EHRtv Interview with Brett Furst, Vice President of Healthcare for Covisint

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At HIMSS10 in Atlanta, Eric Fishman, MD interviewed Brett Furst, Vice President of Healthcare for Covisint. Mr. Furst discussed Covisint’s web-based ‘cloud computing’ services. Covisint provides one uniform platform as a service to merge different applications within the ‘cloud’ to enhance interoperability and messaging of information pertinent to healthcare. Mr. Furst explained how Covisint’s ‘app cloud’ can help physicians assess lab data, disease registries, radiology/imaging, and other personal health information data. In addition, Covisint’s platform is also useful to health system administrators, with capabilities to capture data for revenue cycle management, as one example.  Dr. Fishman and Mr. Furst also talked about Covisint’s recent partnerships with the AMA and AT&T. With these partnerships, Covisint’s platform as a service will assist both the AMA and AT&T promote Health IT and their individual products/services.

Find the full video interview here: http://www.ehrtv.com/covisint-brett-furst-mar-2010/

Telehealth: An Emerging Field in Health IT

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Telehealth is an emerging field that links patients and physicians across the country and beyond via video and health information technology. The telecommunications giant AT&T is investing heavily in this growing “telehealth” industry.

For the past year, AT&T scientists have focused on the home health market, developing prototypes of products that will integrate into the telehealth field. One of these products is a ‘smart slipper’ that has insole technology with four pressure sensors and a 3-axis accelerometer that reads how well a person is walking.

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