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ICD-10 Delay: An Opportunity To Change Course
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Instead of just delaying the new medical coding system, we should be rethinking the necessity of it.
EHR Must Fit Into Doctor-Patient Relationship
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
Electronic health records need a design overhaul so doctors can understand them at a glance -- and keep their focus on the patient.
Indiana Analysis, Open Data Efforts Use SAP Hana
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
After pilot involving infant mortality data, Indiana adopts SAP Hana in-memory database as foundation of new management reporting system, plans open data website for citizens.
Wearable Tech Can Extend Clinical Analytics
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Wearable health devices and apps could help fill the gaps in electronic health records, if we can get past the challenges.
Healthcare IT Hiring: No Summer Doldrums
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations outpace the overall economy in hiring.
Healthcare Big Data: Blessing And Curse
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Interpreting government-released healthcare data correctly will pose a massive challenge for analysts, policy makers, and pundits.
Free The Health Data: Grahame Grieve On FHIR
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
Grahame Grieve, creator of a health data integration model based on RESTful Web services, discusses how a simplified approach could influence the future of health data with Georgia Tech health informatics expert Mark Braunstein.
EHR Reboots: Should You Replace Your System?
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
Starting over might be awful to contemplate, but acquisitions, costs, or lack of compliance might require replacing your health data system. Just be sure you're switching for the right reasons.
Wearable Tech: 5 Healthcare Wins
Slideshows  |  7/28/2014  | 
While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.
Optum Labs Translates Big Data Research To Clinicians
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Big data shows lots of promise in researchers' hands. By getting this insight to clinicians, it can really improve and save lives, says Dr. Paul Wallace of Optum Labs.
Detour On The Road To ICD-10
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
How one health system is adjusting to the delayed implementation of the new ICD-10 healthcare coding standard.
Telemedicine Guidelines Leave Plenty Of Questions
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Federation of State Medical Boards and American Medical Association telemedicine standards provide a good starting point, but their definitions are too narrow.
Hurricane Arthur: Healthcare IT Teams Brace
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
As the first hurricane of the Atlantic season approaches, healthcare organizations can still take steps to secure data.
Hurricane Arthur Vs. Data Visualization: Supplies Riddle
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Humanitarian organization Direct Relief uses mapping to visualize needs and plot the logistics of distribution before disaster strikes.
Accenture Unit Will Update VA's EHR
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
VistA Core modernization and modularization will prepare the Veterans Administration's electronic health records system for the future.
Cerner, Mission Health Rewrite Partnership Rules
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Ten-year contract rewards EMR vendor Cerner if Mission Health saves money on new cost-saving measures they implement together.
ICD-10 Delay: Organizations Prep For New Deadline
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations are taking advantage of the delay in a variety of ways, such as training more staff, improving documentation integrity, and conducting more robust testing, according to a survey.
Philips Seeks Bigger Role In Healthcare Market
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
The Dutch company partners with Salesforce.com, introduces a cloud-based platform to expand its role in the healthcare market.
Salesforce.com, Philips Launch Digital Healthcare Platform
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Salesforce1 cloud platform will serve as development platform for patient-care apps using Philips health monitoring devices.
EHR Proliferation Hurts Physician Workflow
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Doctors are being forced to pull data out of multiple EMRs -- plus use phones and pagers -- to care for patients. This context switching slows down work and frustrates the goal of electronic health data.
Former HHS Exec Launches ACO For Independent Physicians
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former national coordinator for HIT at the US Department of Health and Human Services, founds an ACO to help physician-led practices deliver value-based population health services to patients.
Healthcare Organizations Prep For Increased Audits
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
With audits expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations increasingly invest in risk assessment software or services to ensure compliance.
9 Mobile Apps To Get You Fit
Slideshows  |  6/13/2014  | 
With more than 100,000 mobile health apps available today, you need help sorting through the fitness contenders. Consider these nine apps.
Epocrates Retains Lead In Crowded Mobile Health Marketplace
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
By giving clinicians the information they want, Epocrates stays atop the medical reference category for the fifth consecutive year.
Healthcare Fee Structure: Changes Ahead
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Both payers and providers support a shift to value-based payments, a study says.
ONC Releases Healthcare Interoperability Roadmap
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT outlines an ambitious plan to link patients' health records across the entire medical ecosystem.
