Health IT

April 16, 2010

The Mayo Clinic Trials Health’s New Big Brother

By Mystery User

Heart rate – good, glucose levels – fine, other vital signs – checked. Meet the future of healthcare monitoring, where this all takes place not in a hospital but in the home, hospice, retirement village or anywhere a patient needs to be monitored. And if researchers have their way, one day we could see people […]

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Tags: Dr Charles Bruce, GE, Intel


April 8, 2010

Mayo Receives Major Grant

By Mystery User

Mayo Clinic announced Tuesday it is one of four hospitals in the country to get millions of dollars in a technology grant. Mayo will receive $15 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of a Health Information Technology grant…   Mayo’s 15 million dollar grant is part of a […]

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Tags: health IT grant


April 8, 2010

Mayo Clinic: No plans for an iPad app – yet

By Mystery User

Apple Inc. is making it hard for the Mayo Clinic and hospitals around the country to keep up…   The Rochester-based non-profit hospital and research group had just launched it first apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch earlier this year…   Mayo spokeswoman Ginger Plumbo says the organization is not currently developing any iPad […]

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Tags: iPad App


March 23, 2010

Patient Billed for Phony Liposuction as Medical ID Theft Rises

By Mystery User

Sierra Morgan was billed $12,000 on her health-care credit card in November for liposuction, a procedure she never requested or had…   The Mayo Clinic uses electronic medical records and started adding patients’ photographs to them in the past year for safety and security, said Greg Warner, director of the Office for Compliance for the […]

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Tags: Greg Warner, liposuction, medical ID theft


March 9, 2010

Software That Saves Money and Lives

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

To help Mayo Clinic improve detection of potentially deadly aneurysms, IBM prescribed technology used to treat ailing business operations…   To help in their aneurysm hunt, radiologists at Mayo Clinic use special software developed with IBM that analyzes a three-dimensional brain scan.   Fortune, by Jon Fortt, 3/2010

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Tags: IBM, technology


March 8, 2010

Feeling sick? Mayo’s offering you an app for that

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Worrywart parents and borderline hypochondriacs, rejoice! Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has released a free iPhone app called Symptom Checker that provides a categorized database of aches and pains, coughs and wheezes, tingles and palpitations…   Another app, Mayo Clinic Meditation, launched in January with on-screen advice on “a form of alternative medicine that focuses on […]

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Tags: iPhone app, meditation app, symptom checker


February 26, 2010

Guerra On Healthcare: EMR Standards Committee Struggles

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Instead of recommending small adjustment to the Standards and Certification Interim Final Rule (IFR), the 10th meeting of the federal HIT Standards Committee was consumed by a fundamental, philosophical debate of just how specific the group should be in its regulations, and the nature of the regulatory process itself…   “We must be careful about […]

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Chute, EMR


February 25, 2010

February 24: Health Care Reform News

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Healthcare heavyweights call for reform At times, it’s felt like President Obama is the only one out there trying to resuscitate health care reform after Republican Scott Brown’s Massachusetts Senate victory. But this week, with the president’s health care summit looming on Thursday, some influential organizations are stepping forward with much-needed public support for a […]

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Tags: health care reform news


February 25, 2010

GE / Intel / Mayo Clinic Monitoring Technology Coverage

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

GE Healthcare, Intel and Mayo Clinic Explore New Models of Health Care Delivery GE Healthcare, Intel Corporation and Mayo Clinic are investigating a new model of health care delivery for patients at increased risk of rehospitalization that is designed to meet patients’ needs where they are, including in their homes.   Mayo Clinic will conduct […]

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Tags: GE, home monitoring, Intel


February 25, 2010

Can GE, Intel and Mayo bring good things to home monitoring?

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Three major consumer and health industry brand names are coming together to launch a telehealth home monitoring project: GE, Intel and the Mayo Clinic. Each organization has a deep bench and history in the health vertical, covering different segments of the market. With this project, 3 industry leaders partner to learn about home health monitoring’s […]

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Tags: GE, home monitoring, Intel


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