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Enterprise Video's Data Problem

Corporate video is exciting, but there’s not enough focus on the consequences of storing all that unstructured data. Read More >

The Enabler

For Sandy Aronson, IT is a higher calling, helping to pave the way for an entirely new approach to healthcare. Read More >

National Health Network Should Be Set Up For Research

A Washington-based nonprofit think tank and advocacy group says the Nationwide Health Information Network should be set up to conduct clinical research. Read More >

Expert Voices: Working Together to Improve the Healthcare IT Prognosis at Montefiore

The Bronx's Montefiore Medical Center has worked hard to develop state-of-the-art clinical IT systems. What are they doing right, and what does it mean for the future of healthcare? Read More >

Business Objects Announces Data Quality Suite, New Services

Business Objects reveals a new suite of data quality tools and global services amid some concerns that it may be cutting into its partner channel. Read More >

Army Taps 3M for RFID Tracking of Medical Records

The Army will use RFID to track the medical records of thousands of personnel stationed at Texas' Fort Hood and their dependents. Read More >

Q&A: How to Pitch a $270M Project

Bert Reese, CIO of Sentara Healthcare, had to convince his board of directors that a 10-year project overhauling the company's clinical information systems was worth the price tag. Read More >

Data Quality Fact Sheet

Poor data results in poor business decisions, but maintaining accurate data needn't require that business grind to a halt. In-house cleansing software can help your company tidy up its data without involving a third party too deeply—thus avoiding the Read More >

Report: Health Care IT Market Looks Fit

A new study examines the outlook for IT in the nation's biggest industry—health care. In the United States, it's expected to reach almost $40 billion by 2009. Read More >

Electronic Medication Reminder Device Found Effective

In a study from Johns Hopkins, a pocket-size device giving electronic-voice reminders to "take your medicine" proved to be a success for people living with HIV whose memory is slightly impaired by the virus. Read More >

Clinical Trials Portal Unveiled

An international portal aggregating various sources of information on the outcomes of clinical trials and about ongoing clinical trials has been established. Read More >

Electronic Health Data Helping Katrina Victims

The federal government is working to create a common database of prescription drug records of Katrina evacuees from large retail pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers and government sponsored health plans. Read More >

Oracle Implements Thai Electronic Medical Records

In a partnership with the government of Thailand, Oracle will set up a national electronic health record system that will be used for clinical and research purposes. Read More >

Medicare Lacks Health IT

Of the 40 million elderly patients covered by Medicare, most visit doctors who use very little information technology. Read More >

Software Scans Patient Files for Clues to Disease

Harvard scientists hope to build a computer system that can scan patients' medical records to automatically find disease clues. Read More >

Rural Hospital Shifts to Just One IT Vendor

The new director of IT at a rural hospital found dozens of clinical systems, a hefty IT bill, and a need to simplify. Read More >

Contest Pits Electronic Medical Records Against Pen and Paper

Pen and paper often won out in terms of speed at the demonstration, but there's more to patient care than watching the clock, attendees learned at the Toward an Electronic Patient Record conference. Read More >

e-Prescriptions Can Work, Consultants Contend

In response to a JAMA study that reported increases in some medication errors due to new computerized systems, health IT consultancy Capgemini releases recommendations on how to avoid problems. Read More >

E-Pharmacists Improve Patient Safety, Staff Efficiency

Hospital staff can now electronically access a 24-hour pharmacist service, even when there is no pharmacist available on-site. Read More >

New Eclipsys Clinical Apps Ease Drug Orders

Latest release reduces the number of clicks physicians need to make to complete an order and automatically adds in billing codes to eliminate additional entries. Read More >

Doctors Using Handhelds, But Not for Medicine

U.S. physicians are five times as likely as general consumers to use handheld computers, but they're mostly using them to keep track of appointments rather than to access electronic medical records. Read More >

The Downside Managing of Up

CIOs are working hard to gain a seat at the executive table. But are they leaving their lieutenants behind? The consequences are harsh when cios forget to manage down as they climb up the ladder. Read More >

Data Management: Getting Clean

Sophisticated business intelligence tools give executives greater "visibility" into their company's operations than ever before, but they're useless—and even self-defeating— if the underlying data's not clean.

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Building Archimedes - a Q&A with 'Dr. Data'

Online exclusive: David Eddy tells Executive Editor Allan Alter how he and Kaiser Permanente's Leonard Schlessinger conceived and built a software modeling program that attempts to boost the quality of health care at less cost. Read More >

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