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Verizon to add mobile videoconference links to clinicians for treatment of colds, flu

If youve ever been sick with a cold or the flu on a business trip, Verizons new Virtual Visits videoconferencing technology could help quickly reach a clinician from a smartphone or tablet.

Premier 100: How process changes can drive IT innovation

Daphne Jones, senior vice president and CIO at Hospira, chats with Computerworld at its Premier 100 conference in Tucson, Ariz. Jones discusses the benefits of continuous process innovation and how to deal with local issues at a...


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FCC head wants to boost ‘broadband’ standard to 100Mbps nationwide

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel asked her colleagues to consider increasing the minimum broadband standard of 25Mbps to at least 100Mbps — and possibly 1Gbps. The change could help people working from remote locations.

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How to get a job in healthcare IT

Sky-high demand for tech workers means more open doors for IT pros who don’t have prior experience in the healthcare industry.

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What Gen Z and millennials want from employers

Young workers not only want better pay, they want previously less-popular benefits such as mental health care and four-day workweeks, according to three surveys by separate companies. And they want to work for a company that cares...

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5 ways COVID-19 has changed healthcare IT

During the pandemic, IT has supported overburdened medical professionals with multi-hospital dashboards, better health-record integration, automated patient monitoring, and more.

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Blockchain firm Equideum and Nokia building exchange to let patients sell healthcare data

Equideum Health, which runs decentralized networks over which patient data can be transmitted securely, has partnered with Nokia to create a patient-facing app that allows users to sell their healthcare information to researchers.

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UnitedHealth to buy home healthcare provider LHC for $5.4B

The acquisition comes after the two-year COVID-19 pandemic upended how healthcare is delivered, with many people more comfortable with telemedicine and remote monitoring.

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Q&A: AstraZeneca CIO Cindy Hoots on COVID-19, collaboration — and change

Pharmaceutical bigwig AstraZeneca, like most other companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, had to develop a remote-work strategy for its 70,000 workers quickly. Here’s what the company did and what lessons it learned.

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CVS app glitch makes — then cancels — vaccine appointments. And it gets worse.

CVS Pharmacy has a widely used app and site to schedule various vaccinations, including for COVID-19. The problem? It has a glitch that allows customers to schedule appointments that are then cancelled without explanation.

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New VA CIO focuses on digital transformation, EHR changeout

Kurt DelBene, a former Microsoft executive who's now the CIO of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, wants to focus on transforming the agency into a digital friendly organization that uses modern technologies such as telehealth...

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Apple (and everyone) needs harmonized digital health regulation

Perhaps Apple's hopes to innovate in digital health have been held back by the lack of an internationally agreed upon set of standards.

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No end in sight for the Great Resignation; workers keep quitting for better pay, benefits

A record 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs in November, and a survey by a job search site found nearly three-quarters of full-time employees might follow suit over the next year seeking higher pay and better benefits.

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For Hackensack Meridian Health CIO, a year of change

The healthcare network moved 40,000 staffers from Office 365 to the Google Workspace productivity suite this year, following the rollout of thousands of Chromebooks to workers. Mark Eimer explains how it all happened.

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Microsoft makes virtual healthcare visits easier to manage in Teams

The company announced a slew of updates to its Teams collaboration app aimed at front-line workers, including enhancements to the virtual visit experience.

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The cutting edge of healthcare: How edge computing will transform medicine

Edge computing will help reshape how, where, and how quickly medical care can be delivered, but barriers to wide-scale adoption remain.

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Verizon integrates Apple Health for telehealth

Verizon’s BlueJeans Telehealth subsidiary has announced a new integration with Apple Health.

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Salesforce builds out its Health Cloud with remote patient monitoring tool

The company is increasing its focus on the healthcare sector with an Intelligent appointment management tool and HIPAA compliance for Salesforce Maps; the features were unveiled during this week's HIMSS 21.

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How Valley Behavioral Health uses Slack in a regulated industry

Valley Behavioral Health CIO Tyler Tait details how the Utah-based mental health services provider uses Slack’s easy communication while maintaining patient privacy.

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Can an Apple Watch help manage 'Long COVID'?

Researchers say wearable devices can help monitor and manage treatment for people surviving COVID-19.

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