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Shinseki's Successor Should Use Technology To Rehabilitate VA
Commentary  |  5/31/2014
The Veterans Administration let down the men and women of the Armed Forces. But technology can help the VA in its long road to rehabilitation.
Microsoft Smartwatch: Nadella's Next Strategy Step?
News  |  5/31/2014
Microsoft smartwatch rumors heat up again, suggesting a cross-platform strategy that suits CEO Satya Nadella's goals.
Mobile Health App Design: 5 Tips
Commentary  |  5/30/2014
Mobile apps for doctors and patients hold the promise of better health management. Here are five things app designers should keep in mind.
Telemedicine's Appeal Grows For Employers, Individuals
News  |  5/30/2014
The ability to virtually connect patients and physicians is shaking up healthcare and dialing up a host of new opportunities.
Arcadia Puts Marketing Muscle Into Healthcare Operations
News  |  5/30/2014
LaunchPad platform combines health data with marketing-optimization strategies to bring continuous-improvement methodologies to medical practices.
Does Cloud Really Hamper Server Sales?
News  |  5/30/2014
Common sense suggests that mainstream cloud adoption will gut server sales, but that's not really happening, analysts say. Here's why.
Healthcare's New Friend: Avatars
News  |  5/29/2014
Healthcare providers use avatars in videos, portals, and other educational and support materials for patients and their families.
Google Admits Its Workforce Lacks Diversity
News  |  5/29/2014
Google, by publishing data about employee race and gender, signals its willingness to move toward a more balanced workforce.
Samsung Eyes Health Wearables
News  |  5/29/2014
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
Physicians, Hospitals Size Up Value-Based Healthcare
News  |  5/29/2014
Physicians are wary of new healthcare payment models emphasizing quality and efficiency metrics, but hospitals are likely to prove resilient.
Health IT's True Mission: Baptist Health CIO Speaks
Commentary  |  5/28/2014
Baptist Health CIO Roland Garcia reflects on his career and what he sees as the primary goal of healthcare IT: to improve care and minimize suffering.
FTC: Data Brokers Know You Better Than Mom Does
News  |  5/28/2014
Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
Healthcare IT Security Worse Than Retail, Study Says
News  |  5/28/2014
Bad news for healthcare community: New study shows retailers like Target and eBay are more secure than many healthcare organizations.
Toshiba Windows Tablets: Priced Right?
News  |  5/28/2014
Toshiba's new mobile devices range from a $199 Windows 8.1 tablet for budget shoppers to powerful hybrid two-in-one laptops aimed at pros.
Meaningful Use Deadlines Clash With Software Best Practices
Commentary  |  5/27/2014
Hospitals find themselves implementing new releases of EHR software, certified to 2014 standards, almost as soon as vendors release certified versions. That's almost like implementing Windows 8 immediately after release.
10 Medical Practice Management Systems For 2014
Slideshows  |  5/27/2014
For a medical practice, EHR may be important -- but practice management is essential.
Most Prescriptions Sent Electronically
News  |  5/27/2014
More than half of all prescriptions in the U.S. were routed electronically, according to the 2013 National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings.
Medical Center Uses Analytics To Reduce Radiation
News  |  5/27/2014
The University of Washington Medical Center uses an analytics tool to minimize patients' exposure to radiation during routine procedures and improve overall efficiency.
Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D
News  |  5/23/2014
Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, gaming, and more.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Google's Nest Recalls Smoke Detector
News  |  5/22/2014
Algorithm-detection flaw may misread any nearby motion as a command to silence an alarm.
Single Sign-On Transforms Healthcare At Michigan Hospital
News  |  5/22/2014
Munson Medical Center IT department's implementation of a single sign-on system did more than increase efficiency for the hospital's healthcare workers -- it changed IT's approach to solving problems.
Data Pros' Salary Showdown
News  |  5/22/2014
Our 2014 Salary Survey shows the typical analytics expert's salary is just keeping up with inflation, even while they're working harder on more diverse teams. What gives?
Healthcare Consumerization: Side Effects May Include...
Commentary  |  5/22/2014
The consumerization of healthcare -- with consumers choosing their own drugs and health plans -- can have the unwanted side effect of struggling to meet customer demands. Here's how healthcare organizations can cope.
IT Certifications: 3 Ways To Judge Value
Commentary  |  5/22/2014
We've debated the worth of technical certifications for decades. Here's how to determine if a program is worth your time and money.
