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By Christina Thielst 08:48 am November 07, 2014
Have you ever wondered which hospitals were the most social media friendly or how your organization compares with others? Or, have you wanted to benchmark your hospital against peers, but didn't know where to find the data?
By W. Roy Smythe, MD 08:28 am October 13, 2014
Could the use of technologies that distance healthcare providers from the first-hand experience of the suffering of those they care for (such as telemedicine platforms and other forms of "virtual visits" or self-care tools) lead to a collective "stumbling over lines" with unfortunate consequences?
By Jeff Rowe 02:44 pm October 09, 2014
It's a debate that's not going away soon: how big a role should the data from a patient's wearable devices play in an actual appointment.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 08:43 am October 01, 2014
Why is healthcare tech different than finding the MVP in the rapidly-changing, market-responsive world of mobile tech?
By John Halamka 08:35 am September 22, 2014
John Halamka, MD, shares his thoughts about Apple's latest release, the iPhone 6.
By Samir Damani 09:45 am September 17, 2014
There's growing buzz around Apple's HealthKit, billed as the latest and greatest in data aggregation. Aggregating health data is a good first step towards proactively improving health. But the larger question is: How will this data advance society's broader healthcare goals?
By Eric Venn-Watson, MD 01:50 pm September 16, 2014
Health IT is often considered a silent partner in healthcare -- not seen by patients, but a critical part of the system. As we celebrate National Health IT Week, it's important to realize that although health IT already has a long history.
By John Halamka 09:05 am September 10, 2014
Thirty years since Steve Jobs introduced the first MacIntosh, we are on the cusp of a different kind of revolution: the consumerization of healthcare middleware that gathers data about your body/activity.
By Darren Leroux 11:57 am August 12, 2014
The consumerization of IT and the bring-your-own-device movement in the workplace has proven to be extremely beneficial for the healthcare industry, allowing providers to access patient data, billing information, clinical trial data and employee information on the go. However, this comes with a price.
By Jeff Rowe 09:51 am August 12, 2014
While the flexibility of social media makes them an exciting tool for healthcare organizations, having a clear strategy is critical.

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