Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
Quest Opens Direct Access To Lab Results
Quest Diagnostics capitalizes on regulatory change and gives patients access to their own lab results on the web and mobile devices, boosting its own EHR software in the process.
ICD-10 Delay Creates Headaches
Delayed implementation of the new coding standard may bring relief to some healthcare workers -- but it's the worst possible outcome for project managers.
Doctors Are Drowning In Data
Technology isn't enough to improve healthcare. Doctors must be able to distinguish between valuable data and information overload.
20 Tests Healthcare CIOs Must Juggle
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
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.
The Quest For Population Health Management
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.
UPMC Tablet App Speeds EHR Access
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.
CPOE Stragglers: One Hospital's Fix
Computerized physician order entry is mandated by law but some doctors still resist. Christus Health provides CPOE input assistants until docs see the value.
CIO To CIO: Advice On ACOs
Healthcare CIOs share their advice on coping with the rise of accountable care organizations and the crush of regulation.
CMS Reverses Course On ICD-10 Tests
Medicare bows to pressure from healthcare industry and political heavyweights, agrees to implement end-to-end testing before ICD-10 deadline.
Healthcare IT In The Obamacare Era
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
Hospital communications app, originally for iPhones, will ship on Motorola Solutions' WiFi smartphone for hospitals.
Homecare IT: 1 Market Epic Doesn't Dominate
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."
EHRs Must Solve Real Problems
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.