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Healthcare Needs Cybersecurity Leadership & Governance
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
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Cybersecurity breaches point to a bigger problem than inadequate security technology or processes. They point to failed leadership and governance strategies.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 9/23/2014
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EHR Success: 4 Change Management Process Tips
Barry Chamberland, Consultant, Galen Healthcare Solutions
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Implementing a successful EHR system depends on first developing an efficient change management plan. Here's how to do it.
By Barry Chamberland Consultant, Galen Healthcare Solutions, 9/18/2014
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Healthcare Needs Cybersecurity Leadership & Governance
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
Commentary
Cybersecurity breaches point to a bigger problem than inadequate security technology or processes. They point to failed leadership and governance strategies.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 9/23/2014
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Is Your Healthcare IT Governance Keeping Up?
Dick Taylor, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys
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Some healthcare organizations struggle with ineffective steering committees, budgets that slash critical IT support, and disengaged users. Is yours one of them?
By Dick Taylor MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys, 9/22/2014
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Weight Watchers Pursues Image Makeover
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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After four successive quarters of loss, Weight Watchers asks CTO Dan Crowe to transform the company into a sleek, digital mobile health-app startup.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/22/2014
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Google Plans To Encrypt Android Data By Default
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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After Apple CEO Tim Cook talks up iOS8 data security, Google says the next version of Android will shield data on devices more effectively.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/20/2014
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Will Social Media Revolutionize Healthcare?
Paul Cerrato,
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Without a doubt. In fact, several medical providers and IT vendors are plowing ahead already.
By Paul Cerrato , 9/19/2014
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Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/19/2014
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Apple CEO: We Don't Covet Your Data
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Apple CEO Tim Cook highlights the company's commitment to privacy in an open letter.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/18/2014
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Android Wear to Beat Apple Watch?
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Smartwatches have a bright future, thanks in part to excitement about Apple Watch -- but mostly due to upcoming low-cost Android Wear devices, says Gartner study.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/18/2014
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EHR Success: 4 Change Management Process Tips
Barry Chamberland, Consultant, Galen Healthcare Solutions
Commentary
Implementing a successful EHR system depends on first developing an efficient change management plan. Here's how to do it.
By Barry Chamberland Consultant, Galen Healthcare Solutions, 9/18/2014
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Data Scientists Want Big Data Ethics Standards
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Nearly half of data scientists surveyed last month say Facebook's controversial "mood manipulation study" was unethical, and many support ethics guidelines for big data research.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 9/17/2014
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Meet Misfit's $50 Fitness Tracker
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Misfit Wearables unveils $50 Flash, setting a new low price for fitness trackers.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/16/2014
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Health IT Early Mover Advantage Examined
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Early technology adopters have higher growth rates than healthcare organizations that hold back on health IT, says Harvard Business Review/Verizon study.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/16/2014
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HIPAA Violations: Don't Be A Headline
Stephen Treglia, Legal Counsel, Absolute Software
Commentary
No HIPAA violation case has ever gone to court, for interesting reasons. Here's advice on avoiding violations in the first place.
By Stephen Treglia Legal Counsel, Absolute Software, 9/16/2014
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Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
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.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/16/2014
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Personalized Medicine Rests On Cloud At H.D. Smith
Peter Bendor-Samuel, Founder and CEO, Everest Group
Commentary
As-a-service infrastructure, apps enable healthcare distributor to focus more on core business innovations, says H.D. Smith CIO David Guzman.
By Peter Bendor-Samuel Founder and CEO, Everest Group, 9/16/2014
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Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Dennis Mitzner, Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com
Commentary
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
By Dennis Mitzner Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com, 9/16/2014
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How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Outcomes
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
Commentary
EHRs must do much more than simply replace paper charts. By enhancing them with personal health record features, we can create a new tool that deepens patient engagement.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 9/16/2014
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Google Android One: India Play
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Initiative to make Android matter in emerging markets brings its first low-cost phones to India.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/15/2014
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3 Ways To Improve Employee Health, Reduce Costs
Rich Williams, Principal, Advanced Plan for Health
Commentary
Chances are 10% of your employees are generating 70% of your company's healthcare costs. Analytics and partnerships can improve their health and reduce your expenses.
By Rich Williams Principal, Advanced Plan for Health, 9/12/2014
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Google Makes Apps More Accessible
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Improved support for screen readers makes Google Apps more inviting to the blind.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/11/2014
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