Best of Health IT News: Week of 04/03/14

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss.

Smart Data Key to Patient Engagement

Healthcare IT News reports on how data can open new paths in communication between patients and providers. This enables care coordination, paving the way toward population health and giving providers more insight into into chronic patient management -- and how to tailor treatments and drive behavior change. 

Highlights from the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting

In Harvard Health Publications, Executive Editor Julie Corliss highlights the top news coming out of the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting. She discusses how since 1950, death rates from cardiovascular disease have been reduced by 70%, and summarizes two promising studies that were presented at the meeting. 

ACC.14: ACC President Touts IT Progress

Cardiovascular Business covers the ACC scientific session in Washington, D.C. and John Gordon Harold's address, in which he discusses how the ACC is working to offer innovative technologies that will improve communication and education in cardiology. He also highlights one of the college's major projects -- a renovation of into a more user-friendly home for cardiology professionals.