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Coretopic:Health Information Technology

Health information technology holds the promise to give individuals more control over their own health, help physicians make more informed care decisions and improve the overall health of populations. Digital technology is rapidly transforming the health sector. While opinions vary on whether it is improving care or creating more headaches for providers and patients, what's sure is that the digitization of the health sector is accelerating. Reporters on the health beat should understand health IT because it is being woven into the provider and patient experience.


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Credential stuffing

By trying stolen passwords across sites, hackers take advantage of human nature: people don’t change their passwords often enough. See it now »

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Preaching skepticism

Patient safety expert Robert Wachter has some questions that reporters should ask about emerging technology.  See it now »

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When primary care doctors and specialists can discuss a patient's case online, the number of referrals for in-person specialty appointments drops. See it now »

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