Venture capitalists were cautious when it came to technologies that impact patient care, according to a new report, which also explained that a more stable investment environment may be better in the long run.
Continua Health Alliance executive director Chuck Parker explains how meaningful use, in combination with the influx of mobile devices, "represents a historic opportunity to leverage technology for preventive and consultative care."
Rick Kam collects a cadre of tactics from colleagues about the best ways to safeguard patient information from assessing risk to big data and controlling the cloud, to attacking your own leadership with phishing and social engineering campaigns.
Introduced this week, the Telehealth Promotion Act of 2012 would increase access to telemedicine within Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, TRICARE, federal employee health plans and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Speaking at the Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare CIO Tim Zoph explains that healthcare professionals need to head down the path to mHealth with a forethought to security. And he offers half-a-dozen tactics for doing just that.