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VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
Henry Kenyon,
News
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
By Henry Kenyon , 10/30/2014
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Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola
Stanton Martin, Solutions Architect, SAS Institute
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Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively.
By Stanton Martin Solutions Architect, SAS Institute, 10/29/2014
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Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
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Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
By Daniel Castro Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 10/29/2014
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Chipmaker Disables Counterfeits With Software Update
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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FTDI's update, targeting counterfeit chips, could disable systems widely embedded in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and consumer products.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/28/2014
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Power To The Patient: How Hospitals Can Improve
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
A loved one's week in the hospital provides insight into ways hospitals can enhance the patient experience and cut costs. Here are seven suggestions.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/24/2014
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DHS Investigates Dozens Of Medical Device Cybersecurity Flaws
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Department of Homeland Security reportedly investigating two-dozen products from major medical device manufacturers for security holes.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/23/2014
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Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
Commentary
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 10/22/2014
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Mend The Broken Doctor-Patient Relationship
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
Americans have lost faith in the healthcare industry. A more realistic view of the profession, coupled with the right technology, can help restore that trust.
By Paul Cerrato , 10/14/2014
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Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Joshua New, Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
Commentary
Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
By Joshua New Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation, 10/10/2014
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Prescription Database Privacy Case Heads For Legal Showdown
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
California Supreme Court will decide whether the state's medical board breached patient privacy when it used data from a state prescription database to discipline a physician.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/8/2014
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Inside A HIPAA Breach
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
A business associate's breach has a serious ripple effect on one small healthcare provider.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/7/2014
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Healthcare Big Data Debate: Public Good Vs. Privacy
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Big data's role in healthcare could be hindered by government privacy regulations such as HIPAA, say experts at the Body Computing Conference. Who should own health data?
By Jeff Bertolucci , 10/6/2014
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Facebook Health? Thumbs Down
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
Facebook may be eyeing the healthcare space to create new communities and apps. Given Facebook's privacy history, users will be wary.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/6/2014
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FDA Delivers Medical Device Security Guidelines
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
As the FDA attempts to bolster the security of medical devices, some experts warn that guidance is too little, too late.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/3/2014
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Ad Haters: The Backlash Against Google And Facebook
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Social network Ello is capitalizing on discontent with online advertising.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/3/2014
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25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
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
News
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
Commentary
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
News
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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