security, Encryption, HIPAA, Thumb drives, USB

This week Australia selected Accenture as a prime contractor, and selected some subcontractors, including Oracle and Orion Health, to develop Australia's "Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record" or PCEHR.  This PHR product will allow Australia's 22 million citizens access their...

August 12, 2011  11:57 AM

Consumer eHealth: A behemoth task, without you!

Posted by: AllinHIT
Clear Channel, Consumer health, Patient engagement, Vendor partnerships

Over a year ago, I blogged about the importance of patient education and its possible effect on increasing physician adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). At the time, I challenged the ONC to develop a patient and consumer health education plan, and I'm elated about their recent...

August 5, 2011  1:48 PM

Clinical decision support systems and HIEs can play a critical role in reducing ER errors

Posted by: AllinHIT
CDS, CDSS, clinical decision support, ED, Emergency department, Emergency room, ER

One hundred twenty four million people are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year.  Unfortunately, there are common mistakes of diagnosis, which contributes to the ER department having the highest number of malpractice suits in the hospital.   There is no doubt that implementing HIEs...

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