The ‘art’ of the optical deal A visit to two innovative optical shops reveals differing portraitures of providing better customer experience and increasing capture rate. Health execs, IT leaders, docs differ on telehealth drivers July 12, 2016 By Alan Pitt MD Despite different drivers among healthcare leaders, telehealth is gaining momentum. Still, key barriers need to be addressed. Diverse health IT partnerships are critical to interoperability July 11, 2016 By Jitin Asnaani As managed care leaders, better care for patients can be achieved through increased medical data exchange through diverse and collaborative organization involvement. Karen B. DeSalvo on the top tech changes health execs should watch July 08, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate Karen B. DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, gives the best courses of action for top technology challenges and opportunities facing healthcare executives. Remote monitoring drives value-based care July 04, 2016 By Aine Cryts Payers pair with providers to manage patients with chronic disease at a distance. Ransomware attacks present growing threat for hospitals Cyberattacks based on ransomware—hacking into a computer system and holding it hostage until the victim pays to regain access—are on the rise. Disruptive technology and pediatric practice Every few years I like to speculate about the future of medical technology as well as the future of pediatric practice. Both, you see, are very much intertwined, and in my view the future of pediatric practice looks very good indeed. Sexting, dignity, and what we can learn from one another Pediatricians often find themselves sitting across from teenagers trying to counsel them on wise and safe sexual practices. Unsure how much or what kind of information parents provide about sex, these conversations can be as awkward as they are important. How cyberattacks can impact physicians June 25, 2016 By Mary K. Pratt Data thieves are getting craftier with their methods—and are actively targeting healthcare records. Nine best practices in healthcare IT project management June 22, 2016 By Mark Jahn Healthcare organizations must have sound IT project management practices in place to sensibly manage both human and financial resources. Here are nine best practices to follow.