Insecure Communications Costly For Hospitals

By Alison Diana Even one insecure text message can be expensive, as one North Carolina facility discovered. It’s time for healthcare organizations to implement efficient, secure communication systems. …read more

When Patients Fear EHR

By Mansur Hasib When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer. …read more

Wearable Tech: 5 Healthcare Wins

By Rodney Brown While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples. …read more

Best Hospital IT Departments finalists

By Mike Moran Eighty-five IT teams are in the running to be named a top hospital in the Healthcare IT News 2014 “Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments” program. More than 5,000 IT staff from 194 nominated hospitals completed the 79-question online survey. To qualify to be considered a top hospital, at least …read […]

Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies

By Thomas Claburn Google’s Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body — and unlock new clues to curing disease. …read more

Senate Committee Seeks EHR Interoperability Investigation

By Alison Diana Bipartisan Senate Appropriations Committee wants an investigation into poor interoperability, possible “information blocking” in electronic health records. …read more

Watson + Siri: new mHealth power couple?

By Tom Sullivan It’s one of those thoughts many mHealth insiders and observers have at some point had: What if one could put the power of Watson analytics into a smartphone and interact with it like Apple’s Siri at the point of care? [See also: Watson now open …read more

Fit Fido: 10 Apps To Keep Pets Healthy

By Alison Diana Pet owners can now choose from an array of apps and gadgets including doggy Fitbits, meal-tracking and training apps, and scheduling tools to care for critters. …read more

Healthcare Collaboration Across 3 Generations

By Susan M. Reese Patients may see 50 different hospital employees during treatment. Don’t let different collaboration styles among your multigenerational staff hinder patient care. …read more

Hiring For The New World Of Healthcare IT

By Meg Grimes The politics of healthcare IT are not getting any easier. What are the top three attributes your IT team members will need? …read more