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September 24, 2013 / Issue 40

In this issue:

Convergence by committee

5 things the most innovative health systems do differently

Activation Lock may be most important iOS 7 feature

Rising expectations trigger EMR shake-up

Swapping COBRA for Obamacare likely to be windfall for big business

American College of Physicians launches ACP Smart Medicine, offering doctors ‘one click to confidence’

More than 60 percent of U.S. hospitals ready to meet Stage 2 meaningful use in 2014

New vaccines aim to help fall flu fight

How science can help you have the 'perfect nap'

Most popular last issue: Why fingerprints, other biometrics don't work

Hot Clips: Security


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Convergence by committee

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Transformation

5 things the most innovative health systems do differently

Innovation is on every hospital leader's radar to some degree, especially since a number of large, integrated health systems have established departments, centers or leadership roles to formally oversee their innovation efforts. Still, some organizations have thoroughly instilled innovation as a cultural norm.

Read the Becker's Hospital Review article. >

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Mobile Tech

Activation Lock may be most important iOS 7 feature

If you're upgrading to iOS 7, you're about to get more new features than you've seen since the birth of iOS. It should be called iOS 7000. But beyond the cool new design and streamlined feel, there's a feature that may make Apple iPhone theft an unprofitable, or at least unpalatable, activity for evil-doers.

Read the NBC News article. >

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EHRs

Rising expectations trigger EMR shake-up

Providers are leaving their vendors at an unprecedented rate as EMR solutions fail to meet rising expectations in small physician practices. This latest finding comes from a newly released KLAS report entitled “2013 Ambulatory EMR Performance: The Quest for Value amid Rising Expectations (1–10 Physicians).”

Read the KLAS news. >

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Health Law

Swapping COBRA for Obamacare likely to be windfall for big business

Health-law provisions taking effect next year could save U.S. employers billions of dollars in expenses now paid for workers who continue medical coverage after they leave the company, benefits experts say.

Read the KHN article. >

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Doctors: Decision Support

American College of Physicians launches ACP Smart Medicine, offering doctors ‘one click to confidence’

The American College of Physicians has released ACP Smart Medicine, a Web-based clinical decision support tool developed specifically for internal medicine physicians containing 500 modules that provide guidance and information on a broad range of diseases and conditions.

Read the ACP news. >

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EHRs

More than 60 percent of U.S. hospitals ready to meet Stage 2 meaningful use in 2014

According to data collected through June 2013 in the HIMSS Analytics Database, approximately 68 percent of hospitals have purchased technology from a software vendor that has been certified to the 2014 Edition certification criteria.

Read the HIMSS news. >

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Infectious Agents

New vaccines aim to help fall flu fight

Health experts say new options for flu shots could make it easier to get vaccinated this year and do a better job of keeping the illness away. New for this year are shots and nasal sprays offering protection against a greater number of flu-virus strains.

Read the WSJ article. >

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Personal Health

How science can help you have the 'perfect nap'

Taking a nap isn't child's play, according to a host of sleep experts interviewed by the Wall Street Journal's Sumathi Reddy. Specifically, length of time, sleeping position and time of day all play a role in crafting the "perfect nap."

Read the Advisory Board Co. article. >

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Most popular last issue: Security

Why fingerprints, other biometrics don't work

Weak passwords are often blamed for many security breaches – but one of the biggest mistakes we can make is to replace them with biometrics.

Read the USA Today opinion article. >

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Click on the highlighted links below to read the top HMT archival properties concerning Security, a topic that is at the forefront of healthcare discussions.

  1. What you need to know about encryption
    You should start by differentiating between data at rest and data in motion.
  2. Prioritizing secure data delivery in the age of compliance
    To address breach-via-email threats, healthcare organizations should complement their existing data-protection solutions with outbound email-screening technologies and best practices.
  3. Products and Services: Security/Data Protection
    HMT's latest selection of security-related health IT solutions.
  4. Paging hospital CSOs: We have a code BYOD in data security
    Strategies for handling bring-your-own-device information access include secure Web portals, virtualization and risk-level authentication.

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