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Obama and Biden Blast EHR Vendors for Data Blocking

As they are winding their terms in office, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden dropped a stink bomb on the health IT industry. Speaking at different events on Friday, January 9th, the President and Vice President both criticized proprietary electronic health record (EHR) vendors as the primary obstacle to the success of their administration’s health care strategy. This is the highest level acknowledgement so far of the serious impact that “lock-in” EHR software vendors are having on America’s medical infrastructure and the ability of physicians to provide medical care.

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OpenMRS Conference in Uganda Redefines Global Health IT Collaboration

Hundreds of developers and health experts gathered in Uganda this past December to attend the OpenMRS Implementers conference. This event has in many ways redefined the global health IT landscape. This is the first OpenMRS conference that has been officially sponsored by the government of a nation, setting the stage for future conferences that can bring together open source developers and government officials to build national health IT solutions. Read More »

VA Will Get Wi-Fi Upgrade at All Med Facilities

Sara Jackson | FierceMobileHealthcare | June 7, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs just took another big step in its mobile journey. In what is being called one of the "world's largest wireless mobility infrastructure," the VA is upgrading the Wi-Fi networks at all 26 of its medical facilities nationwide. Read More »

WellTrackONE and Zoeticx Team Up to Bring Interoperability to Medical Facilities Offering CMS Annual Wellness Visits

Press Release | Zoeticx, WellTrackONE | November 10, 2015

Zoeticx, Inc. and WellTrackONE Corp. have forged an agreement to bring long awaited interoperability to medical facilities’ electronic health record (EHR) systems. The collaboration will enable Zoeticx’s Patient-Clarity platform software to integrate WellTracksONES’s Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) patient reports and associated medical data to any EHR, Health Information Exchange (HIE) or other data repository. The deal will allow providers to easily access and manage WellTrackONE’s AWV reports without using any cumbersome manual processes.

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Will “Digital Fingerprint” Forensics Thwart the Data Thieves Lurking in Hospital EHR Corridors?

As Halloween approaches, the usual spate of horror movies will intrigue audiences across the US, replete with slashers named Jason or Freddie running amuck in the corridors of all too easily accessible hospitals. They grab a hospital gown and the zombies fit right in.  While this is just a movie you can turn off, the real horror of patient data theft can follow you...Unfortunately, this horror movie scenario is similar to how data thefts often occur at medical facilities. In 2015, the healthcare industry was one of the top three hardest hit industries with serious data breaches and major attacks, along with government and manufacturers. Packed with a wealth of exploitable information such as credit card data, email addresses, Social Security numbers, employment information and medical history records, much of which will remain valid for years, if not decades and fetch a high price on the black market.

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