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Virtual Reality: What does the future hold?

I had a lot of fun trying VR headsets at various conferences. Admittedly, they make me “geek out” a little every time I wear one, simply because it’s such a unique experience. VR is a nerd’s dream, and packaging the goggles with video games is a no brainer. I can speak from experience in saying that it’s a totally new way to play games, which is something a lot of people enjoy doing. But, VR isn’t limited to gaming. Over the last couple of years...

HMT News

Vocera acquires Extension Healthcare

Vocera Communications announced that it has acquired Extension Healthcare for approximately $55 million in an...

Cures bill in jeopardy amid drug pricing push

A medical cures bill is in jeopardy following congressional Democrats’ push for it to address high drug...

GoodParents raises $2M for children's health wearable

GoodParents, makers of the Kiddo health wearable for children aged 4 to 10, has raised $2 million in...

If diamonds are forever, your data could be, too

If you wear a diamond on your finger, it likely has flaws, even if you can’t see them. Don’t blame your partners for...


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HMT October 28, 2016 newsletter: Vocera acquires Extension Healthcare, Google’s AI creates own encryption
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HMT October 27, 2016 newsletter: AAFP releases MACRA final rule summary, CMS unveils new advanced alternative payment model
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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

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...

Communication breakdown

Big business is officially obsessed with big data. According to a new survey of Fortune 1000 C-suite executives conducted by NewVantage Partners, 63 percent...