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Security Issues Remain a Major Concern for Health IT, but Many Appear to Be Unfazed

A lot of security surveys getting some ink recently. Dell recently published some fairly comprehensive results from a piece it put out just before HIMSS in February (but was widely reported about two months later). [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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6 benefits of telemedicine for seniors

Alongside the introduction of platforms such as EHR software and practice management software, telemedicine has had a positive impact on the healthcare industry, for patients and providers alike. The term refers to any form of medical care delivered remotely, via technologies such as telephones, video conferencing platforms, the internet and so on, the American Telemedicine Association explained. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

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An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Healthcare Still Commanding Major Money from Investors in First Part of 2017

The second highest quarter ever for the spending in the digital health has been recorded during the first portion of 2017, Mercom Capital Group says. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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3 apps that encourage immunization adherence

One of the easiest and most effective ways to safeguard against a number of diseases is through immunization. According to statistics from the World Health Organization, each year, across the world, anywhere between two and three million premature deaths are prevented thanks to this method.  [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Breaches Continue As Expected

Years and years after coming to terms with the fact that telemarketers are an invasive (perhaps heartless) breed, seems one such organization has given us more reason to find vile some of the activities of these creatures. Just when you think they can’t get worse, a report emerges that says that nearly one million diabetes patients have had their personal information – names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, email addresses and insurance information – posted to the web in the form of a database collated by telemarketing company, HealthNow Networks. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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8 Tips for Updating Your Website to Attract More Patients

In the digital age, a practice's website is often the first place prospective patients will look before coming to a decision about where they will receive their medical care. As such, much like a business in any other industry, your medical practice's website will compete with others in the space to attract new patients. It is imperative, therefore, that your site advertises your medical practice in the very best light, in the most effective manner possible. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Planned Parenthood app provides easier route for STD testing

Sexually transmitted diseases are a major public heath concern, with evidence from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggesting that infection rates are continuing to rise nationally. While there is no definitive answer as to why that is, there is evidence to suggest that not enough people are receiving routine testing from their medical providers.   [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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HHS Secretary Tom Price gives keynote speech at Datapalooza17

The new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price, delivered a keynote speech, his first publicly, at Datapalooza17 on Thursday, April 27, FierceHealthcare reported. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Smartphones apps available for personal safety

Although it's unpleasant to think about, the reality is that Americans are at a small but notable risk of becoming victims of violent crime. According to Pew Research Center, while FBI statistics have indicated a drop in violent crime rates by around half in the 12 year period spanning 1993 to 2015, the number of crime victims, nationwide each year, still falls into the tens of millions. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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The pitfalls of researching symptoms online

The proliferation of healthcare technology is beneficial in a number of ways. Platforms such as electronic health records, practice management software and telemedicine platforms have all helped streamline physician workloads and enhance communication between physicians and patients, improving outcomes as a corollary. Additionally, healthcare information is now widely available online. Hospitals, government agencies and independent healthcare organizations all have websites containing comprehensive health information. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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