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ICD-10 Delay: Organizations Prep For New Deadline
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations are taking advantage of the delay in a variety of ways, such as training more staff, improving documentation integrity, and conducting more robust testing, according to a survey.
Big Data Helps Insurer Pinpoint At-Risk Patients
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Aetna and GNS Healthcare use analytics to predict patients at risk for metabolic syndrome.
Philips Seeks Bigger Role In Healthcare Market
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
The Dutch company partners with Salesforce.com, introduces a cloud-based platform to expand its role in the healthcare market.
Surescripts Taps AppDynamics To Scrutinize Apps
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Surescripts expects AppDynamics application performance management to improve app performance and reliability, free engineers to pursue innovation.
Salesforce.com, Philips Launch Digital Healthcare Platform
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Salesforce1 cloud platform will serve as development platform for patient-care apps using Philips health monitoring devices.
Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
EHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates.
Montana Health Department Hacked
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
State of Montana notifies 1.3 million patients of breach to Department of Public Health and Human Services server.
Cloud ROI: 4 Critical Considerations
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
The nature of pay-as-you-go makes the cost calculation seem easy. It's not, but it is more critical than ever
Verizon Virtual Visits Enters Telehealth Market
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Verizon launches telehealth service to insurers, employers, and health services.
Free The Data: Goals For Meaningful Use Stage 3
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Independent report lays out a robust path to interoperability. Will we follow it?
VA Studies Telehealth For Chronic Illness Management
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Veterans Health Administration seeks to expand its 44 telehealth service areas.
23andme, FDA Walk Toward Reconciliation
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Seven months after the FDA told the Google-backed 23andme to stop marketing health results to customers, the government agency agreed to accept the company's first premarket notification report.
Infirmary Health Turns To Computer-Based EHR Training
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Infirmary Health used Ancile's CBT system to train more than 1,000 hospital clinicians and staff within weeks to use their new Epic electronic health record platform.
Oracle Documents: Politics Sabotaged Oregon Healthcare Website
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
State officials, not shoddy software, stopped the consumer launch of the Cover Oregon healthcare website, Oracle reportedly says in documents submitted to Congressional committee.
Florida Hospital Shows Power Of Patient Engagement
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Florida Hospital Celebration Health uses GetWellNetwork software to improve patient care and build a culture of empowerment.
EHR Proliferation Hurts Physician Workflow
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Doctors are being forced to pull data out of multiple EMRs -- plus use phones and pagers -- to care for patients. This context switching slows down work and frustrates the goal of electronic health data.
Analytics Help Patients Follow Doctors' Orders
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Community Health Plan of Washington's most vulnerable patients are doing a better job of sticking to their treatment plans -- thanks to big data, analytics, and hospital partner Health Integrated.
Teradata, MongoDB Get Their Databases Together
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Teradata QueryGrid connector lets MongoDB-based apps tap analytics and Teradata analytics tap near-real-time transactional data without ETL.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Healthcare
Steal Our Slides  |  6/19/2014  | 
Health IT appears to be a good way to make a living, as nearly two-thirds of staff and managers say they're satisfied with compensation, benefits, and other aspects of their jobs.
Former HHS Exec Launches ACO For Independent Physicians
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former national coordinator for HIT at the US Department of Health and Human Services, founds an ACO to help physician-led practices deliver value-based population health services to patients.
Predictive Analytics: 6 Teamwork Tips
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
One quarter of companies in TDWI's research cite "data ownership and political issues" as the No. 1 challenge with big data analytics.
Google Glass Gains Momentum In Healthcare
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Google Glass plays a growing role in healthcare as developers incorporate the device into medical and personal health software.
How Much Should Healthcare Organizations Spend On IT?
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
Seven steps to help you better position your organization to answer that question.
10 More Powerful Facts About Big Data
Slideshows  |  6/18/2014  | 
How big is big data's impact? Check out part two of our fact fest on big data's trends and trials.
EHRs Move Into Assisted Living Centers
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Assisted living centers find electronic health records help them accommodate residents with more complex care needs and the staffing needed to serve them.
When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
Healthcare Organizations Prep For Increased Audits
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
With audits expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations increasingly invest in risk assessment software or services to ensure compliance.
Sorry, AMA: You're Wrong About Telehealth
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
By recommending that doctors be licensed in a patient's state, the American Medical Association places another hurdle in the path of telehealth adoption.
IT Innovation At Full Speed: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
Speed is the common factor that links these IT innovation models -- from freight train to ant farm -- at UPMC, Box, General Motors, and Netflix.
Value of Innovation Interview: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Value of Innovation Interview: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
CIO Dan Drawbaugh discusses how to compete with conventional startups and the benefits of being an "alpha site."
Google Fit: Another Try At Health Data?
News  |  6/14/2014  | 
Google looks to announce a new service at the Google I/O conference that will track activity data. Will it succeed where Google Health failed?
VA Backlog: Technological Solution Was Subverted
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Computerized reporting is useless when data is kept off the books.
9 Mobile Apps To Get You Fit
Slideshows  |  6/13/2014  | 
With more than 100,000 mobile health apps available today, you need help sorting through the fitness contenders. Consider these nine apps.
Connected Cup Knows Your Drink
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
The Vessyl, a $99 cup, can analyze liquids down to the molecular level and display its findings, such as "beer."
Epocrates Retains Lead In Crowded Mobile Health Marketplace
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
By giving clinicians the information they want, Epocrates stays atop the medical reference category for the fifth consecutive year.
FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flight Over Land
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Agency decision is the first step in a long march toward integrating drones into civil airspace.
Google+ Gets Analytics
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Businesses using Google+ pages can now understand how their social content is working.
Healthcare Fee Structure: Changes Ahead
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Both payers and providers support a shift to value-based payments, a study says.
GoGrid Emerges As Cloud's Big Data Specialist
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
GoGrid founder John Keagy says company's IaaS architecture, designed for big data, provides higher performance than other clouds.
3D Printing Inventor 'Amazed' At Healthcare Applications
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
When Charles "Chuck" Hull created the first 3D printer in 1983, he had no idea next-generation devices would one day print prostheses.
Google Imagines People As Applications
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Google patent application describes a way to reduce the friction of online social interaction.
UN Unveils Big Data Climate Change Challenge
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
United Nations hopes its big data climate contest will reveal new ways big data can alleviate problems caused by climate change.
Apple iOS 8 Increases Privacy
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
iPhone users can look forward to broadcasting a bit less information about their devices as they wander the world.
13 Ways To Beat Big Brother
Slideshows  |  6/9/2014  | 
Just because cameras are everywhere doesn't mean you have to be under surveillance all the time.
Facebook's Parse Embraces Swift
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Developers can use Swift to access Parse services, but Apple is now competing for that business.
ONC Releases Healthcare Interoperability Roadmap
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT outlines an ambitious plan to link patients' health records across the entire medical ecosystem.
VMware Launches Analytics For Healthcare Providers
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
VMware's first vertical industry system collects key data from electronic medical records software and then analyzes performance.
ICD-10 Rollout Suggestions For HHS
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange sends Department of Health & Human Services laundry list of to-dos to ensure healthcare industry meets new ICD-10 deadline.
UK Healthcare Agency Reveals Open Data Blueprint
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
NHS England launches research effort to accelerate use of open data to improve care and drive research.
Big Data: Time To Get Serious
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
IT must set clear policies and understand the costs of big data initiatives before uncharted experiments lead to data center chaos.
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