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DirectTrust Delivers Interoperable Messaging To Healthcare
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The nonprofit counts EHR developers, health networks, and care providers among its growing roster of members.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/24/2014
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OCR Audits: Donít Fall Victim To Past Mistakes
Mark Fulford, Partner at LBMCís Security & Risk Services
Commentary
The Office of Civil Rights is not out to get you. But it does expect you to make good-faith efforts at protecting patient data.
By Mark Fulford Partner at LBMCís Security & Risk Services, 11/21/2014
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Healthcare Interoperability: Who's The Tortoise?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Are EHR vendors or government committees leading the race to interoperability?
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/21/2014
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7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 11/19/2014
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9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Joel Gurin, Senior Advisor, The Governance Lab, NYU
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Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
By Joel Gurin Senior Advisor, The Governance Lab, NYU, 11/18/2014
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How To Improve Hospital Emergency Department Communications
Matthew McKinley,  Vice President, Business Development
Commentary
For better patient outcomes, start by improving communications among staff members, departments, and patients.
By Matthew McKinley Vice President, Business Development, 11/17/2014
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ACA Open Enrollment: Showtime For Health Insurance Sites
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
During the next three months, consumers can sign up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. New technologies at health insurance websites aim to smooth the way.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/14/2014
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InformationWeek 2014 Healthcare IT Priorities Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Health IT pros are focused on government mandates and programs, which leaves little time to optimize the new technology they've added over the last few years.
By InformationWeek Staff , 11/14/2014
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EHR & Artificial Intelligence Can Reduce Medical Errors
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
Commentary
Electronic health records save lives by collecting patient data in one place. Artificial intelligence takes it a step further by calling on the expertise of multiple doctors.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 11/11/2014
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Former US CIO's New Enemy: Ebola
Henry Kenyon,
News
Now chief innovation officer at USAID agency, Steven VanRoekel harnesses diagnostic tech, big data, better communications, and improved medical gear to help defeat the disease.
By Henry Kenyon , 11/11/2014
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IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Here's how IBM's new West African lab is using open data and other technologies to help Sierra Leone and Nigerian governments contain the disease.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 11/10/2014
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Digitizing Healthcare On The State Level
Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., Global Managing Director, Accenture Health
Commentary
A state initiative spurs digital healthcare innovation, blurring the lines between healthcare and human services.
By Kaveh Safavi M.D., J.D., Global Managing Director, Accenture Health, 11/7/2014
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GPS Cuts Fraud, Costs For Home Healthcare
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
GPS-based electronic visit verification products such as Axxess and Celltrack help ensure caretakers actually visit patients' homes.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/5/2014
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Human API CEO On Unifying Health Data
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
Commentary
Andrei Pop, CEO of health data platform firm Human API, discusses how web APIs can unite scattered health records.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 11/5/2014
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Healthcare Entrepreneurs: What's Your 50+ Strategy?
Tom Paul, Chief Consumer Officer, UnitedHealthcare
Commentary
Entrepreneurs have an opportunity to cater to the growing marketplace of aging Americans, particularly in healthcare.
By Jody Holtzman, SVP Thought Leadership, AARP, and Tom Paul, Chief Consumer Officer, UnitedHealthcare , 11/5/2014
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HealthCare.gov's Next Act: Accenture Preview
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
Brought in as a midseason replacement after the disastrous October 2013 launch of the Affordable Care Act website, Accenture says this year's open enrollment period should go much more smoothly.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 11/4/2014
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DoD EHR Contract: Open Source Vs. Commercial
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
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
News
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
Commentary
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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ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve
Jonathan Elion, MD, FACC
Commentary
ICD-10's benefits can be defined in just a few simple phrases. It's time to get on board.
By Jonathan Elion MD, FACC, 10/30/2014
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