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Hospitals can get overwhelmed by the array of ratings, rankings and scorecards that gauge the quality of care that they provide. Yet when those reports come out, we still scrutinize them, seeking to understand how to improve. This work is only worthwhile, of course, when...

What's keeping today's investment advisors up at night? Cybersecurity issues. That was one of the takeaways at the Charles Schwab IMPACT 2015 confab in Boston this week, where 1,800 advisors in attendance were offered at least a half-dozen education sessions devoted to online crime and...

Cyberwarfare is emerging as the next evolution in modern warfare between nation states. The active disruption of information and operational technologies and the engagement in protracted political and economic cyberespionage campaigns by governments is indisputable. The discriminate attacks are tailored to specific targets: government agencies,...

As acting assistant secretary for health at the Health and Human Services Department, Karen DeSalvo is heading up the near-Herculean task of transforming the way the nation’s health care system handles information. DeSalvo, who is also national coordinator for health information technology, along with numerous...

Firewalls and medical devices are extremely vulnerable, and everyone’s pointing fingers In the fall of 2013, Billy Rios flew from his home in California to Rochester, Minn., for an assignment at the Mayo Clinic, the largest integrated nonprofit medical group practice in the world. Rios is...

FHIR is a set of APIs that will work with pretty much any technology. Mobile will be part of that equation. Early adopters of HL7’s Fast Health Interoperability Resource (FHIR) draft standard are forging ahead with projects designed to deliver real value to healthcare organizations,...

Hack underscores amateur goofs routinely made by Internet-of-Things developers. The cautionary tales just keep coming for Internet-connected TVs, thermostats, and other so-called "Internet-of-Things" devices. Today's lesson comes courtesy of a smart TV from Vizio that was subjected to a man-in-the-middle attack because it couldn't be bothered...

We are making significant investments in research and development around the broader issues relating to population health Epic President Carl Dvorak wrote much of the original code in the system and made some of the enduring architectural decisions empowering its growth. With the company since 1987,...

SAN FRANCISCO — The worth of hot technology start-ups seemed for years to go in only one direction: straight up. Now there are signs of growing unease over the dizzying valuations of some of the most richly priced private companies....