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 Exclusive Living Case Studies 

Update #2 - Looking to the great white north

 By Jason Free, Features Editor on September 23, 2014

The second update of the Orion Health Living Case Study series focusing upon the work it performs with Alberta Health Services. ...

Introduction - Seamless communication across the continuum of care

 By Rhonda Collins, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Vocera Communications on August 22, 2014

The introduction to Vocera's HMT exclusive living case study....


 Guest Blog 

The new reality: Member-centric engagement models

 By Sangita Singh, CEO, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Wipro on September 16, 2014

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as modified by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and collectively known as the Affordable Care Act makes sweeping changes to the regulation of U.S. health insurance markets. There is no question that it has unleashed a wave...


 December's Thought Leader 

Genome technology

 By Matthew Hawkins, President, Sunquest on November 18, 2014

Genomic medicine is an emerging discipline with enormous promise for enabling providers to create highly targeted care plans for individuals and patient populations. Used for both diagnosis and risk prediction, the number of genetic tests available is growing by leaps and bounds. In the National Institutes of Health Genetic Testing Registry, for example, more than 16,000 detailed...



 Online Only Features 

The creative intersection of medicine and technology

 By Dr. Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, November 10, 2014

A goal in healthcare is to find a way to do the same things when presented with tools and technology that do not fit into my workflow....



 HMT News  

CMS issues HHS notice of benefit and payment parameters for 2016 proposed rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to improve consumers’...

CMS creates new chief data officer post

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the formation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics...

Secretary Burwell announces Region IX Director of HHS

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the appointment of Melissa Stafford Jones as the Region IX...

CMS awards $3.9 million for American Indian and Alaska Native Children

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded $3.9 million for outreach and enrollment efforts aimed at American...

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 Conference Call 

Big Data analytics

 By Jason Free, Features Editor on June 4, 2014

Big Data is becoming less of a talking point and more of a practical source of information for many stakeholders in healthcare today. We asked three executives to discuss the issues they see as being paramount when dealing with Big Data analytics in medicine.

Security risk assessment

 By Jason Free, Features Editor on May 27, 2014

Risk assessment is a vital, and daily, consideration for any organization in healthcare. We asked three executives to discuss the issues within risk assessment that they find to be the most compelling today.