News, Health Care Technologies: Two reports from California HealthCare Foundation
February 12, 2008
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Wireless technologies have become ubiquitous in our society, allowing (or requiring) us to stay plugged in on a 24×7 basis. Health information technologies (HIT) governing hospital, pharmacy or administrative units, particularly management and protection of electronic health records (EHR), present complex and costly challenges to health care IT, administration and patient care teams.
Those interested in the progress of electronic data management and standards for health care systems may benefit from visiting the website of the California HealthCare Foundation, a non-profit health care advisory organization founded in 1996, based in Oakland.
CHCF issued a report in November 2007 entitled “Health Care Unplugged: The Evolving Role of Wireless Technology“. Written by Richard Adler, this 30-page report discusses ways in which the wireless infrastructure is unfolding in 2008 in the United States. The report is available free, online from the link above.
In January 2008, CHCF also released a report written by Bruce Merlin Fried entitled, “Gauging the Progress of the National Health Information Technology Initiative“. This 29-page report is available to read or download – at no cost -from the link above. Following is a screenshot of the table of contents from this publication:
Photo Credit – California HealthCare Foundation – Copyright 2008 – All rights reserved
Finally, their blog entitled iHealthBeat: Reporting Technology’s Impact on Health Care reprises daily news on HIT from all over the U.S. Note that to gain full access to the contents of iHealthBeat, you will need to register, provide an email and use a log-in.