Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services

By Thomas Claburn Apple describes services as “diagnostic,” but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy. …read more

AHIMA Partners with Information Governance Initiative

By News The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) to raise awareness of need for information governance (IG) in the healthcare community. AHIMA is the first healthcare organization to partner with the IGI – a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank …read more

Dell Delivers Five Best Practices for Maximizing Mobility while Maintaining Compliance with Data Security and Privacy Regulations

By Steve Campbell Dell recommends that companies carefully align their bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program with data security and privacy regulations to avoid any pitfalls concerning compliance. While BYOD initiatives can be great for employees, they often pose a potential nightmare for employers as failure to comply with regulations can result in companies suffering financial …read more

Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall

By Thomas Claburn Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter. …read more

Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed

By Alison Diana Johns Hopkins patient privacy violation didn’t involve Google Glass or wearables but indicates why the healthcare industry must head off trouble with wearables in clinical settings. …read more

Apple ‘iTime’ Patent Describes Modular Wearable

By Thomas Claburn “Electronic wristband” might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable. …read more

Stage 2: Rubber meets the road

By Bernie Monegain As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program – the government’s grand scheme to drag the American healthcare system, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. read more …read more

Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses

By Thomas Claburn Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation. …read more

Optum Labs Translates Big Data Research To Clinicians

By Alison Diana Big data shows lots of promise in researchers’ hands. By getting this insight to clinicians, it can really improve and save lives, says Dr. Paul Wallace of Optum Labs. …read more

Fitness Trackers & FSAs: A Winning Game Plan

By Alison Diana Including fitness devices in flexible savings account plans could encourage consumers to adopt a more active lifestyle and improve their overall health. …read more