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Epic On EHR Interoperability: Not A '1-Time Project'
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
News
Epic has ridden the wave of electronic health record adoption to huge success. Now it needs to help drive a wave of EHR data-sharing.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 4/10/2015
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FCC Net Neutrality Salvo: Reclassify Broadband Providers
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Wheeler's proposed rules would classify broadband providers as common carriers, meaning they would be subject to the same open access rules that currently regulate telecommunications companies.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/4/2015
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White House Revises Rules For Intelligence Gathering
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Intelligence agencies like the NSA face data-retention limits and privacy training.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/3/2015
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CommonWell: Healthcare Interoperability Or Bust
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
Commentary
Peter Bernhardt of CommonWell Health Alliance, a group of clinical and health IT organizations, talks about its goal of better data exchange and application integration.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1/8/2015
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UPMC: New Leaders, Same Big Health Tech Ambitions
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Long a pioneer in adopting electronic medical records, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is on the verge of making them work together in new ways.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 1/6/2015
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Geekend: Pardon Me, Is That A Nose On Your Arm?
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
Do we really need to grow replacement noses on arms and foreheads and other bizarre places? With 3D printing we could just order replacement body parts from Amazon.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 1/3/2015
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Health IT In 2015: What's In The Cards?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Healthcare CIOs need to build on existing groundwork to improve compliance and efficiency in what should be a demanding year.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 12/31/2014
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10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Killer robots and malicious computers may keep technical geniuses up at night, but we need more artificial intelligence to keep natural stupidity in check.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 12/30/2014
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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
Commentary
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
Commentary
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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