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Blog: Health tech leaders, lenders see long-standing barrier to innovation

By Joseph Conn  |  September 23, 2016

What's the newest, biggest challenge in health IT? It's the same old problem – getting new ideas to move quickly down the healthcare industry's long runway for technological innovation, according to a survey of 122 health tech company founders, executives and investors.

UPMC invests in tech firm to grow Medicare Advantage membership

UPMC invests in tech firm to grow Medicare Advantage membership

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 21, 2016

Hilton Head, S.C.-based Cavulus, which has been in business for 10 years, uses predictive modeling and data analytics tools to help health insurance companies grow membership, primarily in the Medicare Advantage market.

Auto correct making a mess of scientific research

Auto correct making a mess of scientific research

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 10, 2016

Australian researchers recently published an analysis that found a feature in the spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel has created errors in about 20% of genetics papers published in leading scientific journals such as Nature and Science.

Health systems are a candy shop of personal information

Health systems are a candy shop of personal information

By Joseph Conn  |  August 04, 2016

A breach at Banner Health has left cybersecurity experts wondering if the healthcare industry, which in the past few years has been hit mercilessly with cyberattacks and ransomware threats, now has another weak spot—the point-of-sale system.

Three leaders on the future of healthcare jobs

Three leaders on the future of healthcare jobs

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

Virginia Mason Health System CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan, Jefferson College of Population Health Dean Dr. David Nash and Women's Hospital CEO Christina Ryan say the healthcare jobs of the future will be shaped by the demands of quality and safety, work-life balance and managing population health.

Three leaders on the future of healthcare technology

Three leaders on the future of healthcare technology

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

ONC head Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Castlight Health CEO Dr. Giovanni Colella and Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove hold out hope that innovation can overcome hurdles like poor interoperability and the limits of clinical science to make healthcare better and less expensive for patients and consumers.

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