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Since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) started providing public visibility into quality and experience metrics, prospective …

Creating The Data-Inhaling Health Clinic Of The Future

Two stories shared by entrepreneurs at a recent health conference highlight some of the maddening ways our current system fends off precisely the sorts of data-driven innovation we so desperately need. Their experiences also allow you to imagine the advances we could achieve if we were more willing …

This is why health care will finally be forced to automate

Healthcare is arguably the only major industry in the world that hasn’t embraced automation — and it shows.<p>According to CMS, the annual U.S. spend on healthcare is nearly three trillion dollars (more than 17 percent of GDP), and yet the World Health Organization ranks our healthcare system below …

HealthBeat 2014: Digital health is essential to manage a fast-growing aging population

By next year, almost half of the U.S. population will be over 50 (45 percent). In another 15 years, the number of citizens over 65 will be double what it was in 2009, the latest year for which data is available.<p>The ramifications for health care are enormous, and the potential for technology to …

How Sutter Health gets your steps, heartbeat, and sleep patterns into your health records (it's surprisingly difficult)

SAN FRANCISCO — How does Sutter Health get wearables data into the patient record so that doctors and other caregivers can use it? Very carefully, as it turns out.<p>So said Martin Entwistle, the director of Sutter Health’s Innovation Center at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, at VentureBeat’s …

Clinicians' use of mobile devices in hospitals: 17 statistics, consequences and concerns

November 07, 2014 | Print | Email<p>The threat of privacy breaches and HIPAA violations are of increasing concern to healthcare professionals as volumes …

Patient records giant Epic Systems will take a big step into the cloud in 2015

Epic Systems, the largest provider of electronic health records in the U.S., is building a large data center at its Verona, Wis. campus, in which it will operate the electronic health records (EHR) systems and data for many of its medical group and small hospital clients.<p>The decision to offer …

11 emerging roles in healthcare

November 10, 2014 | Print | Email<p>The transition from volume to value has created the need for a variety of new roles within the healthcare ecosystem, …

5 healthcare executives share their best piece of advice

November 13, 2014 | Print | Email<p>At the Becker's Hospital Review CEO Strategy Roundtable in Chicago on Nov. 5, a panel of industry experts shared …

44 hospitals stand out among Joint Commission's Top Performers

November 18, 2014 | Print | Email<p>Hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission continue to see improvements in collective quality performance, …

America's Youngest Female Billionaire Explains How She's Transforming Medicine

Three visits to the doctor and two trips to get blood drawn in a lab. That's expensive and inefficient. Between 40% and 60% of people don't even end up getting the lab tests their doctors ask them to because of the cost, time involved, and perhaps a fear of needles, according to Elizabeth Holmes, …

50 things to know about the hospital industry | 2014

November 25, 2014 | Print | Email<p>As the healthcare industry is ever-changing, hospitals must constantly be ready to evolve and adapt. Recently, major …

The corner office: Dr. Richard Afable of St. Joseph Hoag Health on knocking down barriers, one by one

November 25, 2014 | Print | Email<p><i>"I'm more excited about healthcare today than I was 10 years ago, primarily because of the change and the fact that</i> …

10 Ideas That Are About To Revolutionize Medicine

No, we're not talking about robot surgeons, implantable memory-augmentation devices, or doctors wearing Google Glass. The game-changing innovations on this list are more than distant dreams or inventions no one really knows what to with yet. Most should be available as early as 2015.<p>Every year, the …

Media Release: Healthcare Skills promote qualifications for the medical device industry

PIONEERING clinical training company, Healthcare Skills, have embarked on a major exercise aimed at highlighting their role as the only UK providers …

Why doctors should use their real name on social media

106 Shares<p>The General Medical Council (UK) published new guidelines that state, “If you identify yourself as a doctor in publicly accessible social …

The Guide to the Future of Medicine: 40 Trends Shaping the Future - The Medical Futurist

My white paper, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, came out a few days ago and the feedback has been amazing therefore I thought I would share the …

HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud: Q&A

All companies handling personal health information (PHI) are required to comply with HIPAA regulations. These laws are important, yet complex. …

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How Mayo Clinic Is Using iPads to Empower Patients

Throughout the world, companies are embracing mobile devices to set customer expectations, enlist them in satisfying their own needs, and get workers to adhere to best practices. An effort under way at the Mayo Clinic shows how such technology can be used to improve outcomes and lower costs in …

Here's How Google Glass Could Transform Visits To The Doctor Office

Nashville-based startup Octovis, Inc. is working with doctors to bring Google Glass technology — the $1,500 wearable computing device — into examining rooms and operating rooms to make it easier for doctors to take notes and access patient information, like MRIs or other images during surgery.<p>We …

Google Glass enters operating room at Stanford

Scalpel. Forceps. Needle-holder. These are common tools that all surgeons-in-training must familiarize themselves with. But doctors learning to become cardiothoracic surgeons at Stanford University Medical School will have to add a new one to that list: Google Glass.<p>Google has partnered with …

Healthcare BYOD Adoption: Five Security Considerations

October 15, 2014 - As we approach the end of 2014, technology continues to evolve and more healthcare organizations are implementing and fine-tuning …

Finally, Girl Scout cookie sales go online

Girl Scout cookie sales are entering the 21st century.<p>For the first time ever, you'll be able to buy Girl Scout cookies online through a national platform called Digital Cookie. This breaks the organization's ban on e-sales of Thin Mints and Samoas.<p>The 112-year-old organization had preferred that …

Obama orders more training for local agencies receiving military gear

Ever since a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black man, President Obama has been under pressure to use his bully pulpit to criticize the outcome and take the lead in a national conversation about race in America.<p>But on Monday, he met with law …

Watch the Robots Shipping Your Amazon Order This Holiday

Across the country, laborers are hard at work lifting 700-pound shelves full of multivolume encyclopedias, propane grills or garden gnomes and …

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Here's Where To Download Microsoft Office For iPad — Including Word, Excel And PowerPoint

Now you can do all the work that previously required a desktop PC or laptop on an Apple tablet.<p>As usual, Apple's iTunes App Store has been a little slow to make them easily available through its search tool. So we've done the work for you.<p>Here are the links that lead to separate downloads of all …

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Microsoft Office for Android review

Microsoft Office for Android was first released in late Summer 2013. Unfortunately it required an Office 365 subscription to even use and that turned a lot of people off to the idea of using Microsoft’s venerable Office on their devices. A couple of weeks ago the app became free to use for Android …

Microsoft Adds Print Support To Office For iPad

Last month, Microsoft launched iPad apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint as part of the Office for iPad suite. All three of the apps are now updated with printing capabilities using Apple's AirPrint software. AirPrint is a feature in Apple OS X Lion and iOS that lets you wirelessly print to an …

173 Free Gift Certificate Templates

Create a Gift Certificate with These Free Templates<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>Updated November 28, 2017<p>These free gift certificate templates will help you …