E-health - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21617 en Healthcare.gov experiences maintenance outage on deadline day http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/healthcaregov-experiences-maintenance-outage-deadline-day-239507?source=rss_e-health <p>The U.S. government's flagship health insurance exchange website, Healthcare.gov, was temporarily shut down Monday, the deadline for people to sign up for health coverage under the new law.</p> <p>Monday's outage was intentional so that technicians could fix a software bug, a Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman said via email. Teams extended the site's regular overnight maintenance window and "brought the system online gradually to best meet consumer demand," she added.</p> The Industry Standard E-government E-health IT Management Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:21:09 +0000 admin 239507 at http://www.infoworld.com Forrester outlines IT imperatives for health care providers http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-health/forrester-outlines-it-imperatives-health-care-providers-239045?source=rss_e-health <p>Few deny that the health care industry in the U.S. faces tremendous pressure to change. Few deny the role that technology will play in stimulating this change, either.</p> <p>Uncertainty creeps in, though, when health care organizations try to address their health care needs. This is especially true of health care providers -- the hospitals, medical offices, clinics and myriad long-term care facilities that account for roughly 70 percent of health care spending and that have spent much of the 21st century rushing to catch up to other vertical industries.</p> E-health IT Management Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:29:36 +0000 admin 239045 at http://www.infoworld.com Thought Obamacare was messy? Wait until electronic health records come online http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/thought-obamacare-was-messy-wait-until-electronic-health-records-come-online-237919?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/health_records.jpg" alt="Thought Obamacare was messy? Wait until electronic health records come online" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Applications Consumerization of IT E-health Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237919 at http://www.infoworld.com Health care revs up for big drive into the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/health-care-revs-big-drive-the-cloud-238092?source=rss_e-health <p>According to a report <a href="http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/north-america-healthcare-cloud-computing-market-54089599.html" target="_blank">from Markets to Markets</a>, we're looking at a cloud computing market for North American health care of about $6.5 billion by 2018, up from $1.8 billion in 2013. The predicted growth is no surprise, given the number of reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA), the changes in other laws including one protecting our private health data, emerging payment models, and so on.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard E-health Cloud Computing Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 238092 at http://www.infoworld.com The HealthCare.gov rabbit hole: Where's the data going? http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-health/the-healthcaregov-rabbit-hole-wheres-the-data-going-232124?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/health_records.jpg" alt="The HealthCare.gov rabbit hole: Where's the data going?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> The Industry Standard E-health Web Applications Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 232124 at http://www.infoworld.com The inside scoop on how HealthCare.gov is getting fixed http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/the-inside-scoop-how-healthcaregov-getting-fixed-231794?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/49OPreality_hp.jpg" alt="The inside scoop on how HealthCare.gov is getting fixed" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Yesterday, Healthcare.gov relaunched with a new user interface and a bunch of back-end improvements.</p> E-government E-health Application Development Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 231794 at http://www.infoworld.com HealthCare.gov's enrollment system crashes http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/healthcaregovs-enrollment-system-crashes-230210?source=rss_e-health <p>The enrollment and insurance application system at the troubled HealthCare.gov website was down for about 90 minutes Monday, officials said.</p><p>The outage began at about 12:40 p.m. EST. While application and enrollment tools weren't available for website users, other parts of the website worked, said Julie Bataille, director of the Office of Communications at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS].</p> E-government E-health Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:40:01 +0000 ccraig 230210 at http://www.infoworld.com Google, Oracle, Red Hat join HealthCare.gov effort http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/google-oracle-red-hat-join-healthcaregov-effort-229992?source=rss_e-health <p>Employees of Google, Oracle and Red Hat have joined the U.S. government's effort to fix the ailing HeathCare.gov, officials said Thursday.</p> <p>"Dozens" of workers have come aboard the project in recent days, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. HealthCare.gov, where U.S. residents without health insurance are supposed to be able to shop for coverage, has been plagued with slow load times, time outs and other problems since its Oct. 1 launch.</p> Google Oracle Red Hat E-government E-health Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:54:16 +0000 admin 229992 at http://www.infoworld.com 6 IT outsourcing lessons learned from HealthCare.gov's troubled launch http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/6-it-outsourcing-lessons-learned-healthcaregovs-troubled-launch-228801?source=rss_e-health <p>The <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/healthcaregov-heal-thyself-where-start-229170">troubled launch of the U.S. federal government's healthcare information exchange</a> is a high-profile example of outsourced IT gone wrong. The $400 million project, which was supposed to be a one-stop online shop for Americans seeking health insurance, made headlines for its bugs and glitches.</p> E-government E-health Outsourcing Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:05:02 +0000 admin 228801 at http://www.infoworld.com HealthCare.gov, heal thyself -- but where to start? http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/healthcaregov-heal-thyself-where-start-229170?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/doctor_tablet.jpg" alt="HealthCare.gov, heal thyself -- but where to start?