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This Healthcare Magazine is the source for a plethora of unique Healthcare articles. Several notable figures in the medical industry, from top med schools and hospitals are featured in the Medical Sciences section, with their expert knowledge of the field.

Issue 26 | 2012

Issue 26

  • IT
  • Foreword

    Healthcare’s Transformation
    Data and mobility lead the way

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    Information Technology

    Make Big Data Economical and Actionable for Faster and Better Healthcare

    Visual effects software is more commonly associated with the movie and gaming industries but is today being used in pharmaceutical and life science research laboratories to digitally visualise simulate and replicate micro biological processes that ma..

    Can Animation Software Help Find Cures for Cancer and HIV?

    Visual effects software is more commonly associated with the movie and gaming industries but is today being used in pharmaceutical and life science research laboratories to digitally visualise simulate and replicate micro biological processes that ma..

    Vendor Neutral Archives
    Solving the Challenges of Medical Information Management

    The efficient management of medical information lies at the heart of effective patientcentred care The industry is turning to Vendor Neutral Archives VNA to solve this challenge but what does the industry buzz word mean and how can it really help..

    Liquid Data
    Fuel for Collaboration on the Road to Innovation in Healthcare

    Predictive preventive pesonalised and participatory are the 4Ps of nextgeneration healthcare This approach shifts the emphasis from reactive to preventative and from disease to wellness This article talks about the role information plays in enabling ..

    Clinician Role Changes Delivering Patient – Centered Workflow

    For information technology to play a valuable role in reducing healthcare costs while enhancing quality of care it must be deployed within newly defined workflow that completely reinvents how care is delivered professionals provide the care and techn..

    Evolving and Enabling Standards for Mobile Health Adoption

    Although providers see mHealths promise to increase productivity in the healthcare system they still exhibit reservations in moving quickly to adopt this new technology for several good reasons Providers are looking for guidance in identifying creati..

    How an ICT–based System to Monitor Gait Can Make a Difference in Asia

    A gait screening tool used in a variety of applications is described Details of a longitudinal study on elderly people attending an exercise class are provided Results show that simple information to the individual and person running the exercise cla..

    Personal Connected Health
    The technology revolution in healthcare

    High costs inconsistent quality disparities in access and resource inefficiencies are creating pressure to adopted connected health Remote patient monitoring is showing positive results and the market for health technologies is growing However connec..

    Accessing Health Data
    Striking a balance between security and usability

    Health data must be managed and utilised wisely or analysts users may risk losing access to the very information that is vital to improving healthcare Data stewards must apply industry best practices to secure the hardware and software on which data..

    Data Exchange and Analytics

    The use of clinical information beyond the patient encounter is decisively lacking To create an environment where organisaions achieve continuous health maintenance new tools that leverage data exchange and analytics are needed This article presents ..

    How ‘Meaningful Use’ and Health IT Collaboration are Enabling the Evolution of Healthcare

    Transforming healthcare will require a broad interoperable Health IT system allowing healthcare providers to share and use patient data reliably and securely This article outlines how US programs are supporting essential Health IT building blocks and..

    The EHR
    Climbing the Adoption Curve

    The electronic health record and its related technologies are new innovations that hold the promise of transforming healthcare Nonetheless all innovations encounter an uphill struggle of adoption Meaningful Use and the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model are tw..

    Connectivity in Healthcare a Foundation for Quality Care
    Leveraging the 12 best practices for health IT to improve care and reduce costs

    The healthcare landscape is more complex and multidimensional than ever 12 health IT best practices developed will help healthcare executives providers and administrators recognise the critical elements required to implement and support a viable heal..

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