Jack McCarthy

Zika funds CDC
By Jack McCarthy 09:28 am September 01, 2016
Congress is set to vote on a $1.1 billion package the day it returns from summer vacation but whether Democrats and Republicans can immediately compromise remains to be seen. The Zika virus, meanwhile, continues to spread in Florida. 
Encryption FBI Comey
By Jack McCarthy 03:01 pm August 31, 2016
Insisting that device and information encryption is a problem that will not simply go away, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey called for greater collaboration between private sector companies and the federal government. 
Affordable Care Act disparities
By Jack McCarthy 08:55 am August 31, 2016
The progress Obamacare has made so far is encouraging, but access problems remain, particularly among low-income Hispanics and African-Americans, researchers said. 
St. Jude Muddy Waters MedSec
By Jack McCarthy 10:19 am August 30, 2016
A theory emerges that the investment and cybersecurity research firms withheld information from St. Jude to short-sell stocks and profit from the bad news about the security of its pacemakers and heart devices. 
Maryland public health EHRs

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By Jack McCarthy 07:36 am August 17, 2016
The Public Health Information Technology Maturity Index can help officials understand how well they are using IT and data to respond to outbreaks and epidemics. 
Apple wearable heart reader
By Jack McCarthy 06:59 am August 16, 2016
The tech giant applied to patent a device capable of acquiring and processing electrocardiographic measurements. 
Remote monitoring EHR
By Jack McCarthy 08:59 am August 11, 2016
The researchers also found that improving workflow is the top strategy for improving the quality of healthcare technology implementations. 
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By Jack McCarthy 01:45 pm August 10, 2016
The changing marketplace is giving healthcare organizations an opportunity to hire job-hunting executives and physicians, according to a new study. But they’ll have to be creative with incentives.  
DoD security Army EHR

The Army medical center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington is one of the sites that the Department of Defense plans to audit the Army's EHR security controls. 

By Jack McCarthy 07:00 am August 10, 2016
The Pentagon will be looking to determine if the Army has implemented effective ways to protect its electronic health records and personally identifiable information. 
Johns Hopkins EpiWatch Apple
By Jack McCarthy 10:17 am August 05, 2016
The software currently enables people living with epilepsy to track their seizures and researchers want to develop the program into a seizure detector as well.

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