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USB Hardware Easily Subverted, Researchers Claim
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Security researchers say they can reprogram USB controller chips to hijack USB devices and connected computers.
10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
As government and industry groups debate the best way to oversee healthcare apps, some questionable software hits the market.
Self-Driving Cars: 10 More Realistic Names
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
Healthcare Security: CSOs Needed
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Too many healthcare environments cling to insecure legacy systems and lax accessibility standards. It's time to enact strong security leadership.
Rise Of The Robots: Up From The Factory Floor
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
Insecure Communications Costly For Hospitals
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Even one insecure text message can be expensive, as one North Carolina facility discovered. It's time for healthcare organizations to implement efficient, secure communication systems.
Wearable Tech: 5 Healthcare Wins
Slideshows  |  7/28/2014  | 
While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.
When Patients Fear EHR
Commentary  |  7/28/2014  | 
When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
Senate Committee Seeks EHR Interoperability Investigation
News  |  7/26/2014  | 
Bipartisan Senate Appropriations Committee wants an investigation into poor interoperability, possible "information blocking" in electronic health records.
Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
News  |  7/26/2014  | 
Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
Fit Fido: 10 Apps To Keep Pets Healthy
Slideshows  |  7/25/2014  | 
Pet owners can now choose from an array of apps and gadgets including doggy Fitbits, meal-tracking and training apps, and scheduling tools to care for critters.
Hiring For The New World Of Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  7/25/2014  | 
The politics of healthcare IT are not getting any easier. What are the top three attributes your IT team members will need?
Healthcare Collaboration Across 3 Generations
Commentary  |  7/25/2014  | 
Patients may see 50 different hospital employees during treatment. Don't let different collaboration styles among your multigenerational staff hinder patient care.
Cyber Attacks Happen: Build Resilient Systems
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
You can't stop all attacks or build the perfect defense system. The higher-level objective is resilience.
Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
IT jobs in the tech sector will stall while non-tech industries will drive IT job growth, impacting job geography and skills, says new report.
Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
FTC: In-App Purchase Crackdowns Reflect 'Fundamental' Rules
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Federal Trade Commission must observe core principles of consumer protection, regardless of the pace of technology, Commissioner Julie Brill says.
EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Electronic medical record vendors need to take a clue from video game design. It's time to deliver intuitive, simple to learn, and easy to use EHR technology.
Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Johns Hopkins patient privacy violation didn't involve Google Glass or wearables but indicates why the healthcare industry must head off trouble with wearables in clinical settings.
FDA Mobile Apps Loophole Hazardous For Healthcare
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
The FDA's reluctance to overregulate medical apps opens a pitfall for healthcare organizations that innovate too far ahead of the curve.
Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
Optum Labs Translates Big Data Research To Clinicians
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Big data shows lots of promise in researchers' hands. By getting this insight to clinicians, it can really improve and save lives, says Dr. Paul Wallace of Optum Labs.
Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
Meaningful Use EHR Audits: When, Not If
Commentary  |  7/22/2014  | 
So your organization has accepted the feds' financial incentive. Now it's time to prove you're entitled to it.
10 More Robots That Could Change Healthcare
Slideshows  |  7/22/2014  | 
These medical robots bring fresh ideas to healthcare. Ready to see one at your local hospital?
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
Fitness Trackers & FSAs: A Winning Game Plan
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
Including fitness devices in flexible savings account plans could encourage consumers to adopt a more active lifestyle and improve their overall health.
How E-Discovery Cuts Legal Costs For Novo Nordisk
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
Pharma giant boosts efficiency, reduces outsourcing labor with in-house technology that discovers and produces electronic information for legal purposes.
EU Tells Apple, Google: Limit In-App Purchasing
News  |  7/19/2014  | 
"Children must be better protected when playing online," EU Commissioner declares in-app goods crackdown.
5 Reasons Going Paperless Won't Work
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
Paperless processes have their virtues, but don't confuse the means with the ends.
Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
Slideshows  |  7/18/2014  | 
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
Detour On The Road To ICD-10
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
How one health system is adjusting to the delayed implementation of the new ICD-10 healthcare coding standard.
Telemedicine Guidelines Leave Plenty Of Questions
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Federation of State Medical Boards and American Medical Association telemedicine standards provide a good starting point, but their definitions are too narrow.
Apple-IBM Deal: Trouble For Google, Microsoft
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
Apple's alliance with IBM will make it harder for Android and Windows Phone to carve a niche in the workplace.
Healthcare IT Cloud Safety: 5 Basics
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Healthcare is warming up to cloud services, and that means extra vigilance. Here's what you should be doing at a minimum to keep data safe.
Data Breach Notification Law: Will Florida Lead?
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Florida's stringent new breach notification law might encourage lawmakers to finally enact a federal standard.
State Health Insurance Exchanges Limp Toward Relaunch
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Oregon's exchange has shut down, sending its workload to HealthCare.gov, and at least two others are keeping this option open for the next enrollment period that starts in November.
7 Ways To Avoid Self-Service IT Pitfalls
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Moving routine work from IT to end users can increase efficiency and save serious money. But too many projects fall flat.
Health Company's Invention Program No 'Shark Tank'
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Carolina Health Systems and Edison Nation have created Edison Nation Medical, an incubator designed to help employees -- and anybody else -- submit medical inventions to be patented, manufactured, and sold.
Apple, IBM Will Woo Enterprises: Mobile Bombshell
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
The two former rivals join forces to sell enterprises on iOS hardware and business apps backed by IBM services. Can the duo dominate the enterprise mobile market?
Net Neutrality: Comment Period Closing
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
As the comment period for the FCC's proposed broadband rules closes Tuesday, Web giants weigh in on traffic prioritization.
3 Cardinal Rules For Managing Your Boss
Commentary  |  7/15/2014  | 
Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to interactions with your boss. Instead of blaming him for your problems, learn his style and adapt.
Can Privacy Survive Social Networking?
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Sgrouples shows social networking doesn't have to mean surrendering personal data.
GIS Technology Helps Eradicate Polio
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
World Health Organization uses geographic information systems to find and reach the few remaining locations where polio lurks.
Standardize EMRs, For Security & Safety's Sake
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Electronic medical records help healthcare organizations improve patient care, but lack of standardization could cause safety and security problems.
EMRs Shape Up Physical Therapy
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Physical therapists find that electronic medical records help improve patient care and save money.
HIPAA Compliance: What Every Developer Should Know
Commentary  |  7/11/2014  | 
Apple Health and Google Fit have spurred a surge of interest in health apps. Here's what developers need to understand about HIPAA compliance.
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