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National Health Database: Good Medicine Or Privacy Nightmare?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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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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When Big Data & Infants' Privacy Collide
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Technology allows researchers to discover newborns' genetic secrets, but the long-term repercussions worry some parents and privacy advocates.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/25/2014
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Chinese Hackers Hit Community Health System
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Hackers who broke into network hospital group Community Health Systems stole non-medical customer data including credit cards, says new report.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/18/2014
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Practice Fusion EHR Caught In Internet Brown-Out
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Free electronic health record software provider says its cloud system is up again after two days of outages that affected up to one-third of its clients.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/15/2014
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Microsoft Delays ActiveX Blocking In IE
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
In response to customer concerns, Microsoft won't start blocking ActiveX controls in IE until September.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/13/2014
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Healthcare IT Hiring: No Summer Doldrums
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Healthcare organizations outpace the overall economy in hiring.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/12/2014
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Microsoft To Patch 2 Critical Bugs
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft will fix two critical bugs on Patch Tuesday -- but not for Windows 8.1 users who haven't installed the Windows 8.1 Update.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/11/2014
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Google To Factor Security In Search Results
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Websites that don't support HTTPS connections may soon be less prominent in Google search results.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/7/2014
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Can Healthcare Execs Be Security Experts Too?
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
Commentary
Trying to teach healthcare professionals security technologies is a risky idea. It's far easier to teach healthcare to security experts.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 8/6/2014
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BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/5/2014
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USB Hardware Easily Subverted, Researchers Claim
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Security researchers say they can reprogram USB controller chips to hijack USB devices and connected computers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/31/2014
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10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
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
News
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
News
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
Commentary
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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Cyber Attacks Happen: Build Resilient Systems
Rutrell Yasin, Freelance Writer
News
You can't stop all attacks or build the perfect defense system. The higher-level objective is resilience.
By Rutrell Yasin , 7/25/2014
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Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
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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Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/22/2014
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Meaningful Use EHR Audits: When, Not If
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
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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