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March 11, 2013
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  Technology Trends 
 
  • Cloud-based solution to help small, midsized providers
    A partnership has been formed between Oracle and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to create CloudConnect Health IT. The initiative focuses on the creation of a cloud-based identity management solution that could help address the needs of clinicians at small and medium-sized health facilities. Healthcare IT News (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
A Guide to Healthcare IT Disaster Recovery
Prepare for and mitigate unforeseen events in your datacenter. Read how it's done at Adventist Health Systems. Inside: Steps to Deliver Highly Available Patient Care, Uncover Disaster Recovery Myths and Realities, Top 10 Disaster Recovery Best Practices, A Quick-Start Guide to Disaster Recovery, Disaster Recovery 101 - The Basics. Download now.
  EHRs and MU 
 
  • Interactive map shows hospitals attesting to MU
    A data visualization initiative was introduced by Social Health Insights at HIMSS13 last week. The project employs an interactive map to show Medicare providers and hospitals that demonstrate EMR meaningful use. It also uses the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers Survey to compare the facilities' patient satisfaction scores. MedCityNews.com (3/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Starting a Startup – Important Things to Consider
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  mHealth 
  • Vital Images' TAVR planning app lands 510(k) clearance
    The FDA has cleared Vital Images, a Toshiba Medical Systems unit, to market a planning application for transcatheter aortic valve replacements. The CT TAVR planning app allows doctors to image and measure the vascular anatomies of patients with aortic vascular disorders to guide the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up planning process. HealthImaging.com (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Office of Naval Research releases anti-PTSD app for field testing
    The Office of Naval Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are partnering in the development of the Stress Resilience Training System, an application aimed at helping to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder. The iPad app is a training tool that uses game play and biofeedback to help military personnel recognize signs of stress and build up resistance to it. The app will undergo field testing in San Diego next month. Military.com/U.S. Navy (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Drug data website offers info to patients via free app
    A free mobile application has been introduced by medication data website Drugs.com to enable patients to access their medication records as well as news and information about drug interactions and health. "The latest Drugs.com Medication Guide app is a practical tool to shorten this learning curve for both patients and caregivers alike. Medication management, safety and adherence will simply become easier," said Philip Thornton, Drugs.com's chief executive. Drug Store News (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Thinking Outside the Box
To stay relevant, companies need to spend as much time generating ideas for the future as they do running their businesses today. Read Boomtown: Think Like a Startup

  Advancing Care With IT 
 
  • People with, without diabetes lower blood pressure using telehealth
    Using telehealth tools to monitor and report blood pressure and other medical information was associated with improvements in blood pressure and provided support for lifestyle changes, according to a study that was to be presented at the American College of Cardiology conference. Participants without diabetes saw their blood pressure improve by 58.2%, while participants with diabetes reduced their blood pressure by 45.2%. The study was supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New videocast covers telehealth issues
    A free videocast, "This Month in Telemedicine," which will air live every month, was recently launched by the American Telemedicine Association. The videocast will highlight issues such as telehealth funding opportunities, innovative payment mechanisms and updates on state and federal policies that affect telehealth. BeckersHospitalReview.com (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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