News & Commentary
Content tagged with Healthcare posted in January 2014
Athenahealth Wins KLAS Overall Best Software Rating
News  |  1/31/2014  | 
Cloud vendor captures a recognition held by Epic for the past eight years.
What Consumer-Driven Healthcare Really Means
Commentary  |  1/31/2014  | 
Patient engagement will be a survival skill for hospitals in the business-to-consumer, high-deductible, accountable-care era.
Public HIEs Failing, Poll Says
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Exchange leaders blame "flawed business model," offer strategies to help public information exchanges succeed going forward.
CCHIT Exits EHR Certification Business
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Top government-endorsed certifying body Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is losing money; will transition to advisory role to healthcare vendors and providers.
Target Thinks Retail About Healthcare
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
Time to act more like retailers, Target medical director Joshua Riff tells healthcare leaders at the eHealth Initiative conference.
What Patients Will Share To Improve Care
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Surveys show chronically ill patients and the general population are both willing to share personal information to help improve quality of care.
7 Ways Wearables Will Go To Work
Commentary  |  1/28/2014  | 
Smartwatches, smartglasses, smart ID badges, and activity trackers will all find a home in the enterprise and change how we do our jobs.
Free The Data: APIs Boost Health Information Exchange
Commentary  |  1/27/2014  | 
New models promise to make sharing health information almost as simple as shopping on Amazon.
Feds Barking Up Wrong Tree On EHR Fraud?
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Most doctors copy and paste to save time, not overbill. But the practice can result in dangerous errors, says consultant.
MDLive, Sutter Health Make Telemedicine Inroads
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Telehealth provider MDLive rides high on healthcare partnerships totaling $24 million in funding so far.
Edward Marx, Healthcare CIO Of The Year
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Texas Health Resources CIO Edward Marx, honored by HIMSS and CHIME, recognized the importance of technology in healthcare after a personal crisis.
Bill Gates Offers Microsoft 'Part-Time' Help
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
The Microsoft chairman negotiates CEO rumors while focusing on global poverty efforts.
Physician EHR Adoption Leaps 21% In 2013
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
Healthcare providers and EHR vendors are making strides toward updating systems to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
VMware Goes Mobile With AirWatch Buy
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
VMware accelerates expansion outside the datacenter in a $1.54 billion deal that will broaden the company's End-User Computing portfolio.
Let's Build A Healthcare IT System For Technophobes
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
We need more fearless software designers who think like regular folks.
GE Acquires API Healthcare For Staff Schedule Optimization
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Top-ranked software for nurse scheduling will expand GE's hospital operations management portfolio.
IMS Health: Pharma Companies Should Engage On Social Media
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
While many firms await regulatory guidance, patients are actively seeking health information online.
More Hospitals Buy Clinical Data Warehousing Apps
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Nearly half of all hospitals now have data repositories, says HIMSS Analytics. Buying plans for next five years include warehousing, patient portal, and radiology barcoding apps.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of ITís control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
Healthcare.gov Still Insecure, Critics Tell House Panel
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
At Congressional hearing, critic who suggested in November site should be shut down says, "Nothing has changed."
MedAllies Goes National With Health Data Direct Messaging
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
Direct secure messaging service lets healthcare providers exchange information about patients, regardless of what EHR software sends the message.
3 Trends Are Reshaping Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  1/16/2014  | 
Skepticism of innovative health technology is nothing new. But trends such as social technology will redefine healthcare's future.
Athenahealth To Share EHR Data With Physicians Group
News  |  1/15/2014  | 
Athenahealth to send its data on quality care to American College of Physicians, helping customers achieve a Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirement for quality data sharing.
Accenture Jumps Into HealthCare.gov Hot Seat
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
CGI Federal's mishandling of federal health exchange website paved the way for Accenture Federal Services.
Pediatricians Welcome Patients With Surface Tablets, EHRs
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
A practice in Microsoft's backyard, Pediatric Associates of Bellevue, Wash., uses Surface tablets equipped with Greenway's mobile EHR software to record patient visits, beginning at birth.
