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CAMBRIDGE, MA | Mike Miliard | September 10, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Optum Labs, which was launched by UnitedHealth and the Mayo Clinic to mine deidentified patient data for innovative healthcare research, has four new members. More
CUPERTINO, CA | Anthony Brino | September 9, 2014 | 04:46 PM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Apple is out with its latest, much-anticipated products, and taking a step into healthcare with a new iPhone-enabled watch. Will this be a big step forward for digital health, or just a grab of the high-end quantified-self market? More
CUPERTINO, CA | Bernie Monegain | September 9, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Interoperability
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed several new products today, iPhone 6, an app called Health and the Apple Watch, with health and fitness capabilities. And, said Kevin Lynch, who introduced it, "Over time, Apple Watch gets to know you like a personal trainer... More
SEATTLE | Mike Miliard | September 9, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
Seattle Children's has received a $5.56 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pilot a program deploying innovative care management strategies for disabled patients. More
Erin McCann | September 9, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services is the latest entity to face criticism over its handling of electronic health record incentive payments, after it was found to have overpaid hospitals $3.1 million in federal cash. More
Bernie Monegain | September 8, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
PwC US announced on Friday it would put in a bid for the Department of Defense EHR contract, proposing an open source system. The PwC team would go head-to-head with IBM and Epic, which are also bidding on the project. Epic is among the most widely adopted... More
ROCHESTER, MN | Mike Miliard | September 8, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
In their latest collaboration, Mayo Clinic will enlist IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology to help match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials. More
Eric Wicklund | September 8, 2014 | 10:30 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Deloitte's Harry Greenspun, MD, sees exciting new advances on the horizon for mobile health technology, but also has some concerns. On the plus side, he thinks the "era of inflated claims" is about to come to an end for this hype-driven... More
Anthony Brino | September 8, 2014 | 10:26 AM | Privacy and Security, Cloud Computing
The fear of breaches, subsequent fines and reputation loss are among the reasons why some healthcare technology leaders have been hesitant to embrace cloud-based technology writ large. They need not fear, but should be informed. More
Government Health IT Staff | September 8, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
Apple is expected to launch HealthKit on Tuesday along with a new iPhone and a much anticipated wearable device, called iWatch. But while the company is working hard to show that privacy rules for its new health platform offer adequate protections, recent... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 5, 2014 | 10:43 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation, the government's insurance enrollment website, was breached in July by a hacker or hackers, according to CMS officials at a briefing on Thursday. The officials said that while the intruders uploaded malware, they took no personal... More
DENVER | Tracy Hume | September 5, 2014 | 09:11 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
After looking at all the possible options, Denver-based National Jewish Health decided to go in-house to develop its patient portal, and that's without a major push. More