Healthcare IT

Healthcare IT Is Feeling Just Fine

No matter how America’s great healthcare debate finally ends (if it ever does), one thing’s for sure: regulations that are forcing health records to go electronic should yield an almost total transformation of electronic health records (EHR) within about five years. With organizations looking to EHR to cut costs and improve the coordination of patient care, as well as a recent Supreme Court decision that upholds the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the path is clear for… continue…

Complex Surgeries Get Slithering Snakebots Invasion

Posted In Living in Tech
Imagine tiny robots swimming through your body to perform complex surgeries. You can stop imagining now, since these robots are quickly becoming a reality. Scientists and doctors are using miniaturized snake robots, or “snakebots” injected into bodies to help them perform surgery on hearts, prostrates and other organs. They carry tiny cameras, scissors and forceps and are currently tethered, but may soon roam bodies on their own. “It won’t be very long before we have robots that are nanobots, meaning… continue…

Tech Job Opportunities in Dayton Area

Posted In Looking in Tech
Dayton, Ohio, area companies are looking for tech professionals for a variety of jobs in a variety of industries, including electronic medical records, logistics and software testing. One of the drivers is the proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. “There is a lot of IT opportunity that surrounds Wright-Patt, especially right now,” said David Hart, director of sales and marketing for Segue, a Virginia-based defense contractor with an office in Beavercreek. “When we win the contract, we will have these… continue…

IT Braces for a Huge Healthcare Overhaul, Job Opportunities Rise

Healthcare IT industry is about to undergo a big change, as the deadline looms to revise the medical classification list for coding everything from diseases to external causes of injuries. And as a result of this federally mandated ICD-10 revision, which has an implementation deadline of Oct. 1, 2014, IT specialists with a background in hospital billing and electronic health records may find job opportunities open up. And those with experience in ICD are likely to find themselves in high… continue…

Tech Hiring and Pay Rise in Georgia

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Georgia’s tech industry added 5,934 jobs in 2011, after two years of losses. Today, companies are hiring. Indeed, Atlanta ranked No. 7 among top tech metro areas, Dice said in January. Now a Technology Association of Georgia survey says more than 70 percent of 150 tech decision makers plan to increase hiring in 2012. (At the moment, more than 3,000 positions are posted on Dice in the Atlanta area alone.) TAG President and CEO Tino Mantella told the Savannah Morning… continue…

Facebook Profiles Add Organ Donor Status

Facebook will invite American and British users — more than 200 million people — to share their organ-donor status on their personal profiles. This, the company hopes, will start conversations about organ donation and perhaps create enough peer pressure to nudge more people to sign up. Experts in the field are excited: They say people declaring on Facebook that they are organ donors could spur others to sign up at motor vehicle departments or online registries. But these experts say… continue…

This Blanky Keeps You Warm Even When the Dog Hops Off the Bed

IM Blanky
The IM Blanky is, without a doubt, the most high-tech blanket you are going to see all day. Currently being developed by a team of architects at the University of Toronto, it features a network of tilt sensors that allow the blanket to wirelessly transmit a 3D model of itself to a computer in real time. The blanket can also be embedded with temperature, pressure, humidity and heart rate sensors. The team embedded 104 sensors into the blanket using a… continue…

Health IT Finds VC; Internet Ad Revenues Soar [Update]

Dice News Roundup
Health IT Firms Find More Venture Capital: Venture capital investment may have declined overall during the first quarter of 2012, but health IT companies hit pay dirt. The number of deals remained flat at 18, yet the companies raised $102 million, an increase of 75 percent over the same period last year. A Forbes report points to four top deals, all of which should inevitably lead to hiring: Kinnser Software, PerfectServe, Truveris, and TigerText. Dice Internet Ad Revenues Are Soaring:… continue…

Jobs in Seattle and Denver; Job Training in Kansas City [DiceTV]

Cat Miller
F5 hires in Seattle… So does TriZetto Group in Denver…and groups in Kansas City are looking for local IT professionals to take advantage of new training programs… All on this week’s DiceTV Job Minute.

Health IT Funding Boosts Hiring Prospects

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Venture capital investment may have declined overall during the first quarter of 2012, yet health IT companies hit pay dirt. The number of deals remained flat at 18, yet the firms raised $102 million, an increase of 75 percent over the same period last year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. The good news is hiring generally follows funding. Forbes pointed to these top four deals in the report: Kinnser Software of Austin, Texas, raised $40 million in March. Its technology allows… continue…