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Content tagged with Healthcare posted in March 2014
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.
Growing Beyond Yesterday's Population Health Management
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
Data can transform healthcare, but not with just any ordinary analytics.
Google Drops Cloud Pricing
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
The price of cloud computing should keep pace with the falling price of hardware, Google insists.
Healthcare Fights For Mindshare, Marketshare & Margins
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
Healthcare leaders embrace three trends: retail healthcare, the convergence of care management and customer service, and a new focus on compliance and operational excellence.
Hospitals Elevate Patient Satisfaction To The C-Suite
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Chief patient experience officers, or CXOs, are an uncommon but valuable addition to hospital executive suites.
Mobile Health Apps Reshape Food Industry
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Mobile health apps play a key role in educating consumers and could lead to a healthier, more responsible food industry.
20 Tests Healthcare CIOs Must Juggle
Slideshows  |  3/24/2014  | 
With never-ending waves of federal regulations and new technologies, healthcare CIOs face constant change. These issues top the list of leadership challenges.
10 Google Glass Myths, Translated
Commentary  |  3/21/2014  | 
Google wants to clear up some misperceptions about Glass. We have our own views on the truth.
Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Failure: Blame Runs Deep
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
Postmortem report confirms diagnosis of weak project oversight, unrealistic goals, and poor performance by Oracle.
State Health Insurance Exchanges Still Sick
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
HealthCare.gov has recovered from its rocky start. So why are state exchanges -- opened by enthusiastic supporters of the Affordable Care Act -- still suffering?
IBM's Watson Takes Aim At Cancer
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Collaboration between IBM and the New York Genome Center will use Watson to match cancer mutations to potential treatments, compressing process from months to minutes.
Google Launches Android Wear Developer Preview
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Android developers can now adapt their apps to send information to forthcoming Android smartwatches.
Aetna's Accountable Care Chief: Tough Transition Ahead
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Online integration in industries like banking is "just math" compared to what healthcare has to do, says Aetna's accountable care leader, Charles Kennedy.
Healthcare Data Security: Focus On 'Business Associates'
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Healthcare professionals don't trust service providers' handling of patient data, study shows. Cloud services aim to help providers take control of those relationships.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 8 Facts
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
After years of rumors, Office for iPad could arrive before the end of the month. Here's what we know.
Microsoft Surface 2 With LTE: Winner For Mobile Pros?
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is now equipped for LTE connections -- but still must compete with iPad Air.
Florida Hospital Tracks Nurses Footsteps, Work Patterns
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Florida Hospital Celebration Health improves nurse scheduling, productivity with sensors that track workflows and patterns.
Engage Patients: 16 Creative Healthcare Strategies
Slideshows  |  3/17/2014  | 
Hospitals can go beyond Meaningful Use requirements to make patients happier and healthier and the bottom line better. Consider these ideas.
Office 365 Personal: 5 Questions Answered
News  |  3/15/2014  | 
Is Microsoft's Office 365 Personal right for you? Here's what you need to know.
Cover Oregon Diagnosis: Oracle Overdose
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Federal critique of Oregon's Obamacare health insurance exchange finds project overly dependent on Oracle consultants, architecture bloated with Oracle software.
HIE Use In ER Cuts Hospital Admissions: Cornell Study
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Emergency room patients whose doctors consult their records through a health information exchange were 30% less likely to be admitted, says a Cornell study.
Obamacare Vs. Patient Data Security: Ponemon Research
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Healthcare professionals worry that healthcare regulations mandating patient data exchange are luring more data thieves, says Ponemon study.
Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Embraces Social Collaboration
News  |  3/11/2014  | 
Social applications based on SharePoint are just beginning to prove their worth in clinical settings. Here's how one hospital uses them to review case studies, share resources, and more.
Can Wearable Tech Prevent Healthcare Errors?
Commentary  |  3/11/2014  | 
Wearable computing devices can be applied to nurse fatigue, staffing, and other quality-of-care problems.
5 Lessons For Healthcare Providers From Banks
Commentary  |  3/10/2014  | 
The highly regulated banking industry has figured out how to put IT at the center of customer service. What are the opportunities for healthcare?
Real-Time Acoustic Processing Has Big Data Potential
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Ready for a wearable that listens to your snoring -- or your stomach? Meet audio machine-learning tech.
2014 State Of Database Tech: Think Retro
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Conventional databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM still dominate the enterprise, say respondents in our newest research. What will it take for NoSQL, DBaaS, and distributed systems to break through?
Mobile Tech Extends Hospitals' Reach Into The Home
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx is texting patients and might use Fitbits to monitor diabetic teens.
15 Apps For Healthy Living
Slideshows  |  3/6/2014  | 
A well-equipped smartphone and a little will power can help you stay healthy. Consider these diagnostic and fitness apps.
Oracle: Villain Or Scapegoat In Oregon Insurance Exchange Mess?
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
Even as Oregon works to exit a troubled IT services contract with Oracle, a longtime critic of the state's health insurance exchange project says the blame belongs elsewhere.
Cortana: Windows Phone 8.1's Killer App?
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Halo attracted users to the Xbox. Will digital assistant Cortana do the same for Windows Phone 8.1?
How To Catalyze Healthcare Innovation
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Innovation can be as simple as combining two ideas or asking what's broken and needs to change.
Winning Mobile Strategies: Think Like A Customer
News  |  3/5/2014  | 
What do Uber, Bank of America, and Walgreens have in common? All win over customers with mobile app strategies that acknowledge what's convenient on a phone -- and what isn't.
Time Warner Wants To Bring Telemedicine Home
News  |  3/5/2014  | 
Virtual Visits trial has Time Warner Cable technicians installing Tely Labs equipment to help Cleveland Clinic lower hospital readmissions.
The Quest For Population Health Management
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Vendors large and small seek to prove they have the right tools for proactively managing patient health, coordinating care across providers, and supporting accountable-care models.
Two Approaches To In-Memory Database Battle
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
In-memory options from IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle aren't the same as SAP's all-in-memory Hana platform.
FDA Creates Medical App Regulation Maze
Commentary  |  3/3/2014  | 
Developers struggle to find the line between unregulated health apps and regulated medical apps. Here's some guidance.
Office 365 Gets Personal
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Microsoft Office 365 will soon become more collaborative, focusing on relevant content to provide a more personalized work experience.
As Doctors Embrace Tablets, Management Headaches Grow
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Mobile devices are just what the doctor ordered, but not all healthcare providers' IT departments have the right tools to manage them.
Moov Vs. Fitbit: Fitness Faceoff
News  |  3/1/2014  | 
Wearable fitness devices take on personal trainers to track your workouts and improve them. Here's how Moov compares to early leader Fitbit.


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