In a Healthcare IT News article earlier this week, contributing writer Jack McCarthy explains how the Department of Defense Health Agency (DHA) is working to modernize its IT infrastructure in order to develop up-to-date, fully-operational IT services for its military health system. David Bowen, CIO for the Military Health System says that these "efforts are on schedule".
In an article earlier this week from Healthcare IT News, Editor-At-Large Bernie Monegain, shares that Athenahealth unveiled a secure text messaging service that can be integrated with their cloud-based EHR platform called athenaText. This will allow any healthcare professionals across the country to join the Athenahealth network by accessing athenaText at no cost via mobile.
In an article this week from Healthcare IT News, author Chris Bowen describes how having direct access to patients' personal health records leads cyber thieves directly to them. According to IBM research, "the vast majority of cybercrime is highly organized and generating unprecedented profits."
In an article last week from Computerworld, writer Sharon Gaudin explains how researchers at MIT and Harvard University are partnering with Google and its cloud platform to carry out genomic analysis to find cures for diseases like Diabetes and Cancer. Using Google's cloud, researches can store, analyze, and share major amounts of data, that will help them make huge improvements to human health.
In an article last week on EnterpriseTech, writer Alison Diana explains how healthcare organizations are now relying on Cloud to do more than support electronic medical records. While the healthcare industry has lagged behind others in cloud adoption, Research and Markets says an "increasing number of companies are coming forward, adopting and utilizing cloud-based applications."
The Derive Healthcare team is attending HIMSS 15 this week and attended presentations on, and read this article about, from today’s edition of The New York Times Bits Blog entitled, “IBM Creates Watson Health to Analyze Medical Data.”