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UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh Moves On
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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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 Healthcare, 8/28/2014
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IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Healthcare Big Data: Blessing And Curse
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
Interpreting government-released healthcare data correctly will pose a massive challenge for analysts, policy makers, and pundits.
By Paul Cerrato , 8/12/2014
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Healthcare IT Hiring: No Summer Doldrums
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Healthcare organizations outpace the overall economy in hiring.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/12/2014
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Cerner Buys Siemens EHR, Hails Post-MU Era
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Cerner will spend $1.3 billion for Siemens' health IT business, says it will continue to support both companies' electronic health records software as part of a broader population health strategy.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/6/2014
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5 Steps To Supply Chain Security
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist
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The integrity of enterprise data is only as strong as your most vulnerable third-party supplier or business partner. It's time to shore up these connection points.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist, 8/6/2014
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Free The Health Data: Grahame Grieve On FHIR
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
Commentary
Grahame Grieve, creator of a health data integration model based on RESTful Web services, discusses how a simplified approach could influence the future of health data with Georgia Tech health informatics expert Mark Braunstein.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 8/5/2014
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EHR Reboots: Should You Replace Your System?
Jonathan Everett, VP Business Development, Quirk Healthcare Solutions
Commentary
Starting over might be awful to contemplate, but acquisitions, costs, or lack of compliance might require replacing your health data system. Just be sure you're switching for the right reasons.
By Jonathan Everett VP Business Development, Quirk Healthcare Solutions, 8/5/2014
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Doctors Can Go Back To Tech School
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
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Texas A&M-Dell academy to launch later this year aims to train medical pros on the latest healthcare technology -- and serve doctors moving into IT roles.
By Susan Nunziata Community Editor, 8/1/2014
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Insecure Communications Costly For Hospitals
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Even one insecure text message can be expensive, as one North Carolina facility discovered. It's time for healthcare organizations to implement efficient, secure communication systems.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/28/2014
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Wearable Tech: 5 Healthcare Wins
Rodney Brown, Editor, The Mobility Hub
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While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.
By Rodney Brown Editor, The Mobility Hub, 7/28/2014
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