Imprivata Healthcare News Watch 4/22/13

Welcome back to Imprivata’s Healthcare News Watch!

This week, we’re following stories about CPOE success, increasing health IT investments and how Tufts Medical is getting better access to patient information via image sharing. 

What are you reading this week?

Using Project Management to Turn the Key on CPOE Success Healthcare Informatics - According to research from the San Jose based Global Industry Analysts (GIA), the computerized physician order entry market is poised for tremendous growth over the coming year. The report, titled “Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems: A Global Strategic Business Report,” says by 2018, the global market for CPOE systems will be valued at $1.5 billion. UMC Health System's transition to CPOE was a long journey, but according to its CIO, because of effective strategies and all-around support, it was a trip worth taking.

Health IT Investments Approach $500 Million In Q1 InformationWeek – Online - Venture capital investments in the health IT sector continue to accelerate, according to the latest report from the Mercom Capital Group, a global communications and consulting firm. In the first quarter, health IT firms raised a record $493 million, compared with $1.2 billion for all of last year. The number of VC deals jumped to 104 from 51 in the previous quarter and 30 in the prior-year period.

Tufts Medical Center Reports Carestream's Web-Based Image Viewer Equips Physicians with Better, Faster Access to Patient Information FierceHealthcare - Physicians at Tufts Medical Center (Boston, Mass.) are enthusiastic about gaining instant access to patient imaging studies via the Web on devices such as the iPad using the viewer. The universal imaging viewer delivers both time savings and convenience to radiologists on call, clinicians doing hospital rounds or physicians who are conducting follow up patient visits at their offices. As a zero-footprint Web-based viewer, Vue Motion allows physicians to review images quickly and easily on Web-enabled devices like the iPad. It also delivers side-by-side comparisons of current and prior images.