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  • How Healthcare Can Fix Patient Engagement

    The healthcare industry frequently discusses how to use technology to improve patient engagement, but it's just one step in a complex process that, done right, contributes to the much more formative process of patient empowerment.

    Written by Brian Eastwood17 June 14 22:42
  • Why Health Data Is a Big Data Challenge

    There's no shortage of health data, and it's growing at a rapid clip, but experts in the field cite challenges around making that information useful, readable and relevant to the physicians and patients who need it most.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin06 June 14 22:40
  • HHS, FDA Expand Access to Open Health Data

    The Obama administration has released new datasets on adverse drug events and Medicare pricing. This offers researchers and developers alike a chance to build novel applications and identify cost trends, all in the name of improving efficiency and providing better healthcare while lowering costs.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin03 June 14 05:08
  • Health Insurance Exchange Tech Winners and Losers

    Between the federal Healthcare.gov site and various state websites, more than 7.5 million Americans signed up for 2014 healthcare coverage on a health insurance exchange. Building those exchanges proved to be much, much easier said than done. Here's a quick look at who succeeded and who failed.

    Written by Brian Eastwood18 April 14 01:45
  • Feds Aim to Regulate Healthcare IT While Doing No Harm to Innovation

    A joint report from the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission provides guidance on how the government intends to regulate clinical healthcare applications without stifling innovation.

    Written by Brian Eastwood05 April 14 02:01
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  • Making the Clinical Data Warehouse Relevant Again

    The clinical data warehouse used to represent what was wrong with healthcare IT: An incomplete data source that was siloed to boot. But Texas Children's Hospital has turned its data warehouse into a valuable tool for clinical and operational analytics.

    Written by Brian Eastwood03 June 14 22:48
  • 5 Ways CIOs Need to Prepare for Obamacare

    Healthcare reform in the United States focuses mainly on providing coverage to the uninsured, and odds are good that your company offers health insurance to most employees. However, there are still reporting and security requirements you'll need to deal with -- and you'll have to be a vocal leader to make sure these tasks are a high priority.

    Written by John Brandon26 Sept. 13 12:59
  • Meaningful Use, 3D Imaging Drive Health Data Storage Demand

    Healthcare providers are under siege by massive amounts of data. This is forcing the industry to upgrade its aging storage infrastructures, architectures and systems. Where that data is being stored may come as a surprise.

    Written by Allen Bernard22 May 13 12:47
  • 6 Big Data Analytics Use Cases for Healthcare IT

    Making use of the petabytes of patient data that healthcare organizations possess requires extracting it from legacy systems, normalizing it and then building applications that can make sense of it. That's a tall order, but the facilities that pull it off can learn a lot.

    Written by Brian Eastwood23 April 13 13:20
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  • Healthcare Cloud Use Prevalent, Poised to Spread, HIMSS Says

    Survey results from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's analytics arm says more than 80 percent of organizations use cloud services, primarily to host apps and data. Concerns remain, particularly around security and uptime, but most users seem optimistic.

    Written by Brian Eastwood20 June 14 22:07
  • Forrester Outlines IT Imperatives for Healthcare Providers

    Healthcare providers such hospitals, medical offices and clinics face an unsettling reality, according to a recent Forrester report: Embrace the cloud, big data, mobile and other emerging technology or get acquired by a healthcare organization that's successfully been there and done that.

    Written by Brian Eastwood25 March 14 12:35
  • Will Healthcare Ever Take IT Security Seriously?

    A recent threat intelligence study reports widespread security vulnerabilities in healthcare organizations, many of which went unnoticed for months. In December, a developer pulled unencrypted data from a 'certified' mobile health app in less than a minute. Why is it so hard for healthcare to get security right?

    Written by Brian Eastwood26 Feb. 14 19:20
  • Mobile, Modular EHR Help eClinicalWorks Put Patients First

    Healthcare is rapidly moving toward a patient-centric care model, says Girish Kumar Navani, CEO of electronic health record software vendor eClinicalWorks. To meet this demand, EHR systems ought to be mobile, modular and easy to use, he tells CIO.com. Patients, meanwhile, need an experience that reminds them of online banking.

    Written by Brian Eastwood20 May 13 14:45
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