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Could Insurance Cover Your Next Fitness Band?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Consumers will sport almost 112 million wearables by 2018 -- most of them gadgets that track health-related metrics. Insurers have incentives to help the trend along.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/15/2014
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Doctors Learn To Give Up Faxes
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Here's how one accountable care organization improved patient follow-up rates by saying goodbye to faxing and hello to a smartphone app for doctors.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/14/2014
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Kathleen Sebelius: Failed IT Project Manager?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
Sebelius didn't write the code for HealthCare.gov, but she is paying the price for failing to oversee those who did.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 4/11/2014
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Quest Opens Direct Access To Lab Results
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Quest Diagnostics capitalizes on regulatory change and gives patients access to their own lab results on the web and mobile devices, boosting its own EHR software in the process.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 4/11/2014
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Explorys Cloud Services Power Accountable Care Organizations
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Explorys uses combination of big data and specific patient data to improve care, lower costs.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 4/10/2014
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ICD-10 Delay Makes Healthcare Leaders Juggle
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Healthcare organizations scramble to revise projects and maintain momentum after ICD-10 delay to 2015, says Deloitte's healthcare practice expert Christine Armstrong.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 4/10/2014
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Nurses Say Pagers Must Go; Hospitals Drag Feet
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Nurses and other healthcare workers who communicate vital patient information say they need an alternative to outdated pagers and insecure smartphones.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/8/2014
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Federal Health Agencies Aim To Cut Red Tape
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The FDA, ONC, and FCC release proposal to clarify oversight of health IT, reduce patient risk, and empower innovation.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/4/2014
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ICD-10 Delay Creates Headaches
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Delayed implementation of the new coding standard may bring relief to some healthcare workers -- but it's the worst possible outcome for project managers.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 4/3/2014
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HealthCare.gov Deadline Day: More Glitches
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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The Obamacare website faced heavy traffic on Monday, the deadline for open enrollment, and suffered problems.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/31/2014
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Internet Of Things Or Business Of Applications?
Lori MacVittie,
Commentary
Devices don't connect to the Internet to see what their friends are posting on Devicebook. They're exchanging data and performing tasks via a well-understood paradigm -- applications.
By Lori MacVittie , 3/31/2014
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ICD-10: Painful To Implement, Painful To Delay
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Congress is on the verge of delaying healthcare's new diagnosis code system for another year -- a relief to doctors, but a pain for CIOs.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/31/2014
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Easy-to-Mock ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes...
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
...and the logic behind them.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/27/2014
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Startup Aims To Unlock Family Medical History
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
Sharing healthcare data among family members, with less concern for privacy, could result in better healthcare, says Zibdy Health.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/26/2014
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Healthcare Fights For Mindshare, Marketshare & Margins
Keith Dayton, Sr. Director, Healthcare Solutions, Pegasystems
Commentary
Healthcare leaders embrace three trends: retail healthcare, the convergence of care management and customer service, and a new focus on compliance and operational excellence.
By Keith Dayton Sr. Director, Healthcare Solutions, Pegasystems, 3/25/2014
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20 Tests Healthcare CIOs Must Juggle
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
With never-ending waves of federal regulations and new technologies, healthcare CIOs face constant change. These issues top the list of leadership challenges.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 3/24/2014
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Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Failure: Blame Runs Deep
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Postmortem report confirms diagnosis of weak project oversight, unrealistic goals, and poor performance by Oracle.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/21/2014
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State Health Insurance Exchanges Still Sick
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
HealthCare.gov has recovered from its rocky start. So why are state exchanges -- opened by enthusiastic supporters of the Affordable Care Act -- still suffering?
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/20/2014
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Aetna's Accountable Care Chief: Tough Transition Ahead
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Online integration in industries like banking is "just math" compared to what healthcare has to do, says Aetna's accountable care leader, Charles Kennedy.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/18/2014
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Healthcare Data Security: Focus On 'Business Associates'
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Healthcare professionals don't trust service providers' handling of patient data, study shows. Cloud services aim to help providers take control of those relationships.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 3/18/2014
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