Profile of Alex Kane RudanskyAssociate editor for InformationWeek Healthcare
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 45
Alex Kane Rudansky is an associate editor for InformationWeek Healthcare. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Boston Globe and The Miami Herald, among others. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Articles by Alex Kane Rudansky
Technology is changing the way patients receive education about their post-hospital regimen.
Will a glorified pedometer change the way America does healthcare? And what is "mHealth," anyway? Five experts speak.
With baby boomers all grown up, a new generation of tech-savvy seniors is emerging.
Going far beyond Jeopardy, IBM's favorite child is rounding up friends to make intelligent apps proliferate, in healthcare and other fields.
HIPAA compliance can be a headache, especially when patient data falls through the cracks.
Meaningful Use requirements have widened the digital divide between metropolitan and rural hospitals.
Telemedicine is a useful tool for anyone, but it's vital in a rural setting.
Taking advantage of more-open data standards in other countries, MedRed BT Health Cloud will provide public access to aggregated population health data.
As HHS secretary Sebelius testified to Congress about the flawed rollout, a memo surfaced that predicted security risks due to inadequate testing.
Experts say a lack of consumer-centric development and user testing led to the disastrous rollout of the government's Obamacare portal.
Contractors point fingers at each other and the government as they attempt to shift responsibility for healthcare website problems.
Pharmacists' move from behind the counter exposes customer data to prying eyes and violates HIPAA, says Change to Win Retail Initiatives group.
Verizon's Converged Health Management wirelessly transmits data from patients' health monitoring devices to doctors using a HIPAA-secure cloud.
HealthTap allows patients to ask medical questions to a network of more than 50,000 doctors worldwide.
Speech recognition and dictation software could be poised to make big inroads in healthcare, says Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society report.
President expresses frustration with the marketplace's problems in Monday press conference.
Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative redefines Meaningful Use definitions for EHR modules.
Boston Children's Hospital's chief innovation officer discusses innovating and overcoming the "O gap."
Merck partnership with Israeli health system is another promising step toward using big data to improve the understanding of medical treatment.
HIE adoption rates are rising, but the lack of data standardization limits ability to share data.
Healthcare IT vendor and Intermountain to collaborate on activity-based costing, expected to help accountable care organizations measure cost of care.
Here are three reasons Google's health venture matters, both to the industry and to our quality of life.
Cloud-based social learning network designed with Boston Children's Hospital aims to bring best practices in medical care to healthcare providers anywhere in the world.
Agency's tiered approach puts regulatory emphasis on high-risk apps.
Google invests in Calico, a new healthcare company dedicated to slowing the aging process.
American College of Physicians urges HHS to provide more flexibility and an extended timeline.
Patient-generated data, or PGD, could lower costs and improve care, but only if patients participate and healthcare providers can make sense of the data.
Penn partners with startups to help test new healthcare technology against real-world data.
The key is making genetic test data instantly relevant to physicians. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
Nationwide Children's Hospital used virtual desktops and live streaming video to streamline EHR systems and make neonatal care available at nearby hospitals. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
Miami Children's, the No. 5 company in the IW 500 ranking, thinks telemedicine will open up a new revenue source.
As some organizations struggle to innovate in today's complex regulatory landscape, others forge ahead.
Iagnosis' new app allows dermatologists to virtually diagnose patients with common skin conditions.
There's a lot of pressure to use off-the-shelf technology such as Epic and Cerner for electronic health records. Here's why some providers still build their own software.
Researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital find that telemedicine consults improved pediatric patient outcomes in rural areas.
Proponents say it could close gaps in LGBT healthcare, but it raises the question of how much data is too much.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society joins growing chorus urging the government to give healthcare providers more time to comply with Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations.
Health and Human Service's national coordinator for health IT who drove widespread EHR adoption will leave the position this fall.
From telemedicine robots to toilet sensors, remote patient monitoring technology continues to win venture capital. These nine startups have landed funding in the past year.
Experts share concerns about Meaningful Use timeline, obstacles faced by rural hospitals, challenge of sharing electronic health records.
PayPal founder Peter Thiel created a fellowship to get young people tackling big ideas. One result: a medication reminder app worth sticking with, designed by a 19-year-old.
Computer physician order entry, patient-generated data and big data are taking off, according to American Hospital Association survey.
Nine accountable care organizations are dropping out of a program touted as a key cost-saving element of Obamacare. Here's how three providers are using technology to stick it out.
Athena's largest deal to date for its cloud-based software for ambulatory care services will serve more than 4,000 healthcare providers.
Public/private partnerships should make it easier to report health IT-related adverse events and correct potential patient safety concerns.