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  • July 17, 2015 17 Jul'15

    Healthcare IoT, Epic-Cerner battle focus of HIT Squad

    Healthcare IoT, revenue cycle management, the Epic-Cerner battle and other EHR vendor dynamics, are topics in the latest HIT Squad podcast.

  • May 19, 2015 19 May'15

    Healthcare CIO star John Halamka slams meaningful use

    John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, criticized meaningful use and said healthcare CIOs with tight IT budgets must invest wisely.

  • July 15, 2014 15 Jul'14

    ACOs justify telemedicine investment

    In the July issue of Pulse, our editorial team takes a hard look at the increasing popularity of telemedicine. The Affordable Care Act has pushed the concept into high speed, and large health systems are justifying IT investments in technologies that will support physician-to-physician consultations and virtual patient visits via videoconferencing. The move allows for doctors to serve a wider geographic territory -- all while saving a whole lot of money.

    Also in this issue, SearchHealthIT News Director Don Fluckinger reports from the front lines of the eHealth Initiative's Third Annual National Forum on Data and Analytics in Healthcare. Fluckinger chronicles the difficulties facing accountable care organizations trying to implement analytics. We also take an in-depth look at health IT operations outsourced to the cloud. Small group practices and specialists have embraced cloud IT operations, while larger healthcare providers are holding fast to traditional models. New reports, however, show a sunnier forecast for cloud services -- 83% of 150 respondents to a recent HIMSS Analytics survey use cloud services for at least one aspect of health data. Next, Joseph Kim, M.D., takes a gander at trends in healthcare gamification. Prompted, in part, by meaningful use stages 2 and 3, new mobile applications are taking personal health to an entirely new level. And consultant Reda Chouffani closes with a quick look at the mobile security issues healthcare providers face. Get strategy tips organizations can follow to adhere to compliance regulations and better protect their data and devices.

  • May 22, 2014 22 May'14

    Operationalizing ACO data analytics, care coordination a tough task

    Tales from the cutting edge of accountable care recount the difficulty of integrating health data analytics to improve care coordination for ACOs.

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