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The smartphone industry may be growing, but is the U.S. healthcare infrastructure ready to embrace the growing desire for non-traditional physician-patient encounters?

The National Security Agency intercepted communications from ordinary internet users—American and non-American alike—far more often than those foreigners the agency was legally targeting.

The future of wearable technology may be the shirt on your back.

Government agencies increasingly mine Medicare health insurance claims to identify and reach out to vulnerable people, especially during emergencies. A recent New York Times articles delves into the privacy and ethical quandaries surrounding this practice, and whether the benefits outweighs these concerns.

Google is seeking patents that detail ways to fit a camera into a contact lens without dramatically increasing its thickness.

Patients weigh in on the good, bad and ugly of EMRs, tackling whether they are mostly instruments to maximize patient billings, whether they interfere with physician-patient interactions and how they improve care coordination.

The reason why the medical profession has been slow to adopt technology at the point of care is that there is an asymmetry of benefits, David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, former national coordinator of health IT, said in an interview published in The Atlantic.

Clinical Innovation + Technology was on hand at HIMSS14 to cover healthcare IT trends. We stopped in the Vital Images booth to learn more about images and the EMR.

Kaiser Permanente is betting on mobile health and telehealth to reduce unnecessary and costly visits to urgent care centers and hospitals.

An analysis at Boston Medical Center found that its cardiac care unit experienced 12,000 alarms a day, on average. But, according to a story on National Public Radio, the center was able to successfully combat alarm fatique by switching off lower-risk alarms and upgrading some warnings, for instance a pause in heart rhythm, to a higher level that signifies a crisis.

EHR adoption has meant the emergence of a new kind of professional in clinics and emergency rooms: scribes.

The Affordable Care Act’s goal to promote reforms to the "overpriced, underperforming" U.S. healthcare system is often overlooked in the healthcare debate sweeping the country right now, argues New York Times op-ed columnist Bill Keller.