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Google Glass Passes IRB Muster, Assists in Cardiothoracic Surgeries

Scott Mace

Surgeons are justifiably excited by the possibilities of using Google Glass in the operating room. Despite Wi-Fi hurdles, privacy concerns, and speech recognition issues, this device will inevitably become another indispensable tool in healthcare. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Displaying Lab Prices on EHR Systems Cuts Costs

Evidence is mounting that when physicians know the laboratory costs of tests prior to ordering them, they show a decrease in ordering rates, and not only for high-cost tests. >>>

How Population Health Analytics Opens Opportunities for Better Care

Innovators are blending technology with new care models while targeting high-risk patients in a patient-centered strategy. >>>

Capital Spending Growth Expected to Dip in 2014

From the uncertainty surrounding health insurance exchanges and the anticipated influx of newly insured patients to RAC audits and the controversial two-midnight rule, providers are feeling the financial squeeze from all sides right now. >>>

Letter to Sebelius: Take Control of the Message

Amidst the healthcare.gov debacle, let's not lose sight of what is really important—access to affordable health insurance. Please start doing a better job of controlling your agency's message about the public's access to health insurance. >>>

Workflow Changes Could Relieve PCP Shortage

Primary care physicians waste on average about 30 minutes each day, and nurses waste 60 minutes per physician per day, on tasks that could be altered to take substantially less time, a study finds. >>>

Spending on Vascular Care Has Little Effect on Amputations

Researchers find large regional variations in spending, but little evidence to suggest that aggressive, high-cost treatments for leg revascularization translate into lower rates of amputation. >>>

3 Ways Healthcare HR is About to Change

Say goodbye to the practice of HR as you've known it. Big changes are coming to the way organizations hire, manage, and reward employees. >>>



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News Headlines

Healthcare website won't be perfect on Dec. 1, administration says

The Hill, November 26, 2013

Tracking the abysmal success rate of the federal healthcare exchange

The Washington Post, November 26, 2013

Telemedicine consults may reduce errors at rural ERs

Reuters, November 26, 2013

Opinion: Robotic surgery—da Vinci versus the ideal

InformationWeek, November 26, 2013

FDA tells 23andMe to stop offering personal genetics test

MIT Technology Review, November 26, 2013

Analysis of huge data sets will reshape healthcare

USA Today, November 25, 2013

No Healthcare.gov? No problem, private sites say

USA Today, November 25, 2013

Patient portals aren't very patient centric

InformationWeek, November 22, 2013

Up to 40 percent of Obamacare's 'back office' functions yet to be built, tech chief says

The Washington Post, November 20, 2013

Opinion: The golden age of health informatics?

InformationWeek, November 20, 2013



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Population Health and the Analytics Opportunity

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