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Digital Transformation Rx: Moving Health Care to the Cloud
Commentary  |  1/31/2019
Modernizing an industry that is under federal compliance mandates and historically has been slow to embrace new IT can require an extra bit of finesse.
How Analytics Supports Value-Based Healthcare
News  |  8/16/2018
Value-based healthcare is changing the business model for doctors and hospitals. Here's how analytics is helping these practices change the way they work.
Novartis Seeks Hidden Cures in Machine Learning, AI
News  |  7/11/2018
Novartis' Global Drug Development has completed the first phase of a digital transformation that has enabled it to better leverage one of its best assets -- data.
To Build Software that is Easy to Use, Engage the Right Partners
Commentary  |  1/2/2018
Developing software that is intuitive and meets user needs calls for a close partnership between a vendor and a couple of key customers.
Medical Teams' Simple, but Powerful Digital Transformation Story
News  |  11/1/2017
While we're bombarded by technology that is presented as "cool" it is refreshing to see technology used for the good of humankind.
AI Works Better with Human Intelligence, Too
News  |  5/18/2017
In healthcare, machine learning may yield fast, accurate insights. But humans are still better able to detect ridiculous anomalies and discover problems that machines have not yet learned to detect.
Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It
News  |  11/3/2016
IDC has issued its IT FutureScape forecast for 2017, which includes 10 predictions for IT. Here's how cloud, mobile, social media, big data, AI, virtual reality, and other innovations are changing the world.
Healthcare's Looming Disruption: How Can IT Prepare?
News  |  10/31/2016
A new Gartner Maverick report says that annual physical medical exams and primary care doctors are about to be disrupted by IoT medical devices and algorithm. Here's how IT must shift to accommodate the change.
Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning
News  |  8/23/2016
A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
News  |  7/19/2016
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
Gene-Sequencer Illumina Builds Knowledge Base On Amazon
News  |  7/18/2016
Illumina is the largest sequencer of human genes. At the recent Amazon Summit, Alex Dickinson, the company's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, spoke of using Amazon's cloud to get results faster.
MarkLogic 9 Enhances Security, Adds Optic API
News  |  5/13/2016
Pitching itself as the NoSQL database for the enterprise, MarkLogic unveiled version 9 of its platform at its user conference. It adds a host of new security features, plus new data management capabilities to help organizations wrangle structured and unstructured data.
SAP's Software-To-Cloud Growing Pains Reflect Industry Shift
News  |  4/12/2016
SAP warned that its software license sales declined in the first quarter of 2016 and that business in the Americas was weaker than expected. Industry analysts said that SAP and other traditional software vendors will likely experience some tough quarters as they transition to offering cloud services.
IBM Layoffs Hit Canada, Europe, Australia; US Likely Next
News  |  4/4/2016
IBM layoffs are hitting employees in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Another round of US layoffs is reportedly "imminent."
CrescentCare CIO: How Analytics Improves Patient Outcomes
News  |  3/23/2016
CrescentCare Health in New Orleans has expanded beyond its original charter as the NO/AIDS Task Force to serve the broader community. CIO Seema Gai is leading the charge to incorporate data analytics to improve patient outcomes.
Oracle Showcases Cloud Revenue Growth In Q3
News  |  3/16/2016
Oracle highlighted its big cloud growth for both PaaS and SaaS offerings during the company's third quarter of its fiscal year. Oracle executives used the company's quarterly earnings release and call with analysts to position its cloud business against rivals Salesforce and Workday.
CHIME, HeroX Patient ID Challenge Gains Momentum
News  |  3/14/2016
CHIME launched a prize to fix a stubborn data problem in the healthcare industry. More than 300 companies and individuals have registered to receive more information about the contest, with judging set to begin in May.
8 Ways To Secure Data During US-EU Privacy Fight
Slideshows  |  2/15/2016
After months of legal uncertainty over transatlantic data flows, the European Commission and the US have agreed on a new framework called the EU-US Privacy Shield. But because no text is available yet, there's no way to interpret it. Here's what organizations need to know now.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 2
News  |  12/31/2015
In the second of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the influx of healthcare data and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals. In part one, we explored the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 1
News  |  12/30/2015
In the first of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate. In the second part, we look at the influx of healthcare data, and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals.
6 Ways Big Data Is Driving Personalized Medicine Revolution
Slideshows  |  11/12/2015
Researchers are poised to make huge advances in medicine, particularly in how we treat cancer and arthritis. See how big data and IT are contributing.
IBM Cognitive Colloquium Spotlights Uncovering Dark Data
News  |  10/14/2015
This IBM cognitive computing event champions advances in image recognition, captioning, and deep learning to reveal insights from mushrooming IoT and machine learning data.
Fairview Health Services CIO: Give Patients Their Data
Commentary  |  10/9/2015
Frustrated with a fragmented system that doesn't give caregivers or patients access to full patient data, the CIO of Fairview Health Services has the beginnings of a plan.
