E-health - Infoworld http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/21617 en Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data? http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/security/why-would-chinese-hackers-want-hospital-patient-data-248657?source=rss_e-health <p>The <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/hackers-steal-data-45-million-us-hospital-patients-248617" target="_blank">theft of personal data on 4.5 million</a> patients of Community Health Systems by hackers in China highlights the increasing degree to which hospitals are becoming lucrative targets for information theft.</p> Security E-health Cyber Crime Data Security Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:11:59 +0000 admin 248657 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Hackers steal data on 4.5 million U.S. hospital patients http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/security/hackers-steal-data-45-million-us-hospital-patients-248617?source=rss_e-health <p>A major U.S. hospital operator says hackers based in China broke into its computer systems and stole data on 4.5 million patients.</p> <p>Community Health Systems said the attack occurred in April and June of this year, but it wasn't until July that it determined the theft had taken place.</p> Security E-health Data Security Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:59:15 +0000 admin 248617 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com The mobile health apps gold rush may already be over http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-mobile-health-apps-gold-rush-may-already-be-over-246977?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/49OPreality_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The new gold rush is mobile health apps, both to track medical conditions and fitness.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard E-health Mobile Apps Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 246977 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Standalone wearables coming this year, AT&T executive says http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/standalone-wearables-coming-year-att-executive-says-245838?source=rss_e-health <p>The most successful wearable devices will be ones that can work without a phone, and AT&amp;T will have at least one of them by the end of this year, the man who manages the carrier's partnerships said.</p> <p>"It needs to be an independent device. It needs to do something different for the end-user, for people to buy it en masse," said Glenn Lurie, AT&amp;T's president of emerging enterprises and partnerships.</p> Mobile Technology E-health Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:54:54 +0000 admin 245838 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com The new era of mobile health tech has a big gotcha http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-new-era-of-mobile-health-tech-has-big-gotcha-243312?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/49OPreality_hp.jpg" alt="The new era of mobile health tech has a big gotcha" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>This week, Samsung unveiled an innovative <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/samsung-shows-simband-watch-platform-multiple-health-sensors-243318">hardware architecture called Simband</a> for combining health sensors onto a</p> Applications Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Apple Samsung Android E-health Consumer Electronics iOS Fri, 30 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 243312 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Samsung shows off Simband watch as platform for multiple health sensors http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/samsung-shows-simband-watch-platform-multiple-health-sensors-243318?source=rss_e-health <p>Samsung today demonstrated a concept watch, the Simband, that's designed to be a platform for sensors from third-party vendors and to work with Samsung's SAMI wireless data broker service.</p> <p>The Simband has room in its band for multiple sensors and has a removable battery to let users keep the device on continuously. Although Samsung didn't announce any product plans or release date for the Simband, the company did describe several elements of its hardware architecture, including a motherboard smaller than an SD card.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology E-health Consumer Electronics Thu, 29 May 2014 00:52:26 +0000 admin 243318 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Solving healthcare's disruptive innovation dilemma http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/e-health/solving-healthcares-disruptive-innovation-dilemma-242097?source=rss_e-health <p>If you need any evidence that the United States needs to rethink its healthcare model, look no further than the typical hospital.</p> <p>Within each building, says Clayton Christensen, the Harvard Business School professor who defined the concept of disruptive innovation, you tend to find three competing business models, each with its own profit model. There's the fee-for-service R&amp;D and diagnostics "solution shop," the fee-for-outcome process businesses that conduct medical procedures, and the fee-for-membership facilitated networks that provide long-term care.</p> E-health IT Management Wed, 07 May 2014 16:21:34 +0000 admin 242097 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Oracle's embarrassment: Dragged down by Oregon Obamacare, antitrust suit http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/oracles-embarrassment-dragged-down-oregon-obamacare-antitrust-suit-241677?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/larry_ellison.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Stephen Lam</p></em></div> The Industry Standard Larry Ellison Oracle E-health Tech Support Technology Business Thu, 01 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 241677 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Why health care needs Amazon (or anyone) to shake things up http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/e-health/why-health-care-needs-amazon-or-anyone-shake-things-241422?source=rss_e-health <p>It's tough to make generalizations about an industry as tumultuous as technology, but there are arguably two certainties: Technology changes rapidly and innovation rarely comes from expected places.</p> <p>Largely, that is, but not entirely true. The health care industry offers evidence to the contrary. Technology doesn't change rapidly -- systems that use <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUMPS" target="_blank">MUMPS</a>, a programming language developed in the 1960s, still process many of today's electronic health records -- and innovation rarely comes at all.</p> Big Data Big Data E-health IT Management Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:52:14 +0000 admin 241422 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com How to avoid a HealthCare.gov fiasco in your cloud http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/how-avoid-healthcaregov-fiasco-in-your-cloud-240696?source=rss_e-health <p>Last week, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Dept. and the public face of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), announced her resignation. She had been under attack by Congress and others ever since <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/the-inside-scoop-how-healthcaregov-getting-fixed-231794">the botched rollout of the federal Obamacare signup site, HealthCare.gov</a>, last fall.