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Doctors Driving IT Development with their Mobile Technology Choices

Doctors Driving IT Development with their Mobile Technology Choices

When physicians at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center started adopting smartphones a few years ago, they almost immediately looked for ways to use them in their clinical lives. Doctors liked being able to access their patients’ records and clinical tools anytime, from any place, so they pressured the hospital to give them access. With an estimated 81% of physicians using smartphones… Read more →

Complimentary Webinar with Elizabeth Woodcock

Complimentary Webinar with Elizabeth Woodcock

Elizabeth Woodcock speaks on how portals are improving practice work flows and 
keeping patients loyal. DATE: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 TIME: 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern Time Speaker: Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC Click here to register today! Practices using patient portals are finding that benefits go well beyond improved operating efficiencies – portals are also increasing patient satisfaction and loyalty. Join industry… Read more →

Health IT Tops Jobs List For College Grads

Health IT Tops Jobs List For College Grads

A career in health information technology (IT) is the hottest vocation for college graduates in this challenging economy, according to a study from the University of California San Diego Extension. The study, released last week, shows that health IT ranks first among the top ten careers listed and is described as a profession in which technicians update and organize medical… Read more →

Computerized Health Records Growing in California

Computerized Health Records Growing in California

Healthcare experts widely agree that computerized records can help doctors and hospitals avoid medical errors and improve the quality of care. On this score, California appears to be heading in the right direction: Growing numbers of doctors, hospitals and community clinics appear to be giving up their stacks of paper records in favor of technology that serves the same purpose,… Read more →

Will Electronic Health Records Save the Planet?

Will Electronic Health Records Save the Planet?

(CBS) Can switching from paper to electronic health records bring better health for patients? One thing’s for sure: the switch will be good for the health of the planet – at least if you believe the results of a new study by California-based health-care giant Kaiser Permanente. The study showed that electronic health records – EHRs in industry jargon –… Read more →

Rasmussen College Adds Electronic Health Records Course

Rasmussen College Adds Electronic Health Records Course

A move to electronic heath records has spurred Rasmussen College and other educational institutions to develop programs that train students for careers working with those systems. Digitization of medial records has been part of larger health care reform initiatives at both the state and national level. A federal bill mandates digitization of all medical records by 2014. The bill, including… Read more →

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