November 06, 2014
As chief data officer at Seattle Children's Hospital, Eugene Kolker has a fairly unusual job title -- especially for this industry. "In healthcare it's extremely, extremely rare," he says. But that may be changing.
October 29, 2014
Add Google's product roster to the ranks of primarily consumer-centric tools making a play for enterprises. The search giant has effectively taken a page -- albeit a new and somewhat surprising one -- from Apple's playbook when it partnered with consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers.
October 27, 2014
IBM will use its engagement and analytics technology to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa, company executives announced today. The computing giant will apply mobile technology, data analytics and cloud computing to help governments and relief agencies contain the deadly virus.
October 24, 2014
The exodus of top-tier ONC leaders continues. In fact, it might now officially be called a brain drain. Not long after news broke that National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, was stepping out of her post on Thursday, word came down that Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider, MD, would depart the agency as well, leaving in November.
October 22, 2014
With sights set on leveraging predictive analytics in the clinical setting, IBM and researchers at the University of Michigan have launched a project that aims to be an early warning system to identify and predict life-threatening medical complications.
October 09, 2014
Arguing that the current up-in-the-air regulatory climate is hindering innovation in health information technology, an array of vendors and industry groups have called on Congress to clarify its plans for patient safety rules.
October 08, 2014
The U.S. government's new $450 million job training program targets 270 community colleges across the country, many of which plan to offer courses in health IT.
October 03, 2014
Judy Murphy, RN, director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is the latest in a long drumbeat of departures from the agency. Murphy will leave ONC to become chief nursing officer at IBM Healthcare Global Business Services.
September 29, 2014
With nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes -- and racking up $245 billion in costs each year -- many stakeholders have been looking for innovative ways to help those individuals better keep tabs on their condition.
September 25, 2014
Cerner will get a little help from its prestigious client, Intermountain Healthcare, when it prepares its bid for the Department of Defense EHR contract, which could be valued at up to $11 billion, according to the government.