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Big data beyond hype

Harvard Medical School assistant professor Leonard D’Avolio said that the term big data needs to be clarified before healthcare providers can make significant strides with related technologies. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:06 am September 28, 2016
The biggest hindrance to progress is that tools like artificial intelligence, cognitive computing and machine learning conjure images of sci-fi movies rather than real-world uses. Here’s what one Harvard Medical School expert said needs to happen next.
Cigna telehealth AMWell MDLive

Source: Pollaidh Major via Flickr. 

By Susan Morse 06:43 am September 28, 2016
The insurer is adding American Well's AMWell service to its existing MDLive options to enable doctors to treat patients with minor medical conditions remotely. 
Uber Circulation patients

Source: Uber. 

By Jessica Davis 05:07 pm September 27, 2016
The goal of the program is to reduce the number of missed care visits for low-income, disabled or elderly patients.
CityMD par8o referral management
By Jeff Lagasse 03:23 pm September 27, 2016
The urgent care center said it will combine the par8o technology with its care coordination services to better match patients with specialists. 
Medtronic IBM Watson Sugar.IQ
By Bernie Monegain 03:08 pm September 27, 2016
The cognitive computing software can inform users about how specific foods will influence their glucose levels, track diets over time and spot otherwise hidden patterns in that data. 
ONC EHR contract guide
By Mike Miliard 01:43 pm September 27, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released an EHR contract guide and the Health IT Playbook to assist physicians with best practices and success stories.
Big data MIT economist
By Bill Siwicki 01:32 pm September 27, 2016
A prominent MIT healthcare economist explains how Big Data can be misleading, and discusses methods for properly studying such information.
By Jessica Davis 11:35 am September 27, 2016
It also neglects to cover all the elements from the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, according to the new report, which offers five suggestions for protecting electronic health information.
Entreda artificial intelligence cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 11:08 am September 27, 2016
The platform, called Unify, is designed to deliver continuous cybersecurity policy enforcement and HIPAA compliance for users, networks and devices.
Trump Clinton debate cybersecurity healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 10:03 am September 27, 2016
The candidates discussed a range of issues, traded insults and evoked former President Ronald Reagan. Here’s what they said about healthcare and technology.

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