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Content tagged with Healthcare posted in February 2014
UPMC Tablet App Speeds EHR Access
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Convergence, a touch app for Windows 8 tablets created by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, gives fingertip access to patient summary data pulled from one or more underlying electronic health record systems.
Healthcare Pros React To Hillary Clinton's HIMSS Speech
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Clinton tells HIMSS conference that it's time to take politics out of healthcare, and many health IT experts in audience agree.
CMS Won't Budge On ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Government agency will, however, allow some hardship exemptions for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Sure, robotics, the Internet of Things, data analytics, and other disruptive trends are intimidating, but they will improve our lives.
Wearable Health Tech: Many Promises, Few Facts
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Digital fitness devices are the rage -- among healthy people. The healthcare community won't know the value to sedentary patients until unbiased research arrives.
Hillary Clinton: Cooperation, Technology Will Solve Big Healthcare Issues
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Genuine healthcare reform is possible only when all stakeholders leave their blaming, shaming, and ideology at the door, Clinton tells HIMSS conference attendees.
HIMSS14 Survey: Healthcare CIOs Focus On Fiscal Survival
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
HIMSS members say top business objective is to sustain financial viability as regulation, payment models change.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Winners & Losers
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Tableau and QlikTech move up. See who moves down in Gartner's ranking of business intelligence vendors.
HIMSS14: Health IT's Next Boom Cycle
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
We've seen health informatics booms and busts before -- will this one be different?
CPOE Stragglers: One Hospital's Fix
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Computerized physician order entry is mandated by law but some doctors still resist. Christus Health provides CPOE input assistants until docs see the value.
HIMSS14: Cloud EHR Vendors Court Hospitals
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Athenahealth brings care coordination app to hospitals, while startup iCare aims to take "cloud VistA" beyond academic trials.
HIMSS14: Healthcare CIOs Wrestle With Economic & Regulatory Pressures
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
A McKinsey consultant tells CHIME CIOs they will have to innovate their ways out of an economic squeeze. Regulators hint at some flexibility.
Healthcare Devices: Security Researchers Sound Alarms
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Default usernames, weak passwords, and widespread Windows XP Embedded systems are cause for concern, SANS Institute researchers say.
CIO To CIO: Advice On ACOs
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Healthcare CIOs share their advice on coping with the rise of accountable care organizations and the crush of regulation.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
CMS Reverses Course On ICD-10 Tests
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Medicare bows to pressure from healthcare industry and political heavyweights, agrees to implement end-to-end testing before ICD-10 deadline.
Is Google Glass Obsolete?
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Google Glass costs too much and lacks killer apps -- and new technologies will soon make the original version seem wimpy. That's not bad news for Google.
HIMSS14 Preview: Enabling Today's Digital Doctor
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
A major theme at HIMSS will be the convergence of patient data, social platforms, and analytics -- and what possibilities arise from this convergence.
Toshiba Fuels Healthcare Business With Acquisitions
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Toshiba expects to reach almost $10 billion in healthcare sales by 2018. An aggressive acquisition plan is key to its growth.
Digital Business Strategy: 8 Gut-Check Questions
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
It's the right time to ask the uncomfortable questions.
3D Printing Reshapes Healthcare
Slideshows  |  2/20/2014  | 
Printed livers, ears, hands, and eyes? 3D printing can change and save lives.
Online Patient Reviews: 6 Strategies For Doctors
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Healthcare practices can't control what patients write, but they can control how they respond to increasingly popular review sites like Yelp and RateMDs.
HIMSS Security Survey: Greatest Threat From Healthcare Insiders
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
The HIMSS survey of 283 IT and security professionals says the biggest concern is healthcare workers looking into electronic health records.
Athenahealth Teams With Doctor-Led ACO
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Privia Health will integrate the AthenaHealth EHR with its own technology for tracking the follow-up care essential to ACO success.
Healthcare IT In The Obamacare Era
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Modern technology created the opportunity to restructure the healthcare industry around accountable care organizations, but IT priorities are also being driven by the shift.
