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Your Health? There's an App for That

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

 Pharmaceutical giant Merck is bringing patient care into the age of smartphones. The company has launched a series of mobile applications to help users manage ailments ranging from cancer to diabetes to migraines. These free, unbranded applications--including iChemoDiary, iManage Migraine and Vree, which is for people with Type II diabetes--are designed to help patients and caregivers track symptoms, implement treatment plans and get access to important health information. The apps

Why Progress Toward Electronic Health Records Is Worse Than You Think

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Though use of E-records is growing, the hardest trick--data sharing--has barely begun. And in at least one high-profile case, it's lost ground.

Why Health IT Must Work More Like Amazon

by InformationWeekJul 19, 2013

Kaiser Permanente has found that a patient is 2.6 times more likely to stay with a particular physician in its network if he or she is using the company's site to do things such as message back and forth with the doctor.Aurora Health Care found that no-shows for doctor visits fell from around 10% to just 2% if the patient made the appointment using the provider's online scheduling system. 

What We Can Learn from Sports Analytics

by DTEXJan 14, 2021

Games cease to be games when they become big business. Professional, college, even youth sports are leveraging advanced technologies to help athletes and teams perform better, and to improve the fan experience. New marketing technologies are emerging, along with AI applications that track human and ball motion, there are lessons to be learned by enterprises in how to apply tech in new ways, including how to deal with the demand for real-time responsiveness

Top Business Innovators For 2012

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

There's no technology for technology's sake here. These companies--Dow Chemical, Lowe's, UPS, Amgen, Flextronics, Movado, CUNA Mutual, and Children's Medical Center Dallas--earn our InformationWeek 500 Business Innovation awards for projects that are highly relevant in one of eight critical categories, from business analytics to revenue generation.

Top 15 Government IT Innovators For 2012

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

In government IT, "doing more with innovation" is the big opportunity. Beyond just cost cutting, government tech teams are coming up with creative ways to offer new and improved services to their internal users and to the public.For the fourth year in a row, InformationWeek Government set out to identify the top technology innovators at all levels of U.S. government--federal, state, and local. The 15 profiled here were chosen by our editors as InformationWeek's 2012 Government Innovators. Their

The Ties That Heal (and Boost Efficiency)

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

When Dr. Mark Sandock's medical practice signed up to share data using the Michiana Health Information Network, five doctors in the internal medicine part of the group saved $1 million in transcription costs in the first year alone. Doctors at the South Bend, Ind., practice no longer have to dictate reports on lab and other medical tests for the hundreds of patients who are tested at outside facilities each week and whose results were previously sent back on paper. Instead, the MHIN network

Tablet Test

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Despite all the benefits, many hospital and healthcare technologists are still trying to sort out where the iPad and other mobile devices fit into their medical bags. Ensuring information security and protecting patient privacy both loom large in the context of devices that can easily walk out the door. If it's a doctor's personal device, rather than hospital property, it's going to exit at the end of every shift. While that lets the doctor quickly look up medical records when called at home or

Strategy: The Next Phase of Meaningful Use

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Making Providers AccountableMeaningful Use Stage 2 emphasizes data sharing -- both among providers and with patients. Getting there will require a major cultural shift for hospitals and medical practices, as well as for health IT vendors.In this report, we discuss the challenges that lie ahead, how patients respond to engagement efforts, and what physicians need to do to get away from antiquated fax communications and embrace true electronic health information exchange. (S6201212)

Strategy: Securing EMR Systems

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Strategy Session: Securing EMR SystemsAs healthcare providers of all shapes and sizes start implementing electronic medical records systems, security must be a top priority. The products and technology to do this are available; the real challenge is in understanding all the requirements. Here's what you need to be thinking about to ensure your system is locked down. (SS180310)PLUS: Customizable ROI spreadsheet



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