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FDA Announces Plan to Advance Medical Device Safety and Cybersecurity

April 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new proposals aimed at advancing medical device cybersecurity, including placing new responsibilities on manufacturers, both before and after their devices hit the market.

ONC Brief: Half of Patients Offered Online Access to Health Data in 2017

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In 2017, half of individuals nationwide reported they had been offered online access to their medical record by a healthcare provider or insurer, according to an April data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

Could Apple be the Tech Company that Finally Brings Health Records to Patients? Why One Expert is Bullish

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Patients of 39 health systems now can see their medical records right from their iPhones. Leaders at Dignity Health, one of the organizations involved in this Apple initiative, are optimistic that this could help transform healthcare.

The Federal Message is Loud and Clear: It’s Time for Patients to be Truly Empowered

April 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Government health IT officials are serious about creating a true market for healthcare in which patients are engaged and empowered. Will their message hit home?

Geisinger, Clinical Trial Using Smartphones to Detect Kidney Disease

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Danville, Pa.-based health system Geisinger and have launched a clinical trial using a smartphone-enabled home urinalysis device for chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients with high blood pressure.

Research: Hospital Mobile Device Initiatives Increase Patient Satisfaction

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
New research from Jamf, a mobile device management software company, indicates that there is a direct correlation between hospital mobile device initiatives and patient satisfaction.

AMA, Google Launch Interoperability and Innovation Challenge

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
The American Medical Association (AMA) has teamed up with Google on an interoperability and innovation challenge centered on the use of patient-generated health data.

Report: Exposed Medical Devices, Supply Chain Attacks Pose Major Cyber Risks

April 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
This coming May marks the anniversary of the WannaCry attack, yet, a year later, researchers found that the scare of ransomware may not have resulted in more secure healthcare environments, rather the attack surface has only expanded.

ONC Releases Resource to Guide Consumers on Accessing, Using their Health Data

April 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
To further support its recently-announced MyHealthEData initiative, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has just released a new online resource to help consumers make better use of their digital health records.

Indiana Medical Leaders Launch Tech-Based Opioid Prescribing Education for Clinicians

April 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
To help curb Indiana’s opioid epidemic, state medical leaders are leveraging mobile technology to launch a medical education program focused on best practices for prescribing opioids and treating patients who suffer from pain.

Apple Health Records Solution Spreads to 39 Health Systems

March 29, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Just two months after Apple announced its Health Records solution that allows consumers to see their medical records right on their iPhone, 39 health systems have signed on to launch the feature, the tech giant announced today.

The Chief Content Officer for a New Healthcare Conference Shares Her Perspectives on Needed Conversations in the Industry

March 23, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Constance Sjoquist, the chief content officer at HLTH, shares her perspectives on what it is that the HLTH Conference’s leaders are hoping to bring to the industry in Las Vegas in May


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