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University of Iowa Health Care Inadvertently Posted Patient Records Online for Two Years

While this might not have been the same as posting something to Twitter or Facebook, the contents of more than 5,300 University of Iowa Health Care hospital and clinic patients has been posted online over the course of two years. The possible data breach dating back to May 2015 was inadvertent, the health system said in a statement.  [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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7 apps that can help those living with asthma

The smartphone app boom has touched virtually every aspect of daily life, from finance and banking to shopping and dating, and healthcare is no exception. Indeed, there are now myriad apps designed to help users stay healthy - think platforms that deal with nutrition and exercise - as well as manage a whole range of illnesses, including chronic conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. One common medical condition that is also dealt with in a number of smartphone apps is asthma. [cont...]

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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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Study: Tech and behavioral changes don't improve outcomes after a heart attack

Well, it appears when it’s your time, it’s your time, no matter how much prevention you might try to take. This might include the addition of technology and behavioral changes to your life. As much as this might sound counter to common accepted knowledge, it’s simply not the case, a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests. [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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Text Via Pager May Be As Inefficient As They Are Outdated

Pagers, seriously, can we believe that we’re still talking about the use of technology that dominated communication cycles of the 1980s and ‘90s. Before the technology became synonymous for the start of the always-connected era, pagers were the thing of healthcare. [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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Apps that can help those recovering from eating disorders

In the same way that EHR software has helped streamline the healthcare that physicians provide, smartphone apps have helped patients more effectively manage a whole host of chronic conditions. From heart disease to cancer and stroke, there are now a range of apps, many of which are free to download, that can empower individuals to monitor and take care of their health in a more proactive way. And these apps don't solely address physical health concerns. [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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6 apps that can help those with ADHD

In 2017 there are smartphone apps available for virtually every aspect of daily life, including socializing, banking, news and entertainment, shopping and dating. And healthcare is no exception. Indeed, there are countless smartphone-orientated tools that address both preventative healthcare and the management of chronic conditions. For example, a health-conscious young woman may use her phone to keep an exercise diary, while an older heart disease patient may use a smartphone app to help ensure medication adherence.  [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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Improving telemedicine bedside manner: Tips for healthcare providers

Alongside technologies such as electronic medical records software and practice management systems, telemedicine has had a notable impact on the healthcare industry, helping to connect patients in rural and underserved areas and communities without  healthcare providers, to ensure that more people receive access to quality care. And there are many signs that telemedicine is continuing to grow in popularity and adoption. [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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IBM: Watson More than Just TV Commercials

Bias alert: IBM claims its Watson technology is getting really good at screening patients for clinical trial eligibility. Technology at its finest, saving lives, and so and such, the company says. But getting into the sausage making, every step forward even if it comes from the mouth of a specific vendor doesn’t mean it can’t be trusted. [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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Study finds medical device technology 'unprepared to defend' against cyber attacks

Security is no joke, we now know. Medical device security is no different. They pose a huge problem to hospitals, a new study -- "Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend” – says. [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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5 apps that can help those who experience migraines

A painful and often debilitating medical condition, migraines impact around 12 percent of Americans, according to Healthline. While there are a number of treatment options, including medications, it may be surprising for many to learn that there are in fact smartphone apps that can help those experiencing migraines better manage their condition. They can be found amid countless other smartphone platforms that deal with a range of chronic conditions, ranging in severity from mild - insomnia, for example - to severe, think certain types of cancer. [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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