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Health IT's Future: 9 Issues To Watch
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Expect the pace of innovation to pick up as healthcare providers increasingly leverage IT to improve patient care, make competitive gains, and save costs.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
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25 Years Of Health IT: A Complicated Journey
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Policy changes and consumer pressures have spurred huge changes in health IT. Take a look back at how we got here -- and where we're going.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
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Care Management, Customer Service Must Converge
Susan Taylor, VP and Business Unit Leader for Healthcare, Pegasystems
Commentary
By knowing patients better, healthcare organizations can make them healthier while also making them better customers.
By Susan Taylor VP and Business Unit Leader for Healthcare, Pegasystems, 9/26/2014
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Quantified Self Should Be About Health, Not Ego
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Silicon Valley is obsessed with data collection, including personal data. But for health and fitness monitoring technologies, the real goal must be meaningful health results.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 9/25/2014
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VA Implements Waiting Room 'Smart Chairs'
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The Department of Veterans Affairs installs Vecna's kiosk-based Vitals Chair at some facilities, aims to give patients more control and insight into their healthcare while streamlining practitioner workloads.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/25/2014
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Mobile Healthcare Tools Empower Consumers
Tom Paul, Chief Consumer Officer, UnitedHealthcare
Commentary
Mobile apps such as online comparison tools help consumers make informed healthcare decisions.
By Tom Paul Chief Consumer Officer, UnitedHealthcare, 9/25/2014
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Who Will Be The Netflix Of Healthcare?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
Commentary
Healthcare disruption is real, the MediFuture event showed. How you react determines whether it's a threat or an opportunity.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 9/24/2014
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Weight Watchers Pursues Image Makeover
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
After four successive quarters of loss, Weight Watchers asks CTO Dan Crowe to transform the company into a sleek, digital mobile health-app startup.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/22/2014
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Will Social Media Revolutionize Healthcare?
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
Without a doubt. In fact, several medical providers and IT vendors are plowing ahead already.
By Paul Cerrato , 9/19/2014
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Android Wear to Beat Apple Watch?
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Smartwatches have a bright future, thanks in part to excitement about Apple Watch -- but mostly due to upcoming low-cost Android Wear devices, says Gartner study.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/18/2014
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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
News
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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