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25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
News  |  9/30/2014
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.
Healthcare & Data: Partners At Last
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Thirty years ago, healthcare data was the province of PhDs. No more. Happily for patients and doctors alike, the use of data to improve lives is an accepted practice that will only grow.
3 Reasons CIOs Must Lose Hiring Perfection Goggles
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Got open IT job slots? Holding out for Mr. or Ms. Absolutely, Completely, Utterly Right is likely to backfire. Here's how to get real and get hiring.
FDA Pushes To Improve Medical Device Security
News  |  9/29/2014
Cyber attacks pose a grave threat to the integrity of healthcare services, agency says.
Shellshock's Threat To Healthcare
Commentary  |  9/29/2014
The Bash bug is everywhere, including in medical devices. The industry must be better prepared to protect itself and patients.
Health IT's Future: 9 Issues To Watch
News  |  9/29/2014
Expect the pace of innovation to pick up as healthcare providers increasingly leverage IT to improve patient care, make competitive gains, and save costs.
25 Years Of Health IT: A Complicated Journey
Slideshows  |  9/29/2014
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.
Shellshock Bug: 6 Key Facts
News  |  9/27/2014
The Shellshock bug could do more damage than the recent Heartbleed bug. Here's what you need to know.
iOS In-App Browsing Poses Security Risk
News  |  9/26/2014
iOS developer warns that browser windows invoked within third-party apps allow information theft.
Maryland Police Boats Get Live Video Streaming
News  |  9/26/2014
High-speed wireless broadband network lets patrol boats on Chesapeake Bay send live streaming video to officers on shore to monitor real-time routine or crisis situations.
Will Electronic Health Records Ever Be Usable?
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
AMA attempts to address the frustration EHRs create, especially for doctors and other healthcare workers.
Care Management, Customer Service Must Converge
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
By knowing patients better, healthcare organizations can make them healthier while also making them better customers.
Make Internet-Ready Products, Or Else
News  |  9/25/2014
Internet of Things pioneers say the fourth industrial revolution looms -- like it or not.
Quantified Self Should Be About Health, Not Ego
Commentary  |  9/25/2014
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.
VA Implements Waiting Room 'Smart Chairs'
News  |  9/25/2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs installs Vecna's kiosk-based Vitals Chair at some facilities, aims to give patients more control and insight into their healthcare while streamlining practitioner workloads.
Mobile Healthcare Tools Empower Consumers
Commentary  |  9/25/2014
Mobile apps such as online comparison tools help consumers make informed healthcare decisions.
Data Science That Makes a Difference
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
ADP CIO Pursues Passion, Lands COO Role
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
CIO Mike Capone moves to SaaS company Medidata Solutions, which provides tools to manage clinical trials.
Building Mobile Developer Skill Sets: 4 Tips
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
As more companies become mobile app developers for the first time, here's advice on managing two big challenges.
Who Will Be The Netflix Of Healthcare?
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
Healthcare disruption is real, the MediFuture event showed. How you react determines whether it's a threat or an opportunity.
Healthcare Needs Cyber Security Leadership & Governance
Commentary  |  9/23/2014
Cyber security breaches point to a bigger problem than inadequate security technology or processes. They point to failed leadership and governance strategies.
Is Your Healthcare IT Governance Keeping Up?
Commentary  |  9/22/2014
Some healthcare organizations struggle with ineffective steering committees, budgets that slash critical IT support, and disengaged users. Is yours one of them?
Weight Watchers Pursues Image Makeover
News  |  9/22/2014
After four successive quarters of loss, Weight Watchers asks CTO Dan Crowe to transform the company into a sleek, digital mobile health-app startup.
Google Plans To Encrypt Android Data By Default
News  |  9/20/2014
After Apple CEO Tim Cook talks up iOS8 data security, Google says the next version of Android will shield data on devices more effectively.
Will Social Media Revolutionize Healthcare?
Commentary  |  9/19/2014
Without a doubt. In fact, several medical providers and IT vendors are plowing ahead already.
Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
News  |  9/19/2014
Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
Apple CEO: We Don't Covet Your Data
News  |  9/18/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook highlights the company's commitment to privacy in an open letter.
Android Wear to Beat Apple Watch?
News  |  9/18/2014
Smartwatches have a bright future, thanks in part to excitement about Apple Watch -- but mostly due to upcoming low-cost Android Wear devices, says Gartner study.
EHR Success: 4 Change Management Process Tips
Commentary  |  9/18/2014
Implementing a successful EHR system depends on first developing an efficient change management plan. Here's how to do it.
Data Scientists Want Big Data Ethics Standards
News  |  9/17/2014
Nearly half of data scientists surveyed last month say Facebook's controversial "mood manipulation study" was unethical, and many support ethics guidelines for big data research.
Meet Misfit's $50 Fitness Tracker
News  |  9/16/2014
Misfit Wearables unveils $50 Flash, setting a new low price for fitness trackers.
Health IT Early Mover Advantage Examined
News  |  9/16/2014
Early technology adopters have higher growth rates than healthcare organizations that hold back on health IT, says Harvard Business Review/Verizon study.
HIPAA Violations: Don't Be A Headline
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
No HIPAA violation case has ever gone to court, for interesting reasons. Here's advice on avoiding violations in the first place.
Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
News  |  9/16/2014
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.
How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Outcomes
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
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.
Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
Personalized Medicine Rests On Cloud At H.D. Smith
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
As-a-service infrastructure, apps enable healthcare distributor to focus more on core business innovations, says H.D. Smith CIO David Guzman.
Google Android One: India Play
News  |  9/15/2014
Initiative to make Android matter in emerging markets brings its first low-cost phones to India.
3 Ways To Improve Employee Health, Reduce Costs
Commentary  |  9/12/2014
Chances are 10% of your employees are generating 70% of your company's healthcare costs. Analytics and partnerships can improve their health and reduce your expenses.
Google Makes Apps More Accessible
News  |  9/11/2014
Improved support for screen readers makes Google Apps more inviting to the blind.
Mental Health Tools: From Office To Pocket
Slideshows  |  9/11/2014
Mobile apps and telehealth will never replace in-person treatment, but new tech tools can help millions who suffer from mental health conditions. Consider these apps and services.
Apple's Next Chapter: 10 Key Issues
Slideshows  |  9/11/2014
Apple is ready to enter the wearables market, but current technology only gets the company halfway there.
IT-Enhanced Care Coordination Really Works
Commentary  |  9/11/2014
The fact that it doesn't always cut costs shouldn't stop healthcare providers from pushing ahead.
ONC Releases Final EHR Guidelines
News  |  9/10/2014
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT abandons voluntary 2015 criteria and instead adds flexibility to 2014 EHR certification criteria.
Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
News  |  9/10/2014
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Big Data: How To Pick Your Platform
News  |  9/10/2014
Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
Apple Watch: Useless Beauty, Brilliant Engineering
News  |  9/10/2014
Apple's entry into the wearable market both disappoints and delights. But the Apple watch will breathe life into the entire wearable industry.
Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
News  |  9/9/2014
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
#Ebola Lessons: How Social Media Gets Infected
Commentary  |  9/9/2014
Social networks can be both hero and villain during disease outbreaks and other public panics.
Who Owns EHR Data?
News  |  9/9/2014
The owners of electronic health records aren't necessarily the patients. How much control should patients have?
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