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HIPAA Violations: Don't Be A Headline
Stephen Treglia, Legal Counsel, Absolute Software
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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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Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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App developer association ACT teams with AirStrip and other mobile app companies to ask for simpler, updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules governing app development.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/16/2014
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How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Outcomes
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
Commentary
EHRs must do much more than simply replace paper charts. By enhancing them with personal health record features, we can create a new tool that deepens patient engagement.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 9/16/2014
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Google Makes Apps More Accessible
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Improved support for screen readers makes Google Apps more inviting to the blind.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/11/2014
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IT-Enhanced Care Coordination Really Works
Paul Cerrato,
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The fact that it doesn't always cut costs shouldn't stop healthcare providers from pushing ahead.
By Paul Cerrato , 9/11/2014
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ONC Releases Final EHR Guidelines
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT abandons voluntary 2015 criteria and instead adds flexibility to 2014 EHR certification criteria.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/10/2014
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Who Owns EHR Data?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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The owners of electronic health records aren't necessarily the patients. How much control should patients have?
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/9/2014
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Aging Of America: Internet To The Rescue
Howard Anderson, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
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We're running out of money, not technology solutions.
By Howard Anderson Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School, 9/9/2014
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Health IT Interoperability Requires Industry Collaboration
Joyce Sensmeier, VP of Informatics, HIMSS
Commentary
For data and systems interoperability to become widespread, both government and private stakeholders must clear roadblocks.
By Joyce Sensmeier VP of Informatics, HIMSS, 9/9/2014
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Ebola Fight Hampered By Poor Analytics
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
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Researchers and clinicians need better data to supplement sketchy reports from the field about Ebola's spread.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 9/8/2014
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HealthCare.gov Breach: The Ripple Effect
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Hackers breached a HealthCare.gov test server, reportedly affecting no records, but the repercussions could spread across many medical organizations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/6/2014
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Analytics Fights Fraud In Government Benefits Programs
Sheila Hoeppner, Senior Director, Risk Products & Business Intelligence, Xerox
Commentary
Right combination of data analytics can help agencies weed out identity thieves and fraudsters.
By Sheila Hoeppner Senior Director, Risk Products & Business Intelligence, Xerox, 9/5/2014
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Google Tests Delivery Drones
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Google joins Amazon in testing delivery drones outside the US, where regulations are less burdensome.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/2/2014
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UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh Moves On
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Drawbaugh, whose inventive approach to healthcare IT and revenue creation earned UPMC a No. 1 ranking in the 2013 InformationWeek 500, is leaving his role after 18 years.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 8/28/2014
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HealthCare.gov Names Counihan Its First CEO
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
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Kevin Counihan, who ran Connecticut's successful state-based health insurance exchange, becomes HealthCare.gov's leader.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 8/27/2014
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Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 8/27/2014
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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
News
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
Commentary
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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