Category Archives: Healthcare Information Technology

The Affordable Care Act and Vascular Access

How the ACA’s Pay-For-Performance Programs Target Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections The mainstream media has primarily covered the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare) for how it affects health insurance. But as healthcare insiders, readers … Continue reading

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ASCO Meeting Features First Independent Comparison of Breast Cancer Genomic Tests

ASCO 2014 study reports: MammaPrint and BluePrint genomic tests provide more info about breast cancer than does the older, 21-gene test, according to the first independent assessment comparing the assays. Continue reading

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Novel 3-D Marker Is ‘Game Changer’ for Post-Surgical Radiation Therapy

Focal Therapeutics’s gamechanging BioZorb™ is a three-dimensional surgical marker to help identify the surgical excision site following soft tissue removal such as breast lumpectomy cavities. The marker makes it possible for physicians to visualize the surgical region post-surgery. This helps to improve clinical precision for post-operative treatments and follow-up. Continue reading

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Guest Blog: VGo and Aging in Place

By Eugene Spiritus, M.D. Chief Medical Officer VGo Communications While smart phones, computers and tablets have allowed people to better see and communicate with each other over distance, the arrival of the VGo telepresence robot has added a new dimension … Continue reading

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Cloud-Based Medical Data Exchange at Virtual HIMSS

Exchanging medical information in the cloud is getting more attention these days, as its patient-safety and economic advantages become more apparent. Among the leaders in this field is eMix, a client of ours. Florent Saint-Clair, eMix general manager, recently led … Continue reading

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PACS Replacement Market Heats Up: In Search of Bigger, Better, Faster

According to a recent report from market researcher KLAS, the PACS replacement market seems to be gathering momentum. Large hospitals are leading the parade. Continue reading

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Healthcare IT’s Failings: Even the Onion Has Noticed

How far behind is healthcare in the full and efficient use of information technology? So far behind that even The Onion has noticed. The satirical newspaper and website normally focuses on “stories” such as Joe Biden’s fascination with hot babes … Continue reading

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