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Content tagged with Healthcare posted in August 2014
UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh Moves On
News  |  8/28/2014
Drawbaugh, whose inventive approach to healthcare IT and revenue creation earned UPMC a No. 1 ranking in the 2013 InformationWeek 500, is leaving his role after 18 years.
Social Media Bites Its Tongue
Commentary  |  8/28/2014
Pew Research finds that social media users are less likely to voice opinions face-to-face if they believe their Facebook followers would disagree. Call it surveillance fallout.
Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier
News  |  8/28/2014
Washington DC-based firm brings mobile data-gathering tools to the remotest places on Earth.
IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
News  |  8/28/2014
IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research.
Former Acting HHS Cybersecurity Chief Guilty Of Child Porn
News  |  8/27/2014
Timothy DeFoggi faces 20 years to life after jury takes two hours to convict him in federal court.
HealthCare.gov Names Counihan Its First CEO
News  |  8/27/2014
Kevin Counihan, who ran Connecticut's successful state-based health insurance exchange, becomes HealthCare.gov's leader.
Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes
Slideshows  |  8/27/2014
The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
News  |  8/26/2014
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
National Health Database: Good Medicine Or Privacy Nightmare?
News  |  8/26/2014
State health information exchanges could eventually pool patient data into a vast national database, but privacy advocates have significant concerns.
10 Ways To Strengthen Healthcare Security
Slideshows  |  8/26/2014
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?
Patient Portals: Strategies For Engaging Users
Commentary  |  8/26/2014
To qualify for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, 5% of your patients must access their own medical records. Here's how to make sure that happens.
Mobile Health Apps Have Role In Ebola Crisis
Commentary  |  8/25/2014
Mobile health apps could play a bigger role than they have to date in speeding the response to a global health crisis.
When Big Data & Infants' Privacy Collide
News  |  8/25/2014
Technology allows researchers to discover newborns' genetic secrets, but the long-term repercussions worry some parents and privacy advocates.
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
News  |  8/23/2014
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
Todd Park To Exit Federal CTO Role, Says Fortune
News  |  8/22/2014
Fortune Magazine is reporting White House CTO will leave that post but may help with Silicon Valley recruiting.
ICD-10 Delay: An Opportunity To Change Course
Commentary  |  8/22/2014
Instead of just delaying the new medical coding system, we should be rethinking the necessity of it.
Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
News  |  8/21/2014
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
EHR Must Fit Into Doctor-Patient Relationship
Commentary  |  8/21/2014
Electronic health records need a design overhaul so doctors can understand them at a glance -- and keep their focus on the patient.
Google's Public Decade: 10 Search Innovations
News  |  8/20/2014
Google's Amit Singhal looks back at 10 years of search improvements.
Chinese Hackers Hit Community Health System
News  |  8/18/2014
Hackers who broke into network hospital group Community Health Systems stole non-medical customer data including credit cards, says new report.
Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check
Commentary  |  8/18/2014
Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
Indiana Analysis, Open Data Efforts Use SAP Hana
News  |  8/15/2014
After pilot involving infant mortality data, Indiana adopts SAP Hana in-memory database as foundation of new management reporting system, plans open data website for citizens.
Practice Fusion EHR Caught In Internet Brown-Out
News  |  8/15/2014
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.
Apple Bans Two Toxic Chemicals
News  |  8/15/2014
For the first time, Apple has published its list of regulated substances for manufacturing.
9 Ways Healthcare Providers Can Improve Co-Pay Collection
Slideshows  |  8/15/2014
Co-payments account for about one-fifth of a private practice's funds, but collecting them can be tricky. These strategies and tools help practices get a handle on unpaid bills.
Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
Intel, Michael J. Fox Foundation Take On Parkinson's Disease
News  |  8/13/2014
Intel partners with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to explore how wearable devices could help advance Parkinson's disease research.
Microsoft Delays ActiveX Blocking In IE
News  |  8/13/2014
In response to customer concerns, Microsoft won't start blocking ActiveX controls in IE until September.
The Quantified Self On Steroids
Commentary  |  8/13/2014
An IT director changes his life by monitoring data from wearables and sensors, walking the line between self-discovery and tech obsession.
Apple's Dominance Of Enterprise Mobility Slips
News  |  8/12/2014
Android is gaining acceptance in business at the cost of Apple's iOS popularity while Microsoft languishes at the bottom.
Apple HealthKit Details Emerge
News  |  8/12/2014
Healthcare giants are dipping toes into Apple's promised software, say reports. For instance, Cleveland Clinic is testing a service that helps patients schedule doctor visits if an app detects a health concern.
Wearable Tech Can Extend Clinical Analytics
Commentary  |  8/12/2014
Wearable health devices and apps could help fill the gaps in electronic health records, if we can get past the challenges.
Healthcare Big Data: Blessing And Curse
Commentary  |  8/12/2014
Interpreting government-released healthcare data correctly will pose a massive challenge for analysts, policy makers, and pundits.
Healthcare IT Hiring: No Summer Doldrums
News  |  8/12/2014
Healthcare organizations outpace the overall economy in hiring.
Oracle Fires Back: Oregon Obamacare Exchange
News  |  8/11/2014
In a lawsuit against the state, Oracle claims it is the victim of a smear campaign designed to obscure the state's project management failures.
Federal Open Source Is Messy And That's OK
Commentary  |  8/8/2014
Open source projects like the National Library of Medicine's Pillbox show potential of open innovation -- including competition with projects started elsewhere.
Google To Factor Security In Search Results
News  |  8/7/2014
Websites that don't support HTTPS connections may soon be less prominent in Google search results.
Chinese Government Rejects Apple's iPad
News  |  8/6/2014
Ten Apple products have been removed from a list of products that can be bought with Chinese government funds.
Cerner Buys Siemens EHR, Hails Post-MU Era
News  |  8/6/2014
Cerner will spend $1.3 billion for Siemens' health IT business, says it will continue to support both companies' electronic health records software as part of a broader population health strategy.
Can Healthcare Execs Be Security Experts Too?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014
Trying to teach healthcare professionals security technologies is a risky idea. It's far easier to teach healthcare to security experts.
Navdy's Answer To Distracted Driving
News  |  8/5/2014
A heads-up display promises safer access to your smartphone while driving.
BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
News  |  8/5/2014
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
Future ALS, Cardiac Treatments From Existing Products
News  |  8/5/2014
Researchers tap big data analytics and Internet of Things technologies to improve healthcare for people with neurodegenerative and cardiac diseases.
Free The Health Data: Grahame Grieve On FHIR
Commentary  |  8/5/2014
Grahame Grieve, creator of a health data integration model based on RESTful Web services, discusses how a simplified approach could influence the future of health data with Georgia Tech health informatics expert Mark Braunstein.
EHR Reboots: Should You Replace Your System?
Commentary  |  8/5/2014
Starting over might be awful to contemplate, but acquisitions, costs, or lack of compliance might require replacing your health data system. Just be sure you're switching for the right reasons.
Doctors Can Go Back To Tech School
News  |  8/1/2014
Texas A&M-Dell academy to launch later this year aims to train medical pros on the latest healthcare technology -- and serve doctors moving into IT roles.
Microsoft Enhances Office For iPad
News  |  8/1/2014
Office for iPad includes better pivot table support and expanded presentation tools, but can it maintain momentum against free competitors?


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