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National Health Database: Good Medicine Or Privacy Nightmare?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
State health information exchanges could eventually pool patient data into a vast national database, but privacy advocates have significant concerns.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/26/2014
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10 Ways To Strengthen Healthcare Security
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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As recent hacks show, keeping a healthcare organization safe from security threats takes planning, technical expertise, and business knowledge. Has your team taken these 10 steps?
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/26/2014
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Patient Portals: Strategies For Engaging Users
Cliff Bleustein, Executive Director & Chief Medical Officer, Dell Services Healthcare Consulting
Commentary
To qualify for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, 5% of your patients must access their own medical records. Here's how to make sure that happens.
By Cliff Bleustein Executive Director & Chief Medical Officer, Dell Services Healthcare Consulting, 8/26/2014
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Mobile Health Apps Have Role In Ebola Crisis
Neil Polwart, Managing Director, Novarum DX
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Mobile health apps could play a bigger role than they have to date in speeding the response to a global health crisis.
By Neil Polwart Managing Director, Novarum DX, 8/25/2014
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When Big Data & Infants' Privacy Collide
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Technology allows researchers to discover newborns' genetic secrets, but the long-term repercussions worry some parents and privacy advocates.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/25/2014
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Todd Park To Exit Federal CTO Role, Says Fortune
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Fortune Magazine is reporting White House CTO will leave that post but may help with Silicon Valley recruiting.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/22/2014
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ICD-10 Delay: An Opportunity To Change Course
Dick Taylor, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys
Commentary
Instead of just delaying the new medical coding system, we should be rethinking the necessity of it.
By Dick Taylor MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys, 8/22/2014
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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
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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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