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Patients prefer password-protected portals for most sensitive test results

Most patients prefer getting results from medical tests, especially ones containing highly sensitive information, through password protected patient portals or websites, according to a recent study.

How data from health records, social media streams improves flu predictions

By combining data from social media and other sources, researchers were able to more accurately predict incidence of flu, according to research published in  PLoS Computational Biology.

NYU turns to big data to teach future physicians HIT skills

As big data and analytics create great change within the healthcare industry, they're also having a major influence on how and what future physicians are taught.

WEDI-Con: Health data exchange in the industry the exception, not the rule, HIE exec says

Health data exchange, to the detriment of patient care, remains an exception in the industry rather than the rule, according to Michael Matthews, CEO of the MedVirginia and ConnectVirginia HIEs.

Theranos to rename, restructure board of directors

Lab testing startup Theranos is shaking up its board of directors after reports questioning the accuracy and use of the company's flagship technology.

Telemedicine market to hit $2.8 billion by 2022

There are no signs the telemedicine market will be slowing down anytime soon, especially in light of a report from Grand View Research Inc. forecasting that the market will reach $2.8 billion by 2022.

Many EDs dissatisfied with enterprise EHR emergency modules

Visits to the emergency department are on the rise in the U.S., and a lack of usability and interoperability of ED Information Systems are only adding more complications, according to a new survey from Black Book.

WEDI-Con: Marshfield Clinic CEO says patients won't wait for industry to catch up with tech

Patients aren't going to wait for the healthcare industry to catch up with technology, and as IT moves farther ahead than where the industry currently stands, "we have to start thinking very differently about what patients expect," Susan Turney, M.D., CEO of Marshfield Clinic, said during the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's conference in Reston, Virginia, this week.

WEDI-Con: Cherokee Nation Health Services CMIO leverages low-cost tools for telemedicine visits

As the CMIO of Cherokee Nation Health Services, James Stallcup, M.D., is always looking for ways to implement technology at low costs. He found it using an inexpensive telemedicine system, he told attendees at Tuesday's WEDI-Con in Reston, Virginia.

CISA passes Senate; CHIME says legislation will provide CIOs with needed resources

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act passed the Senate 74 to 21 on Tuesday; if the bill becomes law, it will have bearing on the healthcare industry's approach to security and privacy of patient data.