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Drones and drugs: Despite progress, barriers remain for healthcare use

The first government-approved drone delivery in the U.S. occurred late last week, and the wares the machine carried were packages of medicine.

Technical difficulties, complications plague robotic surgeries

As the adoption of robots to help in minimally invasive surgery grows, so, too, do technical difficulties and complications during such procedures, according to a recent study.

HRSA grant supports Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

The Federation of State Medical Boards received an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration that supports the organization's Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

Providers: Benefits of image sharing outweigh challenges

Providers feel image sharing is crucial to radiology, despite challenges such as security, processing time and a need for larger amounts of storage.

'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.

One CIO's case for making medical records available online

Anyone who wants to sift through the medical records of John Halamka can--the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO's information can all be found online as part of the Personal Genome Project.

Global patient monitoring market grows to $31.4 billion

The demand for wireless and streamlined health devices has led to growth in the patient monitoring market, which currently boasts a global valuation of $31.4 billion, according to a report from Kalorama Information.

National Quality Forum advocates for big data quality frameworks

As the healthcare industry pulls in buckets of information from electronic health records, wearables and health apps, "more data, more problems" is becoming a new refrain.

Providers turn to virtual tools to keep patients honest

The ability for patients to be truthful with their doctors is paramount in healthcare, and the industry is turning to digital tools to help people feel more comfortable with being honest.

Why healthcare's lack of interoperability is unethical

The current lack of interoperability between medical devices and other healthcare IT tools represents both a safety dilemma and an ethical issue, according to leaders with the Center for Medical Interoperability.