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Apple-Epic collaboration hits snag
Healthcare IT News : September 18, 2014, 11:14 am
The newest iPhone operating system was released yesterday, but the hotly anticipated HealthKit technology wasn't part of it. Nonetheless, even tight-lipped Epic has begun to offer details about what the platform will look like when the kinks are finally ironed out.
A coding snafu discovered in Apple's new wellness platform has developers in Cupertino, Calif., rushing to fix it – but it could be some time before that much-discussed piece of iOS 8 is ready for prime time.
Developers want mHealth security talks
Healthcare IT News : September 18, 2014, 10:22 am
App developers, who say they are being left out of important mHealth privacy and security conversations, are calling on the federal government to give them a little more transparency around the issues.
In a letter to Congressman Tom Marino, R-Pa., several developers and the 5,000-member ACT/The App Association have asked to be brought up to date on mHealth regulations. They've also requested changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, to make it more in tune with current technology.
Clinical Spotlight Episode 17: Daniel Nigrin, MD
Healthcare IT News : September 18, 2014, 8:59 am
Daniel Nigrin, MD, CIO at Boston Children's Hospital, describes his experience dealing with a cyberattack at the hospital by notorious hactivist group Anonymous.
HIMSS goes to Congress, 'asks' in hand
Healthcare IT News : September 18, 2014, 7:46 am
HIMSS delegates from states across the country are heading up Capitol Hill Thursday with three "asks" for health IT. They've discussed in several private committee meetings how they would approach the lawmakers – or in several cases – the lawmakers' staffers.
Congressional staff can be influential, notes Tom Leary, vice president of government relations for HIMSS.
Docs still unconvinced of EHRs' worth
Healthcare IT News : September 17, 2014, 11:13 am
Fewer than 25 percent of physicians say electronic health records have made them more efficient, and not even 33 percent of them say EHRs have improved care quality, according to a new survey.
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