Privacy Security NSA

Former NSA senior counsel Joel Brenner delivered the opening keynote at the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Privacy and Security Forum Boston. 

By Tom Sullivan 04:12 pm December 09, 2016
CISOs, CIOs and infosec pros gathered in Boston this week to tackle a range of security matters, from breach response to worsening cyberattacks to ways in which health IT pros are heroes. Here's a look at the highlights.

"Our research shows that when people with complex needs require medical help, they encounter a health care system that's expensive, inefficient and poorly coordinated," said David Blumenthal, MD, president of The Commonwealth Fund.

By Bernie Monegain 02:14 pm December 09, 2016
The results of a nationwide survey of patients with complex medical needs released by The Commonwealth Fund, shows that the healthcare system is failing them.

"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.
Augmedix co-founders Ian Shakil and Pelu Tran.
By Mike Miliard 12:59 pm December 09, 2016
The San Francisco company's focus is a smartglass-powered remote scribe tool to assist physicians with charting and documentation.
Albert Einstein Montefiore NIH

Researchers Elizabeth Walker (left) and Judith Wylie-Rosett are on a mission to improve the health of people with diabetes.

By Bernie Monegain 10:32 am December 09, 2016
The providers will create a new facility to employ interventions tailored to the specific patient population, along with an initiative to reduce obesity.
MAeHC breach Tripathi

Attendees networking at the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum Boston. 

By Jessica Davis 09:55 am December 09, 2016
After his organization lost health data, Micky Tripathi discovered some hard lessons to breach reporting and recovery.
Ernest Hemingway healthcare innovation

Ernest Hemingway circa 1924. From the collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

By Tom Sullivan 07:33 am December 09, 2016
Near-ubiquitous adoption of EHR platforms has created a foundation for innovation. And hospitals including Cedars-Sinai and Adventist are fostering emerging technologies, from cloud-based continuous monitoring to virtual reality for patient engagement. 
IBM Watson oncology
By Bernie Monegain 07:31 am December 09, 2016
And the supercomputer proved faster at analyzing data to derive specific courses of treatment.
Flow Health Alan Meshkin

Flow Health CEO Alex Meshkin

By Tom Sullivan 07:29 am December 09, 2016
Alex Meshkin explains the emerging company's plan to let the VA's 22 million patient records data speak for itself, and then tackle disease problems based on what it tells them.
ColumbiaDoctors HealthGrid
By Jack McCarthy 07:23 am December 09, 2016
The New York healthcare provider will use the software to enable clinicians to connect with patients via mobile devices. 

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