Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in July 2013
Michael J. Fox Foundation Points Big Data At Parkinson's
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
Kaggle Challenge winner Lionsolver proves that passive data collection can improve patient care and medical research.
Google Glass: Autocorrect For Your Life?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
To offer the right assistance at the right moment, Google Glass will need workflow tech.
Doctor Profile Data Exchange In Works
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Data Commons hopes to make complete info about physicians, from name and address to specialty certifications, available through one online hub.
Remote Patient Monitoring: 9 Promising Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
From telemedicine robots to toilet sensors, remote patient monitoring technology continues to win venture capital. These nine startups have landed funding in the past year.
Mobile Health Market To Reach $26B By 2017
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
mHealth market will grow by 61% due to sales of mobile monitoring devices and integration with mainstream medicine.
Hospitals Struggle With EHRs For Quality Reporting, AHA Says
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
AHA report details problems hospitals encountered with EHRs in MU stage 1, recommends policy changes to address them.
Docs Unlikely To Track Gifts With CMS App
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Busy doctors not expected to track freebies using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' new mobile app, even though it could help them check government's accounting of gifts later.
Senate Committee Gets Earful On Health IT Woes
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Experts share concerns about Meaningful Use timeline, obstacles faced by rural hospitals, challenge of sharing electronic health records.
5 Helpful Online Services From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  7/24/2013  | 
These examples illustrate the White House's push to make government data and services more accessible.
Healthcare Reform Spurs Health IT Mergers
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Deal-making declined in the first half of 2013 due to tax-law changes, but interest in buying healthcare firms remains high.
MGMA Protests Decision Not To Test ICD-10 With Medicare
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Government's decision against end-to-end testing would be "catastrophic" for practices, Medical Group Management Association says in letter to Health and Human Services' Sebelius.
PayPal Founder's Fellowship Hatches Medication Reminder App
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
PayPal founder Peter Thiel created a fellowship to get young people tackling big ideas. One result: a medication reminder app worth sticking with, designed by a 19-year-old.
Can Big Data Help Save Cycling From Dopers?
Commentary  |  7/19/2013  | 
Current Tour de France leader Chris Froome released data about his physical performance to fight doping rumors. Cycling should think bigger about its data.
The NSA And Big Data: What IT Can Learn
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Enterprises can put the tools Big Brother uses to analyze our online activities to productive use. Here's how.
High EHR Usage: Driven By Need Or Regulations?
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
When analyzing CMS data showing improvements in healthcare associated with EHR usage, beware "clicks for cash" phenomenon, cautions one analyst.
Big Data App IDs Lookalike Prescription Pills
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
Drawing on an extensive database of pill images, the MedSnap ID app for medical professionals uses the iPhone to quickly identify prescription pills and reduce medication errors.
Most Wired Hospitals: Health IT's Hot Trends
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
Computer physician order entry, patient-generated data and big data are taking off, according to American Hospital Association survey.
Why EHRs Don't Lower Total Healthcare Costs
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
A new study says electronic records led to smaller increases, but providers need bigger changes to reduce total costs.
Aetna CarePass Combines Mobile Health App Data
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
CarePass integrates data from personal health records, multiple mobile fitness and wellness apps to help people achieve health goals.
HIMSS Health IT Value Suite Pitches Providers
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
HIMSS tries to put positive spin on benefits of healthcare technology, despite some studies that show little gains from health IT.
How 3 ACOs Use Technology To Survive
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
Nine accountable care organizations are dropping out of a program touted as a key cost-saving element of Obamacare. Here's how three providers are using technology to stick it out.
Mashup Analytics: The Future Of Big Data
Commentary  |  7/16/2013  | 
Mashup IT reflects human behavior, in real-time and on location, and it tracks people changing their behaviors.
Stop Crippling Telemedicine
Commentary  |  7/16/2013  | 
Remote patient monitoring is ready to reinvent routine healthcare tasks. So what are we waiting for?
States Seek Direct Messages For Health Data During Disasters
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
10 states recently entered a compact to exchange patient data in case of a natural or a man-made disaster. No solution covers the entire country, however.
3 Reasons Ascension, Athenahealth Cloud Deal Matters
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Athena's largest deal to date for its cloud-based software for ambulatory care services will serve more than 4,000 healthcare providers.
Quit Dithering On Digital Business Strategy
Commentary  |  7/15/2013  | 
Digital is the future of business, and the movement needs leaders. You in, CIOs?
Big Data Knows When You're Fertile
News  |  7/12/2013  | 
Ovuline's Smart Fertility tracker uses big data and machine learning to help women get pregnant faster.
Health Information Exchanges Grow, But Slowly
News  |  7/12/2013  | 
Most HIEs that help unrelated organizations exchange data admit they don't have a long-term business model.
ONC Outpost Ready To Help Docs With Regulations
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
New Jersey branch of Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT is converting into a membership organization to help providers meet Meaningful Use, ACO and patient-centered medical home requirements.
Healthcare Experts Watch For EHR Dropoff By Docs
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Of the doctors who attested to Meaningful Use of EHRs in 2011, 20% failed to participate in the federal incentive program in 2012, new data says.
HHS Releases Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Public/private partnerships should make it easier to report health IT-related adverse events and correct potential patient safety concerns.
Why Health IT Must Work More Like Amazon
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Healthcare providers must look beyond Meaningful Use regulations and start asking: Is my site inspiring loyalty from patients?
Teleservices Interest Grows In Healthcare
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
While the number of remotely monitored patients remains small, it's expected to rise rapidly, CSC report says.
9 Pioneer ACOs Expected To Leave Medicare Program
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
Reasons aren't clear, but quality of data benchmarking and lack of access to claims data are said to be among the gripes.
Venture Capitalists Keep Digital Health Products Flowing
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
Rate of capital infusion into digital health companies during first half of the year didn't match previous year's, but far outpaced that of healthcare overall.
HHS Expands Health IT Regional Extension Centers' Mission
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
RECs surpass their goal of helping small medical practices acquire EHRs, now apply their expertise to other healthcare reform objectives.
Halamka: IT Must Plan For Disparate EHRs
News  |  7/1/2013  | 
Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka advocates affiliation planning, or using prebuilt templates to facilitate workflow between disparate EHRs.


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