Health Coaching For The Masses
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Health Plan will provide coaching, wellness services, and hospital quality ratings to all insured members through WebMD portal.
Is That Healthcare Website Making You Sick?
Many healthcare websites provide valuable information that can help prepare you for the next doctor's visit. But some serve up misinformation that just might land you in the hospital. Here's how to tell the difference.
FTC Calls For Data Privacy Laws
Federal Trade Commission requests legislation on privacy and data brokers and continues to push for a Do Not Track program.
NASA Releases Atlas Of Entire Sky
Atlas includes images and data about more than half a trillion objects throughout the universe, from stars to asteroids--and the whole thing is available online for free.
White House Names New Federal CTO
Todd Park, CTO of Health and Human Services Department, gets the nod as the new federal chief technology officer. Park is known for his open government work.
NYC Passes Data Transparency Law
New law will give the public unprecedented access to public government data and supports the city's IT innovation efforts, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
5 Leadership Skills CIOs, Senators Share
Georgia state senator John Albers says his former CIO career prepared him well for the perils of politics. Consider his advice on key leadership traits for both roles.
IT-Enhanced Medical Homes Aren't A Quick Fix
Patient-centric medical homes are touted to fix the healthcare cost crisis, but the deep pockets and extensive IT resources they require aren't available to every healthcare provider.
How To Achieve Better Patient Engagement
Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposals raise the bar for online patient engagement, highlighting how important it is for healthcare providers to communicate with patients and give them access to their information.