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Wearables, Drones Scare Americans
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Startup CrowdMed uses a mix of prediction market software, crowdsourcing, and gamification to help patients gain insight from hundreds of medical detectives.
Nuance Adds Radiology Image Sharing To Healthcare Cloud
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Medical image-sharing service aims to tap Nuance's customer base for voice-powered medical documentation technology.
Telehealth Gains Momentum In Obamacare Era
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
The Affordable Care Act's focus on population health and cost-cutting is encouraging providers and insurers to invest in remote healthcare technologies.
Analytics Enhance Community Health Reporting
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Partnership between Premier and University of North Carolina Charlotte improves nonprofit hospitals community health needs assessment process.
Zebra Buys Motorola's Enterprise Business, Eyes Healthcare IoT
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Acquisition underscores Zebra's expectation of strong demand for Internet of Things technologies from healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and other industries.
Accountable Care Success Requires Strong Health IT
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
The accountable care organization model has produced mixed results to date. In ACO success stories, technologies such as analytics play a big role.
ICD-10 Delay: Politics Trump Health Data Quality
Commentary  |  4/16/2014  | 
With a fresh delay for ICD-10 compliance, US healthcare providers and patients remain trapped in debate. Is higher quality clinical data worth the cost of more detailed data collection?
Top 10 Upsides To Healthcare.gov Debacle
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
You didn't know there was a bright side to the botched rollout of the Obamacare website? Get your snark on.
Could Insurance Cover Your Next Fitness Band?
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Consumers will sport almost 112 million wearables by 2018 -- most of them gadgets that track health-related metrics. Insurers have incentives to help the trend along.
Doctors Learn To Give Up Faxes
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Here's how one accountable care organization improved patient follow-up rates by saying goodbye to faxing and hello to a smartphone app for doctors.
Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall.
Google Glass Goes Public
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day.
Kathleen Sebelius: Failed IT Project Manager?
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
Sebelius didn't write the code for HealthCare.gov, but she is paying the price for failing to oversee those who did.
MapR Brings Spark In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
MapR adds Apache Spark to its Hadoop distribution to power machine learning plus ad hoc, graph, and streaming analysis. Databricks partners on support.
Quest Opens Direct Access To Lab Results
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Quest Diagnostics capitalizes on regulatory change and gives patients access to their own lab results on the web and mobile devices, boosting its own EHR software in the process.
Senior Living Community Goes Wireless
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Brookdale Senior Living makes mobile technologies central to how it delivers medical and assisted living services to its residents.
Explorys Cloud Services Power Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Explorys uses combination of big data and specific patient data to improve care, lower costs.
Google Glass For Parkinson's: 10 Findings
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Google Glass offers more health benefits than awkwardness, Parkinson's patients in UK study find.
Internet Of Things Demands Open Standards
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
IoT will shift the focus from technology to ideas -- if we get integration right. Heterogeneous System Architecture is a step in that direction.
ICD-10 Delay Makes Healthcare Leaders Juggle
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations scramble to revise projects and maintain momentum after ICD-10 delay to 2015, says Deloitte's healthcare practice expert Christine Armstrong.
iOS Brings Better Control To Hearing Aids
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Starkey Hearing Technologies turns an iPhone into a remote control for its wireless hearing aids.
Healthcare In 2014: Innovate Or Be Left Behind
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Alongside serious disruption to healthcare business models in 2014, four significant trends will emerge for healthcare leaders.
Google Glass Gets Down To Business
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Google's new Glass At Work program aims to capitalize on the enterprise's interest in Google Glass, even if consumers are still skeptical.
Nurses Say Pagers Must Go; Hospitals Drag Feet
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Nurses and other healthcare workers who communicate vital patient information say they need an alternative to outdated pagers and insecure smartphones.
IBM Expands MobileFirst Consulting Services
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
IBM adds infrastructure-consulting, app-platform-management, and device-procurement services to its mobility services portfolio.
