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April 2008 Articles:

Editorial

$15.5 Million Rural Broadband Network Grant

AHRQ Awards $5 million for HIT Contracts

Physicians Support For National Health Insurance Grows

Crisis Looming for Healthcare Work Force

EDITORIAL


A Nation at Risk

by Michael McBride

With the recent opening of the "Hospital Compare" Web site (www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may be leading the race to transparency in healthcare and, consequently, to consumerism. ... more




IN THIS ISSUE

Hand-held Device Security Concerns Rise
According to a study derived from research conducted by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), theft and other security concerns are rising for use of hand-held devices and laptop computers by remote and mobile workers. ... more

Medical Identity Thefts Rise
In related news, medical identity theft is becoming an increasing concern as well as a reality for many. ... more

Medical Record Snooping on the Rise
Apparently, snooping around in medical records as opposed to stealing them is also on the rise as 14 more people affiliated with UCLA Medical Center are discovered trying to find out about their favorite celebrity, both inside and out. ... more

In-body Sensors on the Near Horizon?
Sometime in the next 20 years, when your body begins to tell you something, it may be information taken from in-body sensors. ... more

Medicare Launches South Carolina PHR Pilot
Medicare has launched a personal health record (PHR) pilot project for Medicare beneficiaries in South Carolina.... more

Wal-Mart Implementing EHR for Employees, In-store Clinics.
The top global retailer says in a company-issued statement that it is “committed to bringing about solutions to some of the most pressing healthcare challenges facing America’s working families.”... more


The Network Impact of 802.11n
While 802.11n will bring advances in bandwidth, throughput, and reliability to the WLAN, it may have unforeseen impacts on the network. Get ready for 802.11n.

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How can enabling information access across the care continuum help my organization?
A connected, interoperable system that expedites the exchange of electronic health records between ambulatory and acute-care facilities and consumers will help drive improvements in patient safety, the quality of care delivery, and financial performance across the care continuum.

Download a free white paper to learn more about the current challenges, drivers, and financial impact of enabling information accessibility.

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