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Healthcare & Data: Partners At Last
Nadine Hays, President, Verisk Health
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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
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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
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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
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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
News
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,
Commentary
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
News
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
Commentary
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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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