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What's behind the dramatic rise in medical identity theft?
Fortune | October 20, 2014
In the last five years, the number of data breaches in the medical sector has quadrupled. Last year, for the first time, the medical sector experienced more breaches than any other. It’s again on track to lead in 2014, according to the ID Theft Center. A decentralized U.S. health system,...
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FDA, hospitals to examine how IT collides with financial incentives
By Darius Tahir | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Representatives of hospitals and the Food and Drug Administration will examine whether various technologies are effective in keeping patients out of the hospital at the upcoming ECRI Institute annual conference in Washington.
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Oregon health exchange probes another security breach
Associated Press via Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) | October 17, 2014
A Klamath Falls, Ore., woman who applied for health coverage through Cover Oregon says the insurance exchange mailed her the personal information of other applicants. This is the 18th low-level security breach in six months, Cover Oregon officials said. They said the information inadvertently...
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BBC launches WhatsApp Ebola service
BBC | October 17, 2014
The BBC has launched an Ebola public health information service on WhatsApp, aimed at users of the service in West Africa. The service will provide audio, text message alerts and images to help people get the latest public health information to combat the spread of Ebola in the region.
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Athenahealth sees growth and losses in Q3
By Joseph Conn | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Revenue and customer growth did not translate into third-quarter profitability for Athenahealth, a provider of Web-based electronic health records, billing and practice management services, and software for office-based physicians.
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Military EHR bid deadline extended for $11B contract
Joseph Conn | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Electronic health-record systems developers and information technology systems integrators not already in the hunt for what could be an $11 billion contract have only a week to put their bids together. At stake is a 10-year contract to provide a replacement EHR for the Defense Department's Military...
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EHR interoperability solution offered by key IT panels
By Joseph Conn | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Two key federally chartered health information technology advisory panels are recommending what would amount to, if implemented, a major paradigm shift in how health information is exchanged between providers and other data users, as well as in how it is accessed by patients.
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Apple to fix Health app after blood glucose measurement issue
CNet | October 16, 2014
Apple is temporarily pulling a feature of its Health app, designed for tracking blood glucose levels, after it emerged the app was not compatible with standard measurements used in the U.K. and Australia.
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Digital doctors: China sees tech cure for healthcare woes
Reuters | October 16, 2014
Digital technology—from electronic patient records to remote healthcare—is already widely used in developed markets such as the U.S. and Europe, but the sheer size and scale of China offer a huge opportunity for tech firms and a big challenge for doctors, who say China lags far behind.
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Despite challenges, panels see progress on healthcare interoperability
By Joseph Conn | October 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
There is interoperability in American healthcare, more than is generally thought, a federal health IT official and multiple advisers noted during a rare joint meeting Wednesday of the two main federally chartered health information technology advisory panels.
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