Innovation in product development is leading healthcare organizations down a path of close collaboration with vendors, sometimes to co-develop and sometimes to market. Not only are these new partners learning that there are cultural complexities to merging the efforts of their organizations, they are awakening to the need for formalized long-term development deals that involve royalty payments, governance boards and liability clauses. Read Making it Work (page 20).
The Department of Defense requires information-assurance vendors to supply CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures)-capable products, but civilian security administrators have largely ignored the use of CVE as a reference, despite federally funded support for the resource and numerous vendor offerings. If the promise is so great, what's the problem? Catch The 411 on CVE (page 26).
In Take a Note (page 16), we examine the trends in medical transcription. This article considers two sides of the transcription/dictation coin. One is the growing sophistication of software such as speech-to-text programs that enable physicians to review their verbal notes and diagnoses more quickly. The other trend is the increased use of digital recording technology for review and storage of transcriptions.
In last month's Healthcare Informatics 100 listing, 2004 revenues for Greenway Medical Technologies (Carrollton, Ga.) were incorrectly listed as $.88, instead of $8.8 million.