Practice Fusion Releases Free Healthcare Analytics Tool
News  |  5/21/2014
Insight database combs Practice Fusion's EHR software to provide real-time data on disease outbreaks, prescribing patterns, and diagnoses.
Millennials, Boomers Want Different Healthcare Conveniences
Commentary  |  5/20/2014
As systematic changes in US healthcare convert patients into consumers, hospitals must meet each generation's measures of quality.
Better Healthcare Through Analytics
News  |  5/20/2014
Analytics can help healthcare providers reduce costs and save lives, say attendees of Crimson Clinical Advantage Summit 2014 -- but they must be implemented thoughtfully.
Videoconferencing Connects Hospice Patients, Families
News  |  5/20/2014
One hospice uses videoconferencing so residents and family members can communicate and share at a difficult time.
Google Buys Divide: BYOD Play
News  |  5/20/2014
To boost Android's business appeal, Google is investing in mobile device management.
Surgeon Cuts Vendors Out Of EHR Quest
News  |  5/19/2014
When spine surgeon Dr. Lloyd Hey couldn't find commercial EHR software that met his needs, he hired a full-time programmer to build a custom EHR system using FileMaker.
Healthcare IT Priorities: No Breathing Room
News  |  5/19/2014
Regulatory requirements have gone from high priority to the only priority for healthcare IT.
Rethink The Right To Be Forgotten
Commentary  |  5/17/2014
There are better ways to address discomfort with the truth than government-mandated lying.
EHR Adoption A Success, Says ONC Leader
News  |  5/16/2014
Karen DeSalvo, new National Coordinator for Health IT, says improving interoperability standards is the next big challenge.
FCC 'Open' Internet May Mean 'Paid'
News  |  5/15/2014
Federal Communications Commission votes to consider broadband rules that could allow data fast lanes. Public invited to comment.
Hortonworks' Hadoop Security Buy
News  |  5/15/2014
Hortonworks acquires startup XA Secure and will bring its Hadoop access, authorization, and audit policy layer into open-source.
Software Startups Supplement EHR Platforms
News  |  5/15/2014
A hospital and an independent physician's organization use apps along with EHRs to improve ACO operations.
Why Mobility Managers Deserve A Seat At The Table
Commentary  |  5/15/2014
It's not just a couple of VPs sharing a cellphone anymore. You need a dedicated mobility manager equipped to oversee your valuable hodgepodge of mobile devices and data.
How My Cousin, President George W. Bush, Almost Killed Athenahealth
Commentary  |  5/15/2014
In this excerpt from his book "Where Does It Hurt? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Fixing Health Care," Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush addresses the conflict between government and disruptive innovation in healthcare.
Google Glass Sale: It's On
News  |  5/14/2014
US consumers can once again buy Google's $1,500 Internet-connected eyewear, still in its "Explorer" beta version, while supplies last.
NIST Proposes Guidelines For More Secure IT Systems
News  |  5/14/2014
Recommendations infuse security practices into cradle-to-grave IT and software engineering processes for both private and public-sector IT systems.
Government Surveillance Criticism Heats Up
News  |  5/14/2014
As book on Snowden affair debuts, several organizations take steps to restrain the mass online surveillance that Snowden investigation exposed.
Mercy Health Breaks Ground On Virtual Care Center
News  |  5/14/2014
Four-story 120,000-square-foot building will be first in the nation dedicated to telemedicine and remote monitoring programs, says Mercy Health.
How Meaningful Is Meaningful Use?
Commentary  |  5/14/2014
The government's Meaningful Use program mandating electronic health records is out of touch with reality. EHRs bog down process and can even worsen care.
Healthcare Dives Into Big Data
Slideshows  |  5/14/2014
Healthcare organizations hope big data and analytics projects can help reduce costs and improve care. Consider these innovative examples.
Google Ordered To 'Forget'
News  |  5/13/2014
European court rules Google must remove "irrelevant" links in certain situations to comply with EU law that gives people a right to be "forgotten."
Informatica Self-Service Platform Spots Sensitive Data
News  |  5/13/2014
Informatica unveils its Intelligent Data Platform roadmap for clean, secure self-service data, even at big data scale.
White House Issues Open Data Action Plan
News  |  5/12/2014
Agencies must incorporate feedback from users to prioritize efforts and improve data as part of G7 Open Data Charter pledge.
Obama Signs Nation's First 'Open Data' Law
News  |  5/12/2014
DATA Act requires agencies to publish government spending information in standardized machine-readable open data.
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