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Techies invade HIT market: is their unfamiliarity with healthcare industry obstacle or advantage?

Until recently, healthcare software has been developed by IT professionals grounded in the healthcare industry. The latest arrivals to HIT development come from a range of non-healthcare industries. The vendor of one new product currently on the HIT market last

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New York Times reports on privacy concerns about use of de-identified health information

The New York Times reported on Americans’ growing concern regarding commercial use of their personal health information, especially the use of re-identified prescription drugs information for marketing purposes. The article points out correctly that the Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA)

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In the news: Personal Health Records edition

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued interim regulations regarding breach notification requirements for PHR vendors, as mandated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  According to the FTC press release, aside from breach notification, the proposed rule also: stipulates

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Steve Fox on the new PHR privacy rules

Bob Brewin of NextGov interviewed Steve Fox regarding the new privacy rules for vendors of personal health records (PHRs), and the applicability of such rules not only to PHR vendors such as Google and Microsoft, but also to the less obvious

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