Today's Top 20 Health IT StoriesRSS
  1. 80% of consumers trust wearables in healthcare, though use remains novel

    Despite the hype surrounding the recent and upcoming releases of wearables from many major technology and computing companies, for now, wearables are simply novelty items, according to a report from PwC. 
  2. Health technology increasingly designed for Baby Boomers

    Where's the market for health IT? When considering who is using healthcare the most, the answer may be "with the baby boomers," according to a report from The Washington Post. 
  3. MedStar expands agreement with Cerner

    Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health has announced it has signed a seven-year agreement with Cerner, expanding its partnership with the EHR company. The two have been partnered since 1999.  

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  1. Highmark now covers teledermatology

    Highmark has announced it will be the first insurer in the country to offer teledermatology as a covered benefit, starting Jan. 1, 2015. 
  2. Humanizing the care experience with technology

    In response to value-based purchasing, the move toward accountable care organizations and other emerging industry trends focused on maximizing reimbursement, healthcare organizations are placing more and more focus on improving the patient experience. For hospitals and health systems, this renewed emphasis on the patient and their perception of care means that seamless communication, both inside and outside of an organization's walls, is increasingly critical.  
  3. GE Healthcare Innovation Village goes global, opens in Finland

    GE Healthcare has announced the opening of its Health Innovation Village, a haven for health technology startups located on the GE campus in Helsinki, Finland. 
  4. Microsoft Band joins health wearables market

    It's official: After much speculation, Microsoft has launched its fitness wearable, the Microsoft Band. The band accompanies a new health platform, Microsoft Health, which will run as an app on iOS, Android and Windows phones. 
  1. Cleveland Clinic announces 10 top medical innovations for 2015

    The Cleveland Clinic has released its Top 10 Medical Innovations list for 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic Innovations' 2014 Medical Innovation Summit. 
  2. 12 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following vendor contracts and go-lives were announced within the past week.  
  3. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii patients can now send photos to physicians

    A new feature on Kaiser Permanente Hawaii's website allows patients to send digital images to their physicians of wounds, rashes or injuries of concern. 
  4. Cerner to integrate Truven's patient engagement solutions in EHR

    Cerner and Truven Health Analytics have announced a partnership in which Cerner will resell Truven's patient and consumer education and engagement solutions, making them accessible from Cerner's EHR platform. 
  1. Allscripts launches app for nurses

    Allscripts has released a new mobile app designed for nurses that delivers pertinent clinical information to clinicians' mobile devices.  
  2. CCHIT to end operations in November

    The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology will cease operations by Nov. 14. 
  3. Google developing cancer-detecting pill

    Researchers at Google are working on a pill that could detect malignant cells and report findings to clinicians through a sensor, according to an ABC News report. 
  4. IBM, Cleveland Clinic to use Watson for cancer genomics pilot

    IBM has announced it will partner with Cleveland Clinic to accelerate the adoption of genomic medicine at the Cleveland Clinic through a cancer care pilot using supercomputer Watson's Genomics Analytics service. 
  5. Google releases Google Fit, challenge to HealthKit

    Google released its Google Fit app Tuesday after a nearly four-month long wait, according to a report from Mashable. 
  6. House subpoenas former official

    Rep. Lamar Smith, (R-Texas), chairman of the Science, Space and Technology committee has issued a subpoena to former U.S. CTO Todd Park regarding the botched rollout last November. 
  7. Healthcare incubator Matter selects 10 companies

    Matter, a new health IT incubator based in Chicago, has chosen its first 10 companies, all of which are from Chicagoland, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. 
  8. Welch Allyn, Gentag partner to develop wearables

    A new partnership between Welch Allyn and Gentag will bring the development of near field communication technology for medical devices and sensors. 
  9. IBM to help slow Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    IBM has launched a number of initiatives to help stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa, including a citizen engagement and analytics system, a global platform for sharing Ebola-related data and monetary donations to support government's preparedness for future epidemics.