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Respect the Threat: Obama Gives Data Security Some Needed Momentum

Gabriel Perna
The recent focus on data security from President Obama and the Attorney General of the State of New York is encouraging for healthcare, even if the industry isn't the specific focus of these legislative efforts.

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Washington Debrief: President Outlines Vision for Stronger Cybersecurity

January 26, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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During his State of the Union address, President Obama called on lawmakers to pass comprehensive cybersecurity legislation that would focus on: increased information sharing, modernization of law enforcement agencies, and national data breach reporting. The...

Paul Tang’s New-Century Challenge: Time to Start Treating Patients Like People

January 26, 2015     Mark Hagland
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At iHT2-San Diego, an appeal to healthcare leaders to begin thinking about person-centered healthcare—and to begin to think about the implications of the concept for care delivery going forward

Top Ten Tech Trends: "Clinical Informaticists 2.0"

January 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
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What will senior clinical informaticists need going forward? Rock-solid skills and big-picture understandings and leadership capabilities, that’s for certain

Top Ten Tech Trends: Taking Consumer-Generated Health Data to the Next Level

January 22, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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We have now entered the world of patient-generated health data (PGHD), an emerging concept that was covered in last year’s Top Ten Tech Trends, but has since evolved. The question is, is the healthcare industry ready to take PGHD to the next level?

AAFP Responds to ONC’s Federal Health IT Plan, Offers Suggestions for Improvement

January 22, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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In a letter addressed to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supported the federal government’s strategic plan for health IT, but urged the agency to ease burdens on physicians.

Healthcare Data Security: Battles are Being Lost, But the War Can Still be Won

January 21, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Right now, the healthcare industry is clearly losing the battle when it comes to data breaches. But as the old saying goes, you can lose battles and still win the war.

Top Ten Tech Trends: Making Sense of an Onslaught of Data in Public Health

January 21, 2015     John DeGaspari
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Historically, public health has been viewed as something of a poor stepchild when it comes to the billions of dollars in investments that have been aimed at transforming clinical care. Public health funding continues to be an issue, and the capabilities of...

Paul Tang, M.D. at iHT2-San Diego: “Patients 3.0: What’s the Job of a Patient?”

January 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Moving towards the new person-centered healthcare is going to require a dual revolution in thinking, says Paul Tang, M.D.

Top Ten Tech Trends: For Healthcare Organizations, the Hackers are Here

January 20, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Easter weekend is one of the craziest three-day stretches in the calendar year in Boston, which made the hack against Boston Children’s Hospital all the more difficult. Luckily, for Boston Children’s, a 395–bed facility, IT leaders had time to prepare for the...

In San Diego, a Robust Exploration of HIE and Consumer Engagement

January 20, 2015     Mark Hagland
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What will it mean to achieve “next-generation” health data exchange and true patient/consumer engagement and patient health management? A panel of industry leaders explores the topic at iHT2-San Diego

Study: Patients Consider Digital Tools When Choosing Docs

January 20, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Most patients say that digital services play an important role when they are choosing a physician, according to new research from the Brentwood, Tenn.-based research group Technology Advice.

Washington Debrief: Strong Finish for MU in 2014 Doesn’t Allay 2015 Concerns

January 20, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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The percentage of hospitals required to meet Stage 2 measures grows from 51 percent (2,563) in 2014 to 80 percent (3,952) in 2015. With such a large portion of the nation’s hospitals required to meet Stage 2 for the entire year, CHIME and other organizations...