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ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve
Jonathan Elion, MD, FACC
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ICD-10's benefits can be defined in just a few simple phrases. It's time to get on board.
By Jonathan Elion MD, FACC, 10/30/2014
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Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Karen DeSalvo will remain active on health IT issues while leading efforts on Ebola and other public health threats at the Department of Health and Human Services.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/29/2014
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Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola
Stanton Martin, Solutions Architect, SAS Institute
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Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively.
By Stanton Martin Solutions Architect, SAS Institute, 10/29/2014
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Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
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Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
By Daniel Castro Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 10/29/2014
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Innovation Favors The Subversive Mind
Paul Cerrato,
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Health IT leaders need a fearless, irreverent mindset to reinvent patient care.
By Paul Cerrato , 10/28/2014
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Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Elaine Beeman, Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting
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Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
By Elaine Beeman Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting, 10/27/2014
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Ebola: 10 Tech Responses To Deadly Disease
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Tech companies are addressing the Ebola scare by offering everything from germ-zapping robots to Ebola tracking apps.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/24/2014
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A Serious Proposal For Healthcare IT Interoperability
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
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The healthcare industry should give serious consideration to a ubiquitous, public, open approach to health information exchange based entirely on web standards.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 10/24/2014
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Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 10/23/2014
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DHS Investigates Dozens Of Medical Device Cybersecurity Flaws
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Department of Homeland Security reportedly investigating two-dozen products from major medical device manufacturers for security holes.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/23/2014
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Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
Commentary
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 10/22/2014
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Health IT Interoperability Up To Market, Say Feds
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Jason Task Force co-chairs say government should exercise its regulatory powers only to guide process along.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/21/2014
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Ebola Outbreak A Test For Data Mining, Analytics
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Combining real-time and official data can offer new insights on disease progression, but reliability questions remain.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/16/2014
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Mend The Broken Doctor-Patient Relationship
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
Americans have lost faith in the healthcare industry. A more realistic view of the profession, coupled with the right technology, can help restore that trust.
By Paul Cerrato , 10/14/2014
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Busting The Myth Of Uncontrollable Healthcare Costs
Giovanni Colella, CEO, Castalight Health
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Healthcare expenses are as manageable as any other business expense, with the right data.
By Giovanni Colella CEO, Castalight Health, 10/14/2014
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HealthCare.gov: Lessons From Continuous Software Delivery
Anders Wallgren, CTO, Electric Cloud
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A tight cycle of development, design, and testing is the best way to keep a big project (even a supposedly Agile one) from blowing up.
By Anders Wallgren CTO, Electric Cloud, 10/13/2014
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Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Joshua New, Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
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Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
By Joshua New Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation, 10/10/2014
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Healthcare Software Development: We Can Do Better
Todd Dunn, Director of Innovation, Intermountain Healthcare
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Yes, users do know what they want from software. And developers must listen.
By Todd Dunn Director of Innovation, Intermountain Healthcare, 10/9/2014
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Prescription Database Privacy Case Heads For Legal Showdown
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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California Supreme Court will decide whether the state's medical board breached patient privacy when it used data from a state prescription database to discipline a physician.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/8/2014
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Healthcare Big Data Debate: Public Good Vs. Privacy
Jeff Bertolucci,
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Big data's role in healthcare could be hindered by government privacy regulations such as HIPAA, say experts at the Body Computing Conference. Who should own health data?
By Jeff Bertolucci , 10/6/2014
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