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Some Lessons From a Major Outage

Tony Collins | Campaign4Change | July 31, 2012

But what when the network goes down – across the country and possibly internationally?With remote hosting of business-critical systems becoming more widespread it’s worth looking at some of the implications of a major outage. Read More »

Sound Shore Medical Center, DoD Work On EHR Training

Patrick Ouellette | EHR Intelligence | September 24, 2012

Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) have collaborated to study EHR training best practices for nurses. Sound Shore Medical Center and the DoD focused on the best ways to engage nurses who don’t have great computer experience in how to use EHR. Read More »

Study: Emergency Department EHR Design Can Lead To Errors

Staffwriter | iHealthBeat | June 25, 2013

Emergency department electronic health record systems have varying functionality that can lead to problems with "physician decision-making, clinician workflow, communication, and, ultimately, the overall quality of care and patient safety," according to a report published in the current edition of Annals of Emergency Medicine, Modern Healthcare reports. Read More »

Surescripts Patient Survey Reveals Patient Demand Access to their Medical Records

Press Release | Surescripts | December 14, 2016

Health data-sharing technology exists today, yet patients are increasingly frustrated with their healthcare experience, according to a recent survey by Surescripts, the nation’s leading health information network. The 2016 Connected Care and the Patient Experience survey found that patients are particularly dissatisfied with the lack of a central location for their health records as well as the difficulty in accessing and sharing those records. Plus, they’re expecting to see digitized care settings in the very near future through the use of telehealth and other technologies...

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The Best Open Data Releases Of 2012

Emily Badger | The Atlantic Cities | December 19, 2012

Last year, Cities named ten of its favorite metro datasets of 2011 from cities across North America, illustrating the breadth of what we might learn (regarding mosquito traps! misplaced vehicles! energy consumption!) in the still relatively young field of urban open data. For this year's installment, we're going one step further... Read More »

The Car Dashboard Is Not The Place To Let 1,000 Apps Bloom

Kevin Fitchard | GigaOM | September 20, 2012

Despite the proliferation of increasingly sophisticated connected car platforms, those systems remain largely closed to developers due to safe driving concerns. While those platforms will eventually open up, automakers have to be wary of placing too many limitations on development today. Otherwise consumers will ignore them. Read More »

The FDA Takes On Mobile Health Apps

Eliza Strickland | Spectrum | September 12, 2012

The mobile health industry has a problem: It has grown too quickly. Consumers can now download medical apps for at-home monitoring of just about any obscure ailment, and apps for general wellness, diet, and fitness are proliferating... Read More »

The Human Side of Developing Integrated Electronic Health Records

Bob Brewin | NextGov | July 6, 2012

As the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments work to develop an integrated electronichealth record the concept is simple—streamline the military health care system for active-duty service members, veterans and retirees—but getting there is not. Read More »

The Unhealthy Side Effects of Meaningful Use

Michael Koriwchak | Wired EMR Practice | July 13, 2012

There are also no established EMR implementation strategies for medical practices.  Implementing a complex EMR system into a busy medical practice is like replacing an aircraft’s engines while it is still flying.  During implementation there can be no reduction in patient volume and no errors in patient care.  Information technology is the only medical technology that has been given a “free pass,” with apparently no need to prove itself the way we prove the worthiness of new drugs, medical devices and surgical procedures.
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Top 12 Reasons Health Providers Pay too Much for IT

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | July 17, 2012

Healthcare pays more than any other industry for information technology. At least according to a new survey. "Our analysis shows healthcare organizations pay an average 17 percent more than that of the other 29 industries we sampled," write the authors of a paper by Net(net), which bills itself as a consultancy specializing in IT optimization, "and 33 percent more than the industry with the lowest average costs (food service).” Read More »

Urgent Need For Long-Term Toxicity And Cancer Studies On GM Foods

Claire Robinson | Earth Open Source | January 7, 2013

A new website set up by scientists and citizens challenges criticisms of a landmark study[1] that found genetically modified (GM) maize damaged the health of rats. The group concludes there is an urgent need for long-term toxicity and cancer studies on GM foods. Read More »

What Does the Trump Presidency Imply for Healthcare and Healthcare IT?

Many organizations have asked me to comment on the impact of the Trump Presidency on Healthcare and Healthcare IT. I served the Bush administration for 4 years and the Obama administration for 6 years. I know that change in Washington happens incrementally. There is always an evolution, not a revolution, regardless of speechmaking hyperbole. What am I doing in Massachusetts? I’m staying the course, continuing my focus on social networking for healthcare, mobile, care management analytics, cloud, and security while leaving the strategic plan/budget as is...

Why Suicide Prevention Is Part of Population Health Strategy

Paul B. Hofmann and Jerry Reed | Hospitals & Health Networks | May 9, 2016

As hospitals and health systems recognize the need to devote more time and attention to population health management and improving community health, more effort correspondingly must be focused on behavioral health services. In response, the American Hospital Association has launched an initiative to assist hospitals with behavioral health...

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Why We Need More Open Source Medicines

Tracy Kolenchuk | Wake Up World | September 24, 2012

Two thousand five hundred years ago, Hippocrates said “Let food by thy medicine, and let medicine be your food.” The concept of “open source” had not been invented, but Hippocrates was talking about “open source medicines”. Read More »

Zero-Day Paranoia And The Reality Of Modern Web Browsing

Jason Perlow | ZDNet | January 12, 2013

Remote code execution is an end-user nightmare that can be stopped tomorrow, if we enact the appropriate technologies to prevent it. Read More »