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Twitter Posts Betray Illness
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/14/2014
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Nurses Say Pagers Must Go; Hospitals Drag Feet
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Nurses and other healthcare workers who communicate vital patient information say they need an alternative to outdated pagers and insecure smartphones.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/8/2014
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FTC Privacy Enforcement Power Wins Court Blessing
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
The agency's claim against Wyndham Hotels for poor data security practices has been allowed to proceed.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/8/2014
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Colleagues In Cuffs: When Employees Steal Patient Records
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The Queens County DA recently arrested two Jamaica Hospital employees for stealing patient data, a lucrative crime occurring at hospitals across the nation.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/7/2014
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Doximity: Social Networking For Doctors
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Social service eases HIPAA fears by validating medical credentials of all members, allowing professional collaboration among physicians.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 4/4/2014
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Startup Aims To Unlock Family Medical History
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
Sharing healthcare data among family members, with less concern for privacy, could result in better healthcare, says Zibdy Health.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/26/2014
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20 Tests Healthcare CIOs Must Juggle
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
With never-ending waves of federal regulations and new technologies, healthcare CIOs face constant change. These issues top the list of leadership challenges.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 3/24/2014
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Healthcare Data Security: Focus On 'Business Associates'
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Healthcare professionals don't trust service providers' handling of patient data, study shows. Cloud services aim to help providers take control of those relationships.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 3/18/2014
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Obamacare Vs. Patient Data Security: Ponemon Research
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Healthcare professionals worry that healthcare regulations mandating patient data exchange are luring more data thieves, says Ponemon study.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 3/13/2014
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Windows XP Security Issues: Fact Vs. Fiction
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Are you prepared for the end of Microsoft support for Windows XP next month?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 3/12/2014
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Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Embraces Social Collaboration
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Social applications based on SharePoint are just beginning to prove their worth in clinical settings. Here's how one hospital uses them to review case studies, share resources, and more.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/11/2014
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As Doctors Embrace Tablets, Management Headaches Grow
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Mobile devices are just what the doctor ordered, but not all healthcare providers' IT departments have the right tools to manage them.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 3/3/2014
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Wearable Health Tech: Many Promises, Few Facts
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Digital fitness devices are the rage -- among healthy people. The healthcare community won't know the value to sedentary patients until unbiased research arrives.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 2/27/2014
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5 Reasons Security Certifications Matter
Mark Aiello,
Commentary
There’s a lot of buzz around how certs aren’t important. I’m calling BS, and here’s why.
By Mark Aiello , 2/26/2014
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HIMSS14: Health IT's Next Boom Cycle
Mark Braunstein,
Commentary
We've seen health informatics booms and busts before -- will this one be different?
By Mark Braunstein , 2/25/2014
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HIMSS14: Healthcare CIOs Wrestle With Economic & Regulatory Pressures
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
A McKinsey consultant tells CHIME CIOs they will have to innovate their ways out of an economic squeeze. Regulators hint at some flexibility.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 2/24/2014
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Healthcare Devices: Security Researchers Sound Alarms
Mathew J. Schwartz,
News
Default usernames, weak passwords, and widespread Windows XP Embedded systems are cause for concern, SANS Institute researchers say.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 2/24/2014
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HIMSS Security Survey: Greatest Threat From Healthcare Insiders
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
The HIMSS survey of 283 IT and security professionals says the biggest concern is healthcare workers looking into electronic health records.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 2/19/2014
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Massachusetts Preps For ICD-10 Mandate
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
To get ahead of October deadline for implementing ICD-10 coding, state launches unique statewide initiative.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 2/18/2014
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States High on Medical Marijuana Technology
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Advocates are optimistic technology will help medical marijuana be more than a pipe dream in a growing number of states.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 2/18/2014
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