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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology or HIT is the use of computing and telecom technology combined to improve health provision. Telehealth, computerised diagnostics, swift access to results, and the virtualisation of health care all depend upon the uptake of HIT generally, in medical centres.

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Electronic Health Records: Lessons from the iPhone
A Technology Review interview with two American health experts, on how the iphone may actually be the role-model to follow with the health stimulus bill.

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Toothscan Dental Health Technology
A telehealth device just entering the market at time of writing, offers the chance to perform dental health scans at home, providing a daily record of tooth health to aid a dentist, or perhaps more pertinently, flag up a warning if a tooth is starting to degrade – before the pain sets in.

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X-ray technology in the 21st century
A mainstream article from the BBC looking at the spread of PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications Standard) in UK health centres in mid 2007, and the profound positive impact it has had on those health authorities it has been adopted in.

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iPhone Telehealth for Health Professionals
Since the beginning of 2009, there has been a swift flurry of uptake of increasingly sophisticated health monitoring, reference and diagnostic tools for health professionals, using the iphone systems as a base platform.

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MyGlucoHealth - And the Lessons For Augmented Reality, Integrated Health Management
The MyGlucoHealth system is the brainchild of US firm Entra Health Systems. Based out of San Diego, California, Entra Health have been pursuing a logical extension of telehealth: creating a single robust system that can be used under standard clinical practices, and telehealth, and by the patient, interchangeably.

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What's Delaying Digital Health Records?
The director of the U.S. Office of Health IT Adoption explains why it's so hard to get doctors to go digital.

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A Survey of Health-Related Activities on Second Life
The Journal of Medical Internet Research has published a fairly comprehensive list of the health-related initiatives in just one single social VR platform. The scope is quite impressive.

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Avatar Based Health Records
IBM has been working on a system of medical records using visual avatar inspection to aid doctors in increasingly busy health environments.

This book, written by a neuroscientist, proposes that use of technology such as social networking, where computer mediation rather than face to face communication is the order of the day, actively changes how our brains process information over time.

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Augmented Telehealth
The problem with implementing telehealth is that it cannot be deployed alone. In order to use remote delivered health care effectively, the entire health care system needs augmenting with other aspects of the same technologies, and methodologies changed slightly to be more time efficient and much more digital.


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By combining better Internet search tools, the vast resources of the Web and online personal health records, both companies are betting they can enable people to make smarter choices about their health habits and medical care.


Google on Monday launched a beta test of its Google Health service to archive medical records and find medical services.

The site is a personal portal that can be used to upload, store, and view personal information, retrieve...

Despite wide investments nationally in electronic medical records and related tools, the cost-saving promise of health information technology has not been reached because the systems deployed are neither interconnected nor easy to use, acco...

6th June 2012 - 7th June 2012
Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, USA

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is co-hosting the fifth annual Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance thro...

Google Inc. will begin storing the medical records of a few thousand people who volunteered to an electronic transfer of their personal health records, so they can be retrieved through Google's new service (not yet available to the public)...