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By Eric Wicklund 03:25 pm July 27, 2012
If mobile medical apps are going to stand any chance of survival -- with physicians as well as consumers -- they'll have to be able to integrate with other devices and healthcare platforms, with electronic medical records and personal health records.
By Mike Miliard 10:53 am July 20, 2012
WorldOne, which develops healthcare data and research tools, announced Thursday its acquisition of Cambridge, Mass.-based Sermo, which bills itself as the largest online community of U.S. physicians.
By Mike Miliard 02:30 pm July 10, 2012
The 2012 installment of the annual "Health Care's Most Wired" survey finds hospitals nationwide leveraging health information technology in new and envelope-pushing ways.
By Michelle McNickle 03:05 pm July 09, 2012
With the number of people using Twitter growing exponentially, it can sometimes be hard to hear through all the noise. Thankfully, there are a select few healthcare experts whose tweets -- and blogs -- offer some of the best reads in the industry.
By Michelle McNickle 10:00 am July 05, 2012
Anyone interested in social media and healthcare IT has most likely seen the hashtag #HIT100 floating around the Twittersphere within the past few days. Wondering what it means, and how to become involved? You're not alone.
By Michelle McNickle 10:45 am July 02, 2012
Social media is without a doubt playing a major part in patient engagement, marketing efforts and an overall sense of communication within the industry. But with the growth of these tools come other issues to consider -- such as the legal ramifications of using outlets like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn within a healthcare setting.
By Mary Mosquera 03:16 pm June 15, 2012
The Health and Human Services Department has named as its new chief technology officer Bryan Sivak, who has been the state of Maryland’s first chief innovation officer.
By Kelsey Brimmer 10:56 am June 15, 2012
Respondents to a 2011 AMN Healthcare survey indicate that healthcare professions are increasingly taking advantage of social media and mobile devices for job searching purposes and shifting away from some traditional job search methods.
By Mike Miliard 11:20 pm June 14, 2012
At Games for Health 2012 in Boston on Thursday -- amid talk of virtual worlds, avatars, Kinect sensors, biomechanics, social media crowdsourcing and exergaming -- a policymaker from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT said that gaming is "on the radar of the federal government."
By Rene Letourneau 10:02 am June 13, 2012
Health policy institute NEHI has identified 11 emerging technologies that have the potential to improve care and lower costs for chronic disease patients, especially those in at-risk populations.

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