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Health IT, communication must play role in care transitions

Use of communication and health IT is necessary to help avoid high costs and  readmissions  that can occur because of transitions of care.

Eric Topol: Healthcare turning toward virtual doctor's office

The phrase "the doctor knows best" may be on its way out as health technology is leading to an age where medical decisions are not ordered but shared discussions between physicians and their patients, Eric Topol, M.D., says in an interview with the  University of Toronto's Rotman Management Magazine.

HIMSS, App Association outline health IT challenges for clinical research

HIMSS and ACT | The App Association have both weighed in on the Food and Drug Administration's call for feedback on how healthcare stakeholders are using technology to improve clinical research.

Flawed research design harms HIT policy decisions

Research that features weak or flawed design does more harm than good when it is used to drive policy decisions within healthcare--especially when it comes to health IT, according to a post in the  Health Affairs Blog.

Health IT gadgets hit TIME best innovations list

Health IT gadgets are some of the new tools that made an impact this year, according to  TIME Magazine 's "25 Best Innovations of 2015."

Provider dashboard helps Johns Hopkins measure individual performance

To assess the quality of its physicians, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is turning to a data-driven provider dashboard.

Survey: HIT workers get lower salaries than desired

The average salary in healthcare IT is about $87,000, according to a survey of workers' earnings.

Rural New York provider uses teledentistry to help children at risk for tooth decay

The role of telemedicine is growing to include oral health, and Finger Lakes Community Health's teledentistry program is helping improve patient dental care for children.

AMA teams up with tech incubator to help entrepreneurs test innovations

A new interaction studio at Chicago-based tech incubator MATTER is giving healthcare entrepreneurs the chance to see how their products work in simulated spaces before sending them out into the world.

WEDI-Con: Marshfield Clinic CEO says patients won't wait for industry to catch up with tech

Patients aren't going to wait for the healthcare industry to catch up with technology, and as IT moves farther ahead than where the industry currently stands, "we have to start thinking very differently about what patients expect," Susan Turney, M.D., CEO of Marshfield Clinic, said during the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's conference in Reston, Virginia, this week.