Digital HealthCare & Productivity has seen some changes since it was started as an electronic magazine five years ago, and with the passing of the editor's baton, there will be more.
Youll see an increased focus on personalized medicine, begining with a recurring feature written by John Russell, highlighting news in the field. While personalized medicine has much development ahead of it, the field is shaping and being shaped by current health-IT and the two areas will continue to mature in tandem.
Dont get the wrong idea. DHP will continue to comprehensively cover the nuts and bolts of health-IT which have enormous potential to streamline and enhance health care delivery. Indeed many hurdles remain to health-IT adoption, but many improvements are being achieved with health-ITs help.
Youll also notice a new products section in the newsletter to highlight not just the concepts of health-IT, but the products that are enabling advances and pushing the field forward.
As a health-IT professional, what do you need to know to do your job better? I encourage your feedback. Where do think health-IT is going? What changes do you think are imminent, and which ones are overdue?
Write to Alli with your ideas for coverage, new products or contributed commentaries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two New Sections:
> Personalized Medicine Watch
> Latest Product Releases
The Real Cost Saver: Personalized Medicine
Sept. 23, 2008 | Much has been said about the ability of health-IT to reduce costs, reduce errors, and streamline health care. No doubt this is true and health-IT can cut costs and deliver benefit, though how much remains a matter of debate. My guess is it will be significant. Still, it may turn out that the really big cost (and life) saver is personalized medicine (PM).
Global Image Search
Sept. 23, 2008 | Its certainly not the first Web site to be likened to YouTube for medicine, but Medting.comformerly called MDPIXXmight just be the first truly global online repository of medical images and multimedia for physicians. The site, developed in Spain, also includes platforms for clinical exchange and telemedicine.
Survey Says Epocrates Enjoys iPhone Success
Sept. 16, 2008 | If the iPhone is the killer app that pushes thousands of physicians to adopt health-IT, then the Epocrates Rx drug and formulary reference might be the software equivalent. At least thats what San Mateo, Calif.-based Epocrates is claiming, based on the results of a customer survey.
Latest Product Releases:
> Nuance Communications Dragon Medical 10 speech recognition software
> CareTools medical record system for iPhone
> Vovici add-on for Oracle CRM
> McKesson automated medication cabinets
> Availity's CarePrescribe ePrescribing service for Florida
Next issue: Tuesday, September 30th