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Health IT outsourcing: a rising priority
Healthcare IT News : November 24, 2015, 8:14 am
Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of health systems with more than 300 beds -- and 81 percent of providers with fewer than 300 beds -- are shifting their focus to IT outsourcing for development and complex infrastructure services.
Black Book Research surveyed 1,030 hospital CIOs and IT leaders and 243 CFOs and financial executives from 266 hospitals and the business managers from 1,400 outpatient, alternative care and physician practices for their insights on technology and outsourcing services options.
Dell launches new cloud analytics tools
Healthcare IT News : November 24, 2015, 8:11 am
As more than 50,000 medical professional prepare to head to Chicago for RSNA next week, Dell has unveiled new imaging and analytics tools built on partnerships with two other technology firms.
[See also: Dell buys EMC in $67B mega merger]
Epocrates pulls plug on Bugs + Drugs
Healthcare IT News : November 24, 2015, 7:22 am
Epocrates, an athenahealth subsidiary, pulled its Bugs + Drugs app from the App Store this past week, two years after the free mobile tool was found by physician reviewers at the iMedicalApps review site to be rife with errors.
Cerner, InterSystems EHRs dominate overseas markets
Healthcare IT News : November 24, 2015, 7:14 am
Even though much of what CIOs and IT departments hear about electronic health record adoption is about providers in the U.S., adoption rates are increasing in many other countries and the market landscape looks somewhat different.
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USDA increases rural telehealth funding
Healthcare IT News : November 24, 2015, 6:29 am
U.S. Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, announced the expansion of the USDA Rural Development's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program with $23.4 million in additional funding for 75 new projects in 31 states.
Grants may be used to purchase telemedicine educational tools, equipment and services in rural areas, and are contingent upon each recipient meeting the grant agreement terms.
[See also: USDA grants to support telemedicine in rural areas]