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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".

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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.

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In an article last week from FierceHealthIT, author Katie Dvorak explains how while technology in the healthcare system makes things easier, it also makes things more complicated; specifically from a security perspective.  Security should be a top priority for healthcare organizations since simply having good technical people will no longer stop breaches.

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In an article yesterday from Healthcare IT News, author Sherree Geyer explains how using mobile apps can help cut costs for hospitals by reducing readmissions.  Using these apps can help keep patients away from hospitals or doctors' offices, which is also beneficial to the patient.

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In an article yesterday from HIT Consultant, Mercy Health's CMIO Dr. Stephen Beck, explains how Mercy Health is using telehealth solutions to overcome healthcare challenges, while increasing the quality of care.  Roeen Roashan of IHS Technology explains how changes in this field are necessary to allow healthcare organizations to operate more efficiently and effectively "amid rising expenses, an aging population and an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases".

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In an article last week from Healthcare IT News, author Tom Sullivan describes the launch of one NYU Langone Medical Center's new registration system.  This system includes palm scanning, eCapture tools, and uses the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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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."  

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In an article last week from The Wall Street Journal, Leapfrog Group President and CEO, Leah Binder, explains how the biggest healthcare technology issue in the U.S. is figuring out how to manage all the new stuff.  According to Binder, "Technology boondoggles are common in all industries.  But health care is particularly vulnerable to them..."

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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.

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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."

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