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By John on 1/30/2012 7:37 AM

EpicEpic is the darling of many electronic health record users: many users have spoken of it positively and certainly the New York Time’s January 15th Epic Systems, Digitizing Health Records Before It Was Cool article about them lends it high praise – without any criticism. However there are some more frank discussions about the Epic powerhouse. This Google+ thread, initiated by the insightful Brian Ahier, has a number of alternate views that counterbalances the NYT’s puff piece on Epic. Also pretty revealing are the views of Epic’s own employees, as can be seen on GlassDoor,...
By John on 1/11/2012 4:01 PM

clip_image001Bellevue College’s Helen Clarke, Program Coordinator of their Health Information Technology Consortium, has just posted details on their upcoming “The Future of Healthcare in Washington State” conference on March 29th, 2012 from 9 am – 5 pm, at Bellevue College.

A number of notable keynotes including Mary Selecky, WA Secretary of Health and Nancy Fisher, Chief Medical Officer for CMM...
By John on 1/11/2012 8:51 AM

privacyRights.orgThe healthcare industry experiences more data breaches than any other industry, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) data.

PRC maintains a database of privacy breaches from 2005 to the present. When available, the database includes what type of information was breached, how many records were affected, the organization that was storing the data, the types of records accessed, and a narrative of the circumstances surrounding the breach.

By John on 1/11/2012 8:38 AM

Per DarkReading, WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) has a design flaw that allows one to relatively easily guess the PIN in a few hours, then access the router’s WPA password.

According to US-CERT’s Vulnerability Note VU#723755,

The WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) PIN is susceptible to a brute force attack. A design flaw that exists in the WPS specification for the PIN authentication significantly reduces the time required to brute force the entire PIN because it allows an attacker to know when the first half of the 8 digit PIN is correct. The lack of a proper lock out policy after a certain number of failed attempts to guess...
By John on 1/9/2012 12:20 PM
Broadcom's branding for their new line of chipsets that support 801.11ac Four times the spectral frequency (i.e., density) via QAM encoding, plus 2-4 the frequency channel, plus using some funky kind of magic to ensure reflected signals arrive in phase with each other looks to dramatically boost bandwidth via Wi-Fi – though the reliance only on 5 GHz signals may actually reduce signal distance/penetration. Future support for up to 8 spectral streams (over...
By John on 1/9/2012 11:19 AM
image At the Consumer Electronics Show today Canon released their new Powershot flagship, the GX 1. With the new DIGIC 5 processor and most critically a much larger, 1.5-inch 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor it looks good – but only offers a disappointing 4x optical zoom. With much of the market pretty happy just using their Smartphone now (“The best camera is the one you have with you”) – one wonders how many of these they’ll sell at $800.

-- Details at www.dailytech.com/Canon+Unveils+Powershot+G1+X+Elph+520+HS+110HS+Cameras/article23703.htm

By John on 10/24/2011 7:05 AM

imageOn the heels of funding issues with CONNECT last fall and winter, the Alembic Foundation got its start. Alembic forked HHS’ Federal Health Architecture CONNECT source code and worked with a number of partners to start adding critical features. They released their initial Aurion 4.0 Open Source Health Information Exchange Software last May (with some key enhancements)...
By John on 10/12/2011 7:26 AM

imageWhile I’m passionately against all the tracking done over the Internet – by advertisers and governments – it does happen and isn’t all used for underhanded purposes.

As a case in point, JumpTap uses their network (n.b., not fully representative of the whole market) to analyze mobile...
By John on 10/7/2011 4:00 PM

Joe Ulatoski for VIFR Fire Commissioner Position 4Joe Ulatoski is running for VIFR Fire Commissioner position 4. Check out his newly articulated positions on the issues - and then send him your endorsements. Also note the free website that takes advantage of the super simple WordPress framework – created as a community service by Vashon Software.

By John on 9/21/2011 1:50 PM

HSToday.us has a new article out today noting that “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies are still struggling to comply with a presidential order to use smart cards for physical and logical access to their facilities and computer systems nearly three years after the original deadline.”

A variety of issues have confronted DHS (and other agencies) from accomplishing personal identity verification (PIV) card use as called for by 2004 Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The full GAO report can be found at: Personal ID Verification: Agencies Should Set a Higher Priority on Using the Capabilities of Standardized Identification Cards.

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