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NEWS: IBM to support Spanish healthcare provider in coordinating care

Catalonia, Spain-based Catalan Institute of Health (ICS) has chosen IBM Corporation to partner in their novel care coordination pilot initiative that facilitates coordinated care by allowing care givers (social workers, nurses, and physicians) to view a single patient’s record from a massive volume of Big Data.

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NEWS: MedeAnalytics to provide Accountable Care Solution to State of Mississippi Medicaid

MedeAnalytics, Inc, a provider of performance management solutions for the healthcare industry has announced that the State of Mississippi Medicaid will be incorporating MedeAnalytics’ Accountable Care Solution into their Medicaid Electronic Health Records System (MEHRS) application. The main objective of this initiative is to integrate clinical and claims information from numerous health information exchanges for [...]

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NEWS: Sectra wins a six year contract from Swedish healthcare provider Region Skane

Sectra AB, a provider of medical imaging IT solutions, has won a six-year contract worth SEK 55.8 million- from a Swedish healthcare provider Region Skane. The new deal involves developing, maintaining, and supporting Sectra IT solutions, used in nuclear medicine, radiology, clinical physiology, and mammography units for communicating and managing patient health data, throughout the [...]

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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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NEWS: CSIR and HP partner to better rural healthcare scenario by launching a cloud-enabled eHealth center

In rural India, healthcare infrastructure consists of a Primary Healthcare Center (PHC) for a population of 30,000 and a Sub-Center for every 5000 people. This healthcare model is plagued by several problems such as inexistence of tools for remote monitoring and management, lack of standardized health information that can be accessed, and inability to provide [...]

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NEWS: Keonics wins #INRS#27 crore-worth project from State Health Society, Bihar

Bangalore-based, Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KEONICS) has been awarded a Rs.27 crore-worth, 3 year, telemedicine project by the Patna-based State Health Society, Bihar (SHSB). Through this project, Keonics will set up a telemedicine network across rural Bihar, considered as the first state implementing telemedicine on such a large scale. Scheduled to begin from [...]

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UMass Memorial Health Care contracts Informatica and MedCPU to lower preventable hospital readmissions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have initiated the Hospital Readmissions Reduction (HRR) Program that reduces reimbursements to hospitals that have an increased readmission rate. Aligning with this initiative of lowering avoidable readmissions, UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) has roped-in Informatica Corporation, a data integration software provider, and MedCPU Inc., a provider of [...]

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Norway government awards five-year national EHR contract to Accenture

Accenture has been awarded a five-year contract to develop and deploy a national EHR system by the Norwegian Directorate of Health, an agency governed by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, is responsible for executing health polices, regulations and statutes, and monitoring public health and care services. For Accenture, this is another feather [...]

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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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