Evan Schuman

Evan Schuman has covered IT issues for a lot longer than he'll ever admit. Founding editor of retail technology site StorefrontBacktalk, he's been a columnist for CBSNews.com, RetailWeek, eWeek and Computerworld. Email Evan at eschuman@thecontentfirm.com. Follow him on Twitter @eschuman.

By Evan Schuman 03:17 pm August 27, 2014
Few healthcare IT policies these days are as delicate, sensitive and potentially emotionally explosive as efforts to restrict or regulate employee social media activity.
CDC
By Evan Schuman 11:26 am August 04, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not routinely get involved in telling hospitals how to run operations, but with increasing reports of EHR deployment problems, the Atlanta-based operation now sees the need to act.
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By Evan Schuman 08:54 am July 24, 2014
The joys of unintended consequences never end. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required hospitals to get paid based on how much they improved their patients' health rather than on how many tests and procedures were completed. The intent was to improve patient care.
Social media sites
By Evan Schuman 10:00 am July 15, 2014
Few healthcare IT policies these days are as delicate, sensitive and potentially emotionally explosive as efforts to restrict or regulate employee social media activity. And yet hospital hierarchies are routinely stepping on these political minefields as providers try to protect their reputations.
The CDC has found that EHR hiccups have their roots in poor design.
By Evan Schuman 06:30 am July 08, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not routinely get involved in telling hospitals how to run operations, but with increasing reports of EHR deployment problems, the Atlanta-based operation now sees the need to act.
Stressed man with head on laptop
By Evan Schuman 10:09 am July 01, 2014
When an organization experiences a major data breach and puts out a news release, the point is to comfort people that the news isn't as bad as it sounds. But at the same time, it's critical to be precise with language -- lest that organization be compelled to subsequently issue the dreaded, "What we actually meant to say in Monday's statement…"...
By Evan Schuman 11:53 am June 26, 2014
CEOs and CIOs are quickly moving to make hiring chief information security officers a top priority, but CISOs are hard to come by -- and expensive.
By Evan Schuman 11:39 am June 26, 2014
A Stanford University engineering group has come up with a way to manipulate deep body implants -- such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators and brain stem devices -- wirelessly.
By Evan Schuman 10:39 am June 26, 2014
Apple touted its work with Mayo Clinic and EHR vendor Epic, as it rolled out HealthKit, a software framework built into Apple's iOS8.
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
By Evan Schuman 09:49 am June 24, 2014
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has launched a federal probe into HIPAA privacy violations at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to an HHS spokesperson.

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