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July 11, 2018  7:32 AM

To fix healthcare IT, start with medical appointment reminders

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

All the talk about interoperability in healthcare misses the point, according to Rick Halton, vice president of Lumeon, a European automated care pathway platform provider that moved...

April 14, 2016  8:24 AM

Merrill Lynch RIC Report: The top three tech companies changing healthcare

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

Three companies that are playing key roles in the transformation of healthcare via technology were spotlighted in a recent Merrill Lynch RIC (Research Investment Committee) Report. Those companies are IBM, Apple, and Fitbit. According to the April report, which contains annual and long-term...

December 10, 2015  4:54 PM

3D printing becoming prevalent in healthcare

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
3D Printing, Healthcare

If you're a health IT professional and you're not looking into 3D printers, you might want to start now. Some hospitals have already got a jump on this not-so-new technology...

January 27, 2015  1:46 PM

In Massachusetts, medical marijuana alerts get a second look

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
Healthcare, patient privacy, PHI, prescriptions

Imagine checking a personal email at work or at the public library and seeing this subject line show up in the alert box: "Confirmation of Patient Certification in the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System." That's what happened to more than 6,800 patients in Massachusetts who have been...

January 9, 2015  10:53 AM

With the new year in mind, a look back at hot health IT trends 20 years ago

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
EHR adoption, Healthcare, HIPAA audits, Interoperability, LOINC, Meaningful use, patient data, PDA, Smartphones

As we jump into 2015, health IT professionals are familiar with the road ahead: Meaningful use debates, HIPAA audits, and EHR advances will all make headlines this year. And new technologies like wearable devices will push the boundaries of patient-centered care. With that in mind, I thought it...

November 6, 2014  1:53 PM

BSR’s guiding principles define access to healthcare

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen
Affordable Care Act, health insurance, Healthcare, sustainable healthcare

NEW YORK -- The concept of access to healthcare in the U.S. is often a foregone conclusion, despite the millions of uninsured persons that led to the Affordable Care Act of 2010. But, in fact, access to healthcare on a global level is a much...

July 21, 2010  10:55 AM

CIOs: Meaningful use final rule will qualify more for incentives

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ARRA, CHIME, CMS, Compliance, CPOE, EHR, electronic health records, EMR, health care, Healthcare, hhs, hitech, incentives, Meaningful use, meaningful use final rule, medicaid, medicare

Like all stakeholders in the health care world who are rolling out or upgrading electronic health record (EHR) systems, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is still parsing the 1,100 pages of

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