Articles By Heather Havenstein

SOA yields strong return on investment

SOA yields strong return on investment

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEFor many companies, the move to a service-oriented architecture (SOA) can yield substantial rewards, including reduced operating...

January 30th, 2007 Heather Havenstein
Hospitals want clarification on E-health rules

Hospitals want clarification on E-health rules

In an effort to speed the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) the U.S. federal government modified anti-kickback laws, but...

January 7th, 2007 Heather Havenstein
Wal-Mart, Intel fund e-health project

Wal-Mart, Intel fund e-health project

Five large companies said Wednesday they would begin next year to provide their employees access to an electronic medical record...

December 6th, 2006 Heather Havenstein
BI tools help expose Medicaid fraud

BI tools help expose Medicaid fraud

In the second week of November, officials from Onondaga County, N.Y., compelled 100 Medicaid recipients to obtain documentation from their...

November 23rd, 2006 Heather Havenstein
National ehealth network prototype due soon

National ehealth network prototype due soon

Robert Kolodner was named interim national coordinator for health IT at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...

November 19th, 2006 Heather Havenstein
Political parties tap IT for election advantage

Political parties tap IT for election advantage

It could be the only issue that Democrats and Republicans can agree on before Tuesday's midterm elections. IT helps target...

November 5th, 2006 Heather Havenstein
IT folks keep eye on top contest

IT folks keep eye on top contest

More than 64 computer programmers from 19 countries gathered in Las Vegas recently for the 2006 TopCoder Open, where developers...

August 31st, 2006 Heather Havenstein
George Bush wants health care data transparency

George Bush wants health care data transparency

President Bush issued an executive order requiring the fouragencies charged with overseeing fed programs to overhaul IT forthe exchange of...

August 23rd, 2006 Heather Havenstein
Blue Cross compiles health care database

Blue Cross compiles health care database

Earlier this month, the national Blue Cross and BlueShield Association announced an initiative to compile claimsinformation from 79 million patients...

August 14th, 2006 Heather Havenstein
IBM rolls out RFID system to fight fake drugs

IBM rolls out RFID system to fight fake drugs

IBM Corp. unveiled a new radio frequency identification (RFID) system designed to stamp out counterfeit products from the national supply...

August 8th, 2006 Heather Havenstein