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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.
SAP Hana Supports Personalized Medicine
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Healthcare providers share Hana's analytics and big data success stories at SAP's Sapphire Now conference.
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.
Federal Health IT Office Reorganizes
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
Director Karen DeSalvo prescribes flatter structure for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
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.
Healthcare's New Friend: Avatars
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Healthcare providers use avatars in videos, portals, and other educational and support materials for patients and their families.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
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.
Healthcare IT Security Worse Than Retail, Study Says
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Bad news for healthcare community: New study shows retailers like Target and eBay are more secure than many healthcare organizations.
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.
Most Prescriptions Sent Electronically
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
More than half of all prescriptions in the U.S. were routed electronically, according to the 2013 National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings.
Medical Center Uses Analytics To Reduce Radiation
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
The University of Washington Medical Center uses an analytics tool to minimize patients' exposure to radiation during routine procedures and improve overall efficiency.
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.
Practice Fusion Releases Free Healthcare Analytics Tool
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Insight database combs Practice Fusion's EHR software to provide real-time data on disease outbreaks, prescribing patterns, and diagnoses.
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.
Surgeon Cuts Vendors Out Of EHR Quest
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
When spine surgeon Dr. Lloyd Hey couldn't find commercial EHR software that met his needs, he hired a full-time programmer to build a custom EHR system using FileMaker.
Healthcare IT Priorities: No Breathing Room
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Regulatory requirements have gone from high priority to the only priority for healthcare IT.
EHR Adoption A Success, Says ONC Leader
News  |  5/16/2014  | 
Karen DeSalvo, new National Coordinator for Health IT, says improving interoperability standards is the next big challenge.
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.
How My Cousin, President George W. Bush, Almost Killed Athenahealth
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
In this excerpt from his book "Where Does It Hurt? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Fixing Health Care," Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush addresses the conflict between government and disruptive innovation in healthcare.
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.
Healthcare Dives Into Big Data
Slideshows  |  5/14/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations hope big data and analytics projects can help reduce costs and improve care. Consider these innovative examples.
Cloud-Based EHRs: Sky's The Limit
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Healthcare practices find partnering with a cloud service provider for their electronic health records lets them focus on their patients, not on IT.
Monitoring, Workflow Apps Crucial To Healthcare IT
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Two IT tools helped Seattle Children's Hospital and Catholic Health save time and money and improve healthcare for patients and their families.
EHR Swaps Coming For Many Healthcare Organizations
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations look to replace early electronic health records packages with new systems that perform better, integrate across departments, and tap cloud computing.
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.
Chronic Disease Patients' Top Online Privacy Worries
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
Medical data privacy isn't as much of a worry as online banking data privacy for these patients, Accenture study finds.
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.
Healthcare Nonprofit Learns Patient Engagement Game
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
When it suddenly had to compete for Medicare patients, Community Health Plan of Washington turned on the technology.
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.
Athenahealth CEO's Book: 'Where Does It Hurt?'
Commentary  |  4/30/2014  | 
To fix US healthcare, we must embrace the free market messiness of the Internet economy, argues Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush.
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.
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.
EHR Jobs Boom: 8 Hot Health IT Roles
Slideshows  |  4/22/2014  | 
Electronic health records have fueled a growing career specialty. Consider these in-demand health IT jobs.
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.
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