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Biometrics Bring Fingerprint ID to Hospitals

Before a few years ago, biometrics company Ultra-Scan had...

Online Health Care Next for AOL’s Steve Case

America Online Inc. co-founder Steve Case has a new...

FDA Requires Electronic Drug Labels

The Food and Drug Administration recently began requiring drug...

Studies Show Electronic Medical Records Make Financial Sense

Instituting electronic health records is an expensive proposition, especially...

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Kaiser EHR System Is Stalled, Employee Says

Shortly after a Kaiser Permanente project supervisor circulated an internal e-mail to more than 180,000 employees denouncing the company's...

US Health IT Standards Go Global

A set of data standards developed by HL7, a health IT standards accreditation organization in the United States, is...

Mapping the Cancer Genome

The Cancer Genome Atlas project, which aims to analyze the genomic sequences of cancers, recently started work on its...

Study: Nurses Not Trained for IT

With health care organizations investing millions into IT, it may seem a little strange to find that most nurses...

Study: Pay for Performance Could Save Lives, Money

Premier, a health alliance of more than 200 nonprofit hospitals and health care systems, recently released results from its...

CDC Unveils the FluChip

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Colorado at Boulder have developed a microchip-based test...

Medicare Services Agency Tests Personal Health Records

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a Baltimore-based agency, has selected vendors to test the feasibility of allowing covered...

Making Public Health IT Work

Expected to help manage every health crisis, from pandemics to chronic diseases, a new program is working to help...

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