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PwC: Technology a linchpin to primary care's future

Technology will be one of the key drivers when it comes to "revving" up the role of primary care, according to a recent PwC report.

3 ways the FDA furthers patient engagement in the med device process

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking to include patients and caregivers every step of the way when it comes to development of new medical tools.

Accurate measurement key to combat misdiagnosis

Proper, accurate measurement is crucial to addressing the growing issue of medical misdiagnosis, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Implementing ICD-10 was 'absolutely essential' to moving healthcare forward

The ICD-10 implementation date has come and gone, and having the new code set go live was "absolutely essential," according to Richard Averill, senior healthcare policy advisor for 3M and a member of the Coalition for ICD-10's governing board.

NPs, PAs top physicians in emergency department e-prescribing

Nonphysicians are e-prescribing the most at Children's National Health System's emergency department, according to a poster presented at the American Medical Informatics Association annual symposium in San Francisco.

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.

Software works as 'air traffic control for patients,' improves patient flow

Bed-management visualization software and workflow changes have helped SwedishAmerican Hospital in Illinois significantly cut the time it takes to get patients from the emergency department into a bed and to get outgoing patients discharged.

Security of home health tools lacks government oversight

While use of digital health tools at home--from genetic tests to wearables--can put personal health information at risk, the government currently has very few tools at its disposal to solve such issues.

Precision Medicine Initiative funding, advisory panel unveiled

President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative is moving forward, with the recent announcement of funding opportunities as well as panel of outside advisers.

Why healthcare needs a data-savvy workforce

The right workforce is needed in healthcare if big data is to make its mark on the industry, according to Mike Iskandaryan, senior program manager of business operations at UnitedHealth Group.