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health IT innovation


October 28, 2015  4:00 PM

‘Personal health IT’ devices among top IoT uses

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
health IT innovation, wellness

When the Harvard Business Review (HBR) checks in on a business or social phenomenon, it’s usually instructive to take notice. In this instance, the...

April 13, 2015  10:39 PM

HIMSS 2015 attendees just want to find their way

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
EHR, health IT innovation, HIMSS 2015, precision medicine

When I got into the taxi to catch my plane from Boston to the HIMSS 2015 conference, my cabbie didn't know how to get to Logan Airport. He needed a GPS to guide him. Then, in Chicago,...


June 5, 2012  11:46 AM

More health IT initiatives spur change management problems

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Clinical Documentation, Coding and documentation, CPOE, health IT innovation, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, patient engagement

Arnold Bennett, a prominent English novelist and journalist, once said: "Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts." Bennett could have been talking about anything, really, but relating it to health care is not so farfetched. A May 2012 study by...


January 12, 2012  3:53 PM

Another competition hopes to spark health IT innovation

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health IT innovation, medical devices

The ONC could be facing some competition in the area of holding competitions to stimulate health IT innovation. This week the X PRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit organization...


December 28, 2011  12:46 PM

ONC tracking health IT implementation grants through online dashboard

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR incentives, electronic health record, health IT innovation, ONC, regional extension centers

Given the amount of grants the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) doles out to health care organizations for health IT implementation, the idea of monitoring the effectiveness of those grants would seemingly be a wise initiative. That's why ONC announced it's creating a national database to...


June 9, 2011  1:43 PM

ONC program uses prizes and challenges to spur health IT innovation

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Health IT, health IT innovation, ONC

The current health IT landscape is fraught with challenges, including a lack of system interoperability that limits innovation. The Office of the National...


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