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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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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Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable.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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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
News
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
Commentary
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,
News
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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FDA Delivers Medical Device Security Guidelines
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
As the FDA attempts to bolster the security of medical devices, some experts warn that guidance is too little, too late.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/3/2014
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Walgreens, WebMD Partner On Wellness Coaching
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Two healthcare companies team up to create a consumer-friendly health resource.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/2/2014
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From EHR To Healthcare App Platform
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
Commentary
As part of his "Free the Data" series, Georgia Tech's Mark Braunstein interviews Josh Mandel, architect of the SMART Platform.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 10/2/2014
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Eliminate The Waiting Room
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
As healthcare providers remodel the waiting room with virtual queues and better intake methods, patients get care faster and with fewer frustrations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/1/2014
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Health IT: Friend To Emerging Medical Technology Companies
John W. Manzetti, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG)
Commentary
Medical technology companies can fill the gap between hospitals, physicians, insurers, and manufacturers to improve the customer experience during this time of regulatory turmoil.
By John W. Manzetti President & CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), 10/1/2014
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25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/30/2014
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Healthcare & Data: Partners At Last
Nadine Hays, President, Verisk Health
Commentary
Thirty years ago, healthcare data was the province of PhDs. No more. Happily for patients and doctors alike, the use of data to improve lives is an accepted practice that will only grow.
By Nadine Hays President, Verisk Health, 9/30/2014
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