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Senators Launch Probe Of Massive Data Breaches

Dustin Volz | Nextgov | February 4, 2014

Several senators repeated calls for legislation to ward off massive data thefts during a hearing Monday to review the vulnerability of the nation's digital-payment systems, the first in a trio of sessions this week examining the enormous breaches sustained recently at retailers around the country. Read More »

Standards and Open Source Make Advances in Apps and Data Exchange for Health

I try to be optimistic about health care, and I managed to move my mood meter in that direction last month after talking about advances in data sharing, standards, and interoperability with a few people involved in the open FHIR standard: Grahame Grieve from the Core FHIR Development Team, David Hay from the FHIR Management Group, and Josh Mandel, a research scientist working on the open-source SMART Platform. Read More »

Startup Strategy: HIT And Device Entrepreneurs Name 2014 Risks And Opportunities

Staff Writer | MedCity News | February 12, 2014

While healthcare reform is well underway, a true shift in care delivery and economics appears to be more of a looming threat than a proven reality. The question remains: How do you manage and grow a successful business in the dynamic environment of today while positioning for the future? Read More »

States’ Hospital Data For Sale Puts Privacy In Jeopardy

Jordan Robertson | Bloomberg | June 5, 2013

Hospitals in the U.S. pledge to keep a patient’s health background confidential. Yet states from Washington to New York are putting privacy at risk by selling records that can be used to link a person’s identity to medical conditions using public information. Read More »

Stop Patent Mischief By Curbing Patent Enforcement

Simon Phipps | InfoWorld | November 9, 2012

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Software patents are evil. They allow the work of innovators to be ambushed and raise the cost of technology innovation. But finding a viable solution to the software patent mess isn't easy. Read More »

Telemedicine Doubles Screening Rates For Retinopathy

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | October 4, 2012

The use of telemedicine helped a primary care clinic more than double the percentage of diabetic patients undergoing screening for retinopathy over the course of a year, according to a research letter published this month in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Read More »

The 128-Byte Data Field That Could Save Lives And Billions Of Dollars

Dan Munro | Forbes | March 25, 2013

I can easily think of 5 articles that highlight the extraordinary waste and cost of the U.S. healthcare system. [...] The PwC report concluded that about $1.2 trillion was wasted – each year. Here’s how PwC further categorized that waste... Read More »

The Case For Interoperability For Open Access Repositories

Staff Writer | Confederation of Open Access Repositories | July 1, 2012

The purpose of this paper is to provide a high-level overview of interoperability of Open Access repositories, identify the major issues and challenges that need to be addressed, stimulate the engagement of the repository community and launch a process that will lead to the establishment of a COAR roadmap for repository interoperability. Read More »

The Linux Foundation's LinuxCon, CloudOpen Conferences are Approaching

Sam Dean | OStatic | July 6, 2012

If you're looking for a good way to close out the summer on a high note, keep in mind that the LinuxCon and CloudOpen conferences are taking place together in San Diego, Calif., August 29-31. And, The Linux Foundation has finalized the complete programs and keynote confirmations for the events. Here are the details on what looks like a good time if you're into Linux and the cloud. Read More »

The Next Frontier For Mobile Health

Adva Saldinger | Devex Impact | December 20, 2013

The mobile health community is growing up. After years of piloting ideas and trying to bring them to scale, mHealth leaders are setting their sights on a more ambitious target: integrated health systems. Read More »

The OSEHRA Value Proposition

Keith McCall | Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) | July 18, 2013

This post is a follow-up to a presentation made at the OSEHRA lock-down and provides various updates in an attempt to engage dialogue supporting or rebutting various value elements of OSEHRA and the challenges OSEHRA has in becoming a successful organization. Read More »

To Enhance Patient Outcomes, Make Clinical Data Usable

David Lareau | Government Health IT | August 23, 2012

If physicians have access to more clinical data, does this mean that patient outcomes are enhanced? Possibly, but only if providers can retrieve the most relevant information quickly, in a logical format, and at the point of care. Read More »

Top 10 Medical Research Trends To Watch In 2013

Margaret Anderson | Huffington Post | January 11, 2013

Congress has pushed the date of the "sequester" off another two months, delaying the prospect of automatic 8.2 percent cuts in the budgets of NIH, FDA, and other federal science programs. But a sequester (or other cuts) could still happen. [...] Read More »

UC Davis Offers Guide To Health Information Exchange Standards

Kathy Robertson | Sacramento Business Journal | November 7, 2012

The UC Davis Health System has system has released the first edition of its free buyers’ guide to health information exchange. Read More »

VA & SAMHSA test Exchange of Tagged Substance Abuse Data

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | September 18, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have demonstrated how to securely share sensitive health information while following confidentiality laws and patient disclosure wishes among providers using certified electronic health records (EHRs). Read More »