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9 Healthcare Tech Trends in "The New Year of Uncertainty", Black Book Survey Results

Press Release | Black Book Market Research | December 20, 2016

Black Book’s year end C-suite polls reveal the brakes being pumped on advanced software acquisitions due to political and funding uncertainty that is menacing long term strategies and the willingness to purchase some IT products and services in the first half of the New Year. Policy changes in the wake of a full or partial repeal of Obamacare may create new demands on healthcare enterprises that will likely divert capital and resources toward getting ready for value based care. This uncertainty, as recognized by 9 of 10 hospital leaders surveyed, will at a best decelerate decision-making on planned or ongoing initiatives, and at worst drain IT investment dollars for a protracted period of time, according to Doug Brown, Managing Partner of Black Book...

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ABILITY Network Achieves Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program (CEAP) from EHNAC

Press Release | ABILITY Network, Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) | July 25, 2017

ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program (CEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). ABILITY is one of the first healthcare information technology companies to achieve this new designation. Developed by industry peers, CEAP is offered exclusively for the users of FedRAMP-certified Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) – regardless of the healthcare data exchange model the CSP supports...

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AMA Adopts Principles to Promote Safe, Effective mHealth Applications

Press Release | American Medical Association (AMA) | November 16, 2016

The American Medical Association (AMA) believes mobile health applications (mHealth apps) and devices that promote safe and effective patient care have the potential to be integrated into everyday practice. During the AMA Interim Meeting, physicians voted to approve a list of principles to guide coverage and payment policies supporting the use of mHealth apps and associated devices that are accurate, effective, safe and secure...

Apple Is Quietly Working on Turning Your iPhone into the One-Stop Shop for All Your Medical Info

Christina Farr | CNBC | June 14, 2017

Imagine turning to your iPhone for all your health and medical information — every doctor's visit, lab test result, prescription and other health information, all available in a snapshot on your phone and shared with your doctor on command. No more logging into hospital websites or having to call your previous doctor to get them to forward all that information to your new one. Apple is working on making that scenario a reality...

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Apple’s CareKit Is the Best Argument Yet for Strong Encryption

Brian Barrett | Wired | March 21, 2016

On the eve of his company’s court date with the FBI, where it will defend its right to not weaken the security of its own devices, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at a small theater in Cupertino to introduce a few new devices. The message of the event’s opening, though? Encryption matters. And soon, on iOS, it will matter even more. While Cook’s remarks were brief, they were determined. “We need to decide as a nation how much power the government should have over our data, and over our privacy,” Cook said before a mixed crowd of journalists and Apple employees.

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Assessment Released Of Health Information Exchanges (Part 2 of 2)

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | January 7, 2015

The previous installment of this article talked about the survivability of HIEs, drawing on a report released under ONC auspices. This installment delves into some other interesting aspects of information exchange...

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Blockchain, APIs Take a Stab at the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Analytics | October 27, 2016

Capital One is hoping to bring the blockchain and API tools to the healthcare industry by proving their value in the revenue cycle management arena. A pair of new partnerships between the financial services company and healthcare-focused startups aim to “reconceptualize” the claims management and patient payment processes, using blockchain and API technologies to reduce the time between service and collection...

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Brazil's Internet Gets Groundbreaking Bill Of Rights

Aviva Rutkin | New Scientist | April 25, 2014

Brazil's internet now has its own bill of rights. On 23 April, the country's president, Dilma Rousseff, signed the Marco Civil da Internet, a bill that sets out new guidelines for freedom of expression, net neutrality and data privacy for the country's 100 million internet users.  

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CAV Systems to participate in HIMSS 2019 MarketConnect

Press Release | CAV Systems Ltd | February 7, 2019

Uri Schor, Chief Technology Officer of CAV Systems Ltd, a leading enterprise software company from Israel, will be attending the HIMSS 2019 Global Conference & Exhibition, February 11 – 15, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. CAV Systems will be participating in MarketConnect, a matchmaking platform created as a collaboration between HIMSS and the Health 2.0 Innovation Team. MarketConnect is designed to break down the barriers of tech adoption within large health systems by directly connecting today’s leading tech companies with pre-qualified executives interested in commercial partnerships.

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ClinCapture Launches Breakthrough Electronic Data Capture Product

Press Release | ClinCapture | March 10, 2017

On March 29, 2017 ClinCapture, a leading provider of EDC (Electronic Data Capture) software, will launch its newest product, a premium offering called Captivate. The company plans to celebrate the product’s debut during an open house event at their new office in the hip Polk Street neighborhood. Captivate will offer all of the advanced features of ClinCapture and more. New platform features include...

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Data Breaches Through Wearables Put Target Squarely on IoT in 2017

Ryan Francis | Java World | January 3, 2017

Security needs to be baked into IoT devices for there to be any chance of halting a DDoS attack, according to security experts. Read More »

GAO Makes Appointments to Health Information Technology Advisory Committee

Press Release | Government Accountability Office (GAO) | August 3, 2017

Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced 15 appointments to the new Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee. It is extremely valuable to have a range of perspectives and expertise in helping the government address challenges related to health information technology, “It is extremely valuable to have a range of perspectives and expertise in helping the government address challenges related to health information technology,” Dodaro said...

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HHS Announces the Move Health Data Forward Phase 2 Challenge Winners

Press Release | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | February 21, 2017

The Department of Health and Humans Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the Phase 2 winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. Winning submissions will now move on to the challenge’s last phase to develop applications that will allow individuals to share their personal health information safely and securely with their health care providers, family members or other caregivers...

HHS Announces the Move Health Data Forward Phase 3 Challenge Winners

Press Release | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) | May 31, 2017

As part of its ongoing efforts to support the interoperable flow of health information, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the Phase 3 – and final – winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. The multi-phase challenge focused on the development of applications allowing individuals to share their personal health information safely and securely with their health care providers, family members or other caregivers...

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HHS announces the Move Health Data Forward Phase 3 challenge winners

Press Release | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) | May 31, 2017

As part of its ongoing efforts to support the interoperable flow of health information, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the Phase 3 – and final – winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. The multi-phase challenge focused on the development of applications allowing individuals to share their personal health information safely and securely with their health care providers, family members or other caregivers...

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