Fired HealthCare.gov Contractor CGI Won't Starve
Commentary  |  1/13/2014  | 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services replaces HealthCare.gov prime contractor CGI with Accenture. But CGI won't go hungry for Medicare contracts.
Wearable Computing Equals New Security Risks
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Have you thought about all the data thieves could steal from wearable gadgets? Security experts say this discussion is just starting.
Practice Fusion, Practice iQ Team To Support ACOs
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Combination of EHR, analytics will support independent physicians who want to participate in accountable care organizations.
Feds Must Prioritize EHR Billing Fraud, Watchdogs Say
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Medicare agency should provide better guidance to contractors on how to spot billing fraud, Inspector General says.
Patient Portal Improves Medication Adherence: Study
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
Diabetic patients who used a portal to request refills were more compliant with medications and had lower cholesterol levels, Kaiser research suggests.
CES 2014: 8 Radical Robots
Slideshows  |  1/10/2014  | 
These robots won't conquer the world, but they will wash windows, watch aging parents, and entertain kids.
With Watson, Is IBM Riding Right Wave?
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
IBM bets that its Watson technology will ride the cognitive-computing wave to commercial success -- while rivals gear up for the connected-computing era.
Obamacare: Separating Politics From Practicalities
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
The Affordable Care Act is President Obama's legacy, but it didn't start with his administration. While politicians can create gridlock, health IT pros must deal in reality and compromise.
Understanding The Updated EHR Donation Rules
Commentary  |  1/9/2014  | 
Regulators have extended a rule allowing hospitals to underwrite the cost of EHR software for affiliated practices, but with a few new wrinkles.
CES: Gym Equipment Links To Microsoft HealthVault
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Fitness club members will be able to use a touch screen console to record activity, then pipe it to a personal health record.
HHS To Strengthen Enforcement Of HIPAA Transaction Rules
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
Health plans will have until the end of 2015 to get certified for compliance with HIPAA transaction operating rules.
Digital Health Startups Charm VCs
News  |  1/6/2014  | 
Digital healthcare funding reached nearly $2 billion in 2013, and more IPOs are expected this year.
5 Program Management Lessons From HealthCare.gov
Commentary  |  1/6/2014  | 
Former NASA CIO Linda Cureton offers five ways agencies can manage IT programs more effectively in 2014.
Health IT Growing Rapidly Through 2017
News  |  1/6/2014  | 
Meaningful Use regulations among the factors that will drive 7.4% annual growth rate in North America, says new research report.
Minnesota Slams IBM On Health Insurance Exchange Woes
News  |  1/6/2014  | 
IBM sends additional resources to work on Minnesota's state-run MNsure website after Gov. Mark Dayton blames company for problems processing applications for health insurance.
CES 2014: 8 Technologies To Watch
Slideshows  |  1/4/2014  | 
Giant TVs, laser-equipped cars, wearable computers -- it must be the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Which products will dazzle?
Health IT Salaries Continue To Rise
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
The average healthcare IT professional's salary reaches six figures, with generous raises and bonuses. Interesting data points about demand emerge.
2014 Analytics, BI & Information Management Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/3/2014  | 
Enterprises want less complexity and more user-friendly, visual dashboards: Forty-six percent of respondents cite ease-of-use challenges with complex software as a significant barrier, while data visualization tools rate as the most ≠interesting leading-edge technology, with an average 3.5 rating on a 1-5 scale.
Medicine: Will The Tech Bubble Break?
Commentary  |  1/3/2014  | 
How do we translate the froth of healthcare technologies into better healthcare?
Voice Recognition Speeds EHR Use For Oklahoma Hospital
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
In addition to reducing doctors' note-taking burden, Dragon Medical software saved the Norman Regional Health System $1.8 million in transcription services last year.
CES: Showcasing The Future Of Healthcare
Commentary  |  1/2/2014  | 
UnitedHealthcare's Tom Paul outlines the consumer electronics trends changing healthcare.
Healthcare Tech Leaders Share New Year's Resolutions
Commentary  |  1/2/2014  | 
Here's what health CIOs and other tech leaders plan to make happen in 2014.


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