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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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Wearable Tech Can Extend Clinical Analytics
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
Commentary
Wearable health devices and apps could help fill the gaps in electronic health records, if we can get past the challenges.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 8/12/2014
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Healthcare Big Data: Blessing And Curse
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
Interpreting government-released healthcare data correctly will pose a massive challenge for analysts, policy makers, and pundits.
By Paul Cerrato , 8/12/2014
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Oracle Fires Back: Oregon Obamacare Exchange
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
In a lawsuit against the state, Oracle claims it is the victim of a smear campaign designed to obscure the state's project management failures.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/11/2014
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Federal Open Source Is Messy And That's OK
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Open source projects like the National Library of Medicine's Pillbox show potential of open innovation -- including competition with projects started elsewhere.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/8/2014
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Cerner Buys Siemens EHR, Hails Post-MU Era
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Cerner will spend $1.3 billion for Siemens' health IT business, says it will continue to support both companies' electronic health records software as part of a broader population health strategy.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/6/2014
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Can Healthcare Execs Be Security Experts Too?
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
Commentary
Trying to teach healthcare professionals security technologies is a risky idea. It's far easier to teach healthcare to security experts.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 8/6/2014
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EHR Reboots: Should You Replace Your System?
Jonathan Everett, VP Business Development, Quirk Healthcare Solutions
Commentary
Starting over might be awful to contemplate, but acquisitions, costs, or lack of compliance might require replacing your health data system. Just be sure you're switching for the right reasons.
By Jonathan Everett VP Business Development, Quirk Healthcare Solutions, 8/5/2014
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10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
As government and industry groups debate the best way to oversee healthcare apps, some questionable software hits the market.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/31/2014
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Healthcare Security: CSOs Needed
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Too many healthcare environments cling to insecure legacy systems and lax accessibility standards. It's time to enact strong security leadership.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/29/2014
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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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When Patients Fear EHR
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
Commentary
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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FTC: In-App Purchase Crackdowns Reflect 'Fundamental' Rules
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
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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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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Meaningful Use EHR Audits: When, Not If
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
So your organization has accepted the feds' financial incentive. Now it's time to prove you're entitled to it.
By Paul Cerrato , 7/22/2014
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IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/21/2014
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How E-Discovery Cuts Legal Costs For Novo Nordisk
Jonathan Malz, Litigation Attorney, Novo Nordisk
Commentary
Pharma giant boosts efficiency, reduces outsourcing labor with in-house technology that discovers and produces electronic information for legal purposes.
By Jonathan Malz Litigation Attorney, Novo Nordisk, 7/21/2014
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Detour On The Road To ICD-10
Deborah Graham, Programmer/Analyst
Commentary
How one health system is adjusting to the delayed implementation of the new ICD-10 healthcare coding standard.
By Deborah Graham Programmer/Analyst, 7/18/2014
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