Pokémon Go public health
By Tom Sullivan 09:12 am October 12, 2016
The accidental health app bested other tools in engaging patients who stand to benefit most. But whether Pokémon Go or future apps and devices specifically designed to keep people moving will succeed depends on the very big question of design.
Drug price hikes hospitals
By Kaiser Health News 09:02 am October 12, 2016
Researchers said the price hikes driving big spending increases are inconsistent and while AHA president Rick Pollack said that any upticks because of market manipulation are just plain wrong. 
InstaMed P2PE v2
By Jessica Davis 08:01 am October 12, 2016
The company is said to be the first in healthcare to achieve this validation, which ensures the payment network has met standards to protect data.
ransomware price of health data

Pam Dixon, founder and executive director of World Privacy Forum

By Jessica Davis 07:27 am October 12, 2016
Executives at the World Privacy Forum and Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology said that the availability of EHR data is outpacing demand, which means that cybercriminals have to undertake more attacks to steal the same amount of money.
Offshoring PHI business associate
By Mike Miliard 07:21 am October 12, 2016
Hospitals and provider organizations now have to manage business associates that might share data or access to it with overseas vendors. Experts say OCR won't pursue foreign companies after a breach. That means all risk remains on HIPAA-covered entities.
DoD Cerner EHR delay

DoD Program Executive Officer Stacy Cummings said the new plan was necessary to provide the best possible solution for users. 

By Bernie Monegain 07:20 am October 12, 2016
The Defense Department also said its massive modernization project will now rollout at one military site in the Pacific Northwest instead of the original two it had planned to use as pilot sites. 

Democratic Presidential Hillary Clinton is known as a master preparer, someone with a plan for every contingency. Among them is a plan for women's issues from a woman who says she's happy to play the women's card. Photo source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Bernie Monegain 02:36 pm October 11, 2016
Wonder where Hillary Clinton, who could be the first woman to be elected U.S. president, stands on women’s issue. No need to wonder. Clinton, a known policy wonk, has a position paper for that.
HIMSS cloud computing forum
By Chris Hayden 02:19 pm October 11, 2016
The inaugural event will take place at HIMSS17 on Feb 19 in Orlando. We’re looking for speakers right now. 

Fields is professor in the School of Nursing at San Diego State University, where she teaches graduate courses in informatics, performance improvement, and healthcare policy.

By Bernie Monegain 01:18 pm October 11, 2016
What happened when she told her boss ...
Mount Sinai makeover NYC

Mount Sinai CEO Kenneth Davis, MD.

By Bernie Monegain 11:54 am October 11, 2016
The health system started the first phase of its modernization project that CEO Kenneth Davis said will transform how it delivers care services.

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