Meaningful Use Stage 3: A battle for appropriate patient engagement requirements

Battle lines are being drawn between Meaningful Use Stage 3 supporters and those not so keen on some or all of the newly proposed rules.

How to improve clinical decision support drug interaction alerts

Clinical decision support alerts for drug interactions need major improvements. A paper published at the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association offers some recommendations.

NIH team to help shape Precision Medicine Initiative

A newly former working group of the advisory committee to the National Institutes of Health Director will consist of precision medicine experts who will seek public input on the development of the President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative.

Technology not a fix-all for cybersecurity

Companies no longer view cybersecurity as strictly a tech problem and see it more as a business risk. Health insurance provider Aetna is one such organization looking at privacy and security from a business-oriented point of view.

Framework needed for Internet of Things policies

While the Internet of Things promises to be a major disruptive force across various industries, policymakers should address common issues among them, according to a whitepaper from the Telecommunications Industry Association.


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