Wireless Opportunities in Healthcare 2011 (The Market for Bluetooth, RFID, Zigbee, UWB WWAN, WMAN, WLAN and other technologies)

18 Oct 2011 • by Natalie Aster

New YorkIn July 2006, the Institute of Medicine issued a set of recommendations according to which all prescriptions have to be written electronically by the year 2010. The failure to use e-prescribing by 2010 would reduce the amount of Medicare payments a physician would receive for subsequent years. Despite the push to move to active e-prescribing, including a number of government financial incentives, the adoption percentage was only still at about XX% by the end of 2010. Some of this, however, is still from a developing system which includes several barriers that have been only recently addressed, such as the electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

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Wireless Opportunities in Healthcare 2011 (The Market for Bluetooth, RFID, Zigbee, UWB WWAN, WMAN, WLAN and other technologies)

Published: September 2011
Pages: 210
Price: US$ 3,995.00

Report Sample Abstract

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society12

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has a role in healthcare of managing technology and information, education and networking opportunities as well as publications. The society’s members are kept abreast of the latest industry information and news, as well as legislative and policy issues. HIMSS has XXX corporate members and more than XXX individual members working in healthcare organizations worldwide. Members include healthcare professionals, HIT supplier organizations, healthcare consulting firms, and government institutions.

Health Industry Business Communications Council

The Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC) is sponsored by the industry and is a fully supported non-profit organization. The council’s primary function is to develop standards for information exchange between healthcare organizations in order to enable electronic communications. The council devises standards for a number of important areas such as, electronic data exchange, barcode labeling, numbering systems, and various databases.

INDUSTRY INITIATIVES

There are industry initiatives within the US healthcare industry and the various governing bodies related to information security standards and practices. This sector is complex and regulated with a number of competing and interested parties, thus, some initiatives may overlap. Furthermore, there are standards related to wireless technologies that may conflict in relation to geographic borders.

  • The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) – It focuses on improving healthcare through electronic commerce. WEDI has published best practices documents for healthcare security issues, most specifically related to general security policies and electronic data interchange.
  • The American Society for Testing and Materials Committee on Healthcare Informatics.

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