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How CIOs are becoming the heart of the business

While chief information officers still get requests to fix employees' email--that's the most common request made of Massachusetts General Hospital CIO Kevin Jennings--professionals in the role increasingly are involved at the very heart of the business, according to an article at  Ozy.

How Medicare Advantage plans can distinguish themselves from the herd

Large health plans that have a strong investment in the Medicare Advantage (MA) market may be in the best position to capitalize on this booming business. Here are two key focal points for successful MA plans. 

Price transparency, provider collaboration will drive payer analytics adoption

As the Affordable Care Act's rules and regulations continue to evolve, payers need health IT tools and analytics to better asses overall clinical and financial performance across multiple dimensions, according to a recent report from IDC Health Insights.

IBM, Apple partner to anaylze medical data

As part of its partnership with Apple, IBM is taking advantage of health information gathered by the tech giant's devices to create its new Watson Health unit, designed to provide data analytics,  Reuters  reported.

Wireless sensor-based program aims to stem Ebola

Wearable, wireless health sensors, advanced analytics tools and a vital signs monitoring system are part of a new approach in treating patients who may have, or are infected, with the Ebola virus.

Analytics help Indiana in efforts to lower infant mortality rates

Through the help of data analytics, Indiana is making strides in tackling one of its biggest problems--a high infant mortality rate.

Texoma ACO uses data analytics to save costs in MSSP

When trying out tools, if at first you don't succeed, you have to try, try again. That's what one accountable care organization did when picking a population health management data analytics platform.

Why content plays huge role in promise of mHealth

Mobile healthcare technology offers tremendous promise, but the lack of compelling content for engaging users and humanizing technology experiences means the promise will go unfulfilled, writes Howard Steinberg, an entrepreneur and co-founder of the Westport Innovation HUB, in a guest post at  Forbes.

Health IT can't evolve to handle toughest insurance industry challenges, execs say

Insurance executives don't think that health information technology analytics can evolve to help their companies address their top challenges of regulatory compliance, value-based reimbursement, and patient-centered care, according to a recent survey from consulting company Genpact.

Cerner, Livongo partner on diabetes management tech

Cerner is expanding its healthcare strategy through a partnership with Livongo Health aimed at making diabetes screening and patient self-management more effective and proactive.