Profile of Alison DianaSenior Editor
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Alison Diana has written about technology and business for more than 20 years. She was editor, contributors, at Internet Evolution; editor-in-chief of 21st Century IT; and managing editor, sections, at CRN. She has also written for eWeek, Baseline Magazine, Redmond Channel Partner, ZDE's custom group, and CIO Insight, as well as many of the industry's leading vendors and channel organizations. Alison, who lives in Central Florida, is an avid Yankees fan. She enjoys rooting on her daughter's travel softball team and reading mysteries. She can be reached on Twitter at @alisoncdiana; on LinkedIn at AlisonDiana, or Google+.
Articles by Alison Diana
posted in May 2014
The Veterans Administration let down the men and women of the Armed Forces. But technology can help the VA in its long road to rehabilitation.
The ability to virtually connect patients and physicians is shaking up healthcare and dialing up a host of new opportunities.
Healthcare providers use avatars in videos, portals, and other educational and support materials for patients and their families.
Bad news for healthcare community: New study shows retailers like Target and eBay are more secure than many healthcare organizations.
More than half of all prescriptions in the U.S. were routed electronically, according to the 2013 National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings.
The University of Washington Medical Center uses an analytics tool to minimize patients' exposure to radiation during routine procedures and improve overall efficiency.
Munson Medical Center IT department's implementation of a single sign-on system did more than increase efficiency for the hospital's healthcare workers -- it changed IT's approach to solving problems.
Insight database combs Practice Fusion's EHR software to provide real-time data on disease outbreaks, prescribing patterns, and diagnoses.
Analytics can help healthcare providers reduce costs and save lives, say attendees of Crimson Clinical Advantage Summit 2014 -- but they must be implemented thoughtfully.
One hospice uses videoconferencing so residents and family members can communicate and share at a difficult time.
When spine surgeon Dr. Lloyd Hey couldn't find commercial EHR software that met his needs, he hired a full-time programmer to build a custom EHR system using FileMaker.
Karen DeSalvo, new National Coordinator for Health IT, says improving interoperability standards is the next big challenge.
Healthcare organizations hope big data and analytics projects can help reduce costs and improve care. Consider these innovative examples.
Healthcare practices find partnering with a cloud service provider for their electronic health records lets them focus on their patients, not on IT.
Two IT tools helped Seattle Children's Hospital and Catholic Health save time and money and improve healthcare for patients and their families.
Healthcare organizations look to replace early electronic health records packages with new systems that perform better, integrate across departments, and tap cloud computing.
Community Hospital used EMR, video surveillance, and real-time tracking technology to isolate the first known US case of the potentially deadly virus.
Industry organizations work to clear up the confusion that still surrounds telemedicine.
Patients want an Amazon.com of healthcare, a single source for all information about insurance, prices, and availability, says a PwC report.
When it suddenly had to compete for Medicare patients, Community Health Plan of Washington turned on the technology.
Healthcare organizations spend and worry more about litigation and regulations than their counterparts in many other industries, study finds. Specialized software helps.