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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.
By Jessica Davis 11:03 am December 12, 2016
Xcertia will will employ feedback from members to improve clinical content, usability, privacy, security, interoperability and efficacy of data.
drchrono check-in Apple
By Jack McCarthy 07:21 am December 12, 2016
Cloud-based EHR vendor has also become a new Apple mobility partner.

"Alcohol and other substance use disorder treatment lags far behind the rest of healthcare in the deployment of electronic health records," according to NIH.

By Jessica Davis 01:24 pm December 09, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is challenging biotech researchers to build a wearable device that can measure blood alcohol in real-time, and it will offer funding for researchers who find out how to better use electronic health record data for alcohol treatment.

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