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  • February 29, 2016 29 Feb'16

    Wearable technology in healthcare is out of reach for many

    People from low income populations suffering from chronic diseases could benefit from the use of wearable healthcare technology. However, there are several barriers in the way, experts said.

  • February 29, 2016 29 Feb'16

    Healthcare information security at a crossroads with endpoints

    With an ever-increasing array of mobile devices available, healthcare IT pros must ensure healthcare information security at endpoints.

  • February 25, 2016 25 Feb'16

    HIMSS first-timer: Preparing for the conference

    I have never been to HIMSS—the largest conference in the health IT industry—before, but from what I've heard it's a chaotic, health IT wonderland. At least, that's what my colleague Shaun Sutner, ...

  • February 25, 2016 25 Feb'16

    HIMSS 2016 features keynote by HHS chief, new health IT

    In addition to hot technologies such as cloud, predictive analytics and IoT, HIMSS 2016 will feature a big presence by government health IT regulators.

  • February 24, 2016 24 Feb'16

    ONC on the interoperability march again

    With HIMSS 2016 looming next week, ONC has rolled out yet another project in the federal health IT agency's campaign to promote what has probably been up to now health IT's most elusive goal: ...

  • February 23, 2016 23 Feb'16

    ONC survey: Growth of confidence in EHR privacy and security

    Patients' trust in providers' abilities to protect EHR privacy and security is steadily increasing to the point where more than three-quarters of patients support the idea of providers ...

  • February 17, 2016 17 Feb'16

    Healthcare held hostage in Hollywood hospital hack

    Carl Wright, general manager and executive vice president of worldwide sales at cybersecurity firm TrapX Security, Inc., has seen and worked to foil a lot of hacks in previous stints as a U.S. ...

  • February 17, 2016 17 Feb'16

    CommonWell Health Alliance adds HIMSS, others as new members

    A group created to expand the interoperable exchange of patient data between providers with different EHR systems can now count a few more healthcare organizations as members. Less than two weeks ...

  • February 15, 2016 15 Feb'16

    New at HIMSS: Cybersecurity, 3D printing in healthcare and more

    With HIMSS just weeks away, SearchHealthIT wanted to know what new features conference attendees have to look forward to. Among them, 3D printing in healthcare and cybersecurity.

  • February 10, 2016 10 Feb'16

    New ICD-10 code for Zika

    The American Health Information Management Association now has an ICD-10 code for the birth defect-causing Zika virus: A92.8. On Feb. 5, as 11 states had reported travel-associated cases of the ...

  • February 04, 2016 04 Feb'16

    MACRA doesn't replace meaningful use, it just changes it

    Although a top CMS official has declared meaningful use dead, health IT observers say it is still quite alive but that it will change under the new MACRA healthcare law.

  • February 04, 2016 04 Feb'16

    Technology may not be helpful with tracking Zika virus

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency and now hospitals are on alert and prepping for any incoming cases, and the public is being ...

  • February 03, 2016 03 Feb'16

    American Heart Association goes with health IT

    The American Heart Association is giving some powerful health IT tools to employers to use in the workplace to improve the heart health of Americans, more than 85 million of whom have ...

  • February 03, 2016 03 Feb'16

    HIMSS 2016 conference coverage and analysis

    SearchHealthIT staff will be among the 40,000 people expected at HIMSS 2016, covering the biggest news that breaks at the event and gathering reactions from health IT experts.

  • February 02, 2016 02 Feb'16

    HIMSS conference 2016: Range of health IT experience present

    Coming up soon, the HIMSS conference 2016 and show in Las Vegas is a unique opportunity for sectors of health IT -- vendors, users, regulators and others -- to come together.

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