Healthcare Transformation

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IDC Health Insights' top 10 connected health predictions identify major trends that will impact the U.S. healthcare IT landscape in 2012, and many will continue to impact the industry for the months and years to follow. connected health predictions for the healthcare industry in 2012. Ongoing market dynamics and trends will affect the acquisition, implementation, and use of connected health technology by U.S. healthcare providers, payers, and consumers. Increased understanding of these forthcoming changes w

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Australian ehealth implementation is progressing at a dynamic rate, towards the implementation of the personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR) system scheduled to go live in June 2012. The Australian government has identified and confirmed its commitment to ehealth as a key part of its strategy to transform the delivery of healthcare in Australia.

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IDC Health Insights' top 10 healthcare provider predictions identify major trends that will impact the U.S. provider IT landscape in 2012.  The title of this year's provider predictions report is "Moving on from Meaningful Use to Healthcare Reform." This reflects a key change in the market as well as my research agenda for the following year, I'll be turning away from foundational technologies for providers such as EHR, and moving toward infrastructure and analytics solutions that help organizations pr

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A tweeting healthier heart

By Silvia Piai

The Catharina Hospital of Eindhoven (the Netherlands), in partnership with Philips, has just launched the first "Twitter" enabled treatment of a patient with a heart rhythm disorder. Patient Ad Langendonk (@hartpatientAd )from Eindhoven, suffering from heart rhythm disorder and  his cardiologist, Dr Lukas Dekker (@cardioloogLukas) will tweet about events before, during and after a minimally-invasive intervention to remedy Ad Langendonk’s arrhythmias. This initiative, similarly to others going on

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ACO Readiness Making Progress

By Cynthia Burghard

  Earlier this week the Texas Health Institute hosted the Austin ACO Forum which brought together participants from physician practices, hospitals and technology suppliers to share initiatives and thoughts about the emergence of accountable care.  The central theme of the forum was relying on an external yet to be defined future state.  Speakers provided insight into actions that can be taken and included representatives from a physician practice that had taken many steps towards "ACO re

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