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Making Sure the DATA Act Actually Works

Now that the DATA Act has become a reality, the perspective has shifted to the daunting challenge of implementation, with stakeholders from across the public sector spectrum holding a keen interest in its success. There was a good deal of fruitful discussion in September: The administration published new open government initiatives as part of the […]

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John Loonsk, MD FACMI

Six Reasons Health IT Interoperability Needs Architecture

I recently wrote a column for Health IT News titled “Where’s the Plan for Interoperability?”  It discusses how interoperability took a backseat to the adoption of EHRs and meaningful use plans.   In this column I focus in on six critical reasons why Health IT interoperability needs architecture to take hold and be successful. Click here […]

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Lacing Up Sneaker Security

Cybersecurity is a critical function in protecting personal identities and corporate and sovereign secrets, and it is certainly a point of focus for healthcare IT. But what about the Sneakernet? That is, the transfer of digital media via removable hardware (flash drives, etc.) across an organization and thus the potential for a thief or careless […]

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