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October 2, 2013 / Issue 41

In this issue:

When ‘old school’ is new again

Sorry, we're closed: Government shutdown ripples across the country

ONC health IT chief, deputy both leaving

A password even a hacker supervillain can't crack

HHS puts final touches on exchange sites before launch

Selling Obamacare: White House touts health law in women's magazines

Is iOS 7 making you feel sick? Here's why

With opening of HIMSS Innovation Center, Cleveland positioned to be a hub for HIT

Samsung to make curved smartphone

Skip breakfast, lose weight? Not so fast

Most popular last issue: Activation Lock may be most important iOS 7 feature

Hot Clips: Security


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Feature Article: Mobile Tech

When ‘old school’ is new again

How engaging physicians through mobility can improve care pathways.

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Big Picture

Sorry, we're closed: Government shutdown ripples across the country

The impact of the first government shutdown in 17 years began to be felt as the sun rose across America on Tuesday, hours after lawmakers failed to come to a deal to keep the lights on. The Statue of Liberty closed its doors, fountains on the National Mall trickled out and the beloved "panda-cam" at the National Zoo went dark, all effects of Congress' inability to keep the government funded.

Read the NBC News article. >

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ONC

ONC health IT chief, deputy both leaving

When Farzad Mostashari, M.D., leaves the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) on Friday, October 4, the office’s principal deputy coordinator, David Muntz, will be going as well. Last Thursday, the two emailed ONC staff saying that Jacob Reider, M.D., will be taking over as acting national coordinator.

Read the Government Health IT article. >

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Security

A password even a hacker supervillain can't crack

Previously on Showtime’s ‘Homeland,’ viewers watched someone hack into a pacemaker remotely to try to kill its owner. Plenty of the plot points in the addictive and Emmy-winning series strain credulity, but this one, apparently, should not. This summer the FDA warned medical device makers about precisely this possibility.

Read the Businessweek article. >

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Health Law

HHS puts final touches on exchange sites before launch

More than three years after Congress passed the Affordable Care Act and President Obama signed it into law, the most controversial piece of the law begins Tuesday – the requirement that uninsured Americans buy health insurance – and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the government is ready.

Read the USA Today article. >

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Health Law

Selling Obamacare: White House touts health law in women's magazines

The current Cosmopolitan magazine explains the Affordable Care Act with the "Top Eight Ways Young Women Benefit from Obamacare." Glamour lays out the "Five Things You Need to Know" about the marketplaces kicking into gear Tuesday. The other night, late-night TV host Conan O'Brien put his own spin on the meme with "Ten Pre-existing Conditions to Drive Your Man Crazy."

Read the LA Times article. >

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Mobile Tech

Is iOS 7 making you feel sick? Here's why

Apple's new iOS 7 software is apparently making some people seasick on solid ground. Experts on motion sickness say the sharpness of the screen and the motion of the icons may be partly to blame.

Read the NBC News article. >

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HIMSS

With opening of HIMSS Innovation Center, Cleveland positioned to be a hub for HIT

HIMSS will unveil the HIMSS Innovation Center as part of the grand opening of the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 8. The HIMSS Innovation Center will offer health IT vendors a year-round interoperability testing platform, much like the popular Interoperability Showcase at the Annual HIMSS Conference.

Read the DOTmed article. >

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Mobile Tech

Samsung to make curved smartphone

Samsung has been tinkering with next-generation screens for a while, and its new offering could change how people interact with their devices.

Read the CNN article. >

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Personal Health

Skip breakfast, lose weight? Not so fast

Separate Cornell and Harvard University studies make their case as to whether skipping breakfast can have positive or negative effects.

Read the CNN article. >

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Most popular last issue: 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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Hot Clips

Hot Clips: Mobile Computing

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

  1. Going paperless
    Should you choose a cloud-based electronic document management system or an on-premise one?
  2. How to maintain security in the cloud
    Seven factors to consider.
  3. Advancing RIS features while addressing MU
    New business intelligence tools enable improved care and profitability.

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