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Creating interoperable IT systems in healthcare

Before creating interoperable IT systems in healthcare, it is important to understand the meaning of interoperability. ‘Conceptual interoperability’ and ‘Data Information Knowledge Wisdom (DIKW) Pyramid’ are two terms used in a more generic context to indicate the exchange of data/information and its usage between different systems. DIKW Pyramid provides the basic difference between data and [...]

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Testing the way healthcare communicates

The evolution of communication has led to widespread sharing of ideas, knowledge, and information through various types of media (spoken language, written alphabet, printing press, telephone, and internet) that facilitate interaction among different people or organizations. Sharing information creates a well-informed community, effectively spreads knowledge and ideas, and propagates understanding of our environment.

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Global mHealth market to touch $10.2 billion by 2018: A new Transparency Market Research report

Driven primarily by factors like increasing occurrence of chronic diseases and adoption of smartphones, the global mHealth market, which is $1.3 billion in 2012, is estimated to reach $10.2 billion by 2018, at a 41.5% CAGR, according to a new Transparency Market Research report. The report evaluates the global mHealth market by making a cross [...]

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Russian healthcare IT spending to reach $882.0 million by 2017

A recent Frost & Sullivan research finds information and communication technology (ICT) to play a major role in the development of the Russian healthcare industry, and a top priority for investments.

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ICD-10 a cause of concern for physicians: Nuesoft survey

A recent survey conducted by Nuesoft Technologies finds that 96% of healthcare professionals are concerned about the bearing the migration to International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10) may have on their practices.

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Weight Loss and Exercise: Most Downloaded Personal Health Management Apps

From healthcare providers to the general population, everyone understands the preponderance of a healthy lifestyle. Gone are the days when a visit to the doctor was necessary for even the most basic, yet essential health advices. People today demand all their needs to be delivered to their doorstep, and in making that happen, technology plays [...]

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IT a key driver for OR success: SIS survey

Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a perioperative systems vendor, has found majority of the hospital executives and surgeons expressing confidence in information technology solutions for achieving overall success in the operating room.

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Fortis and GE Introduce Asia’s First eICU

GE Healthcare and Fortis Healthcare have introduced CritiNext, an electronic intensive care unit (eICU) facility, to enable small towns in India to have affordable critical care access. Considered the first eICU in the whole of Asia, CritiNext combines GE’s Centricity High Acuity Care Solutions and expert acute care from Fortis. In answer to the shortage [...]

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Supporting Image Data on the Cloud

Steve Tolle Senior Vice President Merge Healthcare In relation to Merge Honeycomb™, which was recently showcased at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Amoolya Moses, Assistant Editor, Health IT NEWS.Direct! caught up with Steve Tolle, Senior Vice President at Merge Healthcare, to gain insight into the cloud-based platform and the global imaging informatics market.

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Crowd-source gaming to help in malaria diagnosis

In an effort to combat malaria, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed an online game, accessible on mobile phones and personal computers, to help diagnose the disease.

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mhealth + Telehealth World 2013

mhealth + Telehealth World 2013