News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in February 2014
CMS Won't Budge On ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Government agency will, however, allow some hardship exemptions for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
Wearable Health Tech: Many Promises, Few Facts
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Digital fitness devices are the rage -- among healthy people. The healthcare community won't know the value to sedentary patients until unbiased research arrives.
HIMSS14: Health IT's Next Boom Cycle
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
We've seen health informatics booms and busts before -- will this one be different?
HIMSS14: Cloud EHR Vendors Court Hospitals
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Athenahealth brings care coordination app to hospitals, while startup iCare aims to take "cloud VistA" beyond academic trials.
HIMSS14: Healthcare CIOs Wrestle With Economic & Regulatory Pressures
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
A McKinsey consultant tells CHIME CIOs they will have to innovate their ways out of an economic squeeze. Regulators hint at some flexibility.
CIO To CIO: Advice On ACOs
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Healthcare CIOs share their advice on coping with the rise of accountable care organizations and the crush of regulation.
HIMSS14 Preview: Enabling Today's Digital Doctor
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
A major theme at HIMSS will be the convergence of patient data, social platforms, and analytics -- and what possibilities arise from this convergence.
Toshiba Fuels Healthcare Business With Acquisitions
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Toshiba expects to reach almost $10 billion in healthcare sales by 2018. An aggressive acquisition plan is key to its growth.
Online Patient Reviews: 6 Strategies For Doctors
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Healthcare practices can't control what patients write, but they can control how they respond to increasingly popular review sites like Yelp and RateMDs.
Athenahealth Teams With Doctor-Led ACO
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Privia Health will integrate the AthenaHealth EHR with its own technology for tracking the follow-up care essential to ACO success.
Massachusetts Preps For ICD-10 Mandate
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
To get ahead of October deadline for implementing ICD-10 coding, state launches unique statewide initiative.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
Homecare IT: 1 Market Epic Doesn't Dominate
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Specialty vendors Homecare Homebase and Thornberry get the highest ratings from customers, says KLAS Research, with healthcare IT juggernaut Epic Systems described as a "laggard."
10 Waiting Room Apps That Engage Patients
Slideshows  |  2/14/2014  | 
Waiting room stress raising your patients' blood pressure? Use these apps to keep patients busy and your practice running smoothly.
Will Most Healthcare Apps Escape FDA Scrutiny?
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
PROTECT Act of 2014 proposes that Food and Drug Administration doesn’t need to oversee "low risk" health IT products such as electronic health records and fitness apps.
IBM Watson Gets App Partner: Meet Welltok
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
App ecosystem partner Welltok will use Dr. Watson's wisdom to improve its CafeWell app.
Internet Of Crap Takes On Your Love Handles
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
Today's manic rush to strap connected sensors onto body parts sometimes feels more like parody than business plan. Are wearable fitness trackers a game-changer or gimmick?
Kinect Assists Stroke Victims With Home Rehab
News  |  2/4/2014  | 
Microsoft's real-time, motion-sensing technology could make rehabilitation more successful and more fun.


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