technology

Automated health tracking boosts patient engagement, study showsConnected 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 epidemicDeaths 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 qualityHigh 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“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
Need for population health data drives practice to consider EHR switchIn this guest blog, one practice outlines their journey for switching EHRs.
Four ways to get your data analytics team up to speed
Four ways to get your data analytics team up to speedDoes your analytics team have what it takes? Experts share their top recommendations.
Best tech for pediatrics: 2016At 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: 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 innovationThe 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 tipsCreating a comprehensive customer experience doesn’t happen overnight, but the key to achieving it comes from taking a “bone deep” approach.