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Fitness Trackers: Holiday Gift Guide
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Wearable fitness devices top many holiday lists this year. Here's how to choose the right one.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/24/2014
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Healthcare Interoperability: Who's The Tortoise?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Are EHR vendors or government committees leading the race to interoperability?
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/21/2014
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7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 11/19/2014
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9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Joel Gurin, Senior Advisor, The Governance Lab, NYU
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Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
By Joel Gurin Senior Advisor, The Governance Lab, NYU, 11/18/2014
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How To Improve Hospital Emergency Department Communications
Matthew McKinley,  Vice President, Business Development
Commentary
For better patient outcomes, start by improving communications among staff members, departments, and patients.
By Matthew McKinley Vice President, Business Development, 11/17/2014
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ACA Open Enrollment: Showtime For Health Insurance Sites
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
During the next three months, consumers can sign up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. New technologies at health insurance websites aim to smooth the way.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/14/2014
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InformationWeek 2014 Healthcare IT Priorities Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Health IT pros are focused on government mandates and programs, which leaves little time to optimize the new technology they've added over the last few years.
By InformationWeek Staff , 11/14/2014
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Clinical Decision Support Software Guides ADHD Treatments
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Optimal Medicine's Mehealth software replaces manual reporting on ADHD treatment effectiveness, adds analytics to clinical decision making.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/12/2014
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IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Here's how IBM's new West African lab is using open data and other technologies to help Sierra Leone and Nigerian governments contain the disease.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 11/10/2014
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Telepsychiatry Brings Help To Remote Patients
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Telehealth technology, now being using by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, enables mental health professionals to treat patients regardless of location.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/7/2014
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Digitizing Healthcare On The State Level
Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., Global Managing Director, Accenture Health
Commentary
A state initiative spurs digital healthcare innovation, blurring the lines between healthcare and human services.
By Kaveh Safavi M.D., J.D., Global Managing Director, Accenture Health, 11/7/2014
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Jawbone's 2 New Fitness Trackers
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Jawbone takes on Nike and Fitbit with entry-level Up Move and sensor-laden Up3 fitness trackers.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/5/2014
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GPS Cuts Fraud, Costs For Home Healthcare
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
GPS-based electronic visit verification products such as Axxess and Celltrack help ensure caretakers actually visit patients' homes.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/5/2014
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Human API CEO On Unifying Health Data
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
Commentary
Andrei Pop, CEO of health data platform firm Human API, discusses how web APIs can unite scattered health records.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 11/5/2014
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8 Innovative Health IT Startups
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Investors keep pouring money into health IT startups, and that's good news for patients set to benefit from time- and life-saving inventions.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/5/2014
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Health Wearables Going Big In 2015; Questions Loom
Mike Feibus, Analyst, TechKnowledge Strategies
Commentary
Tired of your uber-healthy co-workers crowing about their calorie intake and steps at the office? A new wave of health wearables might make you feel better -- if companies can clear the regulatory hurdles.
By Mike Feibus Analyst, TechKnowledge Strategies, 11/4/2014
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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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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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