The App Association and leading mobile health companies today called on Congress to adopt a more sensible implementation of health privacy laws. This is urgently needed since uncertainty around how existing regulation applies in the mobile environment means advances in mobile health technology are slow to reach consumers. The group highlighted several areas where federal agencies [...]
It seems there have always been scandalous pictures and videos of celebrities. They capture public attention for a short period of time and then are either forgotten, or act as the basis for a career as a celebrity (AHEM, Kim Kardashian). But the recent hack and publication of nude celebrity pictures seems to have stirred [...]
Today marks a seminal moment in Apple history and the future of the mobile economy. The announcements from Cupertino are reminiscent of groundbreaking launches like the iPod and the iPhone. Except for one thing. There isn’t just one thing. Apple did more today than introduce a new device. The announcements today will reshape the industry [...]
On Thursday, Google reached a $19 million settlement with the FTC on charges that they overbilled consumers for unauthorized charges in the Google Play Store. At issue is the critical concern that kids could rack up hundreds – or thousands – of dollars in purchases on Android devices without account holder consent. Confronted by thousands [...]
App Association member company AirStrip® just announced a $25 million round of financing for its mobile health services and groundbreaking AirStrip ONE® product. The company already enjoys the financial backing of industry leaders Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm, and HCA. This latest funding round comes as no surprise to those familiar with the revolutionary impact AirStrip has [...]
Runner Joke: Q – How do you know if someone has run a marathon? A – They tell you. It is end of August and I have marathon on the brain. On October 26th, I will, along with over 30,000 other runners, participate in the Marine Corps Marathon. And, like 74% of marathon runners, I [...]
We’ve known for a while now that the app marketplace is a job creator – not just in the U.S., but also around the world. Last week, Apple announced it created or contributed 629,000 jobs across Europe, attributing over 500,000 of these to the app economy, as reported in ZDNet by Charlie Osborne. We saw similar [...]
One month from today I was supposed to board a plane, fly to Ukraine, and serve as an education volunteer through the Peace Corps for 27 months – but instead I’m at ACT. Plans change pretty quickly when your future host country turns into a hotbed of political dispute, and you end up loving your [...]
Although the Internet is a global platform, increasingly countries want to pass domestic laws affecting how individuals and businesses can use it. In the past few months, the United Kingdom has taken steps to have ISPs block pornography by default; Spain is considering legislation that would tax news aggregation websites; Canada is enacting a new law to curtail spam; and Singapore has just passed a bill that would require ISPs to block all websites, domestic and foreign, containing significant amounts of copyright infringing content. Even though the importance of the Internet to the global economy and society continues to grow each day, collectively nations have made little progress in creating a framework for resolving the many conflicts over Internet policy that inevitably occur between sovereign nations.
In a new report to be released at this event, ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Senior Analyst Daniel Castro argue that the dominant approaches to Internet policy, which typically calls for either universal rules applied to all nations or a complete free-for-all among countries—fail to provide a pragmatic path forward to resolve the inevitable conflicts that arise. Instead, they put forth a new framework for evaluating cross-border Internet policy conflicts that respects both the global nature of the Internet and national laws and norms.
National Health IT Week, September 15-19, 2014, now in its 9th year, is a collaborative forum showcasing the essential role of health IT in transforming healthcare in America. Here’s a snapshot of the events to look forward to, a full list of events can be found here: http://www.healthitweek.org/
Monday, September 15th:
ONC 2014 Annual Consumer IT Summit– The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT invites you to celebrate advancement in health IT and consumer engagement
Monday 9 a.m.-5p.m., Wilbur Cohen Auditorium, 330 Independence Ave SW, Washington D.C.
Tuesday, September 16th:
Federal Health IT Workshop– register for an “insider” look at the Federal Health IT market, 8am-4:30pm, Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington D.C. Register: www.himss.org/policysummit
HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for eHealth Policy Briefings
o in collaboration with the Senate Special Committee on Aging – “Assisting the Aging through Health IT,” 10:00-11:45 am, Senate Office Building, Room TBA
o in collaboration with Aegis Health Security – “Health Information Analytics – Addressing Health Disparities and Saving Babies,”12:00-1:45pm, Senate Visitors Center Room SVC 201-00
Federal Health Community Site Visit- Congressional and Federal Agency Staff Only, Fort Belvoir Army Community Hospital, 1-4pm. Contact Katie Boyer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 17th:
Health IT Policy 101- Learn about health IT policy and programs from the ground up. 1:30 -3:30 p.m., Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St, NW.
HIMSS Committee Breakout Meetings- Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St, NW. Available to Committee and Community Members Only
National Health IT Week Awards and Partners Reception- 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Open to the public
Thursday, September 18th:
Policy Summit Training- To include an address by Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the ONC, Members of Congress and a Congressional Staff Panel. 8:00- 11:00 a.m., Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Registration required – http://www.himss.org/policysummit.
Capitol Hill Health Information Technology Showcase- Open to the public.
HIMSS Capitol Hill Visits- Available to Policy Summit registrants only.
1:00 – 4:30 p.m., Congressional Office Buildings.
National Health IT Press Conference- Thursday, September 18, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Reserve Officers Association Building, 1 Constitution Ave, NW. Open to the public.
National Health IT Week Closing Reception– join the HIMSS Board of Director, Policy Summit participants, members of Congress and staff, and industry leaders.4:00 – 6:30 p.m., Reserve Officers Association Building, 1 Constitution Ave NW.
Join us in Rhode Island for the expert-led panel discussion on “Privacy and Security- A Mobile Imperative.”
After the NSAs domestic surveillance program was leaked and several major security breaches that impact consumers made headlines, demand for airtight privacy and security of apps has dramatically increased and more so in the area of mobile healthcare.
Join Modev, Digital City, and our friends at ACT for an evening with experts to learn about the latest requirements when it comes to privacy and methods for securing your apps across major platforms . Our panel of experts will discuss and field your questions on “Privacy and Security- A Mobile Imperative”.
19sepAll DayInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day(All Day: friday)
September 19 has been designated as “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” (We’re not sure by whom, but probably not ninjas.) While talking like a pirate (“Ahoy, matey!”) might be [...]
September 19 has been designated as “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” (We’re not sure by whom, but probably not ninjas.) While talking like a pirate (“Ahoy, matey!”) might be fun for a day, BEING a pirate by stealing or sharing music, movies, and software is never good.
That’s right. We are transporting Visual Studio Live! to our nation’s capital for the first time in 21 years. From Oct 6 – 9, 2014, developer, software architect, engineer and designer pioneers will gather in our country’s headquarters for 4 days of cutting-edge education on the Microsoft Platform. Join us on this special journey to explore topics covering all-things WCF, ALM, Web Development, Data Management, Visual Studio and more!
The Washington Marriott Metro Center, our headquarters, is centrally located in the heart of it all: the Mall and National Archives to the South; the White House the West; Mt Vernon Square to the North; and Metro Center to the East. You can explore this country’s rich history just steps from the front door – all while sharpening your .NET skills and your ability to build better apps!