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Five “Must Read” Articles on Radiology and Health IT

April 28, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

Radiology consults, healthIT data breaches and telemedicine make the news. This week’s articles include a study that shows how delivering personalized care to patients could increase revenues;[read more]

Did HIMSS deliver on its Charter? Transforming Health through IT

March 21, 2016 by Mike Van Snellenberg

Reflecting back, years of HIMSS events can blur together and it can seem like the same old same old. This year was different: the healthcare ecosystem is going through a profound change and the providers and payers know this. Health systems are beginning to understand that the model is moving away from a passive engagement with the patient, to a model where the patient is taking more initiative to include their own wants/needs to participate in their care delivery.[read more]

Major EU Remote Monitoring Pilot Results

March 18, 2016 by Tim Gee

This post looks at some lessons learned from remote monitoring projects in Europe. This and subsequent posts are based on my last eight years of supporting these projects combined with some thoughts from my implementation experience of technology systems in many different scenarios over the last thirty years. I hope that some of it will be of value to the readers wherever they are in the healthcare industry delivery chain.[read more]

Help us, IBM-Dell-Apple, you’re our only hope.

March 17, 2016 by Casey Quinlan

I've been on the road a lot over the last six months, getting the chance to interact with (and, I hope, influence), audiences in health tech and health policy. There's so much desire for change, search for innovation, and just straight up "desperately seeking [something]" out there, it's almost hilarious that no real change/shift/what-have-you has yet occurred in the giant $3-trillion/year-and-rising sucking sound that is the American healthcare system.[read more]

EMR, EHR, PACS & VNA: Looking Beyond the Acronyms [Part Two]

March 13, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

In Part II, we look at the evolution of PACS technology to serve diagnostic departments beyond radiology. And we introduce another acronym, the VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive), which points the way to a fully interconnected platform for sharing clinical images from every department across the enterprise. Thereby supporting the imaging requirements of the acronyms we began with in Part I: the EMR / EHR.[read more]

EMR, EHR, PACS & VNA: Looking Beyond the Acronyms

March 1, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

Sometimes talking about health information technologies can feel like trying to read alphabet soup. More than most industries, ours can seem like a simmering stew of acronyms.[read more]

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Sweeping Changes in Healthcare Are Expected by 2025: How Can Providers Prepare?

February 24, 2016 by Karin Ratchinsky

More will change over the next 15 years than the previous 50 combined: remote monitoring, advanced real-time analytics, wearables involving the Internet of Things, payment reform, machine-to-machine learning, and virtual care. These advancements are all examples of this rampant innovation, and a highly exciting and effective adoption of these technologies will likely dictate tomorrow’s market leaders.[read more]

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Apple Watch: A Key Player in Healthcare Technology

February 23, 2016 by Jessica Oaks

Apple products are always trendy. And the Apple Watch, considered a pioneer in wearable innovation, is looked to as a leader in a multitude of industries, particularly healthcare. This power allows it to also lead the way for innovation in healthcare technology and forge beneficial changes in the overall industry.[read more]

The Healthcare Journey to Value – Collaboration Is Key

February 23, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

In the weeks leading up to the HIMSS annual meeting, I always see a spike in articles and blog posts about the hot topics in health IT. It’s no surprise that enterprise data access and “big data” are popular—even controversial.[read more]

Forrester Predictions for Healthcare CIOs in 2016

February 19, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

The New Year is upon us, which means it’s time to predict what’s to come for the world of healthcare information technology (IT) in 2016. The latest research from Forrester confirms what we already know to be true: healthcare CIOs will need to embrace changing expectations and technologies in 2016.[read more]

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5 Questions Every Healthcare Executive Should Ask Before Implementing Data

February 2, 2015 by Asha Saxena

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Simply waiting for your IT team to roll out the latest technology isn’t going to help you bring value to your healthcare facility. After all, technology is merely the vessel where big data sits ready to be applied to your organization. If you don’t know where you’re going or what you aim to achieve, there’s little value in spending the time reaping it.[read more]

2015 Health IT Predictions and Reflections

January 9, 2015 by David Harlow

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Kate Ackerman at iHealthBeat asked me to participate in her annual piece on Health IT past and future, 12 Experts Weigh In on Health IT Progress, Disappointment in 2014 & Hopes for 2015. Read them all. Agree or disagree. Most important of all: Work to make your own predictions come true.[read more]

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