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20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014

We've singled out 20 InformationWeek Elite 100 winners whose IT projects have transformed their businesses. Use them to inspire creativity and advance your plans.
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University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterElectronic health record systems gather patient data for multiple purposes -- billing and medical research, as well as patient care. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center decided doctors needed a patient-centric view. Its goal was to organize data around 'care pathways' relevant to the patient's condition, in order to make sure doctors didn't have to hunt through the system for relevant information.

The new collaboration system, called Convergence, is designed to pull data from one or more EHRs and present it as a unified view of health data, allowing clinicians to toggle into the applications as necessary.

UPMC conducted early pilots in its cardiology department, and it plans to deploy the system more broadly internally and work with an industry partner to make the software commercially available in 2015. UPMC demoed Convergence at HIMSS, the health IT conference, in February. 

UPMC developed the Convergence application through its Technology Development Center, with help from Microsoft and Caradigm, which is a medical software partnership between Microsoft and GE. Running on Windows 8 tablets, Convergence takes advantage of 'live tiles' user interface widgets and the integration options available on Windows.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Electronic health record systems gather patient data for multiple purposes -- billing and medical research, as well as patient care. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center decided doctors needed a patient-centric view. Its goal was to organize data around "care pathways" relevant to the patient's condition, in order to make sure doctors didn't have to hunt through the system for relevant information.

The new collaboration system, called Convergence, is designed to pull data from one or more EHRs and present it as a unified view of health data, allowing clinicians to toggle into the applications as necessary.

UPMC conducted early pilots in its cardiology department, and it plans to deploy the system more broadly internally and work with an industry partner to make the software commercially available in 2015. UPMC demoed Convergence at HIMSS, the health IT conference, in February.

UPMC developed the Convergence application through its Technology Development Center, with help from Microsoft and Caradigm, which is a medical software partnership between Microsoft and GE. Running on Windows 8 tablets, Convergence takes advantage of "live tiles" user interface widgets and the integration options available on Windows.

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rajendhran
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rajendhran,
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12/15/2014 | 2:08:51 AM
Re: Good Idea Bad Idea
Li Tan is right.  New opportunities for fresh graduates and millennials.

But, what about the families of those who lost jobs?  They may be in their 50s..  Social responsibility is lacking in this kind of approach..

 
Bizarro_Prisuta
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4/19/2014 | 7:55:24 AM
Naive nerds
What is all of this talk about losing and replacing jobs with Technology Advances? What do you think has been going on since the invention of the Cotton Gin? Typical nerd naivete. Sheeeeesh.
Laurianne
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4/7/2014 | 3:10:33 PM
New York-Presbyterian: Up Next
Talked with some of the IT leaders from New York-Presbyterian at the InformationWeek conference last week; they recently did a hackathon to come up with even more things to do with the tablets and software-- including a special interface for pediatric patients in the hospital.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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4/3/2014 | 10:53:20 PM
Re: Good Idea Bad Idea
The new technology eliminates many jobs but also create new positions. Few years back we have not heard about the position like "Big-Data Architect", "Cloud computing developers". But indeed the new tech eliminates traditional jobs and create new ones with more demanding requirements.
anon5774772371
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4/3/2014 | 2:31:02 PM
Good Idea Bad Idea
I'm just wondering how many people lost their jobs because they got replaced by technology? I just hope that it creates more jobs than it takes away...
jagibbons
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4/3/2014 | 12:47:21 PM
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I especially like the health industry applications. More efficiency and better patient care. That's a great combination.
Madhava verma dantuluri
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4/2/2014 | 7:12:50 AM
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This is good list of wonderful ideas and should be focussed on.
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