Mobile

ONC FHIR app challenges
By Jack McCarthy 07:35 am January 16, 2017
National coordinator Vindell Washington said the apps are indicative of the progress and innovation that is possible on top of a digital health architecture. 
By Michael Birt 06:55 am January 12, 2017
Personal Connected Health Alliance senior advisor Michael Birt examines how good scientific research proves that connecting people to each other can increase health and longevity. 
pitfalls avoid cloud contracts
By Bernie Monegain 08:04 am January 10, 2017
John Houston cautions that healthcare entities need to make sure they address downtime, data rights and security when putting together contracts with cloud-based services providers.
health IT wish 2017
By Mike Miliard 11:56 am January 05, 2017
From health policy to cybersecurity, better interoperability to more usable EHRs – a long list of hopes for the year ahead.
IoT security Ascension

Ascension Information Services Senior Director of IT Eric Miller said healthcare providers have to ratchet up security efforts without inhibiting the speed of technology advancement. 

By Jessica Davis 07:19 am January 05, 2017
Eric Miller runs Ascension’s software-defined networking automation that enables secure connectivity to support Internet of Things and other technology advances - using methods that he says can advance the impact of IoT.
UnitedHealthcare Qualcomm Fitbit

Photo: Global Panorama via Flickr. 

By Jack McCarthy 07:01 am January 04, 2017
The companies are expanding the UnitedHealthcare Motion initiative to include the Fitbit Charge 2 validated for Qualcomm’s 2net platform. 
Connected health Eric Topol
By Jack McCarthy 01:27 pm December 20, 2016
Scripps and Walgreens joined forces to conduct the research. Scripps director Eric Topol said it enables them to better understand how mobile devices and apps can help improve behavior and outcomes. 
By Jessica Davis 10:53 am December 19, 2016
November saw a 60 percent increase of breach incidents from October, at an average of two per day. With 57 reported incidents, November saw the most breaches so far this year, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer released Dec. 15.
Kvedar Connected Health
By Tom Sullivan 11:17 am December 13, 2016
Digital health has been a reality for 20 years. Since its humble beginnings – during the days of the Sony Walkman and Palm Pilot – technology has evolved and the market is set to explode. But much work remains to be done.

Quest Diagnostics operates forensic toxicology laboratories across the United States that perform workplace drug testing. A laboratory technician prepares a urine specimen for testing at a Quest lab in Lenexa, Kansas. Quest Diagnostics photo.

By Jessica Davis 10:48 am December 13, 2016
Hackers gained access through the company’s MyQuest by Care360 app on Nov. 26.

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