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Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Startup CrowdMed uses a mix of prediction market software, crowdsourcing, and gamification to help patients gain insight from hundreds of medical detectives.
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Analytics Enhance Community Health Reporting
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Partnership between Premier and University of North Carolina Charlotte improves nonprofit hospitals community health needs assessment process.
Accountable Care Success Requires Strong Health IT
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
The accountable care organization model has produced mixed results to date. In ACO success stories, technologies such as analytics play a big role.
ICD-10 Delay: Politics Trump Health Data Quality
Commentary  |  4/16/2014  | 
With a fresh delay for ICD-10 compliance, US healthcare providers and patients remain trapped in debate. Is higher quality clinical data worth the cost of more detailed data collection?
Could Insurance Cover Your Next Fitness Band?
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Consumers will sport almost 112 million wearables by 2018 -- most of them gadgets that track health-related metrics. Insurers have incentives to help the trend along.
MapR Brings Spark In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
MapR adds Apache Spark to its Hadoop distribution to power machine learning plus ad hoc, graph, and streaming analysis. Databricks partners on support.
Explorys Cloud Services Power Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Explorys uses combination of big data and specific patient data to improve care, lower costs.
Crowdfunding The Next Healthcare Hit
Slideshows  |  4/7/2014  | 
Crowdfunding adds a new route for small entrepreneurs to raise money to develop healthcare inventions and bring them to market. Here are 10 promising products looking to raise money.
Hadoop Jobs: Where To Find Them
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
One in three IT jobs requiring Hadoop skills is based in California, but other regions should see big-data-related hiring increases in the next few years, says Dice.com.
Federal Health Agencies Aim To Cut Red Tape
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
The FDA, ONC, and FCC release proposal to clarify oversight of health IT, reduce patient risk, and empower innovation.
Pivotal Subscription Points To Real Value In Big Data
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
Pivotal deal offers five analytical options and, in a swipe at Cloudera and Hortonworks, unlimited Hadoop storage without charges by the terabyte.
Medical Software Brings Intuitive Interface To Health Records
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
With a 3D anatomical model on the iPad, Modernizing Medicine taps the power of touch to simplify electronic health records and medical coding.
Pfizer Connects Dots To Deliver Better Treatments
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The pharmaceutical company, No. 1 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses big data to tailor treatments to specific patient populations.
Merck Optimizes Manufacturing With Big Data Analytics
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Pharmaceutical firm uses Hadoop to crunch huge amounts of data so it can develop vaccines faster. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Big Data In The Home
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Home security, energy management, and health monitoring tools will bring the Internet of Things to the connected home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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