With federal incentives prompting increasing numbers of physicians and hospitals to adopt electronic medical records — such as those developed by Verona-based Epic Systems Corp. — industry leaders are saying it is time to turn attention to innovative technologies to improve patient safety or offer a competitive advantage, said Mike Klein, WTN Media editorial director.read more
A recent New York Times column, Obamacare’s Other Surprise, by Thomas L. Friedman echoes what we’ve been hearing from health care providers and innovators: Data that support medical decision-making and collaboration, dovetailing with new tools in the Affordable Care Act, are spurring the innovation necessary to deliver improved health care for more people at affordable prices.read more
Healthcare leaders will gather at the 11th annual world class, three-day Digital Healthcare Technology Conference to bring industry intelligence to life, share critical solutions and emerging trends and gain more arrows for the healthcare quiver during the interactive eventread more
Technology is a great way to engage patients in managing their health, but poor design–whether it’s a bad interface or an app that doesn’t meet patients’ needs–often stands in the way. These 12 tips will help designers and developers improve the user experience for patients who want to improve their health.read more
Listening to the debate about President Obama’s health care plan, some critics argue that Obamacare is going to need Obamacare — because it’s going to be a “train wreck.” Obama officials insist they’re wrong. We’ll just have to wait and see whether the Affordable Care Act, as the health care law is officially known, surprises us on the downside. But there is one area where the law already appears to be surprising on the upside. And that is the number of health care information start-ups it’s spurring. This is a big deal.read more
In many ways, Michigan looks a lot like Wisconsin. It shares hundreds of miles of the same Great Lakes shoreline, and usually votes “blue” in presidential elections and “red” when it comes to choosing governors and members of its state Legislature. It also boasts major research universities that rank among the nation’s best.read more
US Airways and Kimpton Hotels both compete in very crowded market spaces where price can make the difference in a consumer’s final selection. But one of them knows how to move beyond price to compete on experience and the other doesn’t.
On a recent trip to NYC, I flew on US Air because it contributes to my United frequent flyer status, and stayed at Kimpton’s 70 Park Hotel, because I belong to the loyalty program for this chain of boutique hotels. But with Delta miles and Hilton points, I could easily have made other choices or decided that loyalty points were not worth paying a price premium.read more
The thriving health care information technology industry is no longer news. But, much like the real estate market, there’s a crash coming, and soon.
The American health care industry is normally described in three distinct sectors – providers, insurers and life sciences. While all three sectors contribute to health care, they operate in very different ways, with periodic blurring of relative roles and responsibilities.read more