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By Mac McMillan 03:17 pm February 18, 2013
This past December, Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Media sponsored the Privacy & Security Forum in Boston, hosting more than 200 folks from all sectors of the industry to present ideas around and discuss various topics related to privacy and security.
By Eric Wicklund 07:26 am February 14, 2013
Since its launch in 2011, Rock Health has made its mark in the healthcare field by ushering a number of innovative ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace. The digital health startup incubator has been a fixture at the past two mHealth Summits, and is part of the reason that funding for digital health companies jumped some 45 percent in...
By Healthcare IT News 01:21 pm February 13, 2013
While the HIMSS Online Buyers Guide has changed its name to the Conference Exhibitor Guide for HIMSS13, the functionality is as robust as ever. Attendees can easily locate a vendor's booth number, key contact information and description of products and services.
By Mike Miliard 10:55 am February 12, 2013
The eHealth Initiative on Tuesday published what it bills as the first comprehensive overview of the technologies -- from mHealth apps to telemedicine to social media -- available to help cancer patients, their families and their caregivers.
By John Andrews 12:00 am January 30, 2013
Healthcare's clinical community should view population health as a frontier for deepening understanding about the nature of disease, providing incisive clues about patient demographics, behavior patterns and physiological makeup. Large group samples hold the potential to unlock mysteries that physicians may not even realize exist, says Jonathan...
By Eric Wicklund 10:02 am January 28, 2013
Most physicians view social media in the workplace with about as much enthusiasm as they'd welcome the bubonic plague. But a community health network in central Washington state is hoping a newly established, physician-managed platform will help them reach a population in dire need of their services.
By Erin McCann 01:54 pm December 18, 2012
For the coming new year, healthcare groups and their business associates need to get their privacy and security houses in order, as they will be facing new audits and more monetary enforcement surrounding data breaches -- this according to Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services.
By Eric Wicklund 07:21 am December 04, 2012
Mark T. Bertolini, chairman, CEO and president of Aetna, delivered the opening keynote on Monday at the mHealth Summit. A former executive for Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans and SelectCare, he now oversees a global healthcare benefits company with some 33,000 employees in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
By Mike Miliard 10:11 am November 30, 2012
Independent physicians are a vanishing breed, due in large part to government regulations requiring the adoption of health IT and the meaningful use of electronic health records, according to a new report from Accenture.
By Mike Miliard 10:57 am November 14, 2012
More and more, health IT is expanding from the clinical into the commercial realm. With patient engagement so crucial to the transformation of care delivery, that's a good thing. But some consumer technologies are better than others.

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