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How payers will embrace health IT in 2015

In a post-Affordable Care Act world, technology poses a bit of a challenge for payers. But these challenges also bring opportunities for payers to embrace and adopt.

As health data volume grows, CIOs must prioritize governance strategies, analytics

Technology is creating more ways to collect and analyze health data, but as the amount of information grows, chief information officers in the industry must figure out how to make that flood of data actionable.

Cybersecurity remains a priority for provider organizations

As cyberthreats in healthcare continue to grow, security remains a top priority for provider organizations, according to a new report published by IDC Health Insights.

Best practices for payer health management programs

Health IT tools and more transparent relationships with providers are among the best practices that can help health insurance companies improve health management programs, according to a new report by IDC Health Insights.

Get to know members to achieve value-based success

As insurers continue to implement value-based programs, including patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations, they should get to know their members better.

Ambulatory docs unhappy with their EHRs

Physicians may be adopting electronic health records in record numbers, but more than half are still dissatisfied with them, according to a new study from IDC Health Insights.

Google Glass apps not expected for another year or two

Though Google Glass has potential for yielding important mobile health applications for medical professionals, due to technical limitations and regulatory hurdles it could still be years before the...

Big data use: Providers, payers not on the same page

Health payers are putting more stock in the effectiveness of big data and analytics tools than their provider counterparts, according to a new report published by Framingham, Mass.-based research and consulting firm IDC Health Insights.

IDC issues mobility maturity model for healthcare organizations

A new report from IDC Health Insights provides a framework of stages, critical measures, outcomes, and actions required for healthcare organizations to "effectively advance along the successive...

Clinical mobility spending in U.S. to reach $5.4B by 2016

U.S. clinical mobility spending is forecasted to reach $5.4 billion by 2016, according to an announcement about a new IDC Health Insights report. Between 2011 and 2016, spending is predicted to grow...