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Integrated provider teams take 24/7 approach to preventing ER visits

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  November 19, 2016

In medical emergencies, patients have few alternatives to calling 911 or rushing to the emergency department for costly care. That's the status quo, but a growing number of providers, payers and agencies are testing care approaches that help patients in novel and proactive ways.

Blog: It's not all about the wearable

Blog: It's not all about the wearable

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 21, 2016

Though employers and health insurers are increasingly handing out wearable devices to help plan members stay healthy, wearing a fitness tracker many not help you shed any pounds, according to a recent study.

Blog: Privacy, security issues delay API recommendations

By Joseph Conn  |  May 18, 2016

By law, patients have a right to obtain electronic copies of their medical records, but should they also have a right to access those records by using software applications of their choosing?

Blog: Halamka gives EHR advancements a C+

Blog: Halamka gives EHR advancements a C+

By Joseph Conn  |  February 29, 2016

In a presentation that leaned heavily on his personal experience and his own family's interactions with health IT while seeking care, Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, gave EHR systems a grade of C+; interoperability, C+; and patient and family engagement, B.

Healthways partners with mobile health program

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 19, 2016

Wellness program provider Healthways has formed a partnership with Health eVillages, a program that provides mobile health technology to clinically underserved areas around the world.

Fitness trackers aren't elective at Oral Roberts U

Fitness trackers aren't elective at Oral Roberts U

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 23, 2016

Left to fend for themselves for the first time, many college freshmen binge on junk food, fall behind on laundry and forget to study. One Oklahoma college, however, is making sure they don't lose track of their fitness.

Innovations: Making wearables more wearable

Innovations: Making wearables more wearable

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 09, 2016

The current generation of wearable medical devices tend to be bulky, boxy and more like wearing a small machine than something that works with your body. And the data typically aren't transmitted directly to the healthcare provider. But technology company MC10 aims to change that.

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