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IT-Enhanced Care Coordination Really Works
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
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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ONC Releases Final EHR Guidelines
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT abandons voluntary 2015 criteria and instead adds flexibility to 2014 EHR certification criteria.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/10/2014
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Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
Eric Zeman,
News
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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Who Owns EHR Data?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The owners of electronic health records aren't necessarily the patients. How much control should patients have?
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/9/2014
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Health IT Interoperability Requires Industry Collaboration
Joyce Sensmeier, VP of Informatics, HIMSS
Commentary
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
News
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.gov Breach: The Ripple Effect
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Hackers breached a HealthCare.gov test server, reportedly affecting no records, but the repercussions could spread across many medical organizations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/6/2014
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Personal Healthcare: Big Data Great, Small Data Better
Larry Stofko,
Commentary
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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Seattle Children's Hospital CIO: Donít Call Me Superman
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Seattle Children's SVP/CIO Wes Wright says IT needs more Clark Kents and fewer Supermans to get real work done.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/2/2014
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UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh Moves On
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
Drawbaugh, whose inventive approach to healthcare IT and revenue creation earned UPMC a No. 1 ranking in the 2013 InformationWeek 500, is leaving his role after 18 years.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 8/28/2014
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IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
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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National Health Database: Good Medicine Or Privacy Nightmare?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
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
Commentary
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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When Big Data & Infants' Privacy Collide
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Technology allows researchers to discover newborns' genetic secrets, but the long-term repercussions worry some parents and privacy advocates.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/25/2014
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ICD-10 Delay: An Opportunity To Change Course
Dick Taylor, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys
Commentary
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
Commentary
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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Practice Fusion EHR Caught In Internet Brown-Out
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Free electronic health record software provider says its cloud system is up again after two days of outages that affected up to one-third of its clients.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/15/2014
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9 Ways Healthcare Providers Can Improve Co-Pay Collection
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Co-payments account for about one-fifth of a private practice's funds, but collecting them can be tricky. These strategies and tools help practices get a handle on unpaid bills.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/15/2014
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Apple HealthKit Details Emerge
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Healthcare giants are dipping toes into Apple's promised software, say reports. For instance, Cleveland Clinic is testing a service that helps patients schedule doctor visits if an app detects a health concern.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/12/2014
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Wearable Tech Can Extend Clinical Analytics
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
Commentary
Wearable health devices and apps could help fill the gaps in electronic health records, if we can get past the challenges.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 8/12/2014
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