Category Archives: UnitedHealth

$400 Million Broadband Allocation Planned

Expanding patient access to medical specialists is the goal of a new, permanent $400 million annual allocation to promote or develop high-speed communications links to rural providers. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made the announcement Wednesday at 190-bed Oakland (Calif.) Children’s … Continue reading

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How Hospitals Use Social Media for Philanthropy.

By Ron Shinkman Hospitals are increasingly turning to social media to for their fundraising efforts, part of a trend in healthcare to try and find ways to locate funds for both institutions and individuals. For instance, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s … Continue reading

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Diversity Inc.’s Interview With Bernard Tyson, Next CEO of Kaiser Permanente.

Bernard J. Tyson will be the next Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. The board of directors of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan announced that Tyson will succeed George Halvorson, who is retiring next year. Tyson, the current President … Continue reading

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Report: Many of Top 10 Tech Health Hazards Linked to I.T.

Patient care research firm ECRI Institute has published its sixth annual list of the Top 10 health care technology hazards. Three of the hazards have a direct link to information technology with several others closely related. “The inherent complexity of … Continue reading

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CMS Issues Corrections to Rule Implementing Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a document correcting errors in its final rule implementing the requirements for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive program. Most of the corrections in the 10-page document, published in the Oct. 23 Federal … Continue reading

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EHRs Reduce Medical Errors Among HIV Patients.

Electronic health records reduced medical errors in hospitalized HIV patients from 16 percent to 1.1 percent, a 93 percent reduction, according to three studies presented at the ID Week conference in San Diego last week and reported by Medpage Today. HIV patients admitted to the hospital … Continue reading

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More than 300 Vendors Share Ambulatory-care EHR Market.

Remember those old sword-and-sandal historical epics, with their “cast of  thousands” hacking and clubbing at each other in hand-to-hand combat? To the hordes of vendors of electronic health-record systems designed for office-based physicians, those struggles may seem like halcyon days. … Continue reading

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Doctors Need Spectrum, STAT!

LISTA, HTTP and our members often discuss the transformative potential of technology. We promote technology, innovation and broadband connectivity because it empowers communities, reveals new possibilities, and changes lives. But technology can also improve health, quality of care – and … Continue reading

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10 health IT Wishes for 2012

It’s easy to make predictions about health IT for the year to come, but what if someone asked what your IT wishes were for 2012? What would you like to see happen most in the health IT space? We asked … Continue reading

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According to Accenture, Modern Health… U.S. Ahead of Other Countries in Physician Health IT Adoption

The U.S. is a leader in physician health IT adoption and use, according to a new eight-country study released by Accenture, Modern Healthcare reports. The study — titled, “Connected Health: The Drive to Integrated Healthcare Delivery — was based on … Continue reading

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