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Health IT Interoperability Up To Market, Say Feds
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Jason Task Force co-chairs say government should exercise its regulatory powers only to guide process along.
Who Makes Your Health IT Decisions?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
With the right IT governance, your organization can make better decisions about where to invest for more effective use of technology.
How Johns Hopkins Delivers Coordinated Care
Commentary  |  10/16/2014  | 
Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership uses Salesforce.com CRM to deliver a coordinated care model that engages an entire community for better health.
Mend The Broken Doctor-Patient Relationship
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
Americans have lost faith in the healthcare industry. A more realistic view of the profession, coupled with the right technology, can help restore that trust.
Healthcare Software Development: We Can Do Better
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
Yes, users do know what they want from software. And developers must listen.
EHRs Must Find Zebras Among The Horses
Commentary  |  10/8/2014  | 
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.
Texas Hospital Blames EHR For Ebola Mishandling
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas cites lack of interoperability between nurse and physician workflows as reason Ebola patient was sent home.
Healthcare Optimization Requires Better Data
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Existing clinical data does not tell us who needs access to what care and when. Solving that mystery is where we'll see real savings.
ICD-10 Survey: Procrastination Rules
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Without deadline pressure, ICD-10 progress has halted, says Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange study. Is anyone really surprised?
From EHR To Healthcare App Platform
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
As part of his "Free the Data" series, Georgia Tech's Mark Braunstein interviews Josh Mandel, architect of the SMART Platform.
Health IT: Friend To Emerging Medical Technology Companies
Commentary  |  10/1/2014  | 
Medical technology companies can fill the gap between hospitals, physicians, insurers, and manufacturers to improve the customer experience during this time of regulatory turmoil.
25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
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
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Expect the pace of innovation to pick up as healthcare providers increasingly leverage IT to improve patient care, make competitive gains, and save costs.
25 Years Of Health IT: A Complicated Journey
Slideshows  |  9/29/2014  | 
Policy changes and consumer pressures have spurred huge changes in health IT. Take a look back at how we got here -- and where we're going.
Will Electronic Health Records Ever Be Usable?
Commentary  |  9/26/2014  | 
AMA attempts to address the frustration EHRs create, especially for doctors and other healthcare workers.
Care Management, Customer Service Must Converge
Commentary  |  9/26/2014  | 
By knowing patients better, healthcare organizations can make them healthier while also making them better customers.
VA Implements Waiting Room 'Smart Chairs'
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
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.
Weight Watchers Pursues Image Makeover
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
After four successive quarters of loss, Weight Watchers asks CTO Dan Crowe to transform the company into a sleek, digital mobile health-app startup.
Will Social Media Revolutionize Healthcare?
Commentary  |  9/19/2014  | 
Without a doubt. In fact, several medical providers and IT vendors are plowing ahead already.
EHR Success: 4 Change Management Process Tips
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
Implementing a successful EHR system depends on first developing an efficient change management plan. Here's how to do it.
Health IT Early Mover Advantage Examined
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Early technology adopters have higher growth rates than healthcare organizations that hold back on health IT, says Harvard Business Review/Verizon study.
HIPAA Violations: Don't Be A Headline
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
No HIPAA violation case has ever gone to court, for interesting reasons. Here's advice on avoiding violations in the first place.
Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
App developer association ACT teams with AirStrip and other mobile app companies to ask for simpler, updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules governing app development.
How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Outcomes
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
EHRs must do much more than simply replace paper charts. By enhancing them with personal health record features, we can create a new tool that deepens patient engagement.
IT-Enhanced Care Coordination Really Works
Commentary  |  9/11/2014  | 
The fact that it doesn't always cut costs shouldn't stop healthcare providers from pushing ahead.
ONC Releases Final EHR Guidelines
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT abandons voluntary 2015 criteria and instead adds flexibility to 2014 EHR certification criteria.
Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
Who Owns EHR Data?
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
The owners of electronic health records aren't necessarily the patients. How much control should patients have?
Health IT Interoperability Requires Industry Collaboration
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
For data and systems interoperability to become widespread, both government and private stakeholders must clear roadblocks.
Ebola Fight Hampered By Poor Analytics
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Researchers and clinicians need better data to supplement sketchy reports from the field about Ebola's spread.
HealthCare.gov Breach: The Ripple Effect
News  |  9/6/2014  | 
Hackers breached a HealthCare.gov test server, reportedly affecting no records, but the repercussions could spread across many medical organizations.
Personal Healthcare: Big Data Great, Small Data Better
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Big data holds unlimited promise in healthcare, but first we must make small data seamless, simple, and inexpensive.
Seattle Children's Hospital CIO: Donít Call Me Superman
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Seattle Children's SVP/CIO Wes Wright says IT needs more Clark Kents and fewer Supermans to get real work done.
UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh Moves On
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
Drawbaugh, whose inventive approach to healthcare IT and revenue creation earned UPMC a No. 1 ranking in the 2013 InformationWeek 500, is leaving his role after 18 years.
IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research.
National Health Database: Good Medicine Or Privacy Nightmare?
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
State health information exchanges could eventually pool patient data into a vast national database, but privacy advocates have significant concerns.
Patient Portals: Strategies For Engaging Users
Commentary  |  8/26/2014  | 
To qualify for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, 5% of your patients must access their own medical records. Here's how to make sure that happens.
When Big Data & Infants' Privacy Collide
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Technology allows researchers to discover newborns' genetic secrets, but the long-term repercussions worry some parents and privacy advocates.
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.
Practice Fusion EHR Caught In Internet Brown-Out
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
Free electronic health record software provider says its cloud system is up again after two days of outages that affected up to one-third of its clients.
9 Ways Healthcare Providers Can Improve Co-Pay Collection
Slideshows  |  8/15/2014  | 
Co-payments account for about one-fifth of a private practice's funds, but collecting them can be tricky. These strategies and tools help practices get a handle on unpaid bills.
Apple HealthKit Details Emerge
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Healthcare giants are dipping toes into Apple's promised software, say reports. For instance, Cleveland Clinic is testing a service that helps patients schedule doctor visits if an app detects a health concern.
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.
Cerner Buys Siemens EHR, Hails Post-MU Era
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Cerner will spend $1.3 billion for Siemens' health IT business, says it will continue to support both companies' electronic health records software as part of a broader population health strategy.
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.
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.
Doctors Can Go Back To Tech School
News  |  8/1/2014  | 
Texas A&M-Dell academy to launch later this year aims to train medical pros on the latest healthcare technology -- and serve doctors moving into IT roles.
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