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A developer’s view on what went wrong with HealthCare.gov

Last minute changes rarely work to your advantage.

October 29, 2013

If you’ve listened to the news over the past two weeks, you’d know the rollout for Healthcare.gov, the Federal health-insurance exchange for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has been far from smooth. From crashes to lost information, it’s clear the site has significant architectural issues.

Goodbye to American Medical News

AMN has reported doctors' perspectives on practice, policy and pay since 1958.

August 21, 2013

Providing unique doctoral insight since 1958, American Medical News chronicled trials and tribulations of the healthcare institution. The Health Care Blog’s “What the Death of American Medical News Says About the Future of American Medicine” explores AMN’s history, and what led to its demise.

To Hack, or not to Hack, that is the Question

Hacking could improve medical device quality and security, but in the face of jail-time, trying isn’t so appealing.

August 16, 2013

The word “hackers” makes us think of identity thieves and friends posting embarrassing statuses on one another’s Facebook. But the hacking community could also save lives.

Medical device applications have seen their share of shortcomings, and hackers can expose flaws more easily than you’d expect. Computer World’s "FDA asks hackers to expose holes in medical devices, but many researchers fear CFAA & jail" explores the turmoil of those trying to help in an unconventional way.

There's an App for That

Medical apps may be running wild, but not if the FDA has its way.

August 06, 2013

With growing concerns over patient safety, app effectiveness, and compliance to other laws, notably HIPAA, the FDA is stepping in. The Verge’s "Side effects may vary: the growing problem of unregulated medical apps” poses the question, “Can the FDA crack down on phony medical apps without killing innovation?”

A Response to the Changes in MA Taxes

August 01, 2013

A Look at the “Sunshine Act” Across the World

One of the major provisions of the ACA is being implemented around the world.

July 17, 2013

It appears that we in the USA are not the only ones grappling with core-shaking healthcare changes. Sweeping measures are quickly reshaping the way we look at data, technology, privacy and relationships in healthcare.

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