VMware Launches Analytics For Healthcare Providers
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
VMware's first vertical industry system collects key data from electronic medical records software and then analyzes performance.
ICD-10 Rollout Suggestions For HHS
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange sends Department of Health & Human Services laundry list of to-dos to ensure healthcare industry meets new ICD-10 deadline.
OpenFDA Backstory: Breaking The Paperwork Backlog
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
The startup Captricity uses a combination of crowdsourcing and OCR to digitize mountains of paper records, particularly for government agencies and healthcare.
Mobile Health Devices: Public Health Trend Spotters?
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Health Data Exploration Project sees research gold in mining consumer health data from pedometers, fitness bands, and other gadgets.
Apple Partners With Epic, Mayo Clinic For HealthKit
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Apple affirms its commitment to mobile health by partnering with market-leading hospital software firm and renowned healthcare provider.
CMS, FDA Expand Open Data Initiatives
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
CMS updates, elaborates on public healthcare utilization, while FDA announces API access to its database of adverse drug reaction reports.
SAP Sapphire: Cloud To Star
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
At Sapphire user conference this week, SAP will spotlight cloud deployment options, starting with a new Industry Cloud. HP releases mega-appliance for Hana.
Integration Engines Tackle Healthcare's Lack Of Standards
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations use integration engines to cope with the lack of standards and multiple disparate systems clinicians use.
Technology Declares War On Cancer
Slideshows  |  6/2/2014  | 
Cancer will cause more than half a million deaths in the US this year. Here's how smart pills, IBM Watson, customized treatments, and even social media are helping patients fight for their health.
Mobile Health App Design: 5 Tips
Commentary  |  5/30/2014  | 
Mobile apps for doctors and patients hold the promise of better health management. Here are five things app designers should keep in mind.
Arcadia Puts Marketing Muscle Into Healthcare Operations
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
LaunchPad platform combines health data with marketing-optimization strategies to bring continuous-improvement methodologies to medical practices.
Physicians, Hospitals Size Up Value-Based Healthcare
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Physicians are wary of new healthcare payment models emphasizing quality and efficiency metrics, but hospitals are likely to prove resilient.
Health IT's True Mission: Baptist Health CIO Speaks
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
Baptist Health CIO Roland Garcia reflects on his career and what he sees as the primary goal of healthcare IT: to improve care and minimize suffering.
Meaningful Use Deadlines Clash With Software Best Practices
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Hospitals find themselves implementing new releases of EHR software, certified to 2014 standards, almost as soon as vendors release certified versions. That's almost like implementing Windows 8 immediately after release.
10 Medical Practice Management Systems For 2014
Slideshows  |  5/27/2014  | 
For a medical practice, EHR may be important -- but practice management is essential.
Single Sign-On Transforms Healthcare At Michigan Hospital
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Munson Medical Center IT department's implementation of a single sign-on system did more than increase efficiency for the hospital's healthcare workers -- it changed IT's approach to solving problems.
Better Healthcare Through Analytics
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Analytics can help healthcare providers reduce costs and save lives, say attendees of Crimson Clinical Advantage Summit 2014 -- but they must be implemented thoughtfully.
Software Startups Supplement EHR Platforms
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
A hospital and an independent physician's organization use apps along with EHRs to improve ACO operations.
Mercy Health Breaks Ground On Virtual Care Center
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Four-story 120,000-square-foot building will be first in the nation dedicated to telemedicine and remote monitoring programs, says Mercy Health.
How Meaningful Is Meaningful Use?
Commentary  |  5/14/2014  | 
The government's Meaningful Use program mandating electronic health records is out of touch with reality. EHRs bog down process and can even worsen care.
Informatica Self-Service Platform Spots Sensitive Data
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Informatica unveils its Intelligent Data Platform roadmap for clean, secure self-service data, even at big data scale.
How Indiana Hospital Contained MERS Outbreak
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Community Hospital used EMR, video surveillance, and real-time tracking technology to isolate the first known US case of the potentially deadly virus.
ICD-10 Momentum: Let It Roll
Commentary  |  5/7/2014  | 
IT teams can accomplish great things when they must meet or beat a deadline, like Y2K. The ICD-10 transition has been delayed, but CMS can still act to keep momentum building.
Next-Gen Health Analytics Requirements Unclear
News  |  5/1/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations know they need analytic software tailored to accountable care organization operations and population health management -- but they're not sure where to get it, finds KLAS survey.
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