By Geoffrey A. Fowler Money can buy you friends on Facebook, if you’re a marketer. How Much Does A Facebook Fan Cost? $1.07 - Digits
How GE gets information into staffers’ smartphones Faced with an immense task and workforce, the global giant thinks big and goes small when it comes to communicating. By Russell Working | Posted: February 2, 2011 Search the words General Electric Co. on Google or Yahoo, and you sense the scope of the media-tracking challenge faced by the communications staff of a multinational corporation.
Among specialties or clinic types, emergency departments are most likely -- at 56.2% -- to use electronic health records for outpatient visits, according to an Archives of Internal Medicine study . According to the study, 28.9% of primary care and 28.7% of obstetrics-gynecology settings used EHRs for ambulatory visits. The study also found that the use of EHRs and clinical decision support systems was more likely in the West. What Specialty or Clinic Type Is Most Likely To Use EHRs and Clinical Decision Support Tools? - Data Points
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched in Minnesota and Rhode Island the first pilot demonstrations of the Direct Project for simple electronic health information exchanges, Modern Healthcare reports (McKinney, Modern Healthcare , 2/2). Direct Project Details The Direct Project is a streamlined version of the Nationwide Health Information Network and is designed to help health care providers with limited resources meet criteria for the meaningful use program. Under the 2009 economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health records can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments. National Coordinator for Health IT David Blumenthal said the Direct Project is "part of the escalator for exchange and interoperability, which is part of the overall escalator for meaningful use." Current Pilots ONC Starts Direct Project Pilots in Minnesota and Rhode Island
Very interesting to note this article in terms of the Pew report that just came out by Feb 2
Doctors, Public Agree on Many Health IT Priorities, Report Finds Physicians and patients generally agree about several major health IT priorities, such as the importance of health data sharing, according to a new study by the Markle Foundation, Modern Healthcare reports (McKinney, Modern Healthcare , 1/31). For the report, researchers surveyed 779 physicians and 1,582 adults from the general public about their views on the implementation of health IT (Merrill, Healthcare IT News , 1/31). Key Findings
Looking up health information is the third most common online activity among U.S. Internet users, with eight out of 10 Internet users reporting doing so, according to a new report released on Tuesday, the Washington Post reports (Szokan, Washington Post , 2/1). The report is the result of a collaboration between the Pew Internet Project and the California HealthCare Foundation. CHCF publishes iHealthBeat . Report: 80% of Internet Users Seek Online Health Information
Note contrast to other article aboud doctors asking patients not to talk about them online... Also, tie to Patient Files. by Feb 3
Health Topics Overview Health information remains one of the most important subjects that internet users research online. Symptoms and treatments continue to dominate internet users' health searches, but food safety, drug safety, and pregnancy information are among eight new topics included in the current survey. In all, 80% of internet users gather health information online.
Food safety, drug safety, and pregnancy information are among eight new topics included in our survey. Health information remains one of the most important subjects that internet users research online. The Pew Internet Project and California HealthCare Foundation have added eight new topics to our national survey measuring internet users’ interest in health information: 29% of internet users look online for information about food safety or recalls. 24% of internet users look online for information about drug safety or recalls. 19% of internet users look online for information about pregnancy and childbirth. 17% of internet users look online for information about memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s. 16% of internet users look online for information about medical test results. 14% of internet users look online for information about how to manage chronic pain. 12% of internet users look online for information about long-term care for an elderly or disabled person. 7% of internet users look online for information about end-of-life decisions.