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FME works with non-spatial corporate databases, including Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, Netezza, PostgreSQL, Teradata, Ingres, and Oracle. In this demo, you… Video Rating: 5 / 5 Holy @%$ #!! You have to take a look at this video! There has been some talk out there about Netezza having something new on its way so […]

At HIMSS 2011 in Orlando, Florida, Perficient’s Liza Sisler interviewed Dr. Ferdinand Velasco who is CMIO of Texas Health Resources. Dr. Velasco was energize…

An edited part of Ryan Simpson’s (Microsoft) presentation at Whitehall Media’s Big Data Analytics 2012 conference. How can businesses use Big Data analytics …

Learn how Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is used in healthcare as part of a business intelligence pilot developed by Microsoft partner, Ascribe. The solution aims… Video Rating: 5 / 5 Laura Madsen explains how healthcare organizations can benefit from BI. Video Rating: 0 / 5

Top News Nextgov uncovers a scathing internal Pentagon memo that says DoD’s plans to acquired commercial off-the-shelf software fly directly in the face of the President’s call for a joint DoD-VA EHR based on open standards.

The certification of EHR systems is an ongoing process – as is the notification of those certifications.  There were two such announcements this week.  The first is from iChartsMD who announced certification of iChartsMD v5.2.  iCharts also announced that they’ll be entering the already crowded hospital market for EHRs.  The second certification announcement came from eDoc for their Telemedicine/EHR. iChartsMD Announces ONC-ACB 2012/2013 Inpatient Certification: Officially Enters the Hospital Market iChartsMD announced today that its electronic health records product (iChartsMD v5.2) is ONC-ACB Inpatient compliant and was certified as an Inpatient EHR by the Drummond Group

A consortium of privacy supporting organizations and individuals, the Texas-based Patient Privacy Rights Foundation, Microsoft Corp. and consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers have developed what they’re calling a “trust framework” for health…

Caradigm Kills eHealth, Partners with Orion Caradigm, the Microsoft and GE Healthcare collaboration, has announced a partnership with Orion Health wherein Caradigm will go to market with Orion Health’s HIE solution rather than its own poorly performing eHealth HIE solution which is now being sunset.

One of the most amazing shifts that we’ve seen in healthcare is the acceptance of the tablet form factor. I’ve been fascinated with tablets since they first came out. The idea was always great, but in implementation the idea always fell apart. Many a sales rep told me how the tablet was going to be huge for healthcare. Yet, everyone that I know that got one of the really early tablets stopped using it. Of course, the tablets that I’m referring to our the pre-iPad tablets. As one Hospital CTO told me at HIMSS, “ the iPad changed tablets. ” It’s so true. Now there isn’t even a discussion of whether the tablet is the right form factor for healthcare. The only question I heard asked at HIMSS was if a vendor had a tablet version of their application. In fact, I’m trying to remember if I saw a demo of any product at HIMSS that wasn’t on a tablet. Certainly all of the EHR Interface Improvements that I saw at HIMSS were all demonstrated on a tablet. As an extension of the idea of tablets place in healthcare, I was also interested in the healthcare CTO who suggested to me that it’s possible that the Windows 8 tablet could be the platform for their health systems mobile approach. Instead of creating one iPad app that had to integrate all of their health system applications, he saw a possibility that the Windows 8 tablet could be the base for a whole suite of individual applications that were deployed by the health system. I could tell that this wasn’t a forgone conclusion, but I could see that this was one path that he was considering seriously when it came to how they’d approach mobile. I’m sure that many have counted out Microsoft in the tablet race. However, I think healthcare might be once place where the Windows 8 tablet takes hold. When you think about the security needs of healthcare, many hospital IT professionals are familiar with windows security and so they’ll likely be more comfortable with Windows 8. Now we’ll just have to see if Windows 8 and the applications on top of it can deliver the iPad experience that changed tablets as we know them. Related posts: EMR Uptake, Windows 8 Based Tablet, and Medical Errors – Around HealthCare Scene Will Windows 8 Kill Physician iPad EHR Requirement? Tablet Handwriting Recognition

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