News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in April 2014
Cloud, Analytics Improve Breast Cancer Screening Education
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
MammaCare training company teams with CapGemini on cloud system that gets examination expertise into the hands of doctors and nurses who perform manual breast exams.
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.
Healthcare Social Networks: New Choices For Doctors, Patients
Slideshows  |  4/29/2014  | 
Check out healthcare-focused social networks, where healthcare pros can collaborate and share resources online, and patients can access more than information.
ICD-10 Remains High Priority Despite Delay
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations steam ahead with ICD-10 preparations, including hiring, despite delay of the new diagnosis and billing codes for at least a year.
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.
Self-Service Tech Support Answers Health Insurer's Call
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City added customer engagement software to answer members' questions without hiring more call center staff.
Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Startup CrowdMed uses a mix of prediction market software, crowdsourcing, and gamification to help patients gain insight from hundreds of medical detectives.
Telehealth Gains Momentum In Obamacare Era
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
The Affordable Care Act's focus on population health and cost-cutting is encouraging providers and insurers to invest in remote healthcare technologies.
Zebra Buys Motorola's Enterprise Business, Eyes Healthcare IoT
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Acquisition underscores Zebra's expectation of strong demand for Internet of Things technologies from healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and other industries.
Top 10 Upsides To Healthcare.gov Debacle
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
You didn't know there was a bright side to the botched rollout of the Obamacare website? Get your snark on.
Could Insurance Cover Your Next Fitness Band?
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Consumers will sport almost 112 million wearables by 2018 -- most of them gadgets that track health-related metrics. Insurers have incentives to help the trend along.
Quest Opens Direct Access To Lab Results
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Quest Diagnostics capitalizes on regulatory change and gives patients access to their own lab results on the web and mobile devices, boosting its own EHR software in the process.
Senior Living Community Goes Wireless
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Brookdale Senior Living makes mobile technologies central to how it delivers medical and assisted living services to its residents.
iOS Brings Better Control To Hearing Aids
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Starkey Hearing Technologies turns an iPhone into a remote control for its wireless hearing aids.
Healthcare In 2014: Innovate Or Be Left Behind
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Alongside serious disruption to healthcare business models in 2014, four significant trends will emerge for healthcare leaders.
Healthcare's Bad Customer Service: 3 IT Cures
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
My cable company provides better customer service than my mom's healthcare system. Here are three ways IT can help.
Crowdfunding The Next Healthcare Hit
Slideshows  |  4/7/2014  | 
Crowdfunding adds a new route for small entrepreneurs to raise money to develop healthcare inventions and bring them to market. Here are 10 promising products looking to raise money.
TellSpec Brings Big Data To Dinner
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Handheld scanner uses spectroscopy, cloud-based algorithms, and mobile app to deliver nutritional facts -- and red flags -- about the foods we eat.
Federal Health Agencies Aim To Cut Red Tape
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
The FDA, ONC, and FCC release proposal to clarify oversight of health IT, reduce patient risk, and empower innovation.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014
Slideshows  |  4/2/2014  | 
We've singled out 20 InformationWeek Elite 100 winners whose IT projects have transformed their businesses. Use them to inspire creativity and advance your plans.


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