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Colleagues In Cuffs: When Employees Steal Patient Records
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
The Queens County DA recently arrested two Jamaica Hospital employees for stealing patient data, a lucrative crime occurring at hospitals across the nation.
Doximity: Social Networking For Doctors
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Social service eases HIPAA fears by validating medical credentials of all members, allowing professional collaboration among physicians.
Startup Aims To Unlock Family Medical History
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
Sharing healthcare data among family members, with less concern for privacy, could result in better healthcare, says Zibdy Health.
20 Tests Healthcare CIOs Must Juggle
Slideshows  |  3/24/2014  | 
With never-ending waves of federal regulations and new technologies, healthcare CIOs face constant change. These issues top the list of leadership challenges.
Healthcare Data Security: Focus On 'Business Associates'
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Healthcare professionals don't trust service providers' handling of patient data, study shows. Cloud services aim to help providers take control of those relationships.
Obamacare Vs. Patient Data Security: Ponemon Research
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Healthcare professionals worry that healthcare regulations mandating patient data exchange are luring more data thieves, says Ponemon study.
Windows XP Security Issues: Fact Vs. Fiction
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
Are you prepared for the end of Microsoft support for Windows XP next month?
Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Embraces Social Collaboration
News  |  3/11/2014  | 
Social applications based on SharePoint are just beginning to prove their worth in clinical settings. Here's how one hospital uses them to review case studies, share resources, and more.
As Doctors Embrace Tablets, Management Headaches Grow
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Mobile devices are just what the doctor ordered, but not all healthcare providers' IT departments have the right tools to manage them.
Wearable Health Tech: Many Promises, Few Facts
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Digital fitness devices are the rage -- among healthy people. The healthcare community won't know the value to sedentary patients until unbiased research arrives.
5 Reasons Security Certifications Matter
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Thereís a lot of buzz around how certs arenít important. Iím calling BS, and hereís why.
HIMSS14: Health IT's Next Boom Cycle
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
We've seen health informatics booms and busts before -- will this one be different?
HIMSS14: Healthcare CIOs Wrestle With Economic & Regulatory Pressures
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
A McKinsey consultant tells CHIME CIOs they will have to innovate their ways out of an economic squeeze. Regulators hint at some flexibility.
Healthcare Devices: Security Researchers Sound Alarms
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Default usernames, weak passwords, and widespread Windows XP Embedded systems are cause for concern, SANS Institute researchers say.
HIMSS Security Survey: Greatest Threat From Healthcare Insiders
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
The HIMSS survey of 283 IT and security professionals says the biggest concern is healthcare workers looking into electronic health records.
Massachusetts Preps For ICD-10 Mandate
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
To get ahead of October deadline for implementing ICD-10 coding, state launches unique statewide initiative.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
States High on Medical Marijuana Technology
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Advocates are optimistic technology will help medical marijuana be more than a pipe dream in a growing number of states.
Labs Must Protect Newly Portable Patient Data
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Now that the Department of Health and Human Services has ruled that consumers can get their medical test results, labs' IT departments must give security and privacy top priority.
Do Doctors Need EHR 'Scribes'?
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Doctors should hire assistants to fill out electronic health records for them -- tagging along on exams if necessary -- to avoid job burnout, says ScribeAmerica.
Texas Hospital Discloses Huge Breach
News  |  2/5/2014  | 
St. Joseph Health System reports that as many as 405,000 records may have been compromised, but actual damage remains speculative.
What Patients Will Share To Improve Care
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Surveys show chronically ill patients and the general population are both willing to share personal information to help improve quality of care.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of ITís control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
Healthcare.gov Still Insecure, Critics Tell House Panel
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
At Congressional hearing, critic who suggested in November site should be shut down says, "Nothing has changed."
MedAllies Goes National With Health Data Direct Messaging
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
Direct secure messaging service lets healthcare providers exchange information about patients, regardless of what EHR software sends the message.
Wearable Computing Equals New Security Risks
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Have you thought about all the data thieves could steal from wearable gadgets? Security experts say this discussion is just starting.
8 Healthcare Startups Catch Fire
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
Here's a look at some of the most innovative healthcare startups and health apps featured at the NYeC Digital Health Conference and the Connected Health Symposium.
Healthcare Data Breaches To Surge In 2014
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
The healthcare industry will see even bigger breaches of data and patient privacy in 2014, an Experian report says.
Diagnosis: Insecurity
Infographics  |  12/23/2013  | 
Many healthcare providers still donít get it: They refuse to fully secure protected health information against unauthorized access and authorized users who abuse their privileges.
Patient Data On Filesharing Service Provokes Legal Trouble
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Medical file reportedly found on a peer-to-peer filesharing network leads to an FTC complaint, a federal lawsuit, and a book claiming regulatory overreach.
Top 15 Healthcare Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
What did InformationWeek Healthcare readers care about in 2013? Catch up on these popular items.
5 Trends For Health CIOs In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Patient portals, direct messaging, and medical identity theft will keep healthcare execs on their toes in the new year.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
How WellCare Manages Health IT Risks, Security
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
WellCare execs describe how a healthy tension between IT and security groups helps them to contain risks.
Open Government Data: Companies Cash In
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Start-ups and established firms harvest government data for consumer and business applications, creating an economic stimulus.
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
Drchrono Enhances iPad EHR: API, Apps
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Appointment scheduling, imaging apps, and even a competing medical billing service will tap cloud service.
Hackers Outsmart Pacemakers, Fitbits: Worried Yet?
Slideshows  |  12/12/2013  | 
Mobile health devices aren't as secure as you might think. Look at how researchers plan to strengthen security for consumer devices and regulated medical devices.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Donít Underestimate It
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
A cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure owners is voluntary but will become the de facto standard for litigators and regulators. Here's how to prepare.
The Rules And Tools Of Patient Engagement
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Doctors must capitalize on patient curiosity about their own medical records.
Hacking Electronic Health Records
News  |  12/5/2013  | 
How a dangerous security flaw discovered in one of the most pervasive electronic medical record platforms in the U.S. was found and fixed before it could do damage.
HealthCare.gov Snafu: Not That Hard To Believe
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Leveraging cloud-delivered services would have helped in the overall stability and success of the HealthCare.gov website, and probably still can going forward.
Seeking Secure Health Information Exchange
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
The New York eHealth Collaborative is among several forward thinking organizations that are helping make HIEs private and secure.
Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Project Crash Recovery
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Former Air Force Col. Mark Douglas shares lessons learned from a $5 billion problem IT project, as the HealthCare.gov recovery effort moves forward.
HealthCare.gov Hitting Performance Targets, Says Zients
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
User-facing components performing well, says project overseer Jeffrey Zients. But questions remain whether the back end will work for insurers.
US Moving From Technology Leader To Laggard
Commentary  |  12/2/2013  | 
R&D, science, and technology investments aren't keeping pace with other nations -- and face growing risks from cybertheft, according to government reports.
Keep Data Off Mobile Devices & Away From Adversaries
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Why we must focus on protecting the data rather than securing mobile devices.
As Boomers Become Seniors, Healthcare Technology Demand Grows
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
With baby boomers all grown up, a new generation of tech-savvy seniors is emerging.
Consumer Privacy Protections Need Review, GAO Tells Congress
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
A congressional research report concludes that the patchwork of consumer privacy laws needs national review to reflect the increasing industry use of consumer information.
Cyber Insecurity: When Contractors Are Weak Link
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Government and defense contractors play a crucial role in protecting sensitive information. But the evidence suggests they are losing the battle.
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