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Wearable Tech: 5 Healthcare Wins
Rodney Brown, Editor, The Mobility Hub
News
While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.
By Rodney Brown Editor, The Mobility Hub, 7/28/2014
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Senate Committee Seeks EHR Interoperability Investigation
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Bipartisan Senate Appropriations Committee wants an investigation into poor interoperability, possible "information blocking" in electronic health records.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/26/2014
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Insecure Communications Costly For Hospitals
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
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.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/28/2014
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Wearable Tech: 5 Healthcare Wins
Rodney Brown, Editor, The Mobility Hub
News
While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.
By Rodney Brown Editor, The Mobility Hub, 7/28/2014
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When Patients Fear EHR
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
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When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 7/28/2014
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Senate Committee Seeks EHR Interoperability Investigation
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Bipartisan Senate Appropriations Committee wants an investigation into poor interoperability, possible "information blocking" in electronic health records.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/26/2014
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Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/26/2014
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Fit Fido: 10 Apps To Keep Pets Healthy
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Pet owners can now choose from an array of apps and gadgets including doggy Fitbits, meal-tracking and training apps, and scheduling tools to care for critters.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/25/2014
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Hiring For The New World Of Healthcare IT
Meg Grimes, Senior Strategist, MedSys Group
Commentary
The politics of healthcare IT are not getting any easier. What are the top three attributes your IT team members will need?
By Meg Grimes Senior Strategist, MedSys Group, 7/25/2014
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Healthcare Collaboration Across 3 Generations
Susan M. Reese, Director, Healthcare Practice Group, Kronos
Commentary
Patients may see 50 different hospital employees during treatment. Don't let different collaboration styles among your multigenerational staff hinder patient care.
By Susan M. Reese Director, Healthcare Practice Group, Kronos, 7/25/2014
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Cyber Attacks Happen: Build Resilient Systems
Rutrell Yasin, Freelance Writer
News
You can't stop all attacks or build the perfect defense system. The higher-level objective is resilience.
By Rutrell Yasin , 7/25/2014
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Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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IT jobs in the tech sector will stall while non-tech industries will drive IT job growth, impacting job geography and skills, says new report.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/24/2014
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Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/24/2014
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FTC: In-App Purchase Crackdowns Reflect 'Fundamental' Rules
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Federal Trade Commission must observe core principles of consumer protection, regardless of the pace of technology, Commissioner Julie Brill says.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/24/2014
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EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game
Mony Weschler, MA, EMT-P, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIIP, Chief Applications Strategist & Architect, Applications Technology Services, Montefiore Medical Center
Commentary
Electronic medical record vendors need to take a clue from video game design. It's time to deliver intuitive, simple to learn, and easy to use EHR technology.
By Mony Weschler MA, EMT-P, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIIP, Chief Applications Strategist & Architect, Applications Technology Services, Montefiore Medical Center, 7/24/2014
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Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/23/2014
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Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
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.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/23/2014
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FDA Mobile Apps Loophole Hazardous For Healthcare
Stephanie Kreml,
Commentary
The FDA's reluctance to overregulate medical apps opens a pitfall for healthcare organizations that innovate too far ahead of the curve.
By Stephanie Kreml , 7/23/2014
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Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/23/2014
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Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/22/2014
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Optum Labs Translates Big Data Research To Clinicians
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Big data shows lots of promise in researchers' hands. By getting this insight to clinicians, it can really improve and save lives, says Dr. Paul Wallace of Optum Labs.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/22/2014
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Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/22/2014
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