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Pharma Not So Big On Cloud For Clinical Trials

Chris Anderson | Government Health IT | December 26, 2012

Big pharma is notoriously slow-footed when it comes to changing its business model. Some would argue it is a major reason why so many pharmaceutical companies are struggling as their blockbuster drugs go off patent. In short, there is an institutionalized caution to embracing the kind of change moving to the cloud presents.

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PHR App Wins Latest Blue Button Innovation Challenge

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | February 5, 2014

An app to help cancer patients collect, view, and share their personal health data won first prize at the ONC’s Blue Button Innovation Challenge held in the Boston area late last month.  The ArmMe app allows users to visualize their journey through diagnosis and treatment while connecting them with their physicians and providing social networking with other cancer patients. [...] Read More »

Physician Outcry On EHR Functionality, Cost Will Shake The Health Information Technology Sector

Daniel R. Verdon | Medical Economics | February 10, 2014

Despite the government’s bribe of nearly $27 billion to digitize patient records, nearly 70% of physicians say electronic health record (EHR) systems have not been worth it. It’s a sobering statistic backed by newly released data from marketing and research firm MPI Group and Medical Economics that suggest nearly two-thirds of doctors would not purchase their current EHR system again because of poor functionality and high costs. Read More »

Physicians Key To Blue Button Initiative Enrollment

Greg Bengel | Healthcare Technology Online | July 5, 2013

Experts stress physicians’ attitude toward Blue Button, which has the ability aid in making more informed healthcare decision, will determine its future Read More »

Plurilock Security and Cycura to Co-Host Healthcare Cybersecurity Webinar

Press Release | Cycura, Plurilock | November 10, 2020

Plurilock Security Inc...an innovative cybersecurity company that provides frictionless and continuous authentication using machine learning and behavioral biometrics and Cycura, a subsidiary of WELL Health Technologies Corp. and a leading provider of proactive cybersecurity services, today announced that they will be co-hosting a virtual panel discussion, titled 'Patient Data in the Crosshairs: Healthcare Breaches of 2020' on Thursday, November 12th at 2:00 pm (EST).

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Possible Belarus Connection Prompts Probe Of Healthcare.gov

Jaikumar Vijayan | Computerworld | February 5, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a security probe of Healthcare.gov after a U.S. intelligence unit last week warned that portions of the Affordable Care Act website was built by software developers linked to the Belarus government. Read More »

Private Health Funds Accused of Misusing Patient Data for Commercial Gain

Michael Bailey | AFR Magazine | July 25, 2016

Private health insurers that also own dental surgeries are misusing data obtained through the HICAPS claiming system for commercial benefit, the Australian Dental Association has warned a Productivity Commission inquiry into expanded data sharing. The inquiry, for which submissions close on July 29, is examining the benefits and costs of data being shared more widely between public sector agencies, private sector organisations, the research sector, academics and the community...

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Providers, EHR Vendors Lag On Copy-Paste, Fraud Safegaurds

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 13, 2013

Hospitals, clinicians and health IT companies could be doing more to control EHR copy-and-pasting and over-documentation and prevent potential fraud, according to the HHS Inspector General. Read More »

Q&A: Between the lines of NEJM EHR report – ‘Trust trumps technology’ for EHR success, authors say

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | September 1, 2011

Distinguishing itself from previous efforts to prove the viability of EHRs and meaningful use, a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine shed light on just what can be accomplished by using electronic medical records rather than paper records. Read More »

Q&A: Moving From A PCMH To A 'Medical Neighborhood' Via Direct

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | May 31, 2012

Sharing medical records between different vendors' EHRs is one of the meaningful use Stage 2 measures that some folks would like to see yanked – but not MedAllies' Holly Miller, MD, or John Blair, MD. Read More »

Relentless Cyber Attacks Pressure Hospital Operations

Press Release | Fitch Ratings | July 22, 2021

Ever-increasing cyberattacks on the US public healthcare sector will place material revenue and expense pressures on not-for-profit (NFP) hospitals and health systems, Fitch Ratings says. The healthcare sector has seen a historic increase in the number and severity of cyber assaults over the past 18 months. The sector is viewed as a target-rich environment due to the large amount of sensitive data that healthcare entities maintain for patient care and operations.

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Researchers: Ensure Management Transparency When Moving To A Cloud-Based EHR

Dan Bowman | FierceEMR | August 21, 2013

Healthcare providers that plan to use cloud-based services to host their electronic health records should first audit such providers via an external company to help build a relationship of trust, according to a new study published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. [...] Read More »

Sage Commons Congress 2012

Matthew Todd | Intermolecular | April 24, 2012

I was at the Sage Commons Congress the last few days. Meetings should be full of challenging new ideas and full of spontaneous discussion. [...] This congress was very interesting, driven by the passion of those people taking part to do science in new ways. Read More »

Saving Lives One App At A Time

Press Release | Blue Button, Humetrix | January 3, 2014

Although health and fitness apps have been featured at CES for some time, this year, Humetrix will showcase two medical apps designed to save lives and improve health outcomes: ICEBlueButton [...] and iBlueButton [...]. Read More »

Science Wins As PLoS Goes Hard On Open Access

Olivia Solon | Wired | February 25, 2014

Academic journal PLoS (Public Library of Science) has changed its policy so that authors are now required to make the data underlying their scientific findings available publicly, without restriction, immediately upon publication of the article. Read More »