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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Lessons from the Anthem breach

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February 28, 2015

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There is much to be said (and much has already been said) about the need for privacy and security and protections in the case of Anthem, just as “helpful hints” have been provided after the fact to victims of all significant data breaches. My reaction, when reading about the unencrypted SSNs that were accessed in this attack, was: Why in the world are we using social security numbers as ID numbers? It doesn’t have to be this way.

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Greg Sommer, CEO of Sandstone Diagnostics

Sperm Counts at Home? A Peek at the Trak

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February 25, 2015

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CEO Greg Sommer says Sandstone Diagnostics invented the device to allow men to do sperm counts at home thus lowering the barriers to getting the test.

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The Wow of Wearables

The Wow of Wearables

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February 21, 2015

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I’d have to say that reports of the death of wearables have been greatly exaggerated. The power of sensor-generated data in personal health and chronic illness management is simply too powerful to ignore.

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Jaan Sidorov is the Population Health Blog

mHealth Apps to Monitor Recently Discharged Patients

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February 17, 2015

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Are app-empowered patients less likely to use the emergency room? Do they have a higher survival rate? Do they have higher levels of satisfaction?

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Selling your right of privacy at $5 a pop

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February 14, 2015

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CommonHealth’s Martha Bebinger has an interesting story about insurance products that reward and punish subscribers for their relative compliance with “healthy living” activities.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Privacy and Security and the Internet of Things

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February 12, 2015

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Over a year ago, the Federal Trade Commission held an Internet of Things workshop and it has finally issued a report summarizing comments and recommendations that came out of that conclave.

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Project C.A.R.E.S. offers an innovative solution

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February 9, 2015

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How to make a family medicine career more appealing and sustainable is a big project with a long-term horizon. But what can we do right now to reduce patients’ waiting times while we wait for our current health system to transform into something resembling sanity?

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Using Twitter and Social Media to Predict Disease: Identifying Risk and Impacting Change

Using Twitter and Social Media to Predict Disease: Identifying Risk and Impacting Change

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February 6, 2015

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Beyond the more traditional uses of social media platforms in medicine, a new study has recently been released that shows that one particular platform may actually be useful in predicting disease.

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Amir Dan Rubin, CEO of Stanford Health Care System

A Conversation with Amir Dan Rubin, CEO of Stanford Health Care

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February 3, 2015

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Innovation/innovative companies, Personalized (Precision) Medicine, Personlized Medicine World Conference, PMWC15, Salber:

Pat Salber (@docweighsin) interviews Amir Dan Rubin about how Stanford Health Care is seeking to heal humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time.

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Five Accelerants to the Adoption of Connected Health

Five Accelerants to the Adoption of Connected Health

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January 28, 2015

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I’m often asked, ‘If you could snap your fingers and do some things to accelerate the adoption of connected health, what would they be?’ I’ve resisted responding, thinking that things are not so simple and reducing the keys to adoption to a list is unrealistic.

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