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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...


 October's Thought Leader 

Bridging the IT and clinical engineering gap

 By Richard Neff, U.S. Head, GE Healthcare Services Division on September 23, 2014

Consider the journey of a patient who enters a hospital for treatment. His stay will be impacted by a number of factors from the time he is admitted to the time he is discharged. Key among those, as the patient works his way through treatment, is how quickly his information, such as waveforms, test results and medications, is logged, processed and shared. In this...



 Online Only Features 

What can we predict? The role of advanced analytics in reducing readmissions

 By David Dimond, Chief Technology Officer, EMC Healthcare, September 26, 2014

To successfully reduce readmissions, providers need new advanced analytics/predictive modeling capabilities that most do not have today. ...



 HMT News  

AMA statement on CMS announcement of practice transformation initiative

"The American Medical Association applauds Secretary Burwell and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for their...

HHS announces $840 million initiative to improve patient care and lower costs

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced an initiative that will fund successful applicants who work...

AMA provides blueprint to improve the Meaningful Use program

The American Medical Association (AMA) released a blueprint for the future of the Meaningful Use program with recommendations to...

National Health Service Corps expands the primary care workforce

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that because of the Affordable Care Act, $283 million has been...

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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.