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A Dubious Diagnosis: Will New Yorkers Really Be Able To See Their Health History Online?

Katie Drummond | The Verge | May 1, 2013

The 19.5 million residents of New York State will soon have access to heaps of their own health data — the results of every blood test, the details on every prescription — courtesy of a groundbreaking web portal that'll make obtaining medical records as easy as online banking. Read More »

BlueEHS, the Electronic Health Solution, now available on Amazon AWS Market place

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | May 28, 2015

H Healthcare (ZH), a leading provider of Health IT solutions, announced today that it is releasing BlueEHS, the Electronic Health Solution, on the Amazon AWS platform as an Amazon Machine Image for the benefit of all AWS users worldwide. ZH Healthcare is the developer of BlueEHS, a first of its kind, Freemium, SaaS, Electronic Health Solution (EHS). BlueEHS offers a customizable Electronic Health Records (EHR) with an integrated practice management system (PMS), e-Rx, lab interfaces, a telemedicine-enabled comprehensive patient portal, and more.

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Cancer And Clinical Trials: The Role Of Big Data In Personalizing The Health Experience

Despite considerable progress in prevention and treatment, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. Even with the $50 billion pharmaceutical companies spend on research and development every year, any given cancer drug is ineffective in 75% of the patients receiving it. [...] Read More »

Cleveland Clinic, IBM Making Progress On Watson Supercomputer

Joseph Goedert | Health Data Management | October 15, 2013

A year after starting work with IBM to develop ways for the Watson supercomputer to support medical training and serve as a doctor’s assistant, the Cleveland Clinic has issued a progress report that includes two new technologies. Read More »

DOD, VA Officials Defend Progress In Rare Joint Hearing

Amber Corrin | FCW | July 11, 2013

Amid criticism of deficient leadership, officials from the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs on July 10 reiterated their commitment to an electronic health records-sharing program during a joint hearing between the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees in Washington. Read More »

Drug Cops Want Open Access To Your Medical Records

Radley Balko | Washington Post | January 24, 2014

stories about ADHD drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, a number of politicians, pundits, and public health activists have demanded better monitoring of doctors and patients. [...] Read More »

From Fitbit To The Newsfeed: Curating Patient Records In The Internet Era

Jonathan Bush | LinkedIn | October 29, 2014

...Everyone seems to think that the end game for humanity is a single database that has all care documented in it. Picture that historic perforated printer paper – only digital...

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Google Glass And Other Devices Presenting New Crop Of Privacy Risks

Rick Kam | Government Health IT | August 14, 2013

Scarcely a day passes when we don’t hear about some new electronic gadget designed to make our lives more productive, convenient, healthy, or entertaining. Read More »

Health Industry Struggling To Keep Up With Growing ID Theft Problem

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | February 10, 2014

The rise in medical identity theft in the U.S. in recent years--and in particular, theft involving a breach in technology--has been swift and has left many concerned about the effectiveness of privacy regulations, according to a recent Stateline report. Read More »

How Medical Device Manufacturers Inject Copyright Into Treatments

Arguments for proprietary data hoarding have been aired in the computer movement for decades, and have been decisively overturned by open source advocates and security experts. The real question is why any patient should be denied access to data that can improve his quality of life and chances of survival. In an age where "patient activation" and "Quantified Self" are buzzwords uttered throughout the medical industry, it is inconceivable that it could tolerate the present situation.

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Humetrix Presents Disruptive Personal Health App Solutions Before US Congress

As a former practicing physician, data scientist and public health officer, I became a healthcare IT entrepreneur focusing on mobile technology because I believed that the best way to treat patients, improve health outcomes, and reduce waste is to put patients’ critical health information into their own hands, so they can share that information with their physicians when needed. With 68 percent of Americans using a smart phone daily1, and new HIPAA rules giving each of us a legal right to electronically access our health records, consumer facing mobile health applications can be a cure to the information blocking which is still plaguing our health care system. In a healthcare environment in which one-third of expenditures are wasted3 on redundant care, and medical errors representing the third leading cause of death in the U.S. today4, having immediate access to a patient’s health history can literally save lives and also significantly reduce healthcare costs.

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Kaiser Permanente Launches Open API For Health App Development

Greg Slabodkin | FierceMobile Healthcare | June 10, 2013

Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health plans, has released an open application programming interface (API) that will allow developers to collaborate with the healthcare system on apps, according to an eWeek article. Read More »

Medical Health Records on iPhone Now Available to US Veterans

Press Release | Apple | November 6, 2019

Health Records on iPhone brings together veterans' hospitals, clinics and existing information on the Health app to make it easy for them to see their medical data across multiple providers.Apple and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that veterans across the nation and surrounding territories now have access to the Health Records feature in the Health app on iPhone. The VA gradually launched Health Records to select patients this summer, and now veterans who are iOS users and receive their care through the Veterans Health Administration can see a fuller, more comprehensive picture of their health that includes information from multiple providers. "Helping veterans gain a better understanding of their health is our chance to show our gratitude for their service," said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer. "By working with the VA to offer Health Records on iPhone, we hope to help those who served have greater peace of mind that their health care is in good hands." Read More »

MSF Pioneers Opening Up Access To Humanitarian Data

Nick Kennedy | SciDev.Net | January 13, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is pioneering an open-access approach within the humanitarian sector in the hope that other medical aid organisations will follow suit. Read More »

New Wireless Sensors Tackle Old Problems Like Pneumonia

Anthony Vecchione | InformationWeek | June 26, 2012

For the past seven years, wireless sensor technology developed at the University of Missouri (MU) has helped detect disease in its early stages among residents living at the TigerPlace assisted care facility in Columbia, Mo. Now, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, that technology soon will be expanded to remotely monitor the elderly in another facility in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Read More »