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Brian Jackson</p></em></div> Cringely E-government E-health Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:30:28 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 229170 at http://www.infoworld.com Ailing Obamacare site to get a 'tech surge' http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/ailing-obamacare-site-get-tech-surge-229126?source=rss_e-health <p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is boosting the IT trauma team giving urgent care to the Obamacare website, which has badly malfunctioned since its launch almost three weeks ago.</p> <p>The embattled agency <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/digitalstrategy/doing-better-making-improvements-healthcaregov.html" target="_blank">said</a> on Sunday that it is working around the clock and calling in an A-Team of IT experts as it scrambles to cure the ills plaguing HealthCare.gov.</p> E-government E-health Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:33:35 +0000 admin 229126 at http://www.infoworld.com How federal cronies built -- and botched -- Healthcare.gov http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/how-federal-cronies-built-and-botched-healthcaregov-228724?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/49OPreality_hp.jpg" alt="How political cronies built -- and botched -- Healthcare.gov" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The biggest problem with Healthcare.gov seems simple enough: It was built by people who are apparently far more familiar with government cronyism than they are with IT.</p> E-government E-health Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228724 at http://www.infoworld.com IT experts: HealthCare.gov is still a mess http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/it-experts-healthcaregov-still-mess-228409?source=rss_e-health <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/49OPreality_hp.jpg" alt="IT experts: Heathcare.gov is still a mess" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>No question about it: HealthCare.gov is a wreck.</p> <p>What's tougher to pin down, at least from the outside, is what's broken, how it broke, and what's the best way to go about fixing it.</p> The Industry Standard E-government E-health Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:05:30 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228409 at http://www.infoworld.com The savvy tech strategy behind Obamacare http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/the-savvy-tech-strategy-behind-obamacare-222251?source=rss_e-health <div id="photo" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 150px; height: 215px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/douglas-fridsm-200x300.jpg" alt="Doug Fridsma, chief scientist, HHS ONC" width="150" height="200" align="right" /><p align="right"><strong><em>Doug Fridsma</em></strong></p></div> Applications Application Development Consumerization of IT E-health IT Management Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 222251 at http://www.infoworld.com Big Brother tech might be America's last hope for health http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/big-brother-tech-might-be-americas-last-hope-health-219611?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 336px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/virtual_exam.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="326" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Robin Jareaux</p></em></div> Applications Big Data Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Big Data E-health Mobile Apps Social Networking Fri, 31 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 219611 at http://www.infoworld.com How Kaiser bet $4 billion on electronic health records -- and won http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/how-kaiser-bet-4-billion-electronic-health-records-and-won-217731?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/health_records.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Applications Data Management Mobile Technology The Industry Standard E-health Mobile Apps Data Management Thu, 02 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 217731 at http://www.infoworld.com A better way to share and store electronic health records http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/better-way-share-and-store-electronic-health-records-217126?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/health_records.jpg" alt="A better way to share and store electronic health records" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Applications Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT E-health Cloud Storage Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 217126 at http://www.infoworld.com Health records exchange: Many standards, many doubts http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-health/health-records-exchange-many-standards-many-doubts-216520?source=rss_e-health <p>This year's Health Information and Management Systems Society's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/patient-engagement-will-be-tough-task-health-tech-214148">HIMSS 2013 conference</a> began with a shocker: The <a href="http://www.mckesson.com/en_us/McKesson.com/Homepage%2BNews%2Bfor%2BRotation/Cerner%252C%2BMcKesson%252C%2BAllscripts%252C%2Bathenahealth%252C%2BGreenway%2Band%2BRelayHealth%2BAnnounce%2BGround%2BBreaking%2BAlliance%2Bto%2BEnable%2BIntegrated%2BHealth%2BCare.html" target="_blank">announcement</a> that five leading electronic health record (EHR) vendors we</p> Applications Data Management The Industry Standard E-health Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 216520 at http://www.infoworld.com The puzzle of delivering medical apps and devices http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/the-puzzle-of-delivering-medical-apps-and-devices-215345?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/12OPopenent_hp.jpg" alt="The puzzle of delivering medical apps and devices" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The health care industry is abuzz about wireless sensors that can monitor patients outside the hospital, providing quick alerts before a medical crisis ensues, saving money and keeping patients from experiencing the worst conditions.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard E-health Consumer Electronics Mobile Apps Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 215345 at http://www.infoworld.com Promised health records exchange faces rough road to reality http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/promised-health-records-exchange-faces-rough-road-reality-214513?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/health_records.jpg" alt="Promised health records exchange faces rough road to reality" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Data Management E-health Data Integration Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 214513 at http://www.infoworld.com