Mobile Changes Build Vs. Buy Equation
NY-Presbyterian CIO Aurelia Boyer says the need for mobile innovation has driven her back into the application development business, but she wants to keep it manageable.
Event-Driven Medicine Holds Great Promise
Research shows that wearables and biosensors can help clinicians collect enough data to pinpoint the abnormalities in a patient's biomarkers that require attention.
NASA Spinoffs: 6 Innovations In Health & Medicine
From solar-powered refrigerators that store vaccines to handheld diagnostic devices -- these technologies were originally developed for NASA missions and were later commercialized to make life better on Earth.
Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
EHRs Must Find Zebras Among The Horses
EHRs should be adaptive, so that when something like the Ebola outbreak occurs, the overworked ER doc has help catching the one critical piece of information that wasn't as relevant a year ago.
25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
Health IT's Future: 9 Issues To Watch
Expect the pace of innovation to pick up as healthcare providers increasingly leverage IT to improve patient care, make competitive gains, and save costs.
VA Implements Waiting Room 'Smart Chairs'
The Department of Veterans Affairs installs Vecna's kiosk-based Vitals Chair at some facilities, aims to give patients more control and insight into their healthcare while streamlining practitioner workloads.