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July 11, 2014  12:02 PM

Two-factor authentication a must for cloud health IT

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
cloud implementation, EHR security, HIT cloud, Meaningful use, multifactor authentication, Two factor authentication

Two-factor authentication – using a second identifier beyond a password to access data, be it a smartphone text code, retinal scan, fingerprint, DNA sample or other pound of flesh -- has been discussed as a mandate in meaningful use for years, the latest in 2013 as federal advisory committees...

August 29, 2013  10:58 AM

Mobile devices driving healthcare desktop virtualization growth

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
BAA, business associate agreement, desktop vitualization, HIPAA, HIPAA business associate, HIT cloud, VDI

The number of server-hosted virtual desktops in healthcare is up 39% compared to last year, and server-based computing is up 23%. Furthermore, 30% of 211 IT leaders responding to a survey from Imprivata indicated that they


September 12, 2012  2:00 PM

If consumers can’t do it, health IT cloud far away

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Clinical IT, HIT cloud, wireless medical devices

For me, today's technical travails started with morning coffee. As in, a piping-hot pint of it dumped on my work laptop keyboard. The nightmare came with the realization that dependency on desktop-based applications almost deep-sixed a high-priority piece of content for SearchHealthIT: a podcast...


January 11, 2012  1:57 PM

KLAS survey: 71% of providers have cloud implementation, or plan to

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Cloud Computing, cloud implementation, EHR, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA security, HIT cloud, KLAS

"Health care cloud implementation" has become a trending topic, thanks to some of our peers in the health IT media and KLAS, which recently released a survey on cloud use among providers. More on that later. As American Medical...

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September 8, 2011  10:56 AM

Dr. Halamka’s health IT headlines hit home

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
halamka, health information exchange, HIT cloud, ipad, mHealth

A couple recent headlines caught my eye, grouped together: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO Dr. John Halamka's MIT Technology Review article, The Rise of Electronic Medicine, and a reply to...


July 13, 2011  10:26 AM

Macs, iPad EHR apps, and device-independent EHRs driving HIT adoption

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Apple, Cloud Computing, EHR, HIT cloud, IOS, ipad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows

This week, ClearPractice released Eden, which company president Joel Andersen unabashedly trumpets as one of the few native iPad EHRs -- that...


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