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Gary Baldwin, Technology Editor

When it went shopping for a new information system, Oaklawn Psychiatric Center could not afford a mistake. Like most healthcare provider organizations, the Elkhart, IN-based medical center does not enjoy a lavish IT budget. So its search for a new, integrated inpatient/outpatient clinical and billing system--which came to an end in early 2006--was a high-stakes venture. [Read More]
Gary Baldwin
August 21, 2007
Editor's Picks
Software program helps with prostate cancer decisions
A new Web-based, interactive program being studied attempts to help men understand personal factors to consider when choosing how to treat early stage prostate cancer. [Read More]

The forefront of a medical revolution
Researchers in a Houston hospital are forging ahead into new territory known as bioinformatics. This story in the Houston Chronicle details how computers help analyze various combinations of cancer drugs. [Read More]

Rx: Robots
A robot delivers supplies for Lehigh Valley Hospital in Pennsylvania, reports the Morning Call, a community newspaper. The hospital bought two robots for about $200,000, a sum it figures to recoup in less than four years. That's because the robots provide cheaper labor than their human counterparts. [Read More]

Reimburse doctors for technological remote healthcare
An editorial in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune champions increased physician reimbursement to support remote patient monitoring technology. [Read More]
Tech Headlines
Cells, live and in 3-D
Technology Review - August 21, 2007

Alaska begins offering e-prescriptions
AP/Yahoo News - August 21, 2007

Hospital undergoes wireless surgery
InfoWorld - August 21, 2007

Google and Microsoft look to change healthcare
New York Times - August 21, 2007
Events & Product News
Allscripts buys chunk of SourceMedical

Mississippi Radiological Group selects MedQuist for speech recognition
From HealthLeaders Magazine
HealthLeaders August 2007What All Great Hospitals Do
Think you're headed for the top floor? Are you sure? [Read More]
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  • IT Leaders Forum

    RHIOs: Making your piece work
    Successful data-sharing initiatives need a well thought-out game plan, say contributors Mark Morgan and Rita E. Numerof.
    [Read More]

    True Asset Utilization
    Hospitals need to rethink assumptions about asset tracking systems, says contributor Peter Seiff.
    [Read More]
    Audio Feature

    EMR Wars: In a special two-part interview, Bruce Landes, president and CEO of Southwest Physician Associates in Dallas, discusses why so many physicians have misgivings about EMR technology, and what it will take to spur adoption.
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