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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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posted in October 2009

New iPhone App Gives 24x7 Swine Flu Coverage

10/28/2009
Swine flu is permeating everywhere these days--not just the virus, but news about it. But if you're still not getting your fill of H1N1, Harvard Medical School has released a new iPhone app that provides real-time updates while you're on the move.

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Healthcare Reform Bill Means HIPAA Changes, Too

10/13/2009
The healthcare reform bill that passed a key Senate committee today contains several health IT related provisions. Among them are new rules regarding HIPAA, including a proposals allowing the periodic update of HIPAA standards, and fines to health plans that don't comply to HIPAA "operating rules" by April 2014.

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IT Industry Supports Healthcare Reform But Is Divided Over Details

10/7/2009
As President Obama and Congress hash out healthcare legislation, the IT industry has its own views about healthcare reform. That includes the industry overall supporting a public option to lower healthcare costs, but at the same time worrying that reform will grow government too large, according to a new survey.

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Will Consumers Pay-Out-Of-Pocket For Online Healthcare?

10/5/2009
If you suspect your extra-cranky baby has an ear infection on a Saturday afternoon, but his doctor isn't back in the office till Monday, a walk-in clinic--like the kind springing up in places such as retail pharmacy chains--can be a convenient place to get the ear checked. But if it's the middle of the night, what do you do?

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