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Developing health IT? Involve physicians from the start

Transitioning to electronic health records (EHR) was a gigantic step toward a more digitized health care workflow, but, even in the age of marvels …

Carbon Health puts total control of doctor-patient relationship in your hands

Anyone who’s ever visited a doctor’s office knows that continuation of care can be difficult. The sheer scale of the medical system – and the number …

As EHRs frustrate and patient portals go unused, tips for creating 'delightful' technology

Lorraine Chapman, senior director of healthcare at Macadamian, a UX design and development firm, said here at HIMSS17 that "healthcare is late to the …

UX Design

Switching Out EMRs For Broad-Based HIT Platforms

I’ve always enjoyed reading HISTalk, and today was no exception. This time, I came across a piece by a vendor-affiliated physician arguing that it’s …

Crowdsourcing

Bringing Moore's Law to US healthcare - huge IT opportunities

US healthcare and the accompanying insurance are like the weather: everyone in the US loves to complain about them, but no one ever does anything …

25 surprising things that can make you successful

From the month you were born to your comedic timing, the weirdest quirks can affect how successful you'll ultimately be.<p>We combed through research on success to identify 25 surprising things that can influence your career trajectory. While some factors can be sought out, others are beyond your …

Building The Value-Based Health Care System Of The Future Depends On Meeting Clinicians’ Data Needs

Data is the lifeblood of the value-based payment environment. Every time a doctor takes care of a patient, we have an opportunity to use information …

Digital Health

UCLA Health reduced transfusions by 20% with clinical decision support, all-electronic bar code scanning

The system moved away from a hybrid approach including paper and electronic barcode scanning and sees it as a boon to patient safety.

Health Care Technology

PlushCare nabs $8M Series A to prove telehealth can go mainstream

Today, PlushCare, a telehealth service, is announcing an $8 million Series A led by GGV Capital with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Exponent. Telehealth is anything but new, Teladoc, now public, was founded in the early 2000s to provide remote care over video conference, but …

4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use Artificial Intelligence

The field of artificial intelligence got its start at a conference at Dartmouth in 1956. Optimism ran high and it was believed that machines would be able to do the work of humans within 20 years. Alas, it was not to be. By the 1970’s, funding dried up and the technology entered the period known as …

Artificial Intelligence

Why scientists think your boss should play music while you work

Companies have done a lot of work to optimize music in retail shops to encourage customers to buy more stuff — think of the smooth, just-quirky-enough tunes quietly playing at any given Starbucks, or whatever sonic garbage the Abercrombie store at the mall is always blasting when you walk by.<p>But …

Death Metal

How To Stop Over-Eating -- Lessons From Brain Science

Put our brains into the modern food environment, and you have a recipe for disaster. Our brains are hardwired to crave calorie-dense foods, this craving no doubt arising from our evolutionary time spent on the Tundra where calories were often scarce. But our modern food environment surrounds us …

Will Power

The complicated science of organic food, in one awesome podcast

Did you know organic fields are more likely than conventional ones to leach fertilizers into waterways? It pains me to admit I didn’t. I had to learn …

NextHealth raises $8.5M from Norwest to drive down medical costs

One of the few remaining universal truths is that healthcare costs are too high. Insurance companies are bucking under the pressure from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and they are willing to try almost anything if it means reducing costs.<p>With a shiny $8.5 million Series A from Norwest Venture …

Cutting Calories Can Lower Inflammation

We often hear that certain foods or vitamins can lower inflammation in the body, but a new study suggests that there's a simple thing we can do to …

athenahealth promises customers will meet MIPS criteria or it will incur the penalties

Athenahealth said on Monday that it will guarantee customers using athenaOne will be able to meet Merit-Based Incentive Payment System standards or …

Switching EHRs has no impact on patient safety or mortality rates, Harvard researchers say

A Harvard study found that switching to a new electronic health record platform has no effect on patient safety or mortality rates.<p>"Physicians' …

Health Care

Digital health companies raised more than $149M in July

During the month of July, MobiHealthNews reported on 16 digital health companies that raised venture funding. The deals total $149.3 million, which …

Digital Health