Practice Fusion Top EHR Among Primary Care Docs
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
The cloud EHR is particularly popular with solo practitioners because it's free, says Black Book Rankings, but Practice Fusion also gets high marks for desirable features.
FTC Privacy Enforcement Power Wins Court Blessing
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
The agency's claim against Wyndham Hotels for poor data security practices has been allowed to proceed.
Crowdfunding The Next Healthcare Hit
Slideshows  |  4/7/2014  | 
Crowdfunding adds a new route for small entrepreneurs to raise money to develop healthcare inventions and bring them to market. Here are 10 promising products looking to raise money.
Healthcare's Bad Customer Service: 3 IT Cures
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
My cable company provides better customer service than my mom's healthcare system. Here are three ways IT can help.
Colleagues In Cuffs: When Employees Steal Patient Records
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
The Queens County DA recently arrested two Jamaica Hospital employees for stealing patient data, a lucrative crime occurring at hospitals across the nation.
TellSpec Brings Big Data To Dinner
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Handheld scanner uses spectroscopy, cloud-based algorithms, and mobile app to deliver nutritional facts -- and red flags -- about the foods we eat.
Federal Health Agencies Aim To Cut Red Tape
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
The FDA, ONC, and FCC release proposal to clarify oversight of health IT, reduce patient risk, and empower innovation.
Doximity: Social Networking For Doctors
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Social service eases HIPAA fears by validating medical credentials of all members, allowing professional collaboration among physicians.
ICD-10 Delay Creates Headaches
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Delayed implementation of the new coding standard may bring relief to some healthcare workers -- but it's the worst possible outcome for project managers.
Pivotal Subscription Points To Real Value In Big Data
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
Pivotal deal offers five analytical options and, in a swipe at Cloudera and Hortonworks, unlimited Hadoop storage without charges by the terabyte.
Medical Software Brings Intuitive Interface To Health Records
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
With a 3D anatomical model on the iPad, Modernizing Medicine taps the power of touch to simplify electronic health records and medical coding.
Pfizer Connects Dots To Deliver Better Treatments
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The pharmaceutical company, No. 1 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses big data to tailor treatments to specific patient populations.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014
Slideshows  |  4/2/2014  | 
We've singled out 20 InformationWeek Elite 100 winners whose IT projects have transformed their businesses. Use them to inspire creativity and advance your plans.
Merck Optimizes Manufacturing With Big Data Analytics
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Pharmaceutical firm uses Hadoop to crunch huge amounts of data so it can develop vaccines faster. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Eli Lilly's Field Reps: Armed With Data
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Cloud-based, mobile-friendly system gives sales force greater insight into the drugmaker's customers. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Microsoft Build: 8 Things To Watch
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
With Windows 9, new developer tools, and a competitor to Apple's Siri, Microsoft could come out swinging at the Build conference.
Doctors Are Drowning In Data
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Technology isn't enough to improve healthcare. Doctors must be able to distinguish between valuable data and information overload.
Big Data In The Home
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Home security, energy management, and health monitoring tools will bring the Internet of Things to the connected home.
HealthCare.gov Deadline Day: More Glitches
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
The Obamacare website faced heavy traffic on Monday, the deadline for open enrollment, and suffered problems.
ICD-10: Painful To Implement, Painful To Delay
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Congress is on the verge of delaying healthcare's new diagnosis code system for another year -- a relief to doctors, but a pain for CIOs.
Interop 2014: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  3/29/2014  | 
Interop 2014 kicks off Monday in Las Vegas. Here's a sneak peek of technologies to watch.
Easy-to-Mock ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes...
Slideshows  |  3/27/2014  | 
...and the logic behind them.
Agencies See Big Data As Cure For Healthcare Ills
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Federal healthcare agencies believe big data will improve the nation's health -- but few are prepared to use it, a study finds.
Startup Aims To Unlock Family Medical History
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
Sharing healthcare data among family members, with less concern for privacy, could result in better healthcare, says Zibdy Health.
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