Congress Impressed by Mobile Medical Apps

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As more mobile medical apps are developed, they are finding their way into our government. Recently, the House of Representative’s Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Health and Technology held a hearing titled, “Mobile Medical App Entrepreneurs: Changing the Face of Health Care.” Mobile apps are uniquely suited to help empower users and reduce costs healthcare costs. […]

3 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2013

With this post we provide insights into three key healthcare trends to watch: 1.  Impending Meaningful Use Stage 2 Deadline The federal government introduced requirements for “meaningful use” attestation in the use of electronic health care records. Rules are rolled out in stages, with the next rollout being stage 2. The deadline for Meaningful Use […]

Electronic Health Records Infographic

Electronic Health Records Infographic The The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology created this health records infographic to help bring understanding to this issue of electronic health records. More from their site: How do electronic health records (EHRs) connect you and your doctor? In the past, medical data was only stored on […]

CIA invests in mobile security, GhostShell hacks Pentagon, NASA and Interpol and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. CIA invests in mobile security company to keep transactions under wraps - In-Q-Tel made a strategic investment and technology development agreement with Tyfone to “bring mobile security in cloud and NFC transactions to the U.S. government.” Agencies, such as the CIA, that are traditionally non-mobile and […]

Why Every Person Should Want Electronic Health Records.

Although healthcare providers are making progress in adopting health IT, Americans surprisingly seem less than enthusiastic about the change. According to a study of 2,147 adults conducted by Harris Interactive in May 2012, only 26% of Americans want their medical records to be digital. The financial benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) should be reason […]

Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron One, Malware Campaign Against the Defense Industry, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Navy is establishing Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron One (HUQ-1) effective October 1, 2012. More here. The Office of Management and Budget released an updated report stating that 318 data centers have been closed since 2010, 50 of them May. More here. The Defense Information Systems Agency only intends to […]