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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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Cleveland Clinic Taps IBM's Watson To Fight Cancer
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Cleveland Clinic will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to research cancer and treat patients.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/30/2014
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Facebook Adds Tor Support
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/31/2014
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DoD EHR Contract: Open Source Vs. Commercial
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Pricewaterhouse Coopers and partner firms urge Department of Defense to consider open source VistA for EHR contract, vying against IBM/Epic and other commercial contenders.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 10/31/2014
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Crowdsourcing Helps Patients, Doctors Speak The Same Language
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Technology helps healthcare providers break down language barriers, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/31/2014
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Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First
Todd Dunn, Director of Innovation, Intermountain Healthcare
Commentary
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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Cleveland Clinic Taps IBM's Watson To Fight Cancer
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Cleveland Clinic will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to research cancer and treat patients.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/30/2014
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VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
Henry Kenyon,
News
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
By Henry Kenyon , 10/30/2014
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ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve
Jonathan Elion, MD, FACC
Commentary
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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Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Karen DeSalvo will remain active on health IT issues while leading efforts on Ebola and other public health threats at the Department of Health and Human Services.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/29/2014
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Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola
Stanton Martin, Solutions Architect, SAS Institute
Commentary
Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively.
By Stanton Martin Solutions Architect, SAS Institute, 10/29/2014
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Google Developing Disease Detection Pill
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google X scientists hope to create a pill laden with nanoparticles to non-invasively identify diseases like cancer.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/29/2014
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Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Commentary
Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
By Daniel Castro Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 10/29/2014
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Healthcare IT Outsourcing Returns: Proceed With Care
Steven Heck, President, MedSys Group
Commentary
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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Medifast Gains Fitbit Integration, Digital Weight Loss Tools
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Like Weight Watchers, Medifast adds digital tools, services for weight-loss clients.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/28/2014
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Practice Fusion Optimizes New EHR For Tablets
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Practice Fusion, which offers free cloud-based EHR, creates new software that brings desktop power and features to iPads and Android tablets.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/28/2014
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Chipmaker Disables Counterfeits With Software Update
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
FTDI's update, targeting counterfeit chips, could disable systems widely embedded in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and consumer products.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/28/2014
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Innovation Favors The Subversive Mind
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
Health IT leaders need a fearless, irreverent mindset to reinvent patient care.
By Paul Cerrato , 10/28/2014
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Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/27/2014
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Fitbit Takes On Apple With New Wearables
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Fitness device market leader preps a smartwatch and two new fitness trackers in a preemptive strike against challenger Apple.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/27/2014
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Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Elaine Beeman, Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting
Commentary
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
By Elaine Beeman Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting, 10/27/2014
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DeSalvo Joins HHS In Fight Against Ebola
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Dept. of Health and Human Services taps ONC's Dr. Karen DeSalvo to help address Ebola and other public health concerns.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/24/2014
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