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Health Insurance Exchanges Plagued By Data Errors
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Health insurance exchanges, especially the one run by Uncle Sam, are having problems sending files that can be opened and that have complete information.
Practice Fusion Guarantees Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
Free cloud-based EHR, sold primarily to individual doctors and small practices, says it will be certified in time for 2014 incentives.
Remote Patient Monitoring Closer To Mainstream
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
Remote monitoring is mostly for the sickest patients today, but use could broaden as healthcare focuses on keeping people well.
Google Glass Enters Operating Room
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Google Glass prototype lets surgeons view vital signs on a head-mounted display while performing operations, but Phillips isn't promising a commercial product.
American Well: The Doctor Will See You Online
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Telemedicine company American Well offers anyone urgent-care video consultations on mobile devices for $49 a pop.
Social Site Aims To Connect Healthcare Community
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Next Wave Connect has potential to become the go-to professional social network for the healthcare industry, says Darren Dworkin, CIO of Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles.
Athenahealth Tracks Flu Outbreaks During Government Shutdown
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Health IT vendor uses cloud-based EHR database to show outbreaks in absence of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Why Medical Gadgets Need Digital Consumer Touches
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
People don't like to be reminded they're sick. That's one reason why tomorrow's health gadget needs to look more like a smartphone than a clunky medical device.
Big Data, Better Health Tracking
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Merck partnership with Israeli health system is another promising step toward using big data to improve the understanding of medical treatment.
Salesforce Communities App Speeds Patient Assistance
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Nonprofit Health Leads connects hospital hospital patients with social services faster using cloud-based collaboration app built with Salesforce tool.
In One ER, EHR Takes 44% Of Doctors' Time
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Small-scale study in Pennsylvania ER found physicians spend more time inputting data in their EHR than taking care of patients.
Appointment With Drchrono? Bring Your iPad
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Electronic health records app Drchrono can use the new iOS 7 Airdrop feature to let doctors wirelessly beam documents to patients and each other.
Obamacare Insurance Exchange Websites: Tech Critique
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
State and federal websites' failure to work as advertised in first days of insurance availability can be blamed on software bottlenecks due to poor design.
Dignity, Box Launch Health App Contest
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Dignity Health, cloud vendor Box and venture capital firm seek cloud-based app that will encourage patients to take active part in their healthcare. Winner gets $100,000.
Health Information Exchanges Lack Standards
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
HIE adoption rates are rising, but the lack of data standardization limits ability to share data.
Obamacare Health Exchanges: How Oregon Got It Done
Commentary  |  10/1/2013  | 
Oregon's experience building a health insurance exchange shows what's involved for IT operations.
What's Holding Back The Mobile Health Revolution?
Commentary  |  10/1/2013  | 
Many believe clinicians reject patient-oriented health apps because they threaten doctors' power. But that's a gross overgeneralization.
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.
GetInsured Wants To Be Cloud Provider To State Exchanges
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Website provides cloud back-end for New Mexico health insurance exchange and software for California insurance marketplace, with hopes to expand.
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.
Cerner, Intermountain Partner On EHRs
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Healthcare IT vendor and Intermountain to collaborate on activity-based costing, expected to help accountable care organizations measure cost of care.
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.
Will EHRs Ever Help Small Practices?
Commentary  |  9/26/2013  | 
So far, evidence suggests that health IT benefits mostly hospitals and practices with deep pockets. That could change if small practices get more EHR training.
Tech Glitches Trip Obamacare Exchange Launches
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Several state health insurance exchanges say their websites might not be 100% functional on Oct. 1 launch date because of bugs that incorrectly calculate policy prices, among other problems.
IBM Debuts Educational Network For Pediatricians, Nurses
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud-based social learning network designed with Boston Children's Hospital aims to bring best practices in medical care to healthcare providers anywhere in the world.
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?
Fed Health IT Chief And Deputy Departing
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Office of the National Coordinator deputy David S. Muntz will join chief Farzad Mostashari in Oct. 4 departure.
Device Interoperability Effort Seeks Hospital Leaders
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Center for Medical Interoperability, funded by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, aims to solve incompatibilities between medical devices and health IT systems.
FDA Reveals Final Mobile Health App Guidelines
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Agency's tiered approach puts regulatory emphasis on high-risk apps.
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.
Allscripts Enables EHR Customers To Send Data To Payers
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Deal with analytics firm Inovalon designed to relieve burden on providers while enabling online feedback from health plans.
8 Wearable Tech Devices To Watch
Slideshows  |  9/18/2013  | 
From a wristband that replaces passwords to a device that helps you read on the treadmill, these wearable tech gadgets break new ground. See what they can do for you.
Doctors Use Social For Continuous Medical Education
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
By rebranding what they do on blogs and Twitter, advocates of Free Open Access Medical Education, or #FOAMed, seek to accelerate medical knowledge sharing.
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.
CMS Floats Flexibility In Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
As some unprepared EHR vendors opt to abandon Meaningful Use, agency considers options to ease transition requirements.
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.
ACOs Need Claims Data For Analytics, Expert Says
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Accountable care organizations will use data from payers to manage population health for next 10 to 15 years, predicts Jonathan Weiner, professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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.
Doctors Propose 5 Changes To Meaningful Use Guidelines
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
American College of Physicians urges HHS to provide more flexibility and an extended timeline.
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.
Hospitals In Early Stage of Analytics Usage
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
Fewer than half of healthcare organizations have clinical and business intelligence tools, and most who do are still learning how to use them, says HIMSS Analytics survey.
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.
HIPAA Changes Driving Customers To Cloud, Verizon Says
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
HIPAA update clarifies that service providers share accountability in protecting patient data, encouraging more healthcare providers to consider the cloud.
Penn Medicine Streamlines Data Sharing With Startups
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Penn partners with startups to help test new healthcare technology against real-world 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.
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