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture The Industry Standard E-health IT Management Enterprise Architecture Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 240696 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Healthcare.gov experiences maintenance outage on deadline day http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/e-government/healthcaregov-experiences-maintenance-outage-deadline-day-239507?source=rss_e-health <p>The U.S. government's flagship health insurance exchange website, Healthcare.gov, was temporarily shut down Monday, the deadline for people to sign up for health coverage under the new law.</p> <p>Monday's outage was intentional so that technicians could fix a software bug, a Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman said via email. Teams extended the site's regular overnight maintenance window and "brought the system online gradually to best meet consumer demand," she added.</p> The Industry Standard E-government E-health IT Management Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:21:09 +0000 admin 239507 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Forrester outlines IT imperatives for health care providers http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/e-health/forrester-outlines-it-imperatives-health-care-providers-239045?source=rss_e-health <p>Few deny that the health care industry in the U.S. faces tremendous pressure to change. Few deny the role that technology will play in stimulating this change, either.</p> <p>Uncertainty creeps in, though, when health care organizations try to address their health care needs. This is especially true of health care providers -- the hospitals, medical offices, clinics and myriad long-term care facilities that account for roughly 70 percent of health care spending and that have spent much of the 21st century rushing to catch up to other vertical industries.</p> E-health IT Management Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:29:36 +0000 admin 239045 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Health care revs up for big drive into the cloud http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/health-care-revs-big-drive-the-cloud-238092?source=rss_e-health <p>According to a report <a href="http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/north-america-healthcare-cloud-computing-market-54089599.html" target="_blank">from Markets to Markets</a>, we're looking at a cloud computing market for North American health care of about $6.5 billion by 2018, up from $1.8 billion in 2013. The predicted growth is no surprise, given the number of reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA), the changes in other laws including one protecting our private health data, emerging payment models, and so on.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard E-health Cloud Computing Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 238092 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Thought Obamacare was messy? Wait until electronic health records come online http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/thought-obamacare-was-messy-wait-until-electronic-health-records-come-online-237919?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/health_records.jpg" alt="Thought Obamacare was messy? Wait until electronic health records come online" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Applications Consumerization of IT E-health Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237919 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com The HealthCare.gov rabbit hole: Where's the data going? http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/e-health/the-healthcaregov-rabbit-hole-wheres-the-data-going-232124?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/health_records.jpg" alt="The HealthCare.gov rabbit hole: Where's the data going?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> The Industry Standard E-health Web Applications Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 232124 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com The inside scoop on how HealthCare.gov is getting fixed http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/e-government/the-inside-scoop-how-healthcaregov-getting-fixed-231794?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/49OPreality_hp.jpg" alt="The inside scoop on how HealthCare.gov is getting fixed" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Yesterday, Healthcare.gov relaunched with a new user interface and a bunch of back-end improvements.</p> E-government E-health Application Development Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 231794 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com HealthCare.gov's enrollment system crashes http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/e-government/healthcaregovs-enrollment-system-crashes-230210?source=rss_e-health <p>The enrollment and insurance application system at the troubled HealthCare.gov website was down for about 90 minutes Monday, officials said.</p><p>The outage began at about 12:40 p.m. EST. While application and enrollment tools weren't available for website users, other parts of the website worked, said Julie Bataille, director of the Office of Communications at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS].</p> E-government E-health Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:40:01 +0000 ccraig 230210 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Google, Oracle, Red Hat join HealthCare.gov effort http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/e-government/google-oracle-red-hat-join-healthcaregov-effort-229992?source=rss_e-health <p>Employees of Google, Oracle and Red Hat have joined the U.S. government's effort to fix the ailing HeathCare.gov, officials said Thursday.</p> <p>"Dozens" of workers have come aboard the project in recent days, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. HealthCare.gov, where U.S. residents without health insurance are supposed to be able to shop for coverage, has been plagued with slow load times, time outs and other problems since its Oct. 1 launch.</p> Google Oracle Red Hat E-government E-health Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:54:16 +0000 admin 229992 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com 6 IT outsourcing lessons learned from HealthCare.gov's troubled launch http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/e-government/6-it-outsourcing-lessons-learned-healthcaregovs-troubled-launch-228801?source=rss_e-health <p>The <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/healthcaregov-heal-thyself-where-start-229170">troubled launch of the U.S. federal government's healthcare information exchange</a> is a high-profile example of outsourced IT gone wrong. The $400 million project, which was supposed to be a one-stop online shop for Americans seeking health insurance, made headlines for its bugs and glitches.</p> E-government E-health Outsourcing Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:05:02 +0000 admin 228801 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com HealthCare.gov, heal thyself -- but where to start? http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/cringely/healthcaregov-heal-thyself-where-start-229170?source=rss_e-health <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/doctor_tablet.jpg" alt="HealthCare.gov, heal thyself -- but where to start?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Brian Jackson</p></em></div> Cringely E-government E-health Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:30:28 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 229170 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com