11:13 am January 14, 2015
Cleveland Clinic will join forces with five other Ohio-based health systems to form the Midwest Health Collaborative, which covers 40 hospitals and hundreds of ambulatory sites across the state and will focus on supply chain and costs initiatives, including moving toward innovative payment models.
10:03 am January 13, 2015
Meet the new linguistic mashup: "plecosystem," meaning a technological ecosystem comprising different platforms. More and more platforms are coming from technology leaders such as Apple, IBM, Google and Microsoft -- put them all together and that could mean big things for healthcare innovation.
09:57 am January 13, 2015
It's no secret that Americans pay a pretty penny for their healthcare. As providers face pressure to reduce costs on the front end -- for their patients -- they're also seeing the impact on their bottom lines. For hospitals and health systems, 2015 will be a landmark year for cost reduction.
10:35 am January 08, 2015
OpenNotes launched in 2010 as a here-goes-nothing pilot program at three select providers. Since then, despite some initial physician resistance, the number of patients with easy electronic access to their doctors' notes has grown 250-fold. Now comes the real goal, says OpenNotes co-director Tom Delbanco, MD: making that transparency "the...
09:38 am December 19, 2014
In its toughest crackdown yet on medical errors, the federal government is cutting payments to 721 hospitals for having high rates of infections and other patient injuries, records released Thursday show.
10:29 am December 16, 2014
HIMSS Analytics has awarded Cleveland Clinic Health System with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award, lauding the health system's outpatient settings for using patient-generated data to improve outcomes, and for lowering costs by avoiding unnecessary tests.
09:56 am December 16, 2014
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deploy IBM's Watson technology as it builds its clinical reasoning system to help physicians make evidence-based primary care decisions. The Veterans Health Administration will also be using Watson to help treat returning service members with post-traumatic stress disorder.
02:14 pm December 12, 2014
When Apple announced in June that it was working with the Mayo Clinic on an app that would integrate healthcare information from other third-party apps – including one from Mayo – offering a comprehensive medical view on a mobile device, we were intrigued.
08:48 am December 10, 2014
Imagine technology as medicine -- a type of drug meant to heal diabetes, for example, or prevent strokes or heart failure. That's the concept Anand Iyer, president and CEO of WellDoc, explored Wednesday at the mHealth Summit in Washington.
07:36 am November 25, 2014
Big data is bringing big changes to healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes. Making the most of it will require providers to develop or hire new skill sets to compile a "cross-breed of expertise, wherein data scientists work in tandem with subject matter experts."