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Will 2015 Be Worst Year Yet For Data Breaches?

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | December 30, 2014

This past year the FBI warned the entire healthcare realm that security practices are not keeping pace with other industries. And a new report is suggesting that healthcare organizations should expect even more data breaches in the New Year...

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Will Health IT Failings Foil Accountable Care?

Gienna Shaw | FierceHealthIT | July 8, 2013

Although healthcare is awash in data, getting it into the hands of clinicians so they can provide coordinated, quality care at the bedside remains a huge challenge. Just ask the 32 Pioneer accountable care organizations--including the nine Pioneer ACOs that may opt out of the program altogether. Read More »

Will Obama’s New $100m Brain Mapping Project Be Open Access?

Jonathan Gray | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | April 4, 2013

On Tuesday President Obama unveiled a new $100 million research initiative to map the human brain. Read More »

Will Smorgasbord Approach Get More Patients Engaged?

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | October 10, 2012

Yesterday, we took umbrage at what struck us as a bit of “preachifying” by a health IT stakeholder. At issue was the apparent lack of support of EHRs by the public, and his reasons why that lack of support was “wrong”.  So today let’s turn it around an look at a different, eminently more hands-on approach to patient engagement. Read More »

Winning The Healthcare Olympics

Jeff Goldstein | Divurgent | August 30, 2012

Healthcare is an area where the US should be the world Olympic leader but we are not.  To understand why, let’s look at some of the critical metrics... Read More »

Wireless Feature Disabled On Pacemaker To Stop Hackers From Assassinating Cheney

Staff Writer | Network World | October 21, 2013

To eliminate the chance of Dick Cheney's heart being hacked, doctors disabled the wireless functionality on his implanted defibrillator. Read More »

With Affordable Care Act, Canceled Policies For New York Professionals

Anemona Hartocollis | New York Times | December 13, 2013

Many in New York’s professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama’s health care plan. But now, to their surprise, thousands of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors, lawyers and others are learning that their health insurance plans are being canceled and they may have to pay more to get comparable coverage, if they can find it. Read More »

With MU Deadline Approaching, Feds Publish Useful Primer

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | March 18, 2012

It’s funny how deadlines can focus the mind. For example, healthcare providers who want to make the most financially of the HITECH incentives need to begin by the end of this year, and many providers still aren’t clear on the necessary steps.

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Without A Universal Personal Identifier, Healthcare Is Awash In Social Security numbers

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | October 23, 2014

The healthcare industry is swimming in Social Security numbers, thanks to the necessities of patient record management systems. But balancing those requirements with fraud mitigation and privacy protections is proving a big challenge...

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Without Sharing, Big Data Is Nothing

Zack McCartney | Healthcare IT News | September 4, 2013

Industry insiders say developing open data exchange was the key to unlocking big data’s potential Read More »

Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Impact Factor Gains Across Its LWW Journal Portfolio And Medknow Open Access Titles

Press Release | Wolters Kluwer Health (WKH) | July 15, 2013

Wolters Kluwer Health announced impact factor gains across its prestigious Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) journal portfolio and Medknow open access titles with the release of the latest Impact Factor (IF) scores and specialty rankings [...]. Read More »

Wolters Kluwer Health Transitions The Journal Medicine To Fully Open Access, Broad-Based Biomedical Title In 2015

Press Release | Medicine, Wolters Kluwer Health (WKH) | February 5, 2014

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, today announced that Medicine, one of the most respected and frequently cited journals in general medicine, will transition to an open access publication from a subscription-based model. Read More »

World Health Care Congress: HHS CTO, Premier CIO Talk Data Liquidity

David Raths | Healthcare Informatics | April 10, 2013

This week’s 10th Annual World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C., saw a lively discussion April 9 involving a panel of experts on innovation, including Bryan Sivak, chief technology officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Joe Pleasant Jr., senior vice president and CIO of the Premier health alliance. Read More »

World Health Organization: No, Seriously, Stop Abusing Antibiotics

James Hamblin | The Atlantic | April 30, 2014

In a consciously alarming report today, the agency said, "Without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill." Read More »

Wounded Soldiers Languished 540 Days In Fort Riley Transition System

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | August 8, 2013

Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Riley, Kan., spent an average of a year and half -- 540 days -- working their way through a system that is supposed to determine their fitness for duty within a year, the Defense Department Inspector General reported yesterday. Read More »