Health IT

May 2, 2013

How Kaiser bet $4 billion on electronic health records — and won

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

In July 1907, the first great breakthrough in medical IT took place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.: the paper medical record, dropped into a paper folder and stored in a file cabinet. Until then, information on patients was kept in a ledger that recorded all of a day’s patient visits, one after the […]

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Tags: electronic health records, InfoWorld, medical IT, medical record, paper medical record


October 12, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relation NY Times The Ups […]

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Tags: alzheimers, American Society for Preventive Cardiology, arthritis, Arthritis Today, Bismarck Tribune, Cardiology, Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research at Mayo Clinic, Doctor Radio, Dr. Dawn Milliner, Dr. Eric Matteson, Dr. Ronald Petersen, Dr. Stephen Kopecky


August 6, 2012

Bioinformatics Evolution Continues

By Mystery User

Even those working in the field aren’t completely together on what bioinformatics should entail, says Christopher Chute, MD, professor of biomedical informatics at the Mayo Clinic. “Biology and medicine are in two major camps, with the genomic people dealing in bioinformatics and clinical people dealing in either clinical or medical informatics,” he said.   Healthcare […]

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Tags: bioinformatics, Dr. Christopher Chute, healthcare IT


February 27, 2012

Supercomputer ‘Watson’ Tries Hand at Medicine

By Mystery User

IBM’s supercomputer Watson — the formidable Jeopardy! contestant who beat two humans by answering trivia questions at record speed — may be able to apply the same technology in a clinical setting and arrive at a diagnosis faster than a doctor can…So will a computer ever have the potential to replace a real, living breathing […]

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Tags: computers replacing doctors, IBM supercomputer, Jeopardy!, van Terheyden, Watson


February 22, 2012

Mayo Clinic and Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community Collaborators will Showcase Work at Conference

By Mystery User

Medical records are an invaluable tool in treating patients. When a caregiver has ample information regarding a person’s medical history, treatments are more effective and efficient. Unfortunately, few people have complete medical records — due, in large part, to a lack of any universal repository tools for keeping those records. Mayo Clinic, along with its […]

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Tags: 12th annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference & Exhibition, HiMSS, Las Vegas, medical records, Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community


February 16, 2012

Halle Tecco & Rock Health – Disrupting The Healthcare Space One Startup at a Time

By Mystery User

Rock Health is a seed accelerator targeting health-related mobile and web applications.  By bringing together the brightest minds in technology and health, Rock Health provides crucial funding, mentorship and operational support to selected high-potential, early stage start-ups…Startups in the healthcare space can apply to the Rock Health program, and a small group will then be […]

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Tags: Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, health-related mobile and web applications, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Rock Health


February 3, 2012

Minnesota: A shining star for health IT

By Mystery User

Minnesota is home to the Mayo Clinic – a world-renowned institution for medical care, research and education, employing more than 3,700 of the smartest physicians and scientists and scientists in the world and caring for patients from across the globe… From the thriving Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, to remote, frozen outposts like […]

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Tags: healthcare IT, International Falls, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities


January 17, 2012

National healthcare providers share product usage data

By Mystery User

National healthcare providers share product usage data, The Healthcare Transformation Group (HTG), a collaborative of Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic and Mercy, has performed product data analysis to determine specific product lines (based on volume) the group has in common… “We strongly believe that standards adoption in healthcare will support improved […]

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January 16, 2012

GE, Microsoft launch new health IT company

By Mystery User

General Electric and Microsoft will jointly establish a new, as-yet-unnamed healthcare IT company, combining their strengths to spur development of an open, interoperable technology platform and create clinical apps aimed at improving patient care worldwide… “Improving the quality of healthcare through innovative collaboration is a goal that we share with GE Healthcare and Microsoft,” said […]

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Tags: C. Michel Harper, GE Healthcare and Microsoft, MD


January 16, 2012

Apple Capitalizes On Doctors’ iPad Romance

By Mystery User

It’s well known that doctors love iPads. What’s less well known is that Apple has a strategy to capitalize on that romance with its technology… Johns Hopkins “has armed surgeons with iPad devices to use the Siemens application for imaging.” Mayo Clinic has 10,000 iPhones and 2,000 iPads, Apple said… InformationWeek, by Ken Terry, 12/2011

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