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National Health Database: Good Medicine Or Privacy Nightmare?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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State health information exchanges could eventually pool patient data into a vast national database, but privacy advocates have significant concerns.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/26/2014
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10 Ways To Strengthen Healthcare Security
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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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?
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/26/2014
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Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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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.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/27/2014
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Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/26/2014
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National Health Database: Good Medicine Or Privacy Nightmare?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
State health information exchanges could eventually pool patient data into a vast national database, but privacy advocates have significant concerns.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/26/2014
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10 Ways To Strengthen Healthcare Security
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
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?
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/26/2014
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Patient Portals: Strategies For Engaging Users
Cliff Bleustein, Executive Director & Chief Medical Officer, Dell Services Healthcare Consulting
Commentary
To qualify for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, 5% of your patients must access their own medical records. Here's how to make sure that happens.
By Cliff Bleustein Executive Director & Chief Medical Officer, Dell Services Healthcare Consulting, 8/26/2014
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Mobile Health Apps Have Role In Ebola Crisis
Neil Polwart, Managing Director, Novarum DX
Commentary
Mobile health apps could play a bigger role than they have to date in speeding the response to a global health crisis.
By Neil Polwart Managing Director, Novarum DX, 8/25/2014
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When Big Data & Infants' Privacy Collide
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Technology allows researchers to discover newborns' genetic secrets, but the long-term repercussions worry some parents and privacy advocates.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/25/2014
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Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
Michael Healey, Senior Contributing Editor
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While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
By Michael Healey Senior Contributing Editor, 8/25/2014
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Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/23/2014
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Todd Park To Exit Federal CTO Role, Says Fortune
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Fortune Magazine is reporting White House CTO will leave that post but may help with Silicon Valley recruiting.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/22/2014
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Healthcare Industry, Feds Talk Information Sharing
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
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Representatives from the healthcare industry as well as government discuss importance of threat intelligence-sharing in light of the Community Health Systems breach.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/22/2014
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ICD-10 Delay: An Opportunity To Change Course
Dick Taylor, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys
Commentary
Instead of just delaying the new medical coding system, we should be rethinking the necessity of it.
By Dick Taylor MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys, 8/22/2014
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Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/21/2014
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Wanted: Cloud Brokers
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
News
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 8/21/2014
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EHR Must Fit Into Doctor-Patient Relationship
David M. Denton, MD
Commentary
Electronic health records need a design overhaul so doctors can understand them at a glance -- and keep their focus on the patient.
By David M. Denton MD, 8/21/2014
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Heartbleed Not Only Reason For Health Systems Breach
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
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Community Health Systems' bad patching practices are nothing compared to its poor encryption, network monitoring, fraud detection, and data segmentation, experts say.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/20/2014
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Google's Public Decade: 10 Search Innovations
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Google's Amit Singhal looks back at 10 years of search improvements.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/20/2014
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Chinese Hackers Hit Community Health System
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Hackers who broke into network hospital group Community Health Systems stole non-medical customer data including credit cards, says new report.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/18/2014
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Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check
Ruby A. Zefo, Chief Privacy & Security Counsel, Intel
Commentary
Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.
By Ruby A. Zefo Chief Privacy & Security Counsel, Intel, 8/18/2014
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Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/18/2014
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