Dan Bowman

Biography for Dan Bowman

Dan Bowman serves as senior editor of all of Fierce's Health IT publications (FierceHealthIT, FierceMobileHealthcareFierceEMR and FierceMedicalImaging), and contributes to Fierce's other healthcare publications. Prior to joining FierceMarkets in 2008, Dan worked as a sports copy editor for several newspapers, including the Washington Post and the Washington Times. He's a huge basketball fan (playing and watching), religiously follows the Knicks and loves a good book. He's based at FierceMarkets' main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at dbowman@fiercemarkets.com. You can also follow his tweets @FierceHealthIT and @Dan_Bowman and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Dan Bowman

RSNA 2015: Reimbursements, decision support, cybersecurity among trends to watch

Financial, clinical and technological safety, no doubt, will drive many of the discussions between medical imaging executives, radiologists and other healthcare stakeholders descending upon Chicago next week for the Radiological Society of North America's annual conference.

LabMD decision could cause FTC to think twice about case selection, attorney says

Federal Trade Commission processes for seeking sanctions on companies violating data security practices very likely could be impacted by last week's dismissal of the agency's case against LabMD via an administrative law judge's initial ruling, according to attorney Reed Freeman.

PHI breaches not limited to healthcare organizations

In a report set to be released in full next month, Verizon Enterprise Solutions examines the scope and impact of protected health information breaches since 1994. Author Suzanne Widup and her colleagues analyzed 1,931 incidents involving more than 392 million records, but perhaps more surprisingly, discovered that 90 percent of industries--including nonhealthcare industries--have experienced such a breach. In an interview with FierceHealthIT, Widup said that what gave her the most pause was that diversity of industries impacted beyond healthcare. The public sector, she said, was especially represented in the findings.

Judge dismisses FTC security enforcement case against LabMD

The Federal Trade Commission's data security enforcement case against Atlanta-based cancer screening laboratory LabMD following an alleged 2008 data breach was dismissed Friday by an administrative law judge who said that the agency failed to prove the breach harmed, or could potentially harm, consumers.

Connected Health 2015: Providers must better understand people to improve health landscape

Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Medical Director Douglas Wood believes that doctors and hospitals currently are too focused on providing healthcare for patients rather than helping people to achieve healthy lifestyles.

Connected Health 2015: Broadband 'significant' healthcare disruptor

Calling broadband connectivity the most significant foundation for disruption in healthcare, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn shared a three-part prescription for building up the industry during a keynote at the Connected Health Summit this week.

American Heart Association, Google Life Sciences partner to improve heart disease research

Technology will play a key role in a new collaboration between the American Heart Association and Google Life Sciences that will focus on bringing "unconventional thinking" to heart disease research.

Connected Health 2015: Legacy systems, BYOD among top healthcare security challenges

The use of legacy electronic systems by providers and the more frequent implementation of bring-your-own-device policies represent some of the top challenges to healthcare cybersecurity, at least in the eyes of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Jim Utterback: CIOs are becoming true business partners for hospitals [Q&A]

The demands on CIOs by hospitals have grown to be much more strategy-based over the last few years, a trend that will continue into 2016 and beyond as mergers and acquisitions in the industry increase, according to Jim Utterback, a principle with executive search firm Witt/Kieffer.

Congress between a rock and a hard place when it comes to enforcing VA-DoD interoperability

At a recent congressional hearing focusing on electronic health record interoperability--or lack, thereof--between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said to officials from both agencies that after nearly two decades of failed efforts to play nicely together, and billions of dollars spent, perhaps it's time to punish noncompliance of federal requests. In theory, that idea makes sense. But it will be difficult to achieve.