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9 Ways Healthcare Providers Can Improve Co-Pay Collection
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Co-payments account for about one-fifth of a private practice's funds, but collecting them can be tricky. These strategies and tools help practices get a handle on unpaid bills.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/15/2014
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Intel, Michael J. Fox Foundation Take On Parkinson's Disease
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Intel partners with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to explore how wearable devices could help advance Parkinson's disease research.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/13/2014
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Apple HealthKit Details Emerge
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Healthcare giants are dipping toes into Apple's promised software, say reports. For instance, Cleveland Clinic is testing a service that helps patients schedule doctor visits if an app detects a health concern.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/12/2014
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Oracle Fires Back: Oregon Obamacare Exchange
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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In a lawsuit against the state, Oracle claims it is the victim of a smear campaign designed to obscure the state's project management failures.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/11/2014
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Federal Open Source Is Messy – And That's OK
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
Open source projects like the National Library of Medicine's Pillbox show potential of open innovation -- including competition with projects started elsewhere.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/8/2014
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Future ALS, Cardiac Treatments From Existing Products
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Researchers tap big data analytics and Internet of Things technologies to improve healthcare for people with neurodegenerative and cardiac diseases.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/5/2014
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10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
As government and industry groups debate the best way to oversee healthcare apps, some questionable software hits the market.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/31/2014
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When Patients Fear EHR
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
Commentary
When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 7/28/2014
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Senate Committee Seeks EHR Interoperability Investigation
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Bipartisan Senate Appropriations Committee wants an investigation into poor interoperability, possible "information blocking" in electronic health records.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/26/2014
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Fit Fido: 10 Apps To Keep Pets Healthy
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Pet owners can now choose from an array of apps and gadgets including doggy Fitbits, meal-tracking and training apps, and scheduling tools to care for critters.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/25/2014
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EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game
Mony Weschler, MA, EMT-P, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIIP, Chief Applications Strategist & Architect, Applications Technology Services, Montefiore Medical Center
Commentary
Electronic medical record vendors need to take a clue from video game design. It's time to deliver intuitive, simple to learn, and easy to use EHR technology.
By Mony Weschler MA, EMT-P, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIIP, Chief Applications Strategist & Architect, Applications Technology Services, Montefiore Medical Center, 7/24/2014
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10 More Robots That Could Change Healthcare
David Wagner, Community Editor
News
These medical robots bring fresh ideas to healthcare. Ready to see one at your local hospital?
By David Wagner Community Editor, 7/22/2014
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IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/21/2014
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Fitness Trackers & FSAs: A Winning Game Plan
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
Including fitness devices in flexible savings account plans could encourage consumers to adopt a more active lifestyle and improve their overall health.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/21/2014
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Health Company's Invention Program No 'Shark Tank'
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Carolina Health Systems and Edison Nation have created Edison Nation Medical, an incubator designed to help employees -- and anybody else -- submit medical inventions to be patented, manufactured, and sold.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/16/2014
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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
News
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
News
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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