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New Technology Helps Vets Navigate the Medical Quagmire

Gary M. Kaye | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary M. Kaye

Both Congress and the administration are moving to relieve the backlog of veterans waiting for access to medical care by authorizing them to get priva...

Today's Social Fabric of Health Means the End of HIPAA

Josh Stevens | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Stevens

Regardless of what cause came first -- be it the rising of a sharing culture or the innovation in the technology -- there is a monumental shift taking place in wellness and healthcare approaches. What was once meant to protect has become not only obsolete, but is now the unintentional roadblock to a healthier life for all. Set the data free.

Happy Birthday T4C!

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

There is a world within our world that moves without fussing and shouting. It labors within our daily lives with a steady pace that is unlikely to slow down. This world is a reality for Translators4Children.

Hospitals Speed Transition To Electronic Medical Records

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living

* Number of hospitals going digital triples since 2010 * U.S. funding for health IT driving the switch July 8 (Reuters) ...

Rachel Tepper

McDonald's Employee Says Manager Shared Personal Medical Information

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

An employee working at a San Antonio McDonald's says she was outraged to find her personal medical information posted to a bulletin board in the stor...

Keeping You Safe: Using Big Data to Secure Big Data

Brendan Hannigan | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology
Brendan Hannigan

The ability to access this data from anywhere in the world and finding meaningful ways to combine it with other sources of data is at the core of the vision for a smarter, more connected and intelligent planet. Yet, the flipside is that these new sources of data and information are perfect targets for fraud and crime.

Why Your Medical Records Are No Longer Safe

Michael Gregg | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Michael Gregg

How many times have your medical records been illegally accessed? It's a scary thought, but one that many of us will have to get used to unless big changes are made in the healthcare industry.

Benefits of Online Medical Records Outweigh the Risks

Larry Magid | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Just as it's now easy to visit an ATM from just about any bank in almost any country and access funds stored at your local bank, it ought to be possible for any medical provider -- with your permission -- to access your medical records from anywhere.

For Ransom: Your Medical Records

Adam Levin | Posted 08.21.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

Would you post your medical records to your Facebook profile? Share a CAT scan via Instagram? Discuss your prescription history with your network on LinkedIn? Not likely.

The Patient's Role in a 'Patient-Centric' Health Care System

Alan Blaustein | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Alan Blaustein

No health care system today or tomorrow is going to work without the patient taking his or her place as an active team member in the health care process.

What's Missing From the 'Patient-Centric' Conversation? (Hint: It's the Patient)

Alan Blaustein | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Alan Blaustein

The vision is right -- don't get me wrong. And I think we have the chance to get there. But there are far bigger things than simply technology and regulation that have to evolve.

Electronic Medical Records: Their Time Has Not Yet Come

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 10.08.2012 | Technology
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

If these assumptions about electronic medical records were true, medical quality could be improved while costs would decrease. Unfortunately, a simple review of the reality of EMRs shows a much less optimistic view.

How The 'Telephone Game' Approach To Medical Care Harms Patients

Marc E. Agronin | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Marc E. Agronin

Helen's shortness of breath forced a trip to the emergency room. Over a seven-day course of treatment Helen was handed from one doctor to the next, accumulating a patchwork team of six doctors who worked sequentially rather than together.

Taking Stock and Saving Lives: How an m-Health Initiative Is Revolutionizing Health Care in Uganda

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Until recently, most health clinics in Uganda, and indeed across the continent of Africa, transmitted all of their data manually. The journey of a paper record from doctor's pad to the Ministry of Health in Kampala was treacherous at best.

Can Patient Data Lead to a More Intelligent, Effective Healthcare System?

Janet Dillione | Posted 06.10.2012 | Technology
Janet Dillione

What I would like to challenge you to think about is how physicians can adopt enabling technology in order to make the leap to a smarter approach to using clinical data for patient and business good.

Florida's Hospitals Have a Secret

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 03.28.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's medical secrecy laws are buried deep into Florida's statutes and are supported in part by federal laws. Hospitals are permitted by law to practice under a veil of secrecy that no public corporation or government division enjoys.

'The Doctor Will Call You if Anything Is Wrong'

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Sometimes the doctor will say "If you don't hear from me, everything is fine." Well, given the complexity and comprehensiveness of medical exams nowadays, that's probably not a good idea. And honestly, it's never been a good idea to assume no news is good news.

'Confidential' Medical Records Are Wide Open To Hackers

AP | DON THOMPSON and MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The theft of a computer containing information on more than 4 million patients of a major Northern California health care p...

4 Million Confidential Medical Records Stolen

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A Northern California physicians network says a computer stolen last month contains personal information on more than 4 million ...

Where Is Our iCloud for Medicine?

Max Lugavere | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology
Max Lugavere

Why are medical records -- simultaneously one of the most powerful resources and biggest sources of frustration for anyone trying to get a whole-systems view of their health -- stuck in the analog and disorganized at best?

Who's Seen Your Health Records? Proposed Rule Offers More Privacy

Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living

(Reuters) - Patients could obtain a list of everyone who has accessed their electronic medical record under a rule proposed on Tuesday by the Depa...

The Intimacy Of Cell Phones

Peter Guber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Guber

So it's now an instrument of success and survival - two primal pulls and pushes of our lives. Name something in your life that interests you more than your success and your survival?

Push For Better Way To Share Medical E-Records

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Think you entered the digital health age when your doctor switched from paper charts to computerized medical records? Think again: ...

Geomedicine: What Your Street Address Can Tell Doctors About Your Health

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Accessing and using data that adds intelligence to the medical encounter should be the driving force behind modernizing our health information technology.

The Secret Language Of Doctors

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

Many patients want to know what's wrong with them and how to take care of it because it gives them a feeling of involvement and control. Should patients be given access to their records?