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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.
First Hospitals Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Penn Highlands CIO Tom Johnson says going far beyond minimum requirements is the key to qualifying for EHR incentives.
Marathon Bombing Lessons: Boston Hospital Revamps Information Systems
News  |  4/26/2014  | 
Brigham & Women's emergency department leaders describe how they corrected system deficiencies revealed by the 2013 crisis.
ICD-10 Remains High Priority Despite Delay
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations steam ahead with ICD-10 preparations, including hiring, despite delay of the new diagnosis and billing codes for at least a year.
Physicians Find Security In The Cloud
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Healthcare practices are increasingly partnering with trusted cloud service providers to provide enhanced data security along with improved efficiency of IT operations.
Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
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.
Data Governance Required For Healthcare Data Warehouse
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Before implementing its ambitious data warehouse, OhioHealth focused on data governance to ensure data is accurate, clean, and usable.
Genomics Startup Learns From 23andme's Troubles
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
BaseHealth's Genophen service wants to reach consumers (through their doctors) with strategies for "modifiable risks" -- a more FDA-friendly approach.
Health Systems First To Combine Radiology, EHR
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
The shared pediatric diagnostic imaging system that Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and New Jersey's Virtua have created goes beyond conventional health information exchange.
ICD-10 Delay: What's Next For Healthcare Organizations?
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations have at least four options for dealing with the delayed implementation of new diagnostic codes.
Nuance Adds Radiology Image Sharing To Healthcare Cloud
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Medical image-sharing service aims to tap Nuance's customer base for voice-powered medical documentation technology.
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?
Quest Opens Direct Access To Lab Results
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
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.
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.
ICD-10 Delay Makes Healthcare Leaders Juggle
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations scramble to revise projects and maintain momentum after ICD-10 delay to 2015, says Deloitte's healthcare practice expert Christine Armstrong.
Healthcare In 2014: Innovate Or Be Left Behind
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Alongside serious disruption to healthcare business models in 2014, four significant trends will emerge for healthcare leaders.
Practice Fusion Top EHR Among Primary Care Docs
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
The cloud EHR is particularly popular with solo practitioners because it's free, says Black Book Rankings, but Practice Fusion also gets high marks for desirable features.
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.
Doximity: Social Networking For Doctors
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Social service eases HIPAA fears by validating medical credentials of all members, allowing professional collaboration among physicians.
ICD-10 Delay Creates Headaches
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
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
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Technology isn't enough to improve healthcare. Doctors must be able to distinguish between valuable data and information overload.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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