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25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/30/2014
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FDA Pushes To Improve Medical Device Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Cyber attacks pose a grave threat to the integrity of healthcare services, agency says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/29/2014
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Shellshock's Threat To Healthcare
Mac McMillan, CEO, CynergisTek
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The Bash bug is everywhere, including in medical devices. The industry must be better prepared to protect itself and patients.
By Mac McMillan CEO, CynergisTek, 9/29/2014
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Health IT's Future: 9 Issues To Watch
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Expect the pace of innovation to pick up as healthcare providers increasingly leverage IT to improve patient care, make competitive gains, and save costs.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
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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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Shellshock Bug: 6 Key Facts
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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The Shellshock bug could do more damage than the recent Heartbleed bug. Here's what you need to know.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/27/2014
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Quantified Self Should Be About Health, Not Ego
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
Commentary
Silicon Valley is obsessed with data collection, including personal data. But for health and fitness monitoring technologies, the real goal must be meaningful health results.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 9/25/2014
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Healthcare Needs Cyber Security Leadership & Governance
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
Commentary
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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Weight Watchers Pursues Image Makeover
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
After four successive quarters of loss, Weight Watchers asks CTO Dan Crowe to transform the company into a sleek, digital mobile health-app startup.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/22/2014
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The Security Skills Shortage No One Talks About
Jeremy Bergsman & Emma Kinnucan, CEB
Commentary
Lack of soft skills in information security is an even bigger problem than the shortage of technical expertise.
By Jeremy Bergsman & Emma Kinnucan CEB, 9/16/2014
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HIPAA Violations: Don't Be A Headline
Stephen Treglia, Legal Counsel, Absolute Software
Commentary
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
News
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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Dyre Straits: Why This Cloud Attack's Different
Kaushik Narayan, Co-Founder and CTO at Skyhigh Networks
Commentary
Dyre is a new breed of Trojan, attacking cloud apps and using the cloud as a delivery vehicle.
By Kaushik Narayan Co-Founder and CTO at Skyhigh Networks, 9/12/2014
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Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
Eric Zeman,
News
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
By Eric Zeman , 9/9/2014
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#Ebola Lessons: How Social Media Gets Infected
Evan Blair, COO, ZeroFOX
Commentary
Social networks can be both hero and villain during disease outbreaks and other public panics.
By Evan Blair COO, ZeroFOX, 9/9/2014
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Blinders For Google Glass
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Cyborg Unplug promises to boot Google Glass and other surveillance devices from local networks.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/9/2014
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Who Owns EHR Data?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
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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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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Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/2/2014
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