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HIMSS Review: Technology Priorities and Realities

Scott Mace

The 2013 HIMSS conference featured technology solutions to transform existing healthcare providers into ACOs. But is the technology cart leading the horse? Security concerns may be getting bigger, and interoperability remains a distant goal. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Tablets are Influencing Healthcare

Tablet computers and other mobile technologies are overturning concepts of how clinicians use technology, raising work-life balance issues and having a beneficial impact on hospital IT budgets. >>>

Data-Driven Healthcare Comes with IT Hurdles

Accommodating a variety of software packages and data structures presents vexing problems for healthcare providers now that both business and clinical analytics depend on using an integrated set of data. >>>

CMS Posts ED Wait Times, Rankling Some Hospitals

Some hospitals are shown on Hospital Compare to have average patient wait times that hospital leaders say are incorrect—in excess of 24 hours in some instances. >>>

Healthcare Hiring Strong Despite Looming Sequester Cuts

Any healthcare job losses that do come as a result of sequestration will be "disproportionately low" in relation to other industry sectors says, one economist. >>>

CMS Quietly Makes Some ED Wait Times Public

A federal effort to bring attention to emergency department overcrowding and boarding is so raw and flawed that even a financial incentive isn't enough to convince many hospitals to report their metrics. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Healthcare IT—Tackling Regulatory, Clinical, and Business Needs

In this comprehensive research report, learn how Peninsula Regional Medical Center created a robust IT infrastructure to help clinical teams identify patient problems earlier.

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News Headlines

UPMC wants to help small hospitals with IT

Pittsburgh Business Times / The Business Journals, March 12, 2013

Informatics pioneer says healthcare needs better systems

InformationWeek, March 12, 2013

Health watchdogs lacked Legionnaires' data for Pittsburgh VA hospital

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 11, 2013

Mayo Clinic tests do-it-yourself prenatal care

Star Tribune, March 11, 2013

Home care, telemedicine cut health costs

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 11, 2013

Unreported side effects of drugs found using Internet data

The New York Times, March 7, 2013

Behind a cancer-treatment firm's rosy survival claims

Reuters, March 7, 2013

Can Twitter help predict epidemics?

The Salt Lake Tribune / The Washington Post, March 7, 2013

Big data helps Kaiser close healthcare gaps

InformationWeek, March 8, 2013

HIMSS: Hospitals making progress on MU

InformationWeek, March 6, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

Demand for devices such as the iPad and smartphone comes from clinicians and is having a powerful impact on healthcare delivery as the next wave of technology surges, but don't shut down your PCs just yet. >>>

 

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