January 30, 2015
Finally, CMS has acknowledged a months-long chorus of frustration from industry groups that existing meaningful use rules are just too onerous. One typical reaction: "Hip, hip hooray!"
January 29, 2015
After four years and $60 million, ONC's Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects program has pretty much wound down. Has it made electronic health records any more usable?
January 27, 2015
Patient engagement may be considered by many to be the "blockbuster drug of the 21st century," but convincing patients to take more responsibility for their own care is easier said that done -- but not impossible.
January 20, 2015
In the latest example of a world-class health system yanking its established electronic health record in favor of a blue chip vendor, Mayo Clinic is migrating to Epic.
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.
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...
January 08, 2015
Analytics startup Apervita, which bills itself as the first health analytics marketplace, has garnered $18M in its first round of funding. It will use the money to accelerate the development of its platform, says the company's CEO, Paul Magelli.
January 02, 2015
The ABC television show "NY Med" filmed Mark Chanko's final moments without the approval of his family. Even though his face was blurred, his wife recognized him. "I saw my husband die before my eyes."
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.
December 05, 2014
This is the third annual "Benchmarks" columns to focus on imaging technology. Each one has been timed for November, to coincide with the mammoth RSNA Annual Meeting – it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5 at McCormick Place in Chicago – and each one has had more or less the same theme: the market is pretty much...