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Top-performing hospitals know how to use teamwork

Top-performing hospitals know how to use teamwork

By Sabriya Rice  |  November 08, 2014

The creation of multidisciplinary teams and the focus on standardizing best practices is paying off at hospitals that rose to the top of this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 50 top cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

Google confirms telehealth pilot with Scripps Health, One Medical Group

By Darius Tahir  |  October 13, 2014

Google is launching another foray into healthcare, specifically with a new pilot telehealth program, a company spokeswoman confirmed. Under the pilot, consumers using Google's Web search service for a particular symptom will see a “talk with a doctor now” option.

Narrow network including Mayo to debut on Minn. exchange

By Bob Herman  |  October 11, 2014

Health insurer Medica is rolling out a new narrow-network plan in Minnesota—an increasingly common option—with the Mayo Clinic as a central enticement to draw in potential enrollees.

Mayo Clinic partners with kiosk maker in virtual visits pilot

By Darius Tahir  |  October 08, 2014

Mayo Clinic is partnering with Columbus, Ohio-based HealthSpot to extend its virtual reach. Mayo plans a pilot, beginning in the middle of October and lasting for a year, using HealthSpot walk-in kiosks for patient visits. Mayo will initially target the employees at its Austin and Albert Lea...

Radiology being transformed by cloud, proponents say

Radiology being transformed by cloud, proponents say

By Darius Tahir  |  October 04, 2014

If digital cloud technology proponents have their way, the field of radiology will be transformed, with major changes in who does the work of reading images, and where and how it's done.

Mayo collaborates with Apple on smartwatch to connect with patients

Mayo collaborates with Apple on smartwatch to connect with patients

By Darius Tahir  |  September 13, 2014

Healthcare providers including the Mayo Clinic are expressing interest in working with Apple on its new smartwatch and HealthKit software platform to enable people to collect and share their health information. But skeptics say most consumers have limited interest in using wearable devices to...

Apple rolls out the health-enabled Apple Watch

Apple rolls out the health-enabled Apple Watch

By Darius Tahir  |  September 09, 2014

In a much-hyped event Tuesday, Apple rolled out its new smartwatch that's able to collect health data and share it with providers through the tech giant's HealthKit app, which has drawn interest from major healthcare players such as Mayo Clinic and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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