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Meet 43 Smart People Who Plan To Make Government Work Better

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | June 25, 2013

The second round of Presidential innovation fellows will include a NASA veteran, a University of Massachusetts professor who builds software tutoring systems and a former operations manager for Ushahidi... Read More »

Amazon hires openFDA trailblazer Kass-Hout for healthcare project: report

Nick Paul Taylor | FierceBiotech | March 19, 2018

Amazon has hired former FDA chief health informatics officer Taha Kass-Hout, M.D., CNBC reports. Kass-Hout led the groundbreaking openFDA initiative and rehabilitated the reputation of the FDA’s IT department during his three years at the agency. Details of what Kass-Hout will do at Amazon are scarce....during his time at the FDA, Kass-Hout lead the precisionFDA program that established a collaborative, open approach to genomic testing references. Across the initiatives, Kass-Hout deployed approaches that were established in tech circles but alien to the FDA prior to his arrival. Open-source projects that embraced the cloud, shared their code on GitHub and invited programmers to hackathons became commonplace.

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Assisting California Wildfires Victims Retrieve their Medical Histories

Press Release | Humetrix | November 19, 2018

The horrific California wildfires which have devasted entire communities, caused loss of life and displaced tens of thousands of Californians is touching all of us. At Humetrix our public health driven mission has led us to develop tools for individuals to help be prepared and be safe during emergencies, we want to step in and help those with ongoing health care needs, while their physician offices or hospital-based care have now been destroyed. With this destruction, the health records of thousands of fire victims with chronic conditions, or on daily medications and special needs are now gone, leaving many with the incapacity to fully recollect their important medical history when seeking care away from what was home.

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Blue Button Challenge Winners Offer Some Clues To Future Of Personal Health Record Access

Stephanie Baum | MedCity News | September 17, 2013

Combining patient data from multiple providers and personal records that can be accessed by emergency staff when users are unconscious were among the winners of the Blue Button Plus challenge. The innovation competition held by the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT is part of a drive to help consumers gain online access to their health records. Read More »

California HIE Taps iBlueButton

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | October 23, 2013

Humetrix, a provider of consumer-centric mobile healthcare applications, and the developer of the iBlueButton app, announced Tuesday that the State of California Office of Health Information Integrity (OHII) has chosen iBlueButton to participate in its upcoming Health Information Exchange (HIE) pilot. Read More »

Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition Program Announces Finalists Humetrix iBlueButton App Recognized

Press Release | Humetrix, FierceMarkets | December 5, 2013

Humetrix, a leading provider of consumer healthcare apps, announced today that its iBlueButton app has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition. Humetrix’s iBlueButton app was recognized as a finalist in the EHR category of the awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. Read More »

Google Taking Over Health Records Raises Patient Privacy Fears

Jeremy Kahn and John Lauerman | Bloomberg | November 21, 2018

Last year, the U.K. government privacy watchdog said an NHS hospital had illegally sent 1.6 million patient records to DeepMind to develop Streams, fanning public fears about data safety. In June, a group of outside experts DeepMind Health appointed to scrutinize its work urged the unit to "entrench" its separation from Alphabet. After the consolidation with Google was announced, Julia Powles, a researcher at New York University School of Law and a critic of DeepMind's work with the NHS, scorched the reversal. "DeepMind said it'd never connect Streams with Google," she wrote. "The whole Streams app is now a Google product! That is an atrocious breach of trust."...

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Hackathon to Focus on Open Source Biometric System for mHealth in Poor Countries

Press Release | Redgate Software, SimPrints | October 26, 2015

A team from Redgate Software, the Cambridge UK based company behind the world’s leading SQL Server and .NET development tools, is devoting a week to work on the code for an open source biometric fingerprint system that will improve the lives of the poor in the developing world. The system is used by SimPrints, a non profit tech company working with the Gates Foundation and charities like Médecins Sans Frontières to design a low cost biometric scanner that can be deployed in the field. With the scanner, a health worker can swipe a patient’s fingerprint to find and view the correct health records on a mobile device, either online or offline.

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Harnessing New Technologies To Tackle An Old Disease

Dr. Yanis Ben Amor and Sarah Snidal | Huffington Post | March 23, 2013

Though more than 3,500 people worldwide died of tuberculosis (TB) today, you won't see it reported in headlines of any major American newspaper. Neither will you see that March 24 is World TB Day simply because for many Americans it is a disease that doesn't hit home, but this could quickly change. Read More »

Hawaii HIE Supporting A Diverse Health IT Ecosystem

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 19, 2012

Hawaii was one of the last states in the U.S. to adopt Direct secure messaging services, said Christine Sakuda, executive director of the Hawaii Health Information Exchange, but in the past few years, providers and physicians on the state’s seven islands have embraced electronic health record systems, through a mix of public and payer incentives. Read More »

HL7 Developing New Health Care Messaging Standard

Brian T. Horowitz | eWeek | May 20, 2013

A new HL7 standard, called Fast Health Interoperable Resources (FHIR), could allow clinical research organizations to extract data from patients' records. Read More »

How Cyber Hardening Can Protect Patient Privacy And Treatment

The abundance of internet-connected devices that collect and share patient data has greatly increased the “attack surface” (where an attacker inserts or extracts data) and number of possible vulnerabilities within a system. Now that medical devices can connect to home-based routers, public Wi-Fi or cellular networks to relay data to hospitals, specialists, and care providers. In addition, the software in those devices lacks cybersecurity and can be updated and reprogrammed remotely. Thus, sensitive patient information is even more prone to data breaches, and the safety of the devices can be compromised. Recent supply chain compromises, and the migration of health applications and platforms to the cloud, also add to the threat equation. This article looks at why the medical community is so vulnerable and suggests how it can better protect life-saving equipment and sensitive data from unprecedented cyberattacks.

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Humetrix Launches Cross-Platform iBlueButton® Mobile Apps Enabling Patient-Physician Exchange Of Health Records Between Apple And Android Devices

Press Release | Humetrix | February 21, 2013

Humetrix today introduced cross-platform capability for its award-winning iBlueButton® apps, enabling consumers and physicians for the first time to securely exchange health records and other clinical information at the point of care, regardless of whether they use an iPhone®, iPad® or Android smartphone. Read More »

Humetrix To Present iBlueButton® Mobile Health Information Exchange Apps For Use In United Kingdom

Press Release | Humetrix | March 14, 2013

Humetrix has been invited by the National Health Service (NHS) to present a UK version of its award-winning iBlueButton® mobile platform at the NHS Innovation Expo 2013 in London, Europe’s most exciting healthcare innovation event... Read More »

IBM Enlists Watson Ahead Of Pentagon Health Solictation

Kathleen Miller | Bloomberg | April 24, 2014

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) will add technology from its Watson supercomputer, known for beating humans on “Jeopardy!,” to its federal health unit before the Pentagon seeks bids on a $11 billion health-records project.  

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