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Geisinger's Nicholas Marko: Why health systems need chief data officers [Q&A]

While data and technology in healthcare have a synergistic relationship, by no means should they be considered the same thing, according to Geisinger Health System Chief Data Officer Nicholas Marko.

Help Fierce recognize influential women in health IT

Each year, FierceHealthIT shines a spotlight on women who play a major role in the evolution of health IT. Our annual list--compiled with the help of reader nominations--includes individuals at the...

Hacking demo drives home complex reality of mHealth security

There are many frightening security scenarios in the healthcare realm, from having personal data stolen from your medical records to input mistakes regarding needed medication in digital files.

Why mHealth guidelines are a solid starting point for tool developers

Adam C. Powell, Ph.D, president of Payer+Provider Syndicate, spoke with FierceMobileHealthcare about a new set of draft guidlines focused around responsible use of mHealth tools.

How data is the cornerstone of population health management [Special Report]

Population health management has the power to transform healthcare, but that won't happen without robust data and use of analytics.   In this exclusive special report,  FierceHealthIT  takes a look at how data is impacting population health initiatives at these organizations, challenges the tsunami of data in healthcare brings with it and what the future of population health looks like. Report

'Anytime, anywhere' care is future of health industry, says Saint Peter's CIO

How can IT fill in the gaps in the continuum of care and raise the level of health in the community? That's the main question Saint Peter's Healthcare System CIO Frank DiSanzo is looking to answer in his work at the organization.

It's time to speak up, speak out about mHealth, wearables

With mHealth devices becoming more mainstream, it's time for patients' voices to be heard when it comes to development of the tools. A new set of draft guidelines created to drive wearables development forward is giving them a chance to.

Wearables, mHealth devices will suffer if security is an afterthought

It's time, once again, to talk security for mHealth technology. Why? Because the importance of "baking in" security from the outset of a mobile healthcare technology effort doesn't seem to be taking root.

Grace period agreement likely the death knell for another ICD-10 delay

In announcing a  joint effort with the American Medical Association to ease the transition to ICD-10 for providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday essentially sounded the death knell for the possibility of a fourth delay.

Why walking the mHealth walk can be invaluable for providers

For provider prescribing mobile medical apps and wearables, firsthand knowledge of use would go a long way toward putting patients at ease.