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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.
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.
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?
9 Healthcare Tech Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  12/29/2014  | 
As venture capital flows into healthcare startups, look at some new companies that should be on your radar.
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.
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.
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.
Nuance Opens PowerShare Images Network To Developers
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Nuance aims to improve radiologists' workflow not only through PowerShare image-sharing network but industry regulations embedded in clinical decision software.
Direct: 5 Years Of Simplifying Health Information Exchange
Commentary  |  12/1/2014  | 
David McCallie, father of the Direct protocol, discusses the state of interoperability in healthcare with Georgia Tech informaticist Mark Braunstein.
DirectTrust Delivers Interoperable Messaging To Healthcare
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
The nonprofit counts EHR developers, health networks, and care providers among its growing roster of members.
Healthcare Interoperability: Who's The Tortoise?
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Are EHR vendors or government committees leading the race to interoperability?
OCR Audits: Donít Fall Victim To Past Mistakes
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
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.
9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014  | 
Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
How To Improve Hospital Emergency Department Communications
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
For better patient outcomes, start by improving communications among staff members, departments, and patients.
InformationWeek 2014 Healthcare IT Priorities Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/14/2014  | 
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.
Cerner To Double Workforce Within 10 Years
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
EHR developer plans to hire 16,000 workers to staff new $4.45 billion campus in Kansas City, Missouri.
Clinical Decision Support Software Guides ADHD Treatments
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Optimal Medicine's Mehealth software replaces manual reporting on ADHD treatment effectiveness, adds analytics to clinical decision making.
EHR & Artificial Intelligence Can Reduce Medical Errors
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
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.
IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight
Slideshows  |  11/10/2014  | 
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.
Digitizing Healthcare On The State Level
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
A state initiative spurs digital healthcare innovation, blurring the lines between healthcare and human services.
Human API CEO On Unifying Health Data
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
Andrei Pop, CEO of health data platform firm Human API, discusses how web APIs can unite scattered health records.
GPS Cuts Fraud, Costs For Home Healthcare
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
GPS-based electronic visit verification products such as Axxess and Celltrack help ensure caretakers actually visit patients' homes.
DoD EHR Contract: Open Source Vs. Commercial
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
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.
Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Health IT professionals need to fully understand the needs of clinicians and end-users in order to design software that truly works.
ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
ICD-10's benefits can be defined in just a few simple phrases. It's time to get on board.
Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Karen DeSalvo will remain active on health IT issues while leading efforts on Ebola and other public health threats at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Healthcare IT Outsourcing Returns: Proceed With Care
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Healthcare providers are starting to consider outsourcing options again. Here are some areas where it can work -- and some to keep in-house.
Practice Fusion Optimizes New EHR For Tablets
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Practice Fusion, which offers free cloud-based EHR, creates new software that brings desktop power and features to iPads and Android tablets.
Innovation Favors The Subversive Mind
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Health IT leaders need a fearless, irreverent mindset to reinvent patient care.
Ebola: 10 Tech Responses To Deadly Disease
Slideshows  |  10/24/2014  | 
Tech companies are addressing the Ebola scare by offering everything from germ-zapping robots to Ebola tracking apps.
A Serious Proposal For Healthcare IT Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
The healthcare industry should give serious consideration to a ubiquitous, public, open approach to health information exchange based entirely on web standards.
Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
NASA Spinoffs: 6 Innovations In Health & Medicine
Slideshows  |  10/22/2014  | 
From solar-powered refrigerators that store vaccines to handheld diagnostic devices -- these technologies were originally developed for NASA missions and were later commercialized to make life better on Earth.
Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
Remaking Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Technology must help, not hinder, the connection between patients and healthcare providers.
Health IT Interoperability Up To Market, Say Feds
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Jason Task Force co-chairs say government should exercise its regulatory powers only to guide process along.
Who Makes Your Health IT Decisions?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
With the right IT governance, your organization can make better decisions about where to invest for more effective use of technology.
How Johns Hopkins Delivers Coordinated Care
Commentary  |  10/16/2014  | 
Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership uses Salesforce.com CRM to deliver a coordinated care model that engages an entire community for better health.
Mend The Broken Doctor-Patient Relationship
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
Americans have lost faith in the healthcare industry. A more realistic view of the profession, coupled with the right technology, can help restore that trust.
Healthcare Software Development: We Can Do Better
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
Yes, users do know what they want from software. And developers must listen.
EHRs Must Find Zebras Among The Horses
Commentary  |  10/8/2014  | 
EHRs should be adaptive, so that when something like the Ebola outbreak occurs, the overworked ER doc has help catching the one critical piece of information that wasn't as relevant a year ago.
Texas Hospital Blames EHR For Ebola Mishandling
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas cites lack of interoperability between nurse and physician workflows as reason Ebola patient was sent home.
Healthcare Optimization Requires Better Data
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Existing clinical data does not tell us who needs access to what care and when. Solving that mystery is where we'll see real savings.
ICD-10 Survey: Procrastination Rules
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Without deadline pressure, ICD-10 progress has halted, says Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange study. Is anyone really surprised?
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