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10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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
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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Telemedicine Guidelines Leave Plenty Of Questions
Jeremy Johnson, Principal, Gray Plant Mooty
Federation of State Medical Boards and American Medical Association telemedicine standards provide a good starting point, but their definitions are too narrow.
By Jeremy Johnson & Catie Bitzan Amundsen , 7/17/2014
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Data Breach Notification Law: Will Florida Lead?
Mac McMillan, CEO, CynergisTek
Florida's stringent new breach notification law might encourage lawmakers to finally enact a federal standard.
By Mac McMillan CEO, CynergisTek, 7/16/2014
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State Health Insurance Exchanges Limp Toward Relaunch
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
Oregon's exchange has shut down, sending its workload to, and at least two others are keeping this option open for the next enrollment period that starts in November.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 7/16/2014
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Standardize EMRs, For Security & Safety's Sake
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Electronic medical records help healthcare organizations improve patient care, but lack of standardization could cause safety and security problems.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/14/2014
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EMRs Shape Up Physical Therapy
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Physical therapists find that electronic medical records help improve patient care and save money.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/11/2014
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HIPAA Compliance: What Every Developer Should Know
Jason Wang, Founder & CEO, TrueVault
Apple Health and Google Fit have spurred a surge of interest in health apps. Here's what developers need to understand about HIPAA compliance.
By Jason Wang Founder & CEO, TrueVault, 7/11/2014
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Google CEO: Fight Unemployment With Job Sharing
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Google CEO Larry Page suggests we can reduce unemployment by dividing jobs in half.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/9/2014
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HIPAA Complaints Vex Healthcare Organizations
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Since 2013, complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services have risen regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/8/2014
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