Breast Cancer :: Assisting women combat secondary breast cancer

The Australian Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator the Hon Helen Coonan, announced at the 2007 Field of Women Live Event at Telstra Stadium that a new information resource would be made available for women to assist them combat secondary breast cancer.

Healthcare :: New survey documents the headaches of computerized medicine

Clinical information technology systems ? especially those known in the health care industry as computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems ? promise to improve health outcomes, reduce medical errors and increase cost efficiency, but hospitals adopting them must plan for ?immense? workflow issues and a host of other unanticipated consequences that come with them or face potentially crippling problems, concluded a study led by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University.

Healthcare :: Geisinger named 2007 Computerworld Honors Laureate

Geisinger Health System was recently named a 2007 Computerworld Honors Laureate, an honor that recognizes Geisinger?s innovations in using information technology in healthcare. The award was accepted on behalf of Geisinger by chief innovation and technology officer, Ronald A. Paulus, MD.

Healthcare :: Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan

Several health reform bills before Congress could lead to significant improvements in health care quality and efficiency, but they fall short of an overarching, coordinated plan that would create a better overall health care system for the country, according to an analysis released today by the Commonwealth Fund and prepared for the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System.

Weight Loss :: Americans can maintain weight loss

Every so often, another study comes out depicting the average American as an incorrigible yo-yo dieter and committed couch potato; however, nearly six in 10 people maintained their weight loss to within 5 percent over a year?s time in a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.