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Meet Misfit's $50 Fitness Tracker
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Misfit Wearables unveils $50 Flash, setting a new low price for fitness trackers.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/16/2014
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Health IT Early Mover Advantage Examined
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Early technology adopters have higher growth rates than healthcare organizations that hold back on health IT, says Harvard Business Review/Verizon study.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/16/2014
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Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
App developer association ACT teams with AirStrip and other mobile app companies to ask for simpler, updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules governing app development.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/16/2014
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How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Outcomes
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
Commentary
EHRs must do much more than simply replace paper charts. By enhancing them with personal health record features, we can create a new tool that deepens patient engagement.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 9/16/2014
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3 Ways To Improve Employee Health, Reduce Costs
Rich Williams, Principal, Advanced Plan for Health
Commentary
Chances are 10% of your employees are generating 70% of your company's healthcare costs. Analytics and partnerships can improve their health and reduce your expenses.
By Rich Williams Principal, Advanced Plan for Health, 9/12/2014
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Mental Health Tools: From Office To Pocket
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Mobile apps and telehealth will never replace in-person treatment, but new tech tools can help millions who suffer from mental health conditions. Consider these apps and services.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/11/2014
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IT-Enhanced Care Coordination Really Works
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
The fact that it doesn't always cut costs shouldn't stop healthcare providers from pushing ahead.
By Paul Cerrato , 9/11/2014
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Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/10/2014
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Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
Eric Zeman,
News
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
By Eric Zeman , 9/9/2014
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Who Owns EHR Data?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The owners of electronic health records aren't necessarily the patients. How much control should patients have?
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/9/2014
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Aging Of America: Internet To The Rescue
Howard Anderson, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
Commentary
We're running out of money, not technology solutions.
By Howard Anderson Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School, 9/9/2014
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HealthCare.gov Breach: The Ripple Effect
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Hackers breached a HealthCare.gov test server, reportedly affecting no records, but the repercussions could spread across many medical organizations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/6/2014
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Personal Healthcare: Big Data Great, Small Data Better
Larry Stofko,
Commentary
Big data holds unlimited promise in healthcare, but first we must make small data seamless, simple, and inexpensive.
By Larry Stofko , 9/5/2014
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6 Ways To Lose The Tech 20
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
News
Succumbed to the freshman 15's sequel? It's time to drop the Red Bull and Doritos and get a move on.
By Susan Nunziata Community Editor, 9/4/2014
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Hearables: Turning Activity Tracking On Its Ear?
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Users are sick of their activity-tracking wearable devices. But the answer may be as plain as the ear on your head.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 9/2/2014
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HealthCare.gov Names Counihan Its First CEO
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Kevin Counihan, who ran Connecticut's successful state-based health insurance exchange, becomes HealthCare.gov's leader.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 8/27/2014
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Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 8/27/2014
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National Health Database: Good Medicine Or Privacy Nightmare?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
State health information exchanges could eventually pool patient data into a vast national database, but privacy advocates have significant concerns.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/26/2014
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Patient Portals: Strategies For Engaging Users
Cliff Bleustein, Executive Director & Chief Medical Officer, Dell Services Healthcare Consulting
Commentary
To qualify for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, 5% of your patients must access their own medical records. Here's how to make sure that happens.
By Cliff Bleustein Executive Director & Chief Medical Officer, Dell Services Healthcare Consulting, 8/26/2014
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When Big Data & Infants' Privacy Collide
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Technology allows researchers to discover newborns' genetic secrets, but the long-term repercussions worry some parents and privacy advocates.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/25/2014
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