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The ‘art’ of the optical deal
The ‘art’ of the optical dealA 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 driversDespite different drivers among healthcare leaders, telehealth is gaining momentum. Still, key barriers need to be addressed.
Diverse health IT partnerships are critical to interoperabilityAs 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
Karen B. DeSalvo on the top tech changes health execs should watchKaren 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
Remote monitoring drives value-based carePayers pair with providers to manage patients with chronic disease at a distance.
Ransomware attacks present growing threat for hospitalsCyberattacks 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 practiceEvery 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 anotherPediatricians 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 physiciansData thieves are getting craftier with their methods—and are actively targeting healthcare records.
Nine best practices in healthcare IT project managementHealthcare 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.