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Self-Service Tech Support Answers Health Insurer's Call
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City added customer engagement software to answer members' questions without hiring more call center staff.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/21/2014
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Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Startup CrowdMed uses a mix of prediction market software, crowdsourcing, and gamification to help patients gain insight from hundreds of medical detectives.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/18/2014
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Telehealth Gains Momentum In Obamacare Era
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The Affordable Care Act's focus on population health and cost-cutting is encouraging providers and insurers to invest in remote healthcare technologies.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/17/2014
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Zebra Buys Motorola's Enterprise Business, Eyes Healthcare IoT
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Acquisition underscores Zebra's expectation of strong demand for Internet of Things technologies from healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and other industries.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/16/2014
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Top 10 Upsides To Healthcare.gov Debacle
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
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You didn't know there was a bright side to the botched rollout of the Obamacare website? Get your snark on.
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 4/16/2014
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Could Insurance Cover Your Next Fitness Band?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Consumers will sport almost 112 million wearables by 2018 -- most of them gadgets that track health-related metrics. Insurers have incentives to help the trend along.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/15/2014
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Quest Opens Direct Access To Lab Results
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Quest Diagnostics capitalizes on regulatory change and gives patients access to their own lab results on the web and mobile devices, boosting its own EHR software in the process.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 4/11/2014
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Senior Living Community Goes Wireless
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Brookdale Senior Living makes mobile technologies central to how it delivers medical and assisted living services to its residents.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/11/2014
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iOS Brings Better Control To Hearing Aids
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Starkey Hearing Technologies turns an iPhone into a remote control for its wireless hearing aids.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/9/2014
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Healthcare In 2014: Innovate Or Be Left Behind
Richard Roth, VP Strategic Innovation, Dignity Health
Commentary
Alongside serious disruption to healthcare business models in 2014, four significant trends will emerge for healthcare leaders.
By Richard Roth VP Strategic Innovation, Dignity Health, 4/9/2014
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Crowdfunding The Next Healthcare Hit
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Crowdfunding adds a new route for small entrepreneurs to raise money to develop healthcare inventions and bring them to market. Here are 10 promising products looking to raise money.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/7/2014
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Healthcare's Bad Customer Service: 3 IT Cures
Meg Grimes, Senior Strategist, MedSys Group
Commentary
My cable company provides better customer service than my mom's healthcare system. Here are three ways IT can help.
By Meg Grimes Senior Strategist, MedSys Group, 4/7/2014
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TellSpec Brings Big Data To Dinner
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Handheld scanner uses spectroscopy, cloud-based algorithms, and mobile app to deliver nutritional facts -- and red flags -- about the foods we eat.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 4/4/2014
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Federal Health Agencies Aim To Cut Red Tape
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The FDA, ONC, and FCC release proposal to clarify oversight of health IT, reduce patient risk, and empower innovation.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/4/2014
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20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014
Shane O'Neill,
News
We've singled out 20 InformationWeek Elite 100 winners whose IT projects have transformed their businesses. Use them to inspire creativity and advance your plans.
By Shane O'Neill , 4/2/2014
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Startup Aims To Unlock Family Medical History
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
Sharing healthcare data among family members, with less concern for privacy, could result in better healthcare, says Zibdy Health.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/26/2014
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Healthcare Fights For Mindshare, Marketshare & Margins
Keith Dayton, Sr. Director, Healthcare Solutions, Pegasystems
Commentary
Healthcare leaders embrace three trends: retail healthcare, the convergence of care management and customer service, and a new focus on compliance and operational excellence.
By Keith Dayton Sr. Director, Healthcare Solutions, Pegasystems, 3/25/2014
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Mobile Health Apps Reshape Food Industry
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Mobile health apps play a key role in educating consumers and could lead to a healthier, more responsible food industry.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 3/24/2014
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20 Tests Healthcare CIOs Must Juggle
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
With never-ending waves of federal regulations and new technologies, healthcare CIOs face constant change. These issues top the list of leadership challenges.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 3/24/2014
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Aetna's Accountable Care Chief: Tough Transition Ahead
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Online integration in industries like banking is "just math" compared to what healthcare has to do, says Aetna's accountable care leader, Charles Kennedy.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/18/2014
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