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American Public Health Association Seeks To Improve And Rebrand Public Health

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | November 11, 2013

The American Public Health Association adopted 17 new policy statements at its annual meeting Nov. 2-6 in Boston, issuing ambitious recommendations to public health officials and also trying to rebrand the field of public health. Read More »

AT4 Wireless Becomes Continua Health Alliance Development Partner

Press Release | AT4 wireless, Continua Health Alliance | September 27, 2012

AT4 wireless has been selected by Continua Health Alliance to further develop and maintain the Continua Certification Programme Official Test Tool, which aims to establish a system of interoperable personal telehealth solutions  and provide a high level of assurance that a device displaying the Continua Certified logo has met Continua’s interoperability requirements Read More »

Before The Prescription, Ask About Your Doctor's Finances

Leana Wen | Capital Public Radio | December 16, 2013

At the dawn of managed care, worried patients wanted to know whether their doctors were getting paid more to do less. Now, as many doctors' salaries depend on how many procedures they perform, patients want to know whether their doctors are paid more to do more. Read More »

Breeding Bacteria On Factory Farms

Mark Bittman | New York Times | July 9, 2013

The story of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in farm animals is not a simple one. But here’s the pitch version: Yet another study has reinforced the idea that keeping animals in confinement and feeding them antibiotics prophylactically breeds varieties of bacteria that cause disease in humans, disease that may not readily be treated by antibiotics... Read More »

China Arrests 900 In Fake Meat Scandal

Jonathan Kaiman | The Guardian | May 3, 2013

Chinese authorities seize 20,000 tonnes of illegal meat products and detains gang passing off fox, mink and rat as mutton Read More »

Continua Developer Tools Now Available

Press Release | Continua Health Alliance | June 4, 2013

Continua Health Alliance today announced it has published four primary components on Open Health Tools, the Open Source clearinghouse for health IT projects. Continua has also created a Developer Resources area on its website to promote public access... Read More »

Continua Health Alliance Southeast Asia Work Group Hosting Event To Highlight Market Opportunities And Advantages Of Personal Connected Health

Press Release | Continua Health Alliance (CHA) | October 8, 2013

Continua Health Alliancetoday announced its Southeast Asia Work Group is hosting a flagship event during HIMSS Digital Healthcare Week 2013, highlighting unique business development opportunities, policy initiatives and the advantages of personal connected health devices and solutions for the region. Read More »

Continua, HIMSS Unveil Personal Connected Health Alliance

Tom Sullivan | mHealth News | February 24, 2014

HIMSS Board Chair and Partners HealthCare Deputy CIO Scott MacLean has unveiled a new collaboration between the Continua Health Alliance, HIMSS and the mHealth Summit. Read More »

Denmark's New Continua-Compliant National Health IT Reference Architecture Available In English

Press Release | Continua Health Alliance | September 23, 2013

Denmark has issued an English-language translation of its national health IT reference architecture, which mandates compliance with Continua's Design Guidelines for interoperability of devices, systems and services in personal connected health... Read More »

Guest Blog: Don’t Confuse Open Source With Open Standards

Amy-jo Crowley | CBR | August 28, 2013

The European Commission has recently published guidelines which will make it easier for public authorities to switch to Open Standards. This move should be commended, but with a caveat. Open Standards do not equate to Open Source, and vendor lock-in is still a probability... Read More »

HIMSS, Continua Introduce Personal Connected Health Alliance

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 24, 2014

HIMSS Board Chair and Partners HealthCare deputy CIO Scott MacLean on Monday revealed a new collaboration between the Continua Health Alliance, HIMSS and the mHealth Summit. Read More »

Italy Posts Benchmark Open vs Closed Software

Gijs Hillenius | European Commission | January 10, 2014

The Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (AGID) on Wednesday posted the criteria and guidelines on how to compare open source and proprietary software. The document is to help public administrations to give priority to free and open source solutions, and to the re-use of software paid for by public administrations. [...] Read More »

ONC HIE Framework A Guide And 'Living Document'

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | May 3, 2013

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has published a governance framework for health information exchange aimed at helping HIEs and other health organizations “align their work with national priorities.” Read More »

ONC Issues New Guidance For More Reliable EHRs

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | January 17, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT hopes to make electronic health records safer through a new suite of checklists and recommended practices designed to help care providers and affiliated organizations optimize EHR safety. Read More »

Open Data Policy Guidelines

Laurenellen McCann | Sunlight Foundation | June 29, 2012

“Open Data” policies have been making their way through legislative bodies and executive orders with increasing frequency, especially since 2009. While those that have passed mark progress and serve as inspiration for other governments and advocates to approach this issue, we’re only just starting to really explore what open data policies can do, what broader issues they can address, and what open data can mean. Read More »