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Moving Health IT Innovation Forward: A Vision For Substitutable Components

Tom Krohn | Eli Lilly Clinical Open Innovation | November 4, 2012

In the March 2009 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, Drs. Kenneth Mandl and Isaac Kohane of Harvard Medical School introduced the idea of a health information technology platform that works more like the iPhone than a traditional system. Read More »

Nationwide Exchange Stands On Its Own

Tom Sullivan | Healthcare IT News | October 11, 2012

Marking a bridge’s beginning, ONC on Thursday made it official: eHealth Exchange is standing on its own as a non-federal, non-profit entity. Read More »

New Research Shows Attackers Turning to Encrypted Cyber Attacks During Pandemic

Press Release | Zscaler, ThreatLabZ | November 10, 2020

Zscaler, Inc...today released its 2020 State of Encrypted Attacks report, published by the Zscaler ThreatLabZ team. The threat research reveals the emerging techniques and impacted industries behind a 260-percent spike in attacks using encrypted channels to bypass legacy security controls. The report provides guidance on how IT and security leaders can protect their enterprise from the rising trend of encrypted threats, based on insight sourced from over 6.6 billion encrypted threats across the Zscaler™ cloud from January through September 2020 over encrypted channels. To download and read, see the 2020 State of Encrypted Attacks.

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NexJ Systems Inc. Ranks In Top 5 Of The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Program For Third Consecutive Year

Press Release | Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM, NexJ Systems Inc. | November 14, 2012

NexJ Systems Inc., a provider of cloud-based software, delivering enterprise solutions for the financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries, today announced it ranked as the fifth fastest growing technology company in Canada in the 15th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards program. Read More »

On the Need for Human-Centered Design in EHRs

Health information technology (HIT) has become the hottest political issue in Washington. The healthcare industry in the United States is facing a crisis as medical facilities have spent hundreds of billions of dollars implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems, yet patients and the physicians and nurses that care for them are seeing few benefits. Congress has been holding hearings focused on detailing the problems and trying to write legislation that will provide a solution to the crisis. The HIT interoperability bill drafted by Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) is one example. These are welcome first steps. However, none of the bills currently before Congress, and none of the hearings, are addressing the two most important issues facing medical providers today. These are lack of EHR usability, and the inability to have a patients’ entire medical record at the point of care.

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ONC Looks To Make Blue Button Public, Boost Patient Engagement

Ed Burns | TechTarget | September 12, 2012

Blue Button may have started as a patient engagement tool that allows veterans to access their health information electronically, but government IT officials are looking to bring this type of functionality to civilian patients, too. Read More »

Open Health Round-Up For 2014: Notable Articles, Reports, And Events

Even the hidebound field of health care can undergo a lot of change over the course of one year. Key health IT trends that I saw throughout 2014 are summarized in another article. Here I'll list some of the most notable articles and reports related to open source, standards, and transparency in health. Read More »

Open Source Can Bring UK's NHS IT Back To The Future

Malcolm Senior | Government Computing | March 20, 2015

One year on from announcing that Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust had signed a contract with an option to implement the UK's first open source electronic patient record (EPR), Malcolm Senior, the trust's director of informatics, discusses the prospects of open source in the NHS Read More »

Open Source Governance and the Rise of a New Open Health Movement

It's hard to tell if (or when) new open source foundations will appear and claim a leading role in healthcare. It would be interesting to see one created to scale an existing viable model, such as the one from Oroville Hospital using VistA. Or we could see OSEHRA shifting its focus and expanding its charter beyond just the US government space. Nevertheless, the successful foundation would keep a low barrier to entry for innovators, allowing them to incorporate and scale open source healthcare technologies into commercial products. Time will tell, but what's for certain is that we live in interesting times, and I am looking forward to massive innovation in healthcare in the near future. The time is ripe.

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Open Source Health gains access to over 300,000 Medical Providers in the United States

Press Release | Open Source Health, The DocGraph Journal | January 12, 2015

Open Source Health Inc. (OSH), a cloud based integrative healthcare platform that puts control into the hands of women to educate, advocate and collaborate on their own healthcare is pleased to announce its partnership with The DocGraph Journal DocGraphan open source big data project that has identified all medical providers in the USA.

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Oscar, The Startup That's Trying To Shake Up Healthcare, Just Raised $80 Million

Jillian D'Onfro | Business Insider | May 14, 2014

Oscar, the company dead-set on shaking up the broken healthcare industry, just announced an $80 million fundraise, bringing its valuation to nearly $1 billion.  Oscar officially launched in New York City in January of this year, after founders Kevin Nazemi, Joshua Kushner, and Mario Schlosser decided that they wanted to use technology to create a better, more consumer-friendly health insurance company...

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OSEHRA 2017: Open Source Becomes Mainstream in the Healthcare Industry

One of the most exciting things about the OSEHRA 2017 Open Source Summit was to see so many leading edge open source health IT solutions, and to hear reports of the major strides they are making around the world. Our very own Editor-in-Chief, Roger A. Maduro gave a presentation on the state of open health IT. The room was absolutely packed, with standing room only. Maduro started his presentation by pointing out that during the recent HIMSS17 conference in Orlando, Florida, more than half of of the 300 sessions of the conference were based on open source solutions such as FHIR, Blockchain, Interoperability and the open/modular IT strategy being followed by Medicaid.

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Plurilock Security and Cycura to Co-Host Healthcare Cybersecurity Webinar

Press Release | Cycura, Plurilock | November 10, 2020

Plurilock Security Inc...an innovative cybersecurity company that provides frictionless and continuous authentication using machine learning and behavioral biometrics and Cycura, a subsidiary of WELL Health Technologies Corp. and a leading provider of proactive cybersecurity services, today announced that they will be co-hosting a virtual panel discussion, titled 'Patient Data in the Crosshairs: Healthcare Breaches of 2020' on Thursday, November 12th at 2:00 pm (EST).

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Qualidigm Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Press Release | Qualidigm | April 4, 2013

Qualidigm, the national health care consulting company headquartered in Rocky Hill, Conn., has named Timothy M. Elwell as its new CEO following an extensive national search. Effective immediately, Elwell succeeds Marcia K. Petrillo as CEO. Petrillo, who announced her retirement last June, led the growing and award-winning organization for more than 37 years. Read More »

Regional Extension Centers Aid States In Health Information Exchange, Quality Improvement

Susan D. Hall | Fierce Health IT | May 13, 2014

As REC funding dries up, organizations shift gears...As funding dries up for Regional Extension Centers, some are moving into a new market: Health information exchange and Meaningful Use support...

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