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IBM's Watson Heads for Clinics, Spurring Debate

Scott Mace

Reports of Watson's projected diagnostic prowess have fed fevered speculation that artificial intelligence is at long last about to make doctors obsolete. But IBM insists that's not Watson's role. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Supply, Patient Tracking Pays Off Big for Healthcare System

Virtua's CEO says simply knowing the location of patients and equipment is paying big dividends in his team's approach to transforming healthcare. >>>

Unlocking Value-Based Care's Upside

Data analytics—both clinical and actuarial—and hyper-focused care management in the form of "commando RNs" are two keys to readying healthcare organizations for value-based care, says the new CEO of xG Health Solutions. >>>

'Sunshine Act' Gets Guarded Reaction

Professional associations and lobbying groups have so far avoided bashing the final rule, which details how financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and healthcare providers must be disclosed to the federal government. >>>

KevinMD on Enhancing a Physicians' Online Reputation

In an interview, social media guru and author, Kevin Pho, MD, points out some of the biggest mistakes physicians make in regard to their online reputations, and explains how to fix them. >>>

Dartmouth Readmissions Report Shows Scant Progress

Slow progress in reducing rates of 30-day hospital readmissions is partly explained "by the way healthcare systems have invested and the way they've built themselves over the years," says one of the study's principal investigators. >>>



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News Headlines

Opinion: IBM's Watson could be healthcare game changer

InformationWeek, February 12, 2013

Online consults increasing, despite physicians' concerns

InformationWeek, February 12, 2013

Split ruling goes against Duke in tainted instruments case

The Herald Sun, February 12, 2013

Should this doc have slammed her patient on Facebook?

Mashable, February 12, 2013

Feds' 'e-health' initiative reaches out to patients

Politico, February 11, 2013

IBM's Watson supercomputer bears arms to battle cancer

eWeek.com, February 11, 2013

Comparison shopping coming to Highmark

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 11, 2013

How much off-the-clock behavior can the state regulate?

American-Statesman, February 11, 2013

Hospital's cameras let parents see babies from home

Connecticut Post / Associated Press, February 7, 2013

Cerner, McKesson cooperating for HIE, interoperability's sake?

TechTarget, February 6, 2013



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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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