Voalte One Comes To Android
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Hospital communications app, originally for iPhones, will ship on Motorola Solutions' WiFi smartphone for hospitals.
Massachusetts Preps For ICD-10 Mandate
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
To get ahead of October deadline for implementing ICD-10 coding, state launches unique statewide initiative.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
States High on Medical Marijuana Technology
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Advocates are optimistic technology will help medical marijuana be more than a pipe dream in a growing number of states.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
Homecare IT: 1 Market Epic Doesn't Dominate
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Specialty vendors Homecare Homebase and Thornberry get the highest ratings from customers, says KLAS Research, with healthcare IT juggernaut Epic Systems described as a "laggard."
10 Waiting Room Apps That Engage Patients
Slideshows  |  2/14/2014  | 
Waiting room stress raising your patients' blood pressure? Use these apps to keep patients busy and your practice running smoothly.
EHRs Must Solve Real Problems
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
To win the respect of healthcare workers, software must address true pain points. In too many cases, electronic health record systems aren't living up to the promise.
ICD-10 May Cost 3X More Than Estimated, AMA Says
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
AMA study says ICD-10 transition could cost three times as much as previously estimated and association asks HSS to reconsider mandate.
Will Most Healthcare Apps Escape FDA Scrutiny?
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
PROTECT Act of 2014 proposes that Food and Drug Administration doesn’t need to oversee "low risk" health IT products such as electronic health records and fitness apps.
IBM Watson Gets App Partner: Meet Welltok
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
App ecosystem partner Welltok will use Dr. Watson's wisdom to improve its CafeWell app.
Labs Must Protect Newly Portable Patient Data
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Now that the Department of Health and Human Services has ruled that consumers can get their medical test results, labs' IT departments must give security and privacy top priority.
Do Doctors Need EHR 'Scribes'?
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Doctors should hire assistants to fill out electronic health records for them -- tagging along on exams if necessary -- to avoid job burnout, says ScribeAmerica.
Secret Sauce For ACOs: One Healthcare CIO's Answer
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Hackensack University Medical Center CIO Shafiq Rab says building an accountable care organization meant looking beyond EHRs.
Is Your Company Running A Data Dump?
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Hoarding useless data makes analytics harder. Companies like Paxata say their brand of analytics lets non-data experts turn data landfills into useful info.
Doctors & EHR: Can This Shotgun Marriage Be Saved?
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Lots of doctors hate EHR software. What makes the difference for those who are happier with it?
3 Ways Affordable Care Act Can Empower Health IT
Commentary  |  2/10/2014  | 
The Affordable Care Act should not only change the business of healthcare, but also inspire new thinking on healthcare IT.
Windows 8.1 Update 1: Nadella's Challenge
News  |  2/8/2014  | 
Microsoft has a new CEO, but does it have a new Windows strategy? Here's what to expect from Windows 8.1 Update 1.
Microsoft CEOs' Wackiest Quotes: Who Said That?
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
Satya Nadella has the brains and experience to become Microsoft's CEO -- but does he have the sharp tongue of Gates or Ballmer? Match these Microsoft CEO quotes to their outspoken owners.
Can This Search Tool Make Doctors Love EHR?
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
QPID, a Partners HealthCare spinoff, creates a clinical decision support tool to solve physicians' big gripe about EHRs -- buried data.
Texas Hospital Discloses Huge Breach
News  |  2/5/2014  | 
St. Joseph Health System reports that as many as 405,000 records may have been compromised, but actual damage remains speculative.
Medication Cabinets 'Talk' To Cerner EHR
News  |  2/5/2014  | 
Omnicell cabinets get medication orders directly from Cerner electronic health record software at Montana's Billings Clinic, eliminating dangerous duplicate orders.
Kinect Assists Stroke Victims With Home Rehab
News  |  2/4/2014  | 
Microsoft's real-time, motion-sensing technology could make rehabilitation more successful and more fun.


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