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By David Harlow 11:42 am July 20, 2015
Tucked into the FDA innovations of the 21st Century Cures Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent over to the Senate is a subtitle on interoperability.
By Gregory Berg 11:25 am July 17, 2015
In an industry under pressure to contain costs and improve outcomes, big data is proving to be a valuable asset. But data alone can't move the needle. It's all about how it's analyzed to drive smarter decisions.
By Chris Powell 07:12 am July 17, 2015
The phrase "geospatial intelligence" is not exactly a household term in healthcare circles, but that could change. Here's a look at the promise these tools hold for the healthcare realm.
By Dean Sawyer 12:50 pm July 16, 2015
Of all the things my Dad taught me during his lifetime, none was more influential to my career than the lesson of his death. It's what led me to launch a new business with the goal of ending all preventable hospitalizations.
By Robert M. Rowley, MD 09:43 am July 15, 2015
Developed in fee-for-service environment, EHRs are designed to address the workflows within a given office or hospital, and are created more as documentation tools from which billings can be generated. They are not designed for collaboration across organizations.
By Mary A. Chaput 09:06 am July 14, 2015
The massive data breach at the Office of Personnel Management has already brought down director Katherine Archuleta and launched a class-action lawsuit by the American Federation of Government Employees. It didn't have to happen.
By John Trader 11:37 am July 13, 2015
As more healthcare organizations employ cloud software-as-a-service solutions to leverage their elasticity, scalability and ease-of-access, questions arise as to how these systems actually work and whether their effectiveness and feasibility translates into tangible investment potential.
By Jeff Rowe 11:34 am July 13, 2015
There’s a distinct consumer angle to this rapidly emerging landscape as apps enable the sharing of treatment and study data. But such developments are not without potential downsides.
By Michael Simon 05:39 pm July 09, 2015
Health organizations are often moving too quickly from EHR implementation to population health and risk-based contracts, glossing over (or skipping entirely) the crucial step of evaluating the quality of the data they're using.
By Chris Bowen 08:53 am July 08, 2015
Millions of Americans now victims of medical identity theft. Who are the criminals behind this digital era crime wave? A foray into the online black market for stolen data is a surreal experience.

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