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Geekend: Smartphone Blood Tests Could Save Your Life
Commentary  |  2/6/2015  | 
Blood tests with your smartphone may change the way we treat AIDS, Diabetes, infectious diseases, and even transform the way we interact with our doctors.
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.
Geekend: Pardon Me, Is That A Nose On Your Arm?
Commentary  |  1/3/2015  | 
Do we really need to grow replacement noses on arms and foreheads and other bizarre places? With 3D printing we could just order replacement body parts from Amazon.
Wearables Carve New Path To Health In 2015
Slideshows  |  1/2/2015  | 
Wearable devices coming in 2015 will add health and athletic capabilities to enhance value and keep users' interest.
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.
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.
Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
8 Technologies Changing Home Healthcare
Slideshows  |  12/18/2014  | 
Technologies such as sensors, GPS, and even senior-focused social networks can help seniors continue to live at home.
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.
Healthcare Security In 2015: 9 Hotspots
Slideshows  |  12/10/2014  | 
With data breaches growing, 2015 promises to be the healthcare industry's most challenging security year yet. These nine areas demand attention in 2015.
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.
Enlist Mobile Apps In Diabetes Fight
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
Mobile apps can help diabetes sufferers get ahead of their symptoms and live healthier, more carefree lives.
Wearables Make Hardware The New Software
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Wearable devices represent an explosive market opportunity -- and one that is still anyone's game.
Fitness Trackers: Holiday Gift Guide
Slideshows  |  11/24/2014  | 
Wearable fitness devices top many holiday lists this year. Here's how to choose the right one.
Healthcare Interoperability: Who's The Tortoise?
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Are EHR vendors or government committees leading the race to interoperability?
7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Slideshows  |  11/19/2014  | 
From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
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.
ACA Open Enrollment: Showtime For Health Insurance Sites
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
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.
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.
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.
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.
Telepsychiatry Brings Help To Remote Patients
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Telehealth technology, now being using by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, enables mental health professionals to treat patients regardless of location.
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.
Jawbone's 2 New Fitness Trackers
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Jawbone takes on Nike and Fitbit with entry-level Up Move and sensor-laden Up3 fitness trackers.
8 Innovative Health IT Startups
Slideshows  |  11/5/2014  | 
Investors keep pouring money into health IT startups, and that's good news for patients set to benefit from time- and life-saving inventions.
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.
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.
Health Wearables Going Big In 2015; Questions Loom
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
Tired of your uber-healthy co-workers crowing about their calorie intake and steps at the office? A new wave of health wearables might make you feel better -- if companies can clear the regulatory hurdles.
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.
Crowdsourcing Helps Patients, Doctors Speak The Same Language
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Technology helps healthcare providers break down language barriers, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.
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.
Medifast Gains Fitbit Integration, Digital Weight Loss Tools
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Like Weight Watchers, Medifast adds digital tools, services for weight-loss clients.
Fitbit Takes On Apple With New Wearables
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Fitness device market leader preps a smartwatch and two new fitness trackers in a preemptive strike against challenger Apple.
Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
Power To The Patient: How Hospitals Can Improve
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
A loved one's week in the hospital provides insight into ways hospitals can enhance the patient experience and cut costs. Here are seven suggestions.
Wearable Devices: Privacy, Security Worries Loom Large
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
82% of Americans say they're worried that wearable technology will invade their privacy, according to PwC study.
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.
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.
Remaking Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Technology must help, not hinder, the connection between patients and healthcare providers.
Concussion Tool: Digitized Mouthpiece Warns Athletes
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Sensor-equipped mouthpiece can detect worrisome hits to the head.
8 Germ Hotspots In The Office
Slideshows  |  10/16/2014  | 
Cold and flu germs can lurk in unexpected places. Here are eight workplace hot zones to avoid.
4 Healthcare IT Lessons From Dreamforce 2014
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, and data analytics firms explore innovative ways to engage patients.
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 Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
Healthcare Software Development: We Can Do Better
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
Yes, users do know what they want from software. And developers must listen.
The Ultimate Wearable? It's 'Invisible'
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
Wearables and other digital devices should be heard and not seen, says product design consultant Stuart Karten.
Inside A HIPAA Breach
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
A business associate's breach has a serious ripple effect on one small healthcare provider.
Facebook Health? Thumbs Down
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
Facebook may be eyeing the healthcare space to create new communities and apps. Given Facebook's privacy history, users will be wary.
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