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Boost the right kind of innovation

Boost the right kind of innovation

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 24, 2015

Nearly two decades ago, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen coined the phrase “disruptive innovation” to describe new technologies that transform industries by bringing simplicity and affordability to products and processes that are complicated and high cost. The signs...

ASCO readies big-data cancer quality initiative

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 21, 2015

A handful of cancer centers and their professional society are about to launch a big-data cancer quality initiative that will unlock previously inaccessible information on cancer care using millions of electronic health records.

Med tech expert joins UCSF

Med tech expert joins UCSF

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 21, 2015

The University of California at San Francisco has appointed Dr. Atul Butte to lead its new Institute for Computational Health Sciences. Butte, 45, will also become executive director of clinical informatics for University of California Health Sciences and Services.

Outlook 2015: Health IT

Outlook 2015: Health IT

By Joseph Conn  |  January 03, 2015

Health IT developers and users in 2015 will need to crack the code on APIs, FHIR, DS4P, 42 CFR Part 2, ICD-10 and Stage 2 MU—shorthand for the key technology challenges looming in the year ahead.

New investments in digital health double in 2014

By Darius Tahir  |  December 29, 2014

Approximately $6.5 billion in new funding flowed into the digital health space in 2014, more than double the previous year's haul of $2.9 billion, according to data from digital healthcare accelerator StartUp Health. But investors placed their bets on fewer companies. Only 459 companies received...

CMS names first chief data officer

CMS names first chief data officer

By Joseph Conn  |  November 19, 2014

The CMS has named Niall Brennan as essentially its first Big Data czar. He will head the new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the CMS.

Clinical trials presented to AHA may affect cardiac treatments

By Sabriya Rice  |  November 15, 2014

A handful of late-breaking clinical trials to be presented this week during the American Heart Association's annual scientific session in Chicago could significantly change the way cardiac patients are treated.

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