Facebook Health? Thumbs Down
Facebook may be eyeing the healthcare space to create new communities and apps. Given Facebook's privacy history, users will be wary.
Big Data Disease Breakthroughs
Researchers spotted new ways to treat cancer when the National Institutes of Health enabled semantic searches of its huge Medline database of published medical articles.
25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
Healthcare & Data: Partners At Last
Thirty years ago, healthcare data was the province of PhDs. No more. Happily for patients and doctors alike, the use of data to improve lives is an accepted practice that will only grow.
Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
App developer association ACT teams with AirStrip and other mobile app companies to ask for simpler, updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules governing app development.
ONC Releases Final EHR Guidelines
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT abandons voluntary 2015 criteria and instead adds flexibility to 2014 EHR certification criteria.
Who Owns EHR Data?
The owners of electronic health records aren't necessarily the patients. How much control should patients have?
UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh Moves On
Drawbaugh, whose inventive approach to healthcare IT and revenue creation earned UPMC a No. 1 ranking in the 2013 InformationWeek 500, is leaving his role after 18 years.
Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes
The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
10 Ways To Strengthen Healthcare Security
As recent hacks show, keeping a healthcare organization safe from security threats takes planning, technical expertise, and business knowledge. Has your team taken these 10 steps?
Cerner Buys Siemens EHR, Hails Post-MU Era
Cerner will spend $1.3 billion for Siemens' health IT business, says it will continue to support both companies' electronic health records software as part of a broader population health strategy.
EHR Reboots: Should You Replace Your System?
Starting over might be awful to contemplate, but acquisitions, costs, or lack of compliance might require replacing your health data system. Just be sure you're switching for the right reasons.
Healthcare Security: CSOs Needed
Too many healthcare environments cling to insecure legacy systems and lax accessibility standards. It's time to enact strong security leadership.
Insecure Communications Costly For Hospitals
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.
When Patients Fear EHR
When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
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.