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August 09, 2017
A critic of CHIME'S $1 million patient ID challenge calls it a gimmick, but CIOs defend the project -- originally crowdsourced but now potentially funded by CHIME.
July 06, 2017
Hospital IT professionals are welcoming patient engagement technology, based on the results of a purchasing intentions survey by TechTarget and CHIME.
May 19, 2017
The WannaCry ransomware attack affected hundreds of countries and hundreds of thousands of systems, including health systems. Experts discuss what healthcare orgs need to do.
May 03, 2017
A survey found that consumers mistrust health information security, especially with health technology. A CIO explains these concerns are founded and what improvements are necessary.
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Michigan public health officials use e-prescribing and monitoring and analytics software from Appriss Health to fight opioid addiction by tracking overprescribing and abuse. Continue Reading
Learn how healthcare providers use portals to increase patient engagement, as explained by current IT writer and former healthcare CIO Brien Posey. Continue Reading
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A Connecticut state social services agency uses master patient index software to enable accurate patient matching for clients seeking behavioral and physical healthcare services. Continue Reading
Medical devices pose a good deal of risk, experts say. One expert believes this is because the focus has been on patient privacy instead of the safety of medical devices. Continue Reading
As prices drop, tablet computers -- standard and hybrid models with keyboards -- are proliferating in healthcare settings ranging from clinical to chronically ill patients' homes. Continue Reading
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EHRs have been touted for their ability to make billing easier and more accurate, improve patient care, provide a foundation on which to conduct data analytics, and more. It may be time to add ... Continue Reading
Patient matching has been an important issue in health IT and healthcare specifically as it relates to interoperability. More specifically, the inability to match patients to their health data, no ... Continue Reading
At this year's Connected Health Conference in Boston, one main focus was on the patient experience in healthcare. While all the technology that comes with engaging the patient is important – such ... Continue Reading