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. Need for population health data drives practice to consider EHR switch December 03, 2016 By David Chasen MD In this guest blog, one practice outlines their journey for switching EHRs. Four ways to get your data analytics team up to speed December 01, 2016 By Donna Marbury Does your analytics team have what it takes? Experts share their top recommendations. Best tech for pediatrics: 2016 At the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exibition (NCE) in October, I again presented 2 workshops on office technologies, sponsored by the AAP’s Section on Advances in Technology and Therapeutics. I made every effort to make this year’s workshop a unique experience, showcasing some new technology while including some of my old favorites. Make it personal: Three ways to connect with healthcare consumers November 19, 2016 By Stan Nowak : Remembering to engage in healthy behavior can often slip to the bottom of our list of priorities. In a world where we need to be reminded and motivated to be the healthiest version of ourselves, the right nudges at the right time can help us get there. Physician-astronaut encourages innovation November 16, 2016 By Susan C. Olmstead The Jordan M Phillips keynote address that kicked off the AAGL 45th global congress shared the message that everyone in healthcare must innovate. Improve health plan member experiences: 3 tech tips Creating a comprehensive customer experience doesn’t happen overnight, but the key to achieving it comes from taking a “bone deep” approach.