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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
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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
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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
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Like Weight Watchers, Medifast adds digital tools, services for weight-loss clients.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/28/2014
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Fitbit Takes On Apple With New Wearables
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Fitness device market leader preps a smartwatch and two new fitness trackers in a preemptive strike against challenger Apple.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/27/2014
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Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Elaine Beeman, Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting
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Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
By Elaine Beeman Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting, 10/27/2014
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Power To The Patient: How Hospitals Can Improve
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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A loved one's week in the hospital provides insight into ways hospitals can enhance the patient experience and cut costs. Here are seven suggestions.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/24/2014
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Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
Commentary
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 10/22/2014
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NASA Spinoffs: 6 Innovations In Health & Medicine
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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From solar-powered refrigerators that store vaccines to handheld diagnostic devices -- these technologies were originally developed for NASA missions and were later commercialized to make life better on Earth.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 10/22/2014
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Wearable Devices: Privacy, Security Worries Loom Large
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
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82% of Americans say they're worried that wearable technology will invade their privacy, according to PwC study.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 10/22/2014
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Remaking Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience
Richard Roth, Chief Strategic Innovation Officer, Dignity Health
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Technology must help, not hinder, the connection between patients and healthcare providers.
By Richard Roth Chief Strategic Innovation Officer, Dignity Health, 10/21/2014
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Concussion Tool: Digitized Mouthpiece Warns Athletes
Patience Wait,
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Sensor-equipped mouthpiece can detect worrisome hits to the head.
By Patience Wait , 10/16/2014
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8 Germ Hotspots In The Office
David Wagner, Community Editor
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Cold and flu germs can lurk in unexpected places. Here are eight workplace hot zones to avoid.
By David Wagner Community Editor, 10/16/2014
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4 Healthcare IT Lessons From Dreamforce 2014
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
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Healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, and data analytics firms explore innovative ways to engage patients.
By Susan Nunziata Community Editor, 10/15/2014
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Mend The Broken Doctor-Patient Relationship
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
Americans have lost faith in the healthcare industry. A more realistic view of the profession, coupled with the right technology, can help restore that trust.
By Paul Cerrato , 10/14/2014
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Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Joshua New, Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
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Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
By Joshua New Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation, 10/10/2014
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Healthcare Software Development: We Can Do Better
Todd Dunn, Director of Innovation, Intermountain Healthcare
Commentary
Yes, users do know what they want from software. And developers must listen.
By Todd Dunn Director of Innovation, Intermountain Healthcare, 10/9/2014
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The Ultimate Wearable? It's 'Invisible'
Jeff Bertolucci,
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Wearables and other digital devices should be heard and not seen, says product design consultant Stuart Karten.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 10/7/2014
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Inside A HIPAA Breach
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
A business associate's breach has a serious ripple effect on one small healthcare provider.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/7/2014
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Facebook Health? Thumbs Down
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
Facebook may be eyeing the healthcare space to create new communities and apps. Given Facebook's privacy history, users will be wary.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/6/2014
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