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Overnight Healthcare: Watchdog says ObamaCare program made illegal payments

A nonpartisan government watchdog said on Thursday that the Obama administration is violating the law by directing funds in an....

HHS names winners of medical bill design contest

HHS has revealed the winners of its "A Bill You Can Understand" contest, a challenge to healthcare professionals to design a more simple, consumer-friendly medical bill to...

FDA approves world's first automated insulin pump for diabetics

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G, a medical device that monitors a diabetic’s sugar levels, and then...

A golden ticket that fast-tracks a drug through the FDA

Drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics won a big victory when its $300,000 muscular dystrophy drug was recently approved, but the company had...


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HMT September 30, 2016 newsletter: GOA releases healthcare report, Yahoo! facing lawsuit over breach
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HMT September 29, 2016 newsletter: Carestream awarded major government contract, Congress approves funds to combat Zika
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HMT September 28, 2016 newsletter: Mylan’s profits much higher than reported to Congress, “3-parent baby” birth a success
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HMT September 27, 2016 newsletter: ONC launches Health IT playbook, CMS reviews Meaningful Use rules
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Living Case Studies

Entry 4: Visualization improves workflow, referral numbers

When someone would call out “code purple” over the loudspeaker at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, OK, the staff would mobilize. They would...

October Magazine Articles

Solutions Guide: Population Health – October 2016

Snapshot: Patient Engagement How to encourage active participation Results from the 2016 CDW Healthcare Patient Engagement Perspectives Study of 200 patients and 200 healthcare providers...

Virtual Reality: Coming to a hospital near you

The concept of virtual reality (VR) dates back to a 1935 short story by Stanley G. Weinbaum, where goggles placed over the head transport...

A virtual calming force

  In the inner city of Chicago, some of America’s poorest communities struggle with the basics. Food and shelter are necessities that seem like luxuries,...

Innovative image sharing

As the adoption of EHRs begins to plateau in terms of widespread acceptance, the imaging sector is ripe for innovation. Cybersecurity risks, the need...

Enterprise imaging: The next big step toward interoperability

“Clinical imaging” used to mean whatever technologies radiology was using and some miscellaneous diagnostics a few other specialties implemented. That is not the case...

Deploying the next generation of standards

Executives and IT managers at healthcare facilities across the country – along with suppliers of health IT systems – agree that interoperability is critically...

Interoperability: The first step in paving the way to comprehensive patient...

More robust information sharing and analytics leads to enhanced care delivery and outcomes. This is the premise building momentum for healthcare interoperability, and it’s...

Better serve your populations

Population health analytics is the hot new tool for hospitals, and there are many variations available. Some can really help you identify patients at...