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EMRs Shape Up Physical Therapy
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Physical therapists find that electronic medical records help improve patient care and save money.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/11/2014
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10 Technologies Changing Diabetes Care
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Healthcare organizations turn to technology to reduce the far-reaching, costly impact of diabetes.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/11/2014
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Philips Seeks Bigger Role In Healthcare Market
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The Dutch company partners with Salesforce.com, introduces a cloud-based platform to expand its role in the healthcare market.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/27/2014
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Salesforce.com, Philips Launch Digital Healthcare Platform
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Salesforce1 cloud platform will serve as development platform for patient-care apps using Philips health monitoring devices.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 6/26/2014
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Verizon Virtual Visits Enters Telehealth Market
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Verizon launches telehealth service to insurers, employers, and health services.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/25/2014
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VA Studies Telehealth For Chronic Illness Management
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Veterans Health Administration seeks to expand its 44 telehealth service areas.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/24/2014
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23andme, FDA Walk Toward Reconciliation
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Seven months after the FDA told the Google-backed 23andme to stop marketing health results to customers, the government agency agreed to accept the company's first premarket notification report.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/24/2014
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Florida Hospital Shows Power Of Patient Engagement
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Florida Hospital Celebration Health uses GetWellNetwork software to improve patient care and build a culture of empowerment.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/20/2014
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Analytics Help Patients Follow Doctors' Orders
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Community Health Plan of Washington's most vulnerable patients are doing a better job of sticking to their treatment plans -- thanks to big data, analytics, and hospital partner Health Integrated.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/19/2014
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Google Glass Gains Momentum In Healthcare
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Google Glass plays a growing role in healthcare as developers incorporate the device into medical and personal health software.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/18/2014
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When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/17/2014
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Healthcare Organizations Prep For Increased Audits
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
With audits expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations increasingly invest in risk assessment software or services to ensure compliance.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/16/2014
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Sorry, AMA: You're Wrong About Telehealth
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
By recommending that doctors be licensed in a patient's state, the American Medical Association places another hurdle in the path of telehealth adoption.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/16/2014
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9 Mobile Apps To Get You Fit
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
With more than 100,000 mobile health apps available today, you need help sorting through the fitness contenders. Consider these nine apps.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/13/2014
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ONC Releases Healthcare Interoperability Roadmap
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT outlines an ambitious plan to link patients' health records across the entire medical ecosystem.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/6/2014
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SAP Hana Supports Personalized Medicine
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Healthcare providers share Hana's analytics and big data success stories at SAP's Sapphire Now conference.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/5/2014
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Mobile Health Devices: Public Health Trend Spotters?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Health Data Exploration Project sees research gold in mining consumer health data from pedometers, fitness bands, and other gadgets.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 6/4/2014
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Apple Partners With Epic, Mayo Clinic For HealthKit
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Apple affirms its commitment to mobile health by partnering with market-leading hospital software firm and renowned healthcare provider.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 6/3/2014
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Technology Declares War On Cancer
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Cancer will cause more than half a million deaths in the US this year. Here's how smart pills, IBM Watson, customized treatments, and even social media are helping patients fight for their health.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/2/2014
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Shinseki's Successor Should Use Technology To Rehabilitate VA
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
The Veterans Administration let down the men and women of the Armed Forces. But technology can help the VA in its long road to rehabilitation.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 5/31/2014
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