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The Complicated User Experience of Genomic Discovery, and What’s Next

February 10, 2016  |  Rebecca Lord, vice president of user experience, Medullan
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As physicians are approached more frequently than ever before about genetic counseling, what education tools do we have in place to keep them up-to-date on the newest genetic research?

Harnessing the Power of Mobile

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Leading integrated health systems are moving beyond mobile deployment to the bigger picture of using mHealth solutions data to improve healthcare delivery.

Patient Engagement: Time to Shift from Tactical to Strategic

February 8, 2016  |  David Raths
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With healthcare at the start of the transition to value-based payment and population health, there is widespread agreement that better patient engagement is important. But that is probably where the agreement ends.

IDC Report: Providers’ IT Budgets are Growing in Post-EHR Era

February 3, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While 40 percent of healthcare providers reported that their IT budgets are still growing, only 25 percent that reported growing budgets attribute growth to electronic health records (EHRs), providing evidence that the post-EHR era is upon us, according to a new...

The 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program: Semifinalists

February 1, 2016  |  the Editors of HCI
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Inside, please find descriptions of the initiatives of the eight teams whom we have awarded semifinalist status in this year’s program.

IBM Watson to Take On Heart Health

February 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Heart Association (AHA), IBM Watson and Denver, Colo.-based vendor Welltok are teaming up on the creation of a workplace health solution to improve heart health.

Theranos Flagged by CMS for “Condition-Level Deficiencies” In Labs

January 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to blood analysis startup Theranos citing “deficient practices” at the company’s northern California lab which pose “immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety.”

FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Medical Device Interoperability

January 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released on Tuesday draft guidance as recommendations for medical device manufacturers on how to include interoperability in the design and development of devices.

USC Picks Eight Partners for its Virtual Care Clinic

January 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The University of Southern California (USC) has announced eight partners for its Virtual Care Clinic (VCC), a digital healthcare model does not require patient or care providers to be present in the same place.

Survey: Application Vulnerabilities are Top Cybersecurity Concern for Senior Health IT Execs

January 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The exploitation of vulnerabilities in web, mobile and cloud-based applications is the top concern of healthcare IT executives, according to a recent survey from the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Burlington, Mass...

Consultants Weigh In: The Biggest Health IT Trends to Watch For in 2016

January 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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2016 already is shaping up to be a very interesting year for healthcare leaders and the health IT landscape. Harold (Hal) Wolf and Daniel Herman with The Chartis Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm, share their perspectives about the health IT trends and...

Report: Human Element is the Weakest Link in Healthcare Cybersecurity Infrastructure

January 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare is the most targeted sector for cyber attacks, yet it’s also the least prepared, and the human element in the healthcare cybersecurity infrastructure continues to be the weakest link, according to an Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (...

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