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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,
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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
Commentary
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
News
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,
News
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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Facebook Health? Thumbs Down
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
Facebook may be eyeing the healthcare space to create new communities and apps. Given Facebook's privacy history, users will be wary.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/6/2014
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FDA Delivers Medical Device Security Guidelines
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
As the FDA attempts to bolster the security of medical devices, some experts warn that guidance is too little, too late.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/3/2014
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Big Data Disease Breakthroughs
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
Researchers spotted new ways to treat cancer when the National Institutes of Health enabled semantic searches of its huge Medline database of published medical articles.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 10/3/2014
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ICD-10 Survey: Procrastination Rules
Deborah Graham, Programmer/Analyst
Commentary
Without deadline pressure, ICD-10 progress has halted, says Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange study. Is anyone really surprised?
By Deborah Graham Programmer/Analyst, 10/3/2014
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From EHR To Healthcare App Platform
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
Commentary
As part of his "Free the Data" series, Georgia Tech's Mark Braunstein interviews Josh Mandel, architect of the SMART Platform.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 10/2/2014
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Health IT: Friend To Emerging Medical Technology Companies
John W. Manzetti, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG)
Commentary
Medical technology companies can fill the gap between hospitals, physicians, insurers, and manufacturers to improve the customer experience during this time of regulatory turmoil.
By John W. Manzetti President & CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), 10/1/2014
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25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/30/2014
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Healthcare & Data: Partners At Last
Nadine Hays, President, Verisk Health
Commentary
Thirty years ago, healthcare data was the province of PhDs. No more. Happily for patients and doctors alike, the use of data to improve lives is an accepted practice that will only grow.
By Nadine Hays President, Verisk Health, 9/30/2014
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25 Years Of Health IT: A Complicated Journey
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Policy changes and consumer pressures have spurred huge changes in health IT. Take a look back at how we got here -- and where we're going.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
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Will Electronic Health Records Ever Be Usable?
Stephanie Kreml,
Commentary
AMA attempts to address the frustration EHRs create, especially for doctors and other healthcare workers.
By Stephanie Kreml , 9/26/2014
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Healthcare Needs Cyber Security Leadership & Governance
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
Commentary
Cyber security 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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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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