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The most news I’ve ever gotten out of Meditech

If you think Epic Systems, which doesn’t issue press releases and infrequently shares much with the press, is tough for the media, you should try Meditech. I’ve never gotten a response from anyone there and never written any actual news about the company. Until now.

Today, this tweet appeared:

 

So there you have it: Meditech is at a conference in Ireland today. That’s the most news I’ve ever had on that EHR vendor.

November 19, 2014 I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.

Mobile health events for 2011

David Doherty of 3G Doctor does it again. On his company’s aptly named mHealth Insight blog, Doherty has a list of dozens of mobile health events and conferences planned throughout 2011, all over the world.

3G Doctor, a telemedicine service, is based in beautiful County Kerry, Ireland, and serves Ireland and the U.K., but Doherty is plugged in to the mobile and wireless health industries worldwide. It looks like he’ll next be in the U.S. this October, for Wireless Health 2011 in San Diego.

May 20, 2011 I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.

Global health 2.0

I don’t want to jump on any bandwagons just yet, since plenty of what I’ve seen in health 2.0 so far is bluster. Sure, there are some interesting ideas, but whether they actually help in the provision of care remains to be proven. I am a big fan of disclosure, however, and I am becoming a big fan of social networking. The latter has helped me reconnect with several people I’d lost touch with.

On that note, here are a couple of interesting links I picked up recently:

A hospital rating site in Ireland called RateMyHospital.ie seems to be attracting a lot of activity. As of this writing, the counter indicates that 9,896 surveys have been completed. I’m not sure when the site started, but we’re talking about a country with just 4.2 million people.

RateMyHospital is part of a privately run site called IrishHealth.com, which looks to have all the trappings of a WebMD or Revolution Health, from consumer health information to personal health records. I don’t know the PHR usage rate, but let’s assume it’s low.

As Facebook continues to explode in popularity, so does the number of groups related to health IT. The latest one I’ve come across is the IMIA group. So far, it only has 23 members, including a high school student from Egypt and a healthy contingent from Argentina.

January 4, 2008 I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.