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How Johns Hopkins Delivers Coordinated Care
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
Commentary
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,
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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
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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,
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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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Texas Hospital Blames EHR For Ebola Mishandling
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas cites lack of interoperability between nurse and physician workflows as reason Ebola patient was sent home.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/3/2014
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Healthcare Optimization Requires Better Data
Sandeep Green Vaswani, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Optimization
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Existing clinical data does not tell us who needs access to what care and when. Solving that mystery is where we'll see real savings.
By Sandeep Green Vaswani Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Optimization, 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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From EHR To Healthcare App Platform
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
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As part of his "Free the Data" series, Georgia Tech's Mark Braunstein interviews Josh Mandel, architect of the SMART Platform.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 10/2/2014
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Health IT: Friend To Emerging Medical Technology Companies
John W. Manzetti, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG)
Commentary
Medical technology companies can fill the gap between hospitals, physicians, insurers, and manufacturers to improve the customer experience during this time of regulatory turmoil.
By John W. Manzetti President & CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), 10/1/2014
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25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/30/2014
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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
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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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