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  • Bill Clinton calls for healthcare price transparency, embracing IT to cut costs

    Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday called for transparency in healthcare pricing and addressing chronic disease epidemics such as obesity in order to drive down the cost of care for all. He also called for embracing IT and letting go of outmoded administrative systems.

    Written by Lucas Mearian06 March 13 22:54
  • Hospitals need to copy airline, bank, retail e-business models

    Warner Thomas, CEO of Louisiana's largest healthcare system, pointed to airlines, banks and online retailers as examples of how the healthcare industry should implement technology, cut costs and improve the customer experience.

    Written by Lucas Mearian04 March 13 22:39
  • Health providers can't find, keep IT staff

    A survey of IT executives in U.S. hospitals revealed that many are concerned they will not be able to find the IT employees they need to implement technology required under the Affordable Care Act.

    Written by Lucas Mearian04 March 13 20:20
  • AI found better at diagnosing, treating patients, than doctors

    New research by Indiana University shows using artificial intelligence to understand and predict the outcomes of medical treatment could reduce health care costs by more than 50% while also improving patient outcomes by nearly the same amount.

    Written by Lucas Mearian12 Feb. 13 23:46
  • Feds plan to address e-health record complaints

    As a February deadline approaches for physicians to report on the status of their EHR rollouts, a number of complaints over ease of deployment and reimbursement payments have also come into the federal government, which an official said the agency plans to address.

    Written by Lucas Mearian17 Jan. 13 21:22
  • TI touts health monitors for the masses

    TI today demonstrated several prototypes of what it described as hospital-grade medical monitoring devices that can measure everything from your percentage of body fat and water to your blood oxygen saturation.

    Written by Lucas Mearian10 Jan. 13 01:46
  • FCC IT Healthcare Fund to Boost Broadband Connections

    The FCC's new $400 million Healthcare Connect Fund is designed to boost broadband connections in rural areas in order to support telemedicine to expand patient access to specialists and drive down costs.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin08 Jan. 13 15:58
  • Is Smartphone Use Encouraging Mobile Health Adoption?

    A recent Pew Internet study suggests that rising smartphone adoption in the United States seems to be motivating people to use mobile health. Few question the potential for mHealth to change the healthcare industry, though technical and bureaucratic barriers--not to mention reluctant patients and physicians--stand in the way.

    Written by Brian Eastwood07 Jan. 13 15:34
  • One in 10 say health-related websites saved their lives

    A survey by health technology provider Philips shows that 11% of U.S. respondents think they might already be dead or severely incapacitated if not for Web-based health information.

    Written by Lucas Mearian12 Dec. 12 19:56