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Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First
Todd Dunn, Director of Innovation, Intermountain Healthcare
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Health IT professionals need to fully understand the needs of clinicians and end-users in order to design software that truly works.
By Todd Dunn Director of Innovation, Intermountain Healthcare, 10/31/2014
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ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve
Jonathan Elion, MD, FACC
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ICD-10's benefits can be defined in just a few simple phrases. It's time to get on board.
By Jonathan Elion MD, FACC, 10/30/2014
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Healthcare IT Outsourcing Returns: Proceed With Care
Steven Heck, President, MedSys Group
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Healthcare providers are starting to consider outsourcing options again. Here are some areas where it can work -- and some to keep in-house.
By Steven Heck President, MedSys Group, 10/28/2014
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Innovation Favors The Subversive Mind
Paul Cerrato,
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Health IT leaders need a fearless, irreverent mindset to reinvent patient care.
By Paul Cerrato , 10/28/2014
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Ebola: 10 Tech Responses To Deadly Disease
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Tech companies are addressing the Ebola scare by offering everything from germ-zapping robots to Ebola tracking apps.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/24/2014
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A Serious Proposal For Healthcare IT Interoperability
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
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The healthcare industry should give serious consideration to a ubiquitous, public, open approach to health information exchange based entirely on web standards.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 10/24/2014
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Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 10/23/2014
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Remaking Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience
Richard Roth, Chief Strategic Innovation Officer, Dignity Health
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Technology must help, not hinder, the connection between patients and healthcare providers.
By Richard Roth Chief Strategic Innovation Officer, Dignity Health, 10/21/2014
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Health IT Interoperability Up To Market, Say Feds
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Jason Task Force co-chairs say government should exercise its regulatory powers only to guide process along.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/21/2014
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Who Makes Your Health IT Decisions?
Dick Taylor, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys
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With the right IT governance, your organization can make better decisions about where to invest for more effective use of technology.
By Dick Taylor MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys, 10/21/2014
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How Johns Hopkins Delivers Coordinated Care
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
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Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership uses Salesforce.com CRM to deliver a coordinated care model that engages an entire community for better health.
By Susan Nunziata Community Editor, 10/16/2014
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Mend The Broken Doctor-Patient Relationship
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
Americans have lost faith in the healthcare industry. A more realistic view of the profession, coupled with the right technology, can help restore that trust.
By Paul Cerrato , 10/14/2014
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Stolen Medical Data Is Now A Hot Commodity
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESET
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While credit cards are selling for a dollar or less on the black market, personal health credentials are commanding as much as $10 per patient. Here’s why.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 10/14/2014
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Healthcare Software Development: We Can Do Better
Todd Dunn, Director of Innovation, Intermountain Healthcare
Commentary
Yes, users do know what they want from software. And developers must listen.
By Todd Dunn Director of Innovation, Intermountain Healthcare, 10/9/2014
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EHRs Must Find Zebras Among The Horses
Stephanie Kreml,
Commentary
EHRs should be adaptive, so that when something like the Ebola outbreak occurs, the overworked ER doc has help catching the one critical piece of information that wasn't as relevant a year ago.
By Stephanie Kreml , 10/8/2014
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Big Data Disease Breakthroughs
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
Researchers spotted new ways to treat cancer when the National Institutes of Health enabled semantic searches of its huge Medline database of published medical articles.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 10/3/2014
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ICD-10 Survey: Procrastination Rules
Deborah Graham, Programmer/Analyst
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Without deadline pressure, ICD-10 progress has halted, says Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange study. Is anyone really surprised?
By Deborah Graham Programmer/Analyst, 10/3/2014
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25 Years Of Health IT: A Complicated Journey
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
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,
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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,
Commentary
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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