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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
News
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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VA Studies Telehealth For Chronic Illness Management
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Veterans Health Administration seeks to expand its 44 telehealth service areas.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/24/2014
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23andme, FDA Walk Toward Reconciliation
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Seven months after the FDA told the Google-backed 23andme to stop marketing health results to customers, the government agency agreed to accept the company's first premarket notification report.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/24/2014
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Florida Hospital Shows Power Of Patient Engagement
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Florida Hospital Celebration Health uses GetWellNetwork software to improve patient care and build a culture of empowerment.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/20/2014
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Analytics Help Patients Follow Doctors' Orders
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Community Health Plan of Washington's most vulnerable patients are doing a better job of sticking to their treatment plans -- thanks to big data, analytics, and hospital partner Health Integrated.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/19/2014
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Google Glass Gains Momentum In Healthcare
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Google Glass plays a growing role in healthcare as developers incorporate the device into medical and personal health software.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/18/2014
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When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/17/2014
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Healthcare Organizations Prep For Increased Audits
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
With audits expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations increasingly invest in risk assessment software or services to ensure compliance.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/16/2014
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