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Top 6 tips for e-patients

May 4, 2012, 9:31 am by Healthcare IT News

Gone are the days when patients can afford to be passive about their healthcare, says Nancy Finn, author of the new book e-Patients Live Longer: The Complete Guide to Managing Health Care Using Technology. read more


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Will health sensors make humans immortal?

Not so fast! We need to get from here to there. Today, health/behavior monitoring and quantification sensors are all the rage. The Fitbit, a wearable sensor, is one of the more popular wearable tech devices for tracking your health. Fitbit tracks your activity (steps), diet, and even your sleep patterns. You can interact with the Fitbit using a series of tapping sequences and the Fitbit syncs all your data with your phone and computer. Then the process is to quantify, analyze, and optimize your wake and sleep life. Doing all this will not help you avoid your ultimate demise, but it could contribute to a longer life and better yet, one where you're in better health along your life's time-line. The concept is that if you are monitoring your activity, food, and sleep, you can make adjustments to improve these areas; thus better health. The Fitbit Flex is only $99! Get started Buy directly from Fitbit

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Ebola Protective Masks Are In High Demand

With the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Ebola protective gear like masks are being bought up quickly. Historically when the threat of a pandemic hits the news, the "preparers" of the world stock up. One on the first line of defense is the Ebola mask. Learn more about what types of Ebola masks can protect you here.

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A busy week for Stage 7 hospitals
Healthcare IT News : October 22, 2014, 11:20 am
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences was announced as the latest HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 award winner on Wednesday. It's the most recent provider to climb the ladder toward complete EMR maturity in the past week. read more

IBM teams with UM on analytics project
Healthcare IT News : October 22, 2014, 10:58 am
With its sights set on leveraging predictive analytics in the clinical setting, IBM has teamed up with a mobility solutions provider to develop an early warning system for critically ill patients.    read more

VDI as a BYOD strategy: pros and cons
Healthcare IT News : October 22, 2014, 10:50 am
Wes Wright, chief information officer of Seattle Children's Hospital, had a couple big reasons for embracing a virtual desktop infrastructure strategy for the 323-bed tertiary care facility. "Speed and ubiquity," he says. But soon he found a bonus. [See also: BYOD tips: Keep it simple, be nimble] read more

The difference between User Stories and Software Requirements Specifications
Healthcare IT News : October 22, 2014, 9:31 am
It was on February, 2001, when seventeen practitioners formed what was called The Agile Manifesto. It seems that since then, we started to hear of the term User Story, although, as will be shown below, it seems that the term appeared before that date. The questions that may pop-up on someone’s head are, is the User Story just a fancy name for the user requirement? Or, it is actually a new mindset of thinking in the way of dealing with user requirements? read more

Ebola case puts focus on health IT needs
Healthcare IT News : October 22, 2014, 7:45 am
The Ebola cases in the United States, despite their limited numbers, have generated considerable discussion and anxiety. The discussion has included health IT because of the initial assertion that the Dallas hospital electronic health record led to the first U.S. Ebola case being sent home. The assertion was subsequently refuted, but it initiated conversation about whether the EHR was really to blame and, eventually, how EHRs might lean forward and help in such circumstances. read more