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Health IT's Future: 9 Issues To Watch
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Expect the pace of innovation to pick up as healthcare providers increasingly leverage IT to improve patient care, make competitive gains, and save costs.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
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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,
Commentary
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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Care Management, Customer Service Must Converge
Susan Taylor, VP and Business Unit Leader for Healthcare, Pegasystems
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By knowing patients better, healthcare organizations can make them healthier while also making them better customers.
By Susan Taylor VP and Business Unit Leader for Healthcare, Pegasystems, 9/26/2014
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VA Implements Waiting Room 'Smart Chairs'
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The Department of Veterans Affairs installs Vecna's kiosk-based Vitals Chair at some facilities, aims to give patients more control and insight into their healthcare while streamlining practitioner workloads.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/25/2014
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Weight Watchers Pursues Image Makeover
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
After four successive quarters of loss, Weight Watchers asks CTO Dan Crowe to transform the company into a sleek, digital mobile health-app startup.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/22/2014
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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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EHR Success: 4 Change Management Process Tips
Barry Chamberland, Consultant, Galen Healthcare Solutions
Commentary
Implementing a successful EHR system depends on first developing an efficient change management plan. Here's how to do it.
By Barry Chamberland Consultant, Galen Healthcare Solutions, 9/18/2014
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Health IT Early Mover Advantage Examined
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
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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HIPAA Violations: Don't Be A Headline
Stephen Treglia, Legal Counsel, Absolute Software
Commentary
No HIPAA violation case has ever gone to court, for interesting reasons. Here's advice on avoiding violations in the first place.
By Stephen Treglia Legal Counsel, Absolute Software, 9/16/2014
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Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
App developer association ACT teams with AirStrip and other mobile app companies to ask for simpler, updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules governing app development.
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
Commentary
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,
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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