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25 Years Of Health IT: A Complicated Journey
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Policy changes and consumer pressures have spurred huge changes in health IT. Take a look back at how we got here -- and where we're going.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
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Will Electronic Health Records Ever Be Usable?
Stephanie Kreml,
AMA attempts to address the frustration EHRs create, especially for doctors and other healthcare workers.
By Stephanie Kreml , 9/26/2014
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Will Social Media Revolutionize Healthcare?
Paul Cerrato,
Without a doubt. In fact, several medical providers and IT vendors are plowing ahead already.
By Paul Cerrato , 9/19/2014
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Health IT Early Mover Advantage Examined
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Early technology adopters have higher growth rates than healthcare organizations that hold back on health IT, says Harvard Business Review/Verizon study.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/16/2014
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How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Outcomes
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
EHRs must do much more than simply replace paper charts. By enhancing them with personal health record features, we can create a new tool that deepens patient engagement.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 9/16/2014
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IT-Enhanced Care Coordination Really Works
Paul Cerrato,
The fact that it doesn't always cut costs shouldn't stop healthcare providers from pushing ahead.
By Paul Cerrato , 9/11/2014
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Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
Eric Zeman,
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
By Eric Zeman , 9/9/2014
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Health IT Interoperability Requires Industry Collaboration
Joyce Sensmeier, VP of Informatics, HIMSS
For data and systems interoperability to become widespread, both government and private stakeholders must clear roadblocks.
By Joyce Sensmeier VP of Informatics, HIMSS, 9/9/2014
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Ebola Fight Hampered By Poor Analytics
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
Researchers and clinicians need better data to supplement sketchy reports from the field about Ebola's spread.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 9/8/2014
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Healthcare Storage Makeovers: Execs Share Secrets
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Overhauling their picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and virtualization environments helped these healthcare execs stem user complaints and save their organizations money.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/5/2014
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Analytics Fights Fraud In Government Benefits Programs
Sheila Hoeppner, Senior Director, Risk Products & Business Intelligence, Xerox
Right combination of data analytics can help agencies weed out identity thieves and fraudsters.
By Sheila Hoeppner Senior Director, Risk Products & Business Intelligence, Xerox, 9/5/2014
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Personal Healthcare: Big Data Great, Small Data Better
Larry Stofko,
Big data holds unlimited promise in healthcare, but first we must make small data seamless, simple, and inexpensive.
By Larry Stofko , 9/5/2014
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IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/28/2014
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Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 8/27/2014
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National Health Database: Good Medicine Or Privacy Nightmare?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
State health information exchanges could eventually pool patient data into a vast national database, but privacy advocates have significant concerns.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/26/2014
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Patient Portals: Strategies For Engaging Users
Cliff Bleustein, Executive Director & Chief Medical Officer, Dell Services Healthcare Consulting
To qualify for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, 5% of your patients must access their own medical records. Here's how to make sure that happens.
By Cliff Bleustein Executive Director & Chief Medical Officer, Dell Services Healthcare Consulting, 8/26/2014
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Mobile Health Apps Have Role In Ebola Crisis
Neil Polwart, Managing Director, Novarum DX
Mobile health apps could play a bigger role than they have to date in speeding the response to a global health crisis.
By Neil Polwart Managing Director, Novarum DX, 8/25/2014
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ICD-10 Delay: An Opportunity To Change Course
Dick Taylor, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys
Instead of just delaying the new medical coding system, we should be rethinking the necessity of it.
By Dick Taylor MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys, 8/22/2014
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EHR Must Fit Into Doctor-Patient Relationship
David M. Denton, MD
Electronic health records need a design overhaul so doctors can understand them at a glance -- and keep their focus on the patient.
By David M. Denton MD, 8/21/2014
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Indiana Analysis, Open Data Efforts Use SAP Hana
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
After pilot involving infant mortality data, Indiana adopts SAP Hana in-memory database as foundation of new management reporting system, plans open data website for citizens.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 8/15/2014
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