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Making Progress Against Cancer with Connected Health: The Time Is Now

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH | Posted 12.06.2016 | Technology
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH

In 2011, when President Obama appointed me, Owen Witte, MD, and Hill Harper, JD, to the President's Cancer Panel, we were determined to select and fra...

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
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SreyRam Kuy, MD

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interviewed by Brandi Emerson and Clay Farris at Mostly Medicaid. This interview was...

Getting Down and Dirty With Big Healthcare Data

Dr. Timothy Imler | Posted 11.23.2016 | Science
Dr. Timothy Imler

Humans are fallible. Humans entering data into healthcare records are no different. Even if there is internal reliability (within a hospital), in the era of data sharing across institutions on variable EHRs, there is increasing room for error.

Luddites and Errors and Barriers, Oh My!

Lynn Vos | Posted 11.20.2016 | Technology
Lynn Vos

Three separate studies published within the past few weeks make it pretty clear that the rapid pace of technological advancement too often comes to a screeching halt at the doors of clinical healthcare settings. That's astonishing.

Health Care Is Going Digital -- Who Is Making Sure It's Put to Work for Underserved Children?

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

For children living in underserved communities who often can't get the preventive or specialty care that they need, health care technologies mean a child with autism living in a rural town could visit with a specialized behavioral therapist via videoconference instead of driving hours on end.

Why Cops Know More About You Than Paramedics

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

I am by no means an expert in health IT, but I do know that we need to demand more from these systems. And that includes more interoperability, easier access, and up-to-date information.

The Wrong Way

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

If we want to deliver high-value, quality care to patients and families, we need to invest in better ways to deliver care -- not undermine the agencies that are making real the improvements our health care system needs.

A Digital Solution to the Overprescription of Medications for Foster Children

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

Children in foster care are prescribed powerful mood-changing drugs at rates 2.7 to 4.5 times higher than other children in Medicaid. These high rates suggest widespread overprescribing.

The Revolution In Health IT, Coming Really Soon

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
Michael B. Laskoff

September 15-19 marks Health IT week, a relatively new and largely unnoticed week in the healthcare calendar. The revolution in health - the one com...

Why a Grocery Store Likes Health Data

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The CEO of a family-owned grocery store chain wrote a letter to New York State lawmakers to support $65 million worth of spending on a computer system for health information in the state.

The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

A Health Care Resolution for 2014: Let's Retire the Fax Machine

Sachin H. Jain, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sachin H. Jain, M.D.

In 2009, President Obama and the Congress signed into law the HITECH Act as part of the federal Recovery Act. HITECH provides up to $44 billion in fe...

Reflections on Health Reform: A Tale of Two IT Procurements

David Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Blumenthal

People are clamoring for heads to roll, and the president is talking about what just could be the geekiest, most obscure topic ever to clog a federal bureaucrat's inbox. Procurement reform? Has he gone off the deep end?

Should All Personal Information Be Encrypted?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we roll out the technology to implement the Affordable Care Act -- with millions of Americans signing up for the first time -- attempts to find and exploit weaknesses in the system are bound to increase.

GOP senators call for overhaul of electronic health records program

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Fred Schulte April 16, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigati...

Innovating the Business of Healthcare

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Although some progressive healthcare providers have begun to transition to digitization, enabling faster and more complete access to patient data, we still have a long way to go toward achieving seamless process and business innovation in healthcare.

Solving Brooklyn's Health Care Crisis

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

Many Brooklyn communities are Health Professional Shortage Areas, which explains, in part, why so many individuals rely on local hospital emergency departments for non-urgent care. Solving Brooklyn's health care system crisis can't wait.

Health Information Technology: Paving the Way to Improved Patient Care

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Despite heated political debates on the future of our health care system, there is bipartisan agreement that health information technology can be a powerful tool to transform and modernize the delivery of health care in our country.

Medicine Unplugged: A Double Entendre

Eric J. Topol, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Topol, M.D.

Physicians should not be fearful or threatened by the emerging smartphone-centric revolution of health care.

Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Health Reform

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.20.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

The whole alphabet soup of health care payment and delivery models is dizzying, but what do those models look like, and how will they affect the way patients experience care?

A Doctor Visit With 'Dr. Watson'?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

While the power of technology will and should continue to evolve and drive health care forward, technology like avatars, diagnostic supercomputers and automated service must not be considered a replacement for human interaction.

'Look at Me, Doc'

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

The medical community may increasingly rely on electronic medical records, and patients can help by making sure these records are 100 percent accurate. Ask your doctor as well as your insurer as to how to access your medical information online.

The Moneyball Approach to Health Care

James R. Knickman | Posted 12.04.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

I'm always surprised that some people still buy into the myth that America has the greatest health system in the world. We spend so much money on health care, but those dollars have not translated to good health.

Health Information: It's Time for More Meaningful Use

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.28.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

Being able to share data electronically, easily, securely, and inexpensively holds great practical promise for improving health.

HHS Launches to Share Open Health Data

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Last October, Todd Park, the chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) announced at the HealthCamp ...