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  • Ailing Obamacare site to get a 'tech surge'

    Posted October 20, 2013 - 6:14 pm

    The U.S. government is calling in reinforcements to help it fix Healthcare.gov.
  • Can healthcare big data reality live up to its promise?

    Posted August 15, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    If any industry's ready to reap the benefits of analyzing reams of data from disparate sources, it's healthcare. But just because there's a will doesn't necessarily mean there's an easy way.
  • 6 big data analytics use cases for healthcare IT

    Posted April 23, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Making use of the petabytes of patient data that healthcare organizations possess requires extracting it from legacy systems, normalizing it and then building applications that can make sense of it. That's a tall order, but the facilities that pull it off can learn a lot.
  • 8 IT healthcare trends for tech job seekers in 2013

    Posted November 14, 2012 - 11:54 am

    IT Healthcare is moving at a staggering pace. To help you stay ahead of the curve as the new year approaches, CIOs and healthcare IT weigh in on trends to look out for in 2013.
  • If they save money and don't kill you, digital records could save healthcare

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    If they cut costs and don't actually make care worse, electronic health records will take the first big step in healing a chronically ill system.
  • Dell to buy medical cloud archiving company

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 6:02 pm

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  • Will cloud computing heal European healthcare?

    Posted December 10, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    In the last two week I had the pleasure to participate to the IBM Analyst Insights 2010 in Madrid and Microsoft Health User group European Summit in Brussels. These two different events -- the first dedicated to explaining to the IT analyst community the future company strategy across the various sectors and business areas including, of course, healthcare, and the second aimed more at comparing the opinions of various EMEA healthcare stakeholders on the development of healthcare ICT -- made me think about the evolution and exploitation of cloud computing in healthcare in the last 12-18 months.
  • Oracle sharpens focus on the healthcare payer market

    Posted December 9, 2010 - 3:17 pm

    At Oracle Open World in San Francisco, Oracle made two key announcements that portend a more focused strategy and presence in the US and global healthcare payer market. On September 20, Oracle announced an agreement with Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan to develop a core healthcare payer administrative application. This follows an Oracle's announcement in August 2010 of a revenue cycle management and billing application for healthcare payers. Additional presentations at Oracle Open World this week include the extension of the Oracle customer service solution sets to support individual and group market quote to card solutions. The solution has been implemented in 2010 at WellPoint.
  • Why is healthcare IT so bad?

    Posted December 3, 2010 - 7:29 pm

    Surveys show progress toward electronic records is 'uneven;' CSC list of success factors read like 'Fail' tags, despite straightforward challenges, well-mapped process.
  • When and how to deploy e-health records tech

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 2:34 pm

    Over the next two years, 58% of small physician practices plan to roll out electronic health records. And by 2014, the federal government wants more than half of all healthcare facilities to use EHRs.
  • Healthcare IT isn't living up to the hype

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    It's been 19 years since the prestigious Institute of Medicine urged greater adoption of computer systems in healthcare, and more than six years since then-President George W. Bush declared, "By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs and improve care."
  • Federal health claims database launch delayed over privacy worries

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 6:07 pm

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has pushed back the planned launch of a controversial health claims database to Dec. 15.
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