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Study backs importance of robust analytics infrastructure for ACOs

Robust analytics infrastructure is one of the keys to success for accountable care organizations, according to a new study published in the journal  Academic Medicine.

New York-Presbyterian hopes tech startups can boost its IT efforts

New York-Presbyterian Hospital is making moves that it hopes will lead to better healthcare technology use, according to CIO Aurelia Boyer.

Apple-IBM partnership bodes well for mHealth innovation

Apple and IBM are forging a global strategic partnership to transform business using mobile technology. A big chunk of that strategy is aimed at the healthcare sector, specifically the mobile healthcare segment.

HIT workers find jobs meaningful and challenging, but pay lags

Healthcare IT workers tend to be pretty happy with their jobs, though not necessarily with their salaries, according to a survey from consulting and staffing firm Healthcare IT Leaders.

3 tips for first-time hospital CIOs

As the old adage goes, age is just a number. But for young CIOs, that number may have a greater bearing on how their organizations treat and scrutinize them, Chad Brisendine, vice president and CIO of St. Luke's University Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, says in a recent post for  healthsystemCIO.com.

Health industry still largely reliant on older communications tools

Much of the healthcare industry remains reliant on older communications systems, including pagers and paper-based processes, that can negatively impact patient safety and operational inefficiencies, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.

Horizon BCBSNJ invests in tech for better provider relations, patient care

As health insurance becomes more retail-based and consumer-oriented, insurers need the right technology to adapt to the ever-evolving environment. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is focusing its technology resources on developing new relationships with providers, such as patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations, Horizon BCBSNJ CIO Doug Blackwell told FierceHealthPayer in an exclusive interview.

Google healthcare strategy boasts strengths, weaknesses, industry experts say

As Google's Glass offering already is making headlines thanks to various mHealth pilots and initiatives, some industry experts remain wary of such efforts due to security issues

Warning system will enable public health responses to illicit drug use

A new warning system will help to detect illicit drug use around the country to allow for "rapid, informed and effective" public health responses.

OpenFDA offers new API for easier access to drug, medical device recall data

Through its OpenFDA program, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now offers an Application Programming Interface to give developers and researchers access to data about recalls, according to a blog post by FDA's Taha Kass-Hout.