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Don't Mug Me For My Password!
Jutta Williams, Corporate Information Assurance Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Health First
Commentary
In today's information-based world, crooks are targeting mobile devices -- and the data on them. The healthcare industry is particularly vulnerable.
By Jutta Williams Corporate Information Assurance Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Health First, 12/22/2014
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When Holidays & Healthcare Open Enrollment Collide
Susan Taylor, VP and Business Unit Leader for Healthcare, Pegasystems
Commentary
Lack of transparency in health plans is enough to give most people heartburn.
By Susan Taylor VP and Business Unit Leader for Healthcare, Pegasystems, 12/16/2014
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ICD-10 Delay Again? Don't Do It
Deborah Graham, Programmer/Analyst
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Congress is once again toying with the notion of pushing back the new diagnostic coding requirement.
By Deborah Graham Programmer/Analyst, 12/4/2014
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Nuance Opens PowerShare Images Network To Developers
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Nuance aims to improve radiologists' workflow not only through PowerShare image-sharing network but industry regulations embedded in clinical decision software.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 12/2/2014
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Direct: 5 Years Of Simplifying Health Information Exchange
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
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David McCallie, father of the Direct protocol, discusses the state of interoperability in healthcare with Georgia Tech informaticist Mark Braunstein.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 12/1/2014
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FDA Scrutinizes Networked Medical Device Security
Philip Desjardins, Counsel, Arnold & Porter
Commentary
Federal agencies are trying to address threats to the privacy and security of people using connected medical devices.
By Philip Desjardins Counsel, Arnold & Porter, 12/1/2014
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DirectTrust Delivers Interoperable Messaging To Healthcare
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The nonprofit counts EHR developers, health networks, and care providers among its growing roster of members.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/24/2014
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OCR Audits: Donít Fall Victim To Past Mistakes
Mark Fulford, Partner at LBMCís Security & Risk Services
Commentary
The Office of Civil Rights is not out to get you. But it does expect you to make good-faith efforts at protecting patient data.
By Mark Fulford Partner at LBMCís Security & Risk Services, 11/21/2014
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Healthcare Interoperability: Who's The Tortoise?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Are EHR vendors or government committees leading the race to interoperability?
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/21/2014
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7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 11/19/2014
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9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Joel Gurin, Senior Advisor, The Governance Lab, NYU
News
Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
By Joel Gurin Senior Advisor, The Governance Lab, NYU, 11/18/2014
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How To Improve Hospital Emergency Department Communications
Matthew McKinley,  Vice President, Business Development
Commentary
For better patient outcomes, start by improving communications among staff members, departments, and patients.
By Matthew McKinley Vice President, Business Development, 11/17/2014
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ACA Open Enrollment: Showtime For Health Insurance Sites
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
During the next three months, consumers can sign up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. New technologies at health insurance websites aim to smooth the way.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/14/2014
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InformationWeek 2014 Healthcare IT Priorities Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Health IT pros are focused on government mandates and programs, which leaves little time to optimize the new technology they've added over the last few years.
By InformationWeek Staff , 11/14/2014
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EHR & Artificial Intelligence Can Reduce Medical Errors
Mansur Hasib, Cybersecurity Professional, Author, and Speaker
Commentary
Electronic health records save lives by collecting patient data in one place. Artificial intelligence takes it a step further by calling on the expertise of multiple doctors.
By Mansur Hasib Cybersecurity Professional, Author, and Speaker, 11/11/2014
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Former US CIO's New Enemy: Ebola
Henry Kenyon,
News
Now chief innovation officer at USAID agency, Steven VanRoekel harnesses diagnostic tech, big data, better communications, and improved medical gear to help defeat the disease.
By Henry Kenyon , 11/11/2014
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IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Here's how IBM's new West African lab is using open data and other technologies to help Sierra Leone and Nigerian governments contain the disease.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 11/10/2014
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Digitizing Healthcare On The State Level
Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., Global Managing Director, Accenture Health
Commentary
A state initiative spurs digital healthcare innovation, blurring the lines between healthcare and human services.
By Kaveh Safavi M.D., J.D., Global Managing Director, Accenture Health, 11/7/2014
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GPS Cuts Fraud, Costs For Home Healthcare
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
GPS-based electronic visit verification products such as Axxess and Celltrack help ensure caretakers actually visit patients' homes.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/5/2014
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Human API CEO On Unifying Health Data
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
Commentary
Andrei Pop, CEO of health data platform firm Human API, discusses how web APIs can unite scattered health records.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 11/5/2014
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