News & Commentary
Content tagged with Healthcare posted in November 2013
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Google Glass Enables Surgeons To Consult Remotely
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
When surgeon Brent Ponce wore Google Glass during a shoulder replacement, the ghostly hand of a remote collaborator coached him along.
In Healthcare, Time To Free The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
To justify optimism about healthcare IT, we need to free the data tied up in electronic health records -- and it is happening.
Send ECGs Via Smartphone? AliveCor Says Yes
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Mobile heart monitor company teams with telemedicine firm to offer patients ECG analysis via smartphone.
How Mobile Devices Reshape Patient Care
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Will a glorified pedometer change the way America does healthcare? And what is "mHealth," anyway? Five experts speak.
Hospitals Urged To Report Quality Electronically In 2014
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Online reporting is not yet mandatory, but Advisory Board consultants suggest hospitals get prepared.
As Boomers Become Seniors, Healthcare Technology Demand Grows
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
With baby boomers all grown up, a new generation of tech-savvy seniors is emerging.
FDA Tells 23andMe To Halt Gene Tests
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
FDA fears inaccurate test results could harm consumers.
Obamacare Drives One Health Plan's BPM Adoption
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Regulatory changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act prompted Fallon Health Plans to decide it needed a flexible framework for automating its business process management.
Robotic Surgery: da Vinci Versus The Ideal
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Better training and the equivalent of a surgeon's touch are needed to make surgical robots live up to their hype (and potential).
Online Healthcare: States Must Be More Open-Minded
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Telemedicine and online consultations from home hold great promise, if the law can get out of the way.
HealthCare.gov Repairs: Traffic Goal In Sight
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Consumers will be able to enroll normally by end of November, when HealthCare.gov is expected to handle a full traffic load, says an Obama administration troubleshooter.
IBM Watson: First Medical School, Now An App Ecosystem
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Going far beyond Jeopardy, IBM's favorite child is rounding up friends to make intelligent apps proliferate, in healthcare and other fields.
Patient Portals Aren't Very Patient Centric
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
It's time to put some excitement and creativity into e-patient education.
Better Balance Needed Between Patient Privacy, Data Sharing
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
The need for more open sharing of medical data is particularly acute in times of crisis.
Inside New York State's Health Site Launch
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Where Healthcare.gov has failed, N.Y.'s marketplace has succeeded because of good planning, say a state official and the contractor CSC.
Thanks Obama! Technology Should Not Be An Afterthought
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
The HealthCare.gov debacle offers valuable lessons.
Population Health Management Doesn't Measure Up
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Health IT research firm KLAS says PHM is a diverse, fast-growing market, but available products don't meet healthcare providers' needs.
EHR Accreditation Could Spur Doctors' Direct Messaging
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
DirectTrust is on track to accredit intermediaries used by nine EHR vendors that have the bulk of the EHR market.
Kaiser Shifts To Preventive Care In Mobile Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Kaiser executives highlight potential for interactive, preventive care through a new generation of mobile apps -- but how to get patients to opt in?
Patient Satisfaction, Medical Outcomes Must Go Together
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Beyond keeping patients well, today's healthcare providers must keep them happy.
Where Is Enterprise Architecture In Healthcare?
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Implementing healthcare technologies is just the beginning. We need to plan how they will fit together.
Cyber Insecurity: When Contractors Are Weak Link
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Government and defense contractors play a crucial role in protecting sensitive information. But the evidence suggests they are losing the battle.
H-1B Visas: 6 Most Misunderstood Facts
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
The H-1B visa program has cooked up a hot stew of myths and misconceptions. Legal experts break down the facts on salaries, timing, and more.
Genomics Startup Counts On Amazon Cloud
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Courtagen taps AWS to handle the terabytes of data produced in analyzing individuals' genes to pinpoint disease-causing abnormalities and best treatments.
R.I.'s Direct Approach To Health Information Exchange
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
CIO Gary Christensen saw that if doctors could exchange records directly, the state's centralized HIE would also benefit.
Creating A Marketplace For Public-Private Innovations
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why he established GOVonomy to match government needs with innovative technology startups
Information Sharing: Applying What We’ve Learned Since 9/11
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
The National Strategy for Information Sharing builds on the lessons learned since the 2001 terrorist attacks, but more needs to be done.
Healthcare IT Leadership: Boiling The Frog
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Is the job of the CIO becoming an impossible one?
The Golden Age of Health Informatics?
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Despite unsolved problems, healthcare IT has made great strides.
Big Government Software Projects: 11 Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Think you have political battles and scope-creep issues? Here's how one IT leader developed a large-scale information system in the bureaucracy of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush's Quest: A Healthcare Internet
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Experiences as Army medic, ambulance driver, and failed healthcare practice manager gave Bush the idea for a new way of structuring healthcare.
Athenahealth: The Other Side Of The Cloud
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Athenahealth offers cloud software, but to call it a healthcare cloud software company misses the point.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
10 Cool DARPA Projects In Development
Slideshows  |  11/18/2013  | 
These breakthrough technologies address a range of military challenges, from mental disorders to battlefield safety.
White House Unveils Big Data Projects, Round 2
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
The White House announces dozens of new government-business-nonprofit collaborations to use big data for medical research, economics, and more.
Sloppy Handling Of Patient Data Always A Danger
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
HIPAA compliance can be a headache, especially when patient data falls through the cracks.
EHR Adoption A Struggle For Rural Hospitals
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Meaningful Use requirements have widened the digital divide between metropolitan and rural hospitals.
Stealing America’s Future
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
US companies lose about $300 billion a year to cyberespionage and intellectual property theft. We need a concerted effort to stop it.
What Early Adopters Learned Moving Email To The Cloud
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Federal agencies are seeing productivity gains, as well as IT savings, but choosing the best platforms has become a more strategic decision for federal CIOs.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
HealthCare.gov: Biggest Security Risks Yet To Come
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Push to fix Healthcare.gov by the end of November might create more problems, says security expert.
Cloud Services May Replace EHR Portals
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
EHR integration with Box suggests a trend: cloud services for care coordination and one-stop patient record access.
Barriers To Telemedicine Slowly Crumble
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
A few courageous providers and insurers are seeing the value of treating patients in cyberspace. We need more risk takers.
Telemedicine Transforms Rural Care
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Telemedicine is a useful tool for anyone, but it's vital in a rural setting.
CIO Leadership Calculus
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
How the mathematics of collaboration can improve CIOs' chances for success leading their organizations and themselves.
Free EHR Helps Practice Fusion Grow
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard wants doctors to know they don't have to pay for the privilege of adopting electronic health records.
iPhone & Cloud: Disaster Preparedness In Hand
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
For the paperless, cloud-connected medical office, backup Internet access is essential.
Don't Forget About Visa Reform
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Visa reforms in the immigration bill will have a different effect on US and Indian firms. Both stand to benefit in the long run.
The Troubling Decline Of IT Security Training
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Can our governments really afford to fall further behind in IT security competence? Recruiting isn’t enough.
Mobile Transforms IT's Role: What's Next?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Mobile devices have reshaped the employee-IT relationship and how we work with tools like Google Docs. Brace yourself for big changes over the next five years.
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