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Wearables in the workplace: Treat health data with careful consideration

As use of wearables in the workplace grows, concerns loom about the collection of private health information by employers.

Children's Health app at center of effort to help patients manage asthma

Technology plays a vital role in Children's Health of Texas's work to reduce emergency department readmissions for asthma patients.

Anthem debuts 'innovation studio' in Atlanta

Anthem has opened a new "innovation studio" that will house a multi-disciplinary team that will focus on creating new ways to improve experience and quality and lower healthcare costs.

5 ways to improve provider directories

With hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, millions of dollars in customer rebates and customer loyalty at risk, payers can no longer afford to manage inaccurate or inadequate provider directories, according to a new report.

The FDA's draft guidance on EHRs and clinical trials needs more meat

We may finally see more streamlined approval of new drugs and devices, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's latest effort to push researchers to use electronic health records in clinical trials--draft guidance published this week regarding how to use EHRs as a source of data. Still, the draft guidance is pretty skimpy and raises questions that must be answered.

LaVerne Council: VA to roll out health management platform 'over next two years'

Long in the works, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it soon will begin rolling out its enhanced Enterprise Health Management Platform, which VA CIO LaVerne Council calls "a major cornerstone of our modernization efforts."

DirectTrust adds new members, continues 'steady growth'

DirectTrust continues to enjoy "steady" growth, adding eight new members to its network since the beginning of the year and bringing total membership to 146 organizations. The new members include health services providers, health IT companies, and companies providing healthcare-related mobile apps.

FDA issues draft guidance on use of EHRs in clinical investigations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance regarding the collection and use of electronic health record data in clinical trials.

'Machine learning' a boon for insurers, but can't replace human touch in healthcare

The concept of "machine learning" has tremendous potential to help health insurers leverage data and improve care, though one prominent insurance CEO argues that such disruptive technologies will never be able to replace the valuable role of clinicians.

User experience better on exchange websites, but more improvement needed

It is becoming easier for consumers to evaluate Affordable Care Act health insurance plans online, though more could be done to enhance the user experience on the exchange websites, according to a report from the National Partnership for Women & Families.