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Improved continuous monitoring of hospital patients boosts staff efficiency

Healthcare CIOs should study CEM and alarms and notifications platforms for potential productivity gains.

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The 4 biggest healthcare IT headaches

Experts in healthcare IT and compliance discuss the top challenges for hospitals and healthcare facilities and what CIOs can do to address them.

VA turns to Congress to expand telemedicine

The Department of Veterans Affairs touts the potential for broadband-enabled health delivery to improve access and quality of care in rural and remote areas, but it needs some help.

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Mobile device strategies catch on among hospitals

A recent survey shows that more hospitals are developing mobile strategies, but there is still work to do on the implementation side.

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Senate bill would pay doctors to use Facetime with patients

A bipartisan Senate bill would let Medicare cover more telehealth services with an evaluation on cost, effectiveness and better quality of care without increasing the cost of delivery.

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3D-printed partial liver transplants targeted for 2020

A U.S. company that 3D prints liver and kidney tissue for pharmaceutical testing expects to commercialize a process for printing portions of specific livers that could extend the lives of patients waiting for a transplant.

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VA hospitals adopt 3D printers to create custom prostheses

Stratasys is donating a 3D printer to five Veterans Affairs hospitals to enable the development of custom orthotics, prostheses and anatomical models.

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Why Trumpcare will be worse than Obamacare

Rob Enderle writes that fixing a bad process starts with a focus on the original goal. Unfortunately, the Trump administration seems to have lost sight of the actual goal surrounding replacing and repealing the Affordable Care Act and...

GOP lawmaker drags iPhone into healthcare debate

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Tuah) dragged Apple and its iPhone into the latest debate about healthcare coverage today.

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How to remain relevant in a changing IT world

Humana CIO Brian LeClaire learned a lesson in relevance early in his career — and he’s used it to drive the health insurance giant’s innovation roadmap.

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Not investing in employees’ mental health is bad business

A series of studies shows that millennials and CEOs have something in common: depression. Columnist Rob Enderle writes that not investing in them isn’t just bad business, it is stupid management.

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CIO sees mobile platform as patient engagement cure

St. Luke's Healthcare Systems is deploying a single platform that allows patients to access medical records, pay bills and book appointments from their mobile devices.

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36% off iHealth Oxygen level, Pulse rate, and Perfusion Index Monitor - Deal Alert

This oximeter gives you gives you fast, accurate vitals sign readings. Measure, track, and share your blood oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index right from your smartphone or tablet.

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41% off Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale - Deal Alert

The Withings scale uses patented Position Control technology to deliver the most accurate readings of your body composition (weight, body fat, muscle, bone and water). It automatically synchronizes with your smartphone via Wi-Fi to...

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IBM Watson, FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange

IBM's Watson Health division and the FDA are teaming up to explore using blockchain technology for secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data, which could lead to enormous advances in research.

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10 health IT conferences you shouldn’t miss

If you work in the healthcare industry, these are the 10 health IT conferences you won’t want to miss in 2017.

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How a video-gaming programmer created a popular VR surgical simulator

Last month, start-up Level Ex launched a surgical simulator that was developed by a video gaming programmer who found notoriety by literally throwing together his first app.

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Best Deals of the Week, November 7th - November 11th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of November 7th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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IBM’s Watson to use genomic data to defeat drug-resistant cancers

IBM’s Watson will study genomic data related to thousands of drug-resistant tumors to help develop new treatments that the diseases can’t circumvent through mutations.

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New smartphone attachment can detect cancer

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a spectrometer that fits on a smartphone and can detect cancer with 99% accuracy.

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