InformationWeek Puts the Spotlight on Technology & Healthcare
With the Affordable Care Act and data breaches in the news as of late, InformationWeek is turning its attention to healthcare and how technology can help the industry.
Oct 16, 2014
NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The effects of healthcare and technology are all around us.
Whether it's buying insurance through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), healthcare providers learning to use new technologies such as electronic healthcare records (EHRs), or hospitals protecting patient data from breaches, this is an industry that is having a major, and long-lasting, effect on the lives of almost everyone in the United States.
The stakes for healthcare, and the technology that is changing the industry, have never been higher, and right now it's more important than ever to understand what it all means.
To help guide the way through this change, InformationWeek and the site's editors are spotlighting healthcare and technology this week with articles written by several leading experts in the healthcare IT field. These compelling topics range from what the HealthCare.gov website rollout can teach us about software development to how patient data breaches are increasingly lucrative.
Here's a sample of some of the stories you'll find on InformationWeek this week:
- InformationWeek Community Editor Susan Nunziata, reporting from Dreamforce 14 this week in San Francisco, looks at four healthcare lessons from the show.
- Paul Cerrato, a healthcare writer and editor for more than 30 years, takes an in-depth look at how technology can help restore the traditional trust of the doctor-patient relationship.
- Giovanni M. Colella, a doctor and co-founder of Castlight Health Inc., writes that healthcare costs are manageable, as long as the industry uses the right data.
- Anders Wallgren, who has more than 15 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software, takes a look at the HealthCare.gov website from inception, to rollout, to now to see what we can learn from it when tackling the next big IT project or enterprise software deployment.
- Larry Stofko, the executive vice president of the Innovation Institute who also serves as chief technology officer and head of the Innovation Lab, gives readers a look inside the Innovation Lab's framework to see what a real petri dish for healthcare innovation looks like.
- Finally, on InformationWeek's sister site Dark Reading, Lysa Myers, who has been researching malware and other security problems since 1999, shows how the black market for stolen medical data is getting bigger and more dangerous.
Every week, InformationWeek tells the story of how technology is changing our lives and the way we do business. This week, InformationWeek highlights the promises and challenges of the healthcare IT industry. As always the editors and writers welcome your questions and comments on the InformationWeek website. Please join our conversation today.
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