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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...

A Simple Solution HealthIT Check-Up During HIMSS16

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

When intuition and innovation meet in the healthcare industry, the synergy can be a spectacular culmination of healthIT. But, as it is with most worth...

10 Years Watching the New York Health System: The Good and the Bad

James R. Knickman | Posted 02.29.2016 | New York
James R. Knickman

After 10 rewarding years, I step down this week as President of the New York State Health Foundation and join the faculty at New York University. In other places, I have reflected on my experiences running the Foundation, but here I thought I would reflect on the ups and downs of health care.

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.

The Side Effects of Obamacare Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Janis Powers | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Janis Powers

Healthcare tech is the defibrillator that is hopefully going to shock the life into an industry in need of a radical transformation. So remember, at some point in the near future, when your physiological data is transmitted to your doctor via the shirt on your back, you'll have Obamacare to thank.

Why 2014 Was a Groundbreaking Year in Digital Health

Rosina Samadani | Posted 03.14.2015 | Technology
Rosina Samadani

What do we need in health care? Fewer people who get ill in the first place. When they do, they should receive better care, tailored to who they are and the specifics of their disease, delivered at a lower cost. The challenges notwithstanding, we moved a step closer to this fantastic vision for health care in 2014.

Face to Face with SHE -- Insights from WPP Stream Health and TEDMED 2014

Carolyn Buck Luce | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Carolyn Buck Luce

Two weeks ago I attended WPP Stream Health in Orlando, the "unconference" hosted by Grey Healthcare and ended in San Francisco at TEDMED 2014. The theme of both gatherings was unleashing imagination and collaboration to redesign our approach to building a healthier world.

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 ...

Health IT: Empowering Patients and Physicians

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

If you glance around a typical doctor's waiting area, you'll undoubtedly see patients looking down at their smartphones, sending texts, playing games,...

Changing the Breast Cancer Patient Experience

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

As the nation marks Breast Cancer Month in October, it's important to recognize the importance of providing well-coordinated care to all breast cancer patients so no one "falls through the cracks" in the system and that patients get expedited and seamless service.

How Our Health Care System Is Changing

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

These are among the many ways that implementation of the ACA is changing the U.S. health care system. Starting Oct. 1 and running through March 31, Americans will be able to sign up for new ACA-compliant policies directly from an insurer or through a state or federal marketplace.

Power to the Patient: Why National Health IT Week Matters

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

Checking blood pressure or glucose levels in the morning and transmitting that data directly to a doctor or nurse should be just as easy as checking a "status update" on a social media network.

One Surprising Way to Gauge a Doctor's Quality

Oliver Kharraz, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Oliver Kharraz, M.D.

There is no perfect way to judge doctor quality. But that's why it's so fortunate that health care consumers have these new tools at our disposal. Closed-loop review systems are currently one of the most powerful ways to discern doctor quality.

The Future of Information-Driven Health Care

Eduardo Garcia | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology
Eduardo Garcia

This past week, Dell Services hosted a think-tank with 11 different experts in the areas of health care policy and health care information technology, broadcas to thousands of online viewers, and featured a live Twitter Q&A stream, with over 1,400 mentions for the hashtag #DoMoreHIT.

Could Your Smartphone Save Your Life?

Morgan Reed | Posted 04.30.2013 | Technology
Morgan Reed

What makes medical apps truly revolutionary is that they use internet-enabled smartphones and tablets to connect us directly to our family physicians and medical professionals.

Health Care Waste: Is Technology the Answer or Part of the Problem?

Janet Dillione | Posted 12.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Janet Dillione

Mobile technology, telehealth, automation and data analytics -- what do they all have in common? Each helps solve specific problems associated with the increasing cost and inefficiency of health care. Additionally, they each tie back (some more indirectly) to improved patient care.

New Tech City Just Got Healthier

Nicole Glor | Posted 12.16.2012 | New York
Nicole Glor

Move over Silicone Valley, the Bay Area and Seattle... New York City is the new HUB for Healthcare IT.

Healthcare Momentum: Our Shared Responsibility

Cyrus Massoumi | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
Cyrus Massoumi

Entrepreneurs should think about how to disrupt healthcare -- and then think about it some more. The startup world is full of thoughtful, brilliant people who will are well positioned to be successful in anything they apply themselves to.

Is Health IT Going Mainstream?

Janet Dillione | Posted 09.26.2012 | Technology
Janet Dillione

In essence, health care app developers must wear two hats when designing for the clinical community -- everyday consumer wants and physician needs.

Too Much Hype in the Mobile Health App World?

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

It doesn't seem as if there is too much hype -- just little guidance. The push to move the mHealth app world forward may be in the power of consumers to clamor for health and wellness apps that are safe, reliable and trustworthy.

Blue Button: Driving a Patient-Centered Revolution in Health Care

Stephen J. Downs | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
Stephen J. Downs

It's clear that we're in the middle of a health care quality revolution. But to improve outcomes on a broad scale, we need to empower individuals to become active participants in their care.

Top Health Information Technology Firms Prefer 'Revolving Door' Lobbyists

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Even by Washington standards, health information technology companies seem exceptional; 70% of registered lobbyists who worked for such firms in the past two quarters have passed through Washington's infamous "revolving door."

Include Addiction and Mental Health Providers in Health IT

Chuck Ingoglia | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Chuck Ingoglia

The average age of death in the public mental health system for patients with serious mental illnesses is 52. Much of this tragically short lifespan is due to the inadequate management of co-occurring health conditions.

Engaging Consumers in Health IT

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Consumers need to be engaged from the ground up. While companies and institutions focus on improving health and wellness, they need to get close to the consumer, engage them.