EHR

Among the most important curent focuses for healthcare technology in provider, research, teaching and other medical environments is the (secure, stable) interoperability of systems, software and data across platforms, devices, locations and in on-demand paradigms.

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With the market for electronic health records predicted to be worth about $35.2 billion by 2019, the steady rise of data has increased the need to strengthen the software to make data more accessible, reduce errors and increase the ease of use.

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In an article yesterday from Healthcare IT News, Managing Editor Erin McCann shares the news that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially released a long-awaited mobile security guide, specifically written for protecting medical data.  This 82-page book offers healthcare institutions insights into how to bolster mHealth cybersecurity.

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In an article last week from Healthcare IT News, Editor-at-Large Bernie Monegain shares that New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, one of Derive's customers, will use Athenahealth's cloud-based models for care coordination, population health management, and clinical integration.

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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 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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A March 12, article on the Healthcare IT News website, contains an extensive, valuable infographic entitled, “A look at the impact of IT in Nursing.”

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