Population Health

IBM Watson
By Eric Wicklund 10:31 am September 10, 2015
Big Blue continues building on its supercomputer with tools that with Apple, pilot projects and new deals to advance the platform for entrepreneurs and healthcare providers.
Patient and doctor with tablet
By Eric Wicklund 10:08 am September 10, 2015
Kyra Bobinet, MD, says a doctor can look at all the vital signs, test results, images and assorted assorted other EMR data and still have no idea how to treat a patient. "That's not real life," she says. "That's not how to care for people."
Crowd
By Bernie Monegain 07:56 am September 10, 2015
In an unprecedented alliance between client and vendor, Boston-based Partners HealthCare and Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst have agreed to share best practices, intellectual property, technology and training in an effort to take population health management to new heights.
Patient using portal
By Bernie Monegain 10:29 am September 09, 2015
Patient engagement just got a boost with GetWellNetwork's acquisition of San Diego-based Skylight Healthcare Systems. Both companies describe themselves as early pioneers in interactive patient care.
Patient using laptop
By Sherree Geyer 06:00 am September 09, 2015
Kaiser Permanente engages 45 percent of its more than 9 million members through online portals, which offer EHR access and secure physician-patient email. But not all providers are able to demonstrate such healthy numbers.
Clapping
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:08 am September 08, 2015
Does anyone remember the Clapper? Y'know: "Clap on! (clap, clap) Clap Off! (clap, clap)." Our columnist points out that some electronic health records, unfortunately, have more in common with that old technology than one might think.
ICD-10 Treasure map
By Tom Sullivan 07:51 am September 08, 2015
Even though it has felt, perhaps, as if the opposite was true for several years, hospitals and medical practices are captains of their own ICD-10 ships -- a fact that's more apparent now, literally days from shore, than ever before.
Lightbulbs
By Bernie Monegain 10:45 am September 04, 2015
Emdeon, which bills itself as one of the largest, independent healthcare technology companies providing analytics, connectivity, communications, payments, consumer engagement and workflow platforms, today announced that the company is rebranding.
Cerner
By Bernie Monegain 09:42 am September 04, 2015
Still basking in the glow of its recent $4.3 billion Department of Defense contract win, Cerner showed this week that smaller and midsize EHR projects also continue to be part of the company's repertoire.
Coins graph
By Bernie Monegain 10:46 am September 03, 2015
Voalte, a provider of healthcare communication technology, has a $17 million cash infusion from three big investment firms.

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