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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Healthcare Providers Get A Lift From Google

Healthcare providers are always looking for efficiency (so they say) and the with the internet and the IT infrastructure extending beyond record rooms, they have to change with times to provide a better health care to masses and have better returns at the same time.
Instead of archaic ways of patient records staying inside a dusty room, now they travel with patients, where ever they go, securely. And physicians have access to these at all times.
Google in its health care efforts, are doing marvelous things and we have even covered how the Google health was build. But like most things, innovations are going further everyday and so Google have arranged a free webinar to be held on December 10th 2008 at 10:00AM, and you can attend from anywhere.
The session will include a current look at Google Health, which empowers patients to securely organize and manage their health information online. Follow the link to get more information

Official Google Blog: Helping healthcare providers become more efficient

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Healthy America, Vermont Leads!

United Health Foundation has released it's findings for year 2008. It looks like we Americans managed not to change much in our health for the fourth consecutive year. The data gathered and analyzed by UHF ranges from smoking, drinking, health insurance to air pollution and crime rates.
The results (UHF Key Findings) shows that Vermont leads the nation as the healthiest state for the second year in a row. It is followed by Hawaii (2), New Hampshire (3), Minnesota (4), and Utah (5). Louisiana is ranked as the least-healthy state, while Mississippi (49), South Carolina (48), Tennessee (47) and Texas (46) remain in the bottom five. Each of these states continues to struggle with difficult socioeconomic challenges that manifest themselves in these rankings.
Utah (5) currently leads the nation as the state with the lowest prevalence of smoking. Other states making progress against the nation’s biggest health challenges include Massachusetts (6), which leads the nation as the state with the lowest uninsured rate, and Colorado (19), which ranks as the state with the lowest national prevalence of obesity. A comparison of state rankings from 2007 to 2008 indicates that 36 states had positive changes in their overall health scores and 14 experienced declines.


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