Wednesday, July 29, 2009

NIH Scientists Encouraged to Support Wikipedia

The National Institutes of Health recently co-hosted a training session with Wikipedia Foundation to instruct members of the NIH community in authoring and editing content for Wikipedia. The online encyclopedia sees it as a way to increase and improve health-related content...MORE

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cell Phones as Repository for Personal Health Records

With increasing numbers carrying mobile phones, these devices are seen as a way for individuals to monitor health by monitoring diabetes, blood pressure, or other indicators for chronic conditions. Regularly gathered information could be easily stored with historical health data and shared with health providers responsible for patient management...MORE

Monday, July 20, 2009

Healthcare Information Management Executives Surveyed on CPOE

Computerized physician order entry systems are available in 199 of 335 hospitals represented by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), however respondents indicated that full adoption of the systems in their institutions may take more than 2 years...MORE