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May 29, 2015 | Richard Pizzi
"Population health" is a term that is widely used in healthcare, but not universally understood. Various definitions emphasize outcomes, measurement or... More

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May 29, 2015 | Samsung
(SPONSORED) Once upon a time, doctors made house calls. With fewer patients and time constraints, they could learn about people's lives, families and medical... More
May 27, 2015 | Amanda Guerrero
It pays to keep patients happy, and many patient portal vendors aren't cutting it. This is mostly the result of software vendors focusing solely on meaningful use... More
May 27, 2015 | Edmund Billings, MD
Continuity of care or accountability of care is unlikely without Medicare Shared Savings and Meaningful Use health IT incentives for mental and behavioral health... More
May 27, 2015 | John Halamka
Every technology has an adoption journey. The classic Gartner hype curve travels from a Technology Trigger to the Peak of Inflated Expectations followed by the Trough of... More
May 26, 2015 | Keith W. Boone
The 21st Century Cures Act recently cleared a hurdle to go onto the next step. Quite frankly, having read various versions of the bill, and having seen its evolution, I... More

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May 19, 2015 | William A. Tanenbaum
Mobile devices in healthcare institutions are giving rise to new data security and liability risks. Connected devices -- another way of describing "The Internet of... More
May 19, 2015 | Joseph C. Kvedar
As much of a challenge it is to steer folks with silent "killers" to improved lifestyle choices, it may be a bigger challenge to help those with chronic... More
May 18, 2015 | Christina Thielst
Christina Thielst blogs about the power of social media and usefulness for health surveillance and predicting outcomes. More
May 15, 2015 | Bird Blitch
It’s no secret that healthcare is transitioning from a focus on episodic care to more regular, wellness-driven visits. For hospitals and health systems, this shift into... More
May 14, 2015 | Jeff Rowe
Usually, we report on changes in the care delivery systems by pointing to new technologies or organizational configurations. Sometimes, though, it's easier just to... More