ICD-10: The Big Healthcare IT Change You Didn't Expect
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
Updated medical classifications for billing purposes could cause problems for insurers, and may end up jacking up healthcare costs.
Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
News  |  9/29/2015
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
Virtual Freud: How VR Can Help You Help Yourself
News  |  9/18/2015
Virtual Reality is giving healthcare an actual reality assist, especially in psychology.
MetroHealth System Goes To Jail To Improve Continuity Of Care
Commentary  |  8/11/2015
The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio was challenged to add a major facility while undergoing a radical enterprise software upgrade. Did they succeed?
IBM, Merge Healthcare Plans: Giving Watson The Gift Of Sight
News  |  8/7/2015
IBM is planning to acquire Merge Healthcare, a company that specializes in medical imaging software. The goal is to bring enhanced imaging capabilities to the Watson Health portfolio, essentially giving the supercomputer the ability to see.
Google Glass Eyes Enterprise, Healthcare Firms
News  |  8/1/2015
Although the first edition of Google Glass didn't take off, the company is retooling the device for specialty industries such as healthcare and energy.
IBM, CVS Partner On Watson-Based Patient Care
Commentary  |  7/30/2015
A new agreement by IBM and CVS will use Watson to better manage patient care. However, there are a few concerns about privacy.
Why We Need Design Thinking In Healthcare
Commentary  |  5/25/2015
Designers begin by understanding how people work in the real world, and then create the best IT system that's technically feasible.
How A Healthcare Clinic Plans To Become A Software Company
Commentary  |  5/8/2015
Marshfield Clinic has been using its home-grown electronic health record system for 20 years. Now it wants to sell EHRs as a cloud service.
Tech Innovation From Unexpected Sources: A Healthcare Provider
Commentary  |  5/5/2015
Geisinger Health System shows that big, long-established providers can drive digital innovation.
Hoag Memorial Finds Better Care Through Data Sharing
News  |  4/28/2015
The hospital group overhauled its tech strategy to boost data usage, patient health, and collaboration between business units and the IT organization. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
HIMSS15: The 'Year Of Execution' For Data Sharing
Commentary  |  4/17/2015
The industry is focusing less on electronic record features and more on sharing the data held in them.
Apple's ResearchKit Targets Fitness, Healthcare Markets
News  |  4/15/2015
Apple's ResearchKit is an open-source framework designed for the healthcare and fitness markets as a way to collect data and analyze larger groups of patients.
Epic On EHR Interoperability: Not A '1-Time Project'
News  |  4/10/2015
Epic has ridden the wave of electronic health record adoption to huge success. Now it needs to help drive a wave of EHR data-sharing.
7 Weird Wireless Concepts That Just Might Work
Slideshows  |  3/7/2015
Here, we bring you some of the biggest, strangest, and best ideas to come out of the 2015 Mobile World Conference.
Can Argonaut Project Make Exchanging Health Data Easier?
Commentary  |  1/26/2015
Dr. John Halamka talks about the Argonaut Project, which aims to bring open standards to the arcane world of healthcare interoperability.
CommonWell: Healthcare Interoperability Or Bust
Commentary  |  1/8/2015
Peter Bernhardt of CommonWell Health Alliance, a group of clinical and health IT organizations, talks about its goal of better data exchange and application integration.
Health IT: How Developing Markets Can Trump US
Commentary  |  1/6/2015
With the US market hostile to health IT innovation today, entrepreneurs should look to the developing world for markets and opportunities.
UPMC: New Leaders, Same Big Health Tech Ambitions
News  |  1/6/2015
Long a pioneer in adopting electronic medical records, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is on the verge of making them work together in new ways.
Health IT In 2015: What's In The Cards?
Slideshows  |  12/31/2014
Healthcare CIOs need to build on existing groundwork to improve compliance and efficiency in what should be a demanding year.
The Cost Of Healthcare Data Access
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Does every healthcare department really need around-the-clock access to every file or image, or could security be tightened?
Mobile Changes Build Vs. Buy Equation
News  |  12/22/2014
NY-Presbyterian CIO Aurelia Boyer says the need for mobile innovation has driven her back into the application development business, but she wants to keep it manageable.
Event-Driven Medicine Holds Great Promise
Commentary  |  12/16/2014
Research shows that wearables and biosensors can help clinicians collect enough data to pinpoint the abnormalities in a patient's biomarkers that require attention.
When Holidays & Healthcare Open Enrollment Collide
Commentary  |  12/16/2014
Lack of transparency in health plans is enough to give most people heartburn.
Blood Test Innovation: Less Cost, No Big Needle
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
Blood draw method that makes blood tests easier, less expensive, and more routine named a top healthcare technology innovation.
Healthcare Software: Put Development In Context
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
Developers must walk a mile in clinicians' shoes to create great healthcare applications.
ICD-10 Delay Again? Don't Do It
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
Congress is once again toying with the notion of pushing back the new diagnostic coding requirement.
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