This week’s Health Wonk Review (our Health Policy and IT Carnival) is available at Tinker Ready’s Boston Health Blog. It’s got lots of scary photos but don’t let that keep you from seeing what’s going on this week.
John Biggs at TechCrunch says DeepDyve is like iTunes for Scientific and Papers. The DeepDyve site, launched today, offers full-text search of scientific articles along with 99 cent downloads and a subscription service that allows you to read as many papers as you’d like. Articles… Read More
General Electric (GE) unveiled its $250 million GE Healthymagination Fund which was created to make investments in promising healthcare technology companies. If you’ve got some good ideas and think you can get the concepts to market, start your business plan and get in line for… Read More
I got a note from the nice folks at Software Advice reminding us that this Friday marks the close of the first reporting period for Recovery Act funds. Any grants or loans awarded between February 17th (the signing of the bill) and September 30th will… Read More
The LPN to RN Blog has a nice posting on 101 Ways to Use Twitter in Your Hospital. It’s worth checking out.
On Jan. 15, 2009 the United States Department of Health and Human Services released the final rules for the updated X12 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transaction definitions, version 005010 to be used in conjunction with HIPAA and completed by January 2013. At the same time,… Read More
These days I gets lots of emails with questions like “What’s RxNorm?” and “How should we use UMLS in our software?” These subject areas are important to cover because if you’re doing any work in healthcare interoperability and don’t know about UMLS and code sets… Read More
I just ran across Robin Wauters’ post over at TechCrunch about 10 Words I Would Love To See Banned From Press Releases. It’s a great summary of my own frustrations as a blogger who sees tons of press releases a week. Don’t get me wrong,… Read More
Most of us in the healthcare IT believe the ARRA (stimulus) bill is a Good Thing for the industry in general. Many existing companies will be able to sell more products and many new companies will be formed to create electronic medical records solutions. I… Read More
I grew up in Houston and normally it’s not exactly the best place to be in the middle of Summer (it’s pretty hot and humid); however, this Summer is different because we have the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in healthcare unconference taking place… Read More