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Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in September 2013
Obamacare: The Rise Of Private Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Tuesday’s launch of state and federal health insurance marketplaces is also prompting new interest in private exchanges as legal landscape changes.
Healthcare Apps Could Be Doctor's Best Friend
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Consumer health apps and gadgets could help improve patient care and reduce physicians' workloads. It's time for the healthcare industry to change a system that rewards disease.
What Google's Calico Means For Healthcare
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Here are three reasons Google's health venture matters, both to the industry and to our quality of life.
Healthcare CIOs Need Personalized Medicine
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Personalized healthcare is making drugs more effective, saving lives and promising much more.
State Insurance Exchanges: Hospital IT's Next Challenge
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
As state insurance exchanges take hold, hospital IT departments must figure out how to keep up with patients' insurance eligibility, health status and benefits in fluid environment.
CIOs & Health: Too Sick To Hire?
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
What sort of health problems can companies accept and manage in a CIO or other employee, and which are insurmountable?
Patient Portals Bloom Under Meaningful Use
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
But most portals still have long way to go in fully meeting patient needs as required by law, according to KLAS survey.
Google Backs Calico To Extend Human Lifespans
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Google invests in Calico, a new healthcare company dedicated to slowing the aging process.
Stanford Hospital Offers Doctor Visits Via Video
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Patients who don't need in-person care can schedule video visits through the hospital website and "meet" with the doctor using a computer equipped with a webcam.
EHRs Are Not A 'Digital Menace'
Commentary  |  9/18/2013  | 
Healthcare IT can compromise patient safety, but studies show that lack of it may present an even greater risk.
Patients Seek More Online Access To Medical Records
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
41% of those who don't have online access to records would consider switching physicians to obtain it, Accenture survey finds.
Medicine Must Get Social
Commentary  |  9/12/2013  | 
Patients find a lot of good -- and bad -- healthcare information online. That's why doctors need to be as digitally literate as their patients.
Healthcare Robotics: Patently Incredible Inventions
Slideshows  |  9/12/2013  | 
Medical robots will change the operating room much like PCs reshaped the office. Get an advance look from these cutting-edge robotic technology patents and patent applications.
ONC Partners Tackle Patient-Data Matching Problem
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
ONC leads public-private coalition working on a key interoperability challenge: how to match unique patients to their personal data as it moves across the healthcare system.
How Patient Generated Data Changes Healthcare
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Patient-generated data, or PGD, could lower costs and improve care, but only if patients participate and healthcare providers can make sense of the data.
Microsoft Health App Prize Goes To Nova Southeastern
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Contest for Windows 8 apps that link to Microsoft HealthVault was won by a pharmacy college team investigating consumer health apps.
Fitbit Gadget Could Improve Hospital Care
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Mayo Clinic uses Fitbit accelerometer to track postsurgical patients' mobility and identify potential problems earlier.
Virtual Dermatology Is Here, But Does It Work?
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
Iagnosis' new app allows dermatologists to virtually diagnose patients with common skin conditions.


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