Content tagged with Healthcare
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.
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.
Why We Started A Health IT Innovation Institute
Commentary  |  9/9/2013  | 
Hectic healthcare environments haven't allocated time and resources needed to develop new technologies and procedures.
United Healthcare Introduces Online Bill Payments
News  |  9/6/2013  | 
New option, provided through InstaMed electronic payment network, makes it easier for patients to see what they owe and pay all their doctors.
Medical Practices Move Health IT To Cloud
News  |  9/6/2013  | 
Lower upfront costs, outsourcing options among factors driving physicians toward cloud-based EHRs and practice management software.
How Mature Is Your Hospital Business Intelligence System?
Commentary  |  9/6/2013  | 
Four-step model helps healthcare providers determine how sophisticated their data analytics systems are -- and how far they have to travel.
How UF Health Turns Genetics Into Actionable Info
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
The key is making genetic test data instantly relevant to physicians. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
Nationwide Children's Hospital Taps Tech To Expand Care
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Nationwide Children's Hospital used virtual desktops and live streaming video to streamline EHR systems and make neonatal care available at nearby hospitals. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
How UPMC Plays To Win In Healthcare IT
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
UPMC, the No. 1 company in the IW 500 ranking, expects tech to improve patient heath, cut operating costs and also be a revenue source.
Smartwatches Could Outshine Wearable Fitness Gadgets
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy Gear and other new smartwatches equipped with fitness apps could squeeze the mobile health gadget market.
Miami Children's Hospital Prepares For Telemedicine Growth
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Miami Children's, the No. 5 company in the IW 500 ranking, thinks telemedicine will open up a new revenue source.
Michigan Health Information Network Harnesses Salesforce.com
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Health information exchange builds network faster by developing software in the cloud, tapping Salesforce.com's APIs and relationship management components.
3 Ways To Foster Healthcare Innovation
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
As some organizations struggle to innovate in today's complex regulatory landscape, others forge ahead.
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.
Why Hospitals Still Build Their Own Health IT
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
There's a lot of pressure to use off-the-shelf technology such as Epic and Cerner for electronic health records. Here's why some providers still build their own software.


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