How digital device usage is affecting youth February 15, 2017 By Scott Schachter OD The time we are spending on digital devices is on the rise, and it’s unlikely to slow down any time soon. With more and more apps, games, and social media options, we have all become more dependent on smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. Four tech trends in healthcare in 2017 February 06, 2017 By Aine Cryts Several changes and transitions will have a huge impact on health IT in 2017 and in future years. Three technology innovations helping Cigna meet customers’ needs February 05, 2017 By Mark Boxer At Cigna, technology is viewed as a strategic enabler that powers its business strategy—creating closer, more meaningful connections with customers. Four ways tech improves chronic disease management February 04, 2017 By Donna Marbury Finding technology solutions to diagnose and manage chronic conditions is critical to the future of healthcare. Hackathon series puts focus on digital eye care January 23, 2017 By Thomas A. Wong OD Since the start of the 21st century, technology has revolutionized how we care for our glaucoma, retina, contact lens, low vision, and refractive surgery patients. However, the primary care eye exam has remained relatively unchanged. Three reasons telemedicine will grow in 2017 January 18, 2017 By Ralph C. Derrickson Technology, and specifically telemedicine, has an enormous role to play in improvements to clinical work flows, care coordination, and long-term health outcomes. Automated health tracking boosts patient engagement, study shows January 07, 2017 By Tracey Walker Connected devices and apps eliminating the need for manual tracking drive better long-term engagement in healthy activities, a study from Walgreens and Scripps Translational Science, shows. How data analytics combats the opioid epidemic Deaths due to opioid abuse have risen sharply—and show no signs of leveling off. Here’s how data analytics can prevent abuse and diversion. Interoperability remains huge hindrance to improved care quality December 17, 2016 By Rohan Kulkarni High customer satisfaction has been linked with stronger loyalty, sales, and profits. So why hasn’t the healthcare industry caught on? Four ways demand for healthcare data will grow in 2017 December 09, 2016 By Rick Ingraham “Repeal and replace” or “replace and improve” activities on The Hill, though not “business as usual,” won’t necessary slow down data-driven focus areas in healthcare that will continue in 2017.