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Eliminate The Waiting Room
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
As healthcare providers remodel the waiting room with virtual queues and better intake methods, patients get care faster and with fewer frustrations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/1/2014
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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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Shellshock's Threat To Healthcare
Mac McMillan, CEO, CynergisTek
Commentary
The Bash bug is everywhere, including in medical devices. The industry must be better prepared to protect itself and patients.
By Mac McMillan CEO, CynergisTek, 9/29/2014
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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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iOS In-App Browsing Poses Security Risk
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
iOS developer warns that browser windows invoked within third-party apps allow information theft.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/26/2014
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Maryland Police Boats Get Live Video Streaming
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
High-speed wireless broadband network lets patrol boats on Chesapeake Bay send live streaming video to officers on shore to monitor real-time routine or crisis situations.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 9/26/2014
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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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Make Internet-Ready Products, Or Else
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Internet of Things pioneers say the fourth industrial revolution looms -- like it or not.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/25/2014
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Quantified Self Should Be About Health, Not Ego
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
Commentary
Silicon Valley is obsessed with data collection, including personal data. But for health and fitness monitoring technologies, the real goal must be meaningful health results.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 9/25/2014
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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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Mobile Healthcare Tools Empower Consumers
Tom Paul, Chief Consumer Officer, UnitedHealthcare
Commentary
Mobile apps such as online comparison tools help consumers make informed healthcare decisions.
By Tom Paul Chief Consumer Officer, UnitedHealthcare, 9/25/2014
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Who Will Be The Netflix Of Healthcare?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
Commentary
Healthcare disruption is real, the MediFuture event showed. How you react determines whether it's a threat or an opportunity.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 9/24/2014
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Building Mobile Developer Skill Sets: 4 Tips
Ken Parmelee, Technology and Business Development Head, IBM MobileFirst
Commentary
As more companies become mobile app developers for the first time, here's advice on managing two big challenges.
By Ken Parmelee Technology and Business Development Head, IBM MobileFirst, 9/24/2014
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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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Google Plans To Encrypt Android Data By Default
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
After Apple CEO Tim Cook talks up iOS8 data security, Google says the next version of Android will shield data on devices more effectively.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/20/2014
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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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Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/19/2014
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Apple CEO: We Don't Covet Your Data
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Apple CEO Tim Cook highlights the company's commitment to privacy in an open letter.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/18/2014
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