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By Mike Miliard 10:30 am August 05, 2014
Healthcare technology is hot stuff, with startups and investors from Silicon Valley to the Charles River chasing after the next paradigm-shifting blockbuster innovation. Each passing quarter sees an ever-increasing tally of eager rounds of funding. But what will be the lasting impact of some of these products?
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By Evan Schuman 10:00 am July 15, 2014
Few healthcare IT policies these days are as delicate, sensitive and potentially emotionally explosive as efforts to restrict or regulate employee social media activity. And yet hospital hierarchies are routinely stepping on these political minefields as providers try to protect their reputations.
By Diana Manos 09:28 am June 30, 2014
Call it big data bloodlust: The more health information being generated by a growing contingency of apps, devices, electronic health records, mHealth sensors and wearables, the broader and stronger the desire for that data becomes.
By Erin McCann 01:38 pm June 26, 2014
Information is money. And data brokers, companies that mine consumers' personal information and sell to the highest bidder, know this more than anyone.
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By Erin McCann 10:41 am May 28, 2014
Information is money. And data brokers, companies that mine consumers' personal information and sell to the highest bidder, know this more than anyone. Their practices in collecting said data, however, have recently come under fire.
By Carla Smith 04:12 pm May 27, 2014
Social media in healthcare takes on many personas--from patients connecting online with each other to share stories and advice, to checking out the Twitter feed of a favorite clinician or healthcare system.
By Jeff Rowe 04:06 pm May 27, 2014
There's a widespread irony surrounding the phenomenon known as "social media."
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By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am May 27, 2014
National Nurses United, which bills itself as the largest organization of nurses in the country, is in the midst of a campaign to spotlight the potential risks of patient harm spurred by what the group calls, "an unchecked proliferation of unproven medical technology and sharp erosion of care standards."
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By Neil Versel 08:20 am May 22, 2014
In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care.
By Erin McCann 01:00 am May 01, 2014
A new report emphasizing a correlation between digital technology and company performance or profitably spanning 11 different industries underscores a few surprising things about the healthcare sector and its digital IQ.

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