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Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in December 2013
8 Healthcare Startups Catch Fire
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
Here's a look at some of the most innovative healthcare startups and health apps featured at the NYeC Digital Health Conference and the Connected Health Symposium.
Free The Data: Patients As Consumers
Commentary  |  12/24/2013  | 
Standard APIs are beginning to remove the barriers to effective Personal Health Record systems.
Top 15 Healthcare Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
What did InformationWeek Healthcare readers care about in 2013? Catch up on these popular items.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Bill Seeks To Clean Telehealth State Regulations Mess
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Telehealth regulations differ in each of the 50 states, inhibiting use of technology to treat patients, say proposed law's sponsors.
Reform NSA, Tech Execs Tell Obama
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Top leaders from Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet with President Obama, urge him to "move aggressively" on US surveillance reforms.
Wearable Tech Muscles Into Consumer Fitness Market
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Wearable fitness devices intrigue more people, says CEA study. Smartphones and wireless connectivity play a big supporting role.
Will Automated Care Plans Keep Patients Healthier?
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Vanderbilt, West Corp., and West Health Institute collaborate on research to streamline and improve chronic illness care through technology.
Health Insurance Exchanges Struggle To Charm Customers
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
Up to 80% of consumers abandon their transactions on the checkout page, even on well-designed retail sites. How can healthcare exchanges learn from their mistakes?
HealthCare.gov Leaders Play IT Blame Game
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
It's not fair to just point the finger at technology or its implementers when IT projects go bad. Let's talk about the business team that originally defined the project vision.
Hackers Outsmart Pacemakers, Fitbits: Worried Yet?
Slideshows  |  12/12/2013  | 
Mobile health devices aren't as secure as you might think. Look at how researchers plan to strengthen security for consumer devices and regulated medical devices.
2014 Healthcare Industry Forecast: Sweeping Change
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Long-percolating trends will come to a head with implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the rise of private exchanges, says PwC report.
Cisco Brings Telemedicine Home
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Cisco Extended Care aims to reach patients at home through chat, video appointments, a Web portal, and, later, app and device integration.
IMS Offers M-Heath App Ratings
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
Health tech firm offers prescription infrastructure for healthcare providers, along with consumer health app rankings.
Patient Discharge Plans Move Out Of The Hospital
News  |  12/6/2013  | 
Technology is changing the way patients receive education about their post-hospital regimen.
Microsoft Says Smart Bra Monitors Mood
News  |  12/5/2013  | 
Prototype device aims to warn wearers of triggers that lead to emotional overeating. Don't look for it in your next Victoria's Secret catalogue, however.
The Rules And Tools Of Patient Engagement
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Doctors must capitalize on patient curiosity about their own medical records.
HealthCare.gov Snafu: Not That Hard To Believe
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Leveraging cloud-delivered services would have helped in the overall stability and success of the HealthCare.gov website, and probably still can going forward.
How Would You Fix HealthCare.gov?
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
The Obamacare website launch was an embarrassment. Whether it's truly "fixed" is questionable. What actions would you take, IT pros, and what lessons have you learned?
Chicago HIE Will Be Among Nation's Largest
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council is preparing to launch one of the largest regional health information exchanges in the US.
How I'd Fix HealthCare.gov: Extend Health CEO
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Government shouldn't be in the business of trying to provide "a spectacular user experience," says head of the largest Medicare insurance exchange operator.
How We'd Fix HealthCare.gov: Scalability Experts Speak
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Martin Abbott and Michael Fisher, consultants on building large-scale websites, say one answer to retooling HealthCare.gov is creating "swim lanes" for each state the federal website serves.
Rackspace CTO Engates Analyzes HealthCare.gov Meltdown
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
John Engates went to the White House Monday to get a closer look at what went wrong with HealthCare.gov. Unlike actor Jimmy Stewart's Mr. Smith, Engates came away from Washington saying this problem can be fixed.
HealthCare.gov Shows Government IT Procurement Needs Reform
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
Former ONC chief David Blumenthal says a disconnect between the contracting office and IT managers increases the risk that government tech projects like HealthCare.gov will fail.
Do Patient Portals Improve Healthcare?
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
Study results are mixed on how portals affect the quality and efficiency of patient care, suggesting more research is needed.


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