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How to succeed? Get more sleep

How to succeed? Get more sleep | health and wellness | Scoop.it
In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night's sleep.
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6 natural ways to combat anxiety

These techniques may seem simple, but they can help keep that creeping sense of panic at bay in all sorts of situations.
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You Won't Believe How Many Children Go Hungry In America - Parents.com

You Won't Believe How Many Children Go Hungry In America - Parents.com | health and wellness | Scoop.it
Expert advice about pregnancy, your life, and family time from the editors of Parents magazine.
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Texas health officials narrow list of Ebola contacts - USA TODAY

Texas health officials narrow list of Ebola contacts - USA TODAY | health and wellness | Scoop.it
Health officials looked at 100 contacts of a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas
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Apple's iPhone Just Stepped Closer To Shaping Your Health Costs - Forbes

Apple's iPhone Just Stepped Closer To Shaping Your Health Costs - Forbes | health and wellness | Scoop.it
Humana is the first health insurer to take your aggregated health data from Apple’s HealthKit, allowing employers to decide how much you should pay for your insurance.
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Hospitals begin to untangle BYOD knots | Healthcare IT News

Hospitals begin to untangle BYOD knots | Healthcare IT News | health and wellness | Scoop.it

Just by having an app on your device, (a cybercriminal) can determine your call history, take your contact list info, if they choose to.”

That’s how vulnerable smartphones, tablets and their mobile ilk actually are, Jim Routh said, and it’s not just the devices that chief information security officers like him have to worry about.

 

Making things even more complicated is the fact that some 1,800 cloud services exist today — in healthcare alone. What’s more, social networks are the most popular use for mobile devices, and cloud providers are better at collecting data than protecting it.


“You’re forced to consider different options and models based on new and emerging technology,” Routh, who is Aetna’s CISO, said during the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy and Security Forum in Boston, Sept. 8-9.

 

Perhaps nowhere more so than in crafting Bring-Your-Own-Device and social media policies.

 

Fits and starts
Two years ago Kaiser Permanente did not allow employees to bring their own devices to work.

 

“I got in trouble with our communications folks for saying that we have to look at BYOD because that’s the trend,” said Jason Zellmer, executive director of technology risk management at Kaiser.

 

Leap forward to today and things have changed, but only a bit.

“We are in pilot mode,” Zellmer explained. “The policy is still ‘no,' but it is something we’re piloting.”

 

Kaiser approached a BYOD policy methodically and practicably by trying to understand three things: What people want to use their own devices for, what risks are associated with doing so, and what exactly to permit employees to do with such hardware and applications.

 

Whereas Providence Health and Services does allow for BYOD, Chief Information Security Officer Michael Boyd described the Seattle-based health system's experience as being similar to Kaiser’s.

 

“We set the bar five years ago at applying security controls that were easy,” Boyd said. If the device and data can’t be encrypted, for instance, employees simply can't bring it.

 

That’s the kind of rule that Robert Thibadeau would likely call “a good policy.”

 

Governing for obedience
As the chief scientist at enterprise security software vendor Wave Systems, Thibadeau said one of the most difficult problems in establishing BYOD policies is that IT will inevitably set parameters that employees disagree with, and in turn, those same users don’t exactly understand that IT shops are basically in the middle of finding their way through this.


“No jailbreaking — that’s a good policy. People will obey the good rules,” Thibadeau said. “You can’t govern without the consent of the governed.”

Other policies can be much trickier to enforce. Take the rule that employees can't send a text message with protected health information, for example.

 

It makes sense on paper, but Tom Walsh, president of his eponymous consulting company, described the real-life scenario in which a doctor tells a nurse to send lab results “not through e-mail, not a phone call,” but via text.

 

“One size doesn’t fit all,” Walsh said. “There is some risk; no business runs risk-free. We know that.”


John Halamka, MDSMAC
Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center's CIO and acting CISO John Halamka, MD, said BYOD guidelines should also relate to social media policies, and others for hardware peripherals, such as USB drives.

At the very least “every endpoint, whatever it is, must be controlled and encrypted,” Halamka said.  “There’s a lot to be said for bumping up policies.”

 

Routh thinks in terms of SMAC: social, mobile, analytics and cloud.

Those four are intertwined because social networks comprise the most popular apps on mobile devices, the amount of user behavior data is exponentially greater there than anywhere else, and that ultimately drives companies to analyze it.

 

As is the case with broader information security, Routh said understanding risk profiles of apps and devices, as well as the ways that employees use them, is essential to understanding which services to support.

 

“I’m promoting the use of social networks but recommending the ones with the least risk,” Routh said. “I get to enforce the right behavior.”  

Which is exactly what providers such as Kaiser and Providence are aiming to accomplish when precisely etching out rules and guidelines that enable employees to be more productive while also protecting the organization and patient data.

“Obviously,” Walsh said, “it all starts with policy.”


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Why boomers' bosses are betting on 'employee wellness' - MarketWatch

Why boomers' bosses are betting on 'employee wellness' - MarketWatch | health and wellness | Scoop.it
MarketWatch Why boomers' bosses are betting on 'employee wellness' MarketWatch As a result, the $6 billion corporate-wellness market is booming, with programs to help employees eat less, exercise more, and generally do a better job of managing...
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El Sol on Twitter: Look at the infographic and learn all the different ways that #volunteering is good for physical and mental #health! http://t.co/naqO35jebz

El Sol on Twitter: Look at the infographic and learn all the different ways that #volunteering is good for physical and mental #health! http://t.co/naqO35jebz | health and wellness | Scoop.it
Look at the infographic and learn all the different ways that #volunteering is good for physical and mental #health! http://t.co/naqO35jebz
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Robin Williams' Death Shows Need to Raise Depression Awareness - US News

Robin Williams' Death Shows Need to Raise Depression Awareness - US News | health and wellness | Scoop.it
The beloved actor's death may encourage a much-needed dialogue about mental health in America.
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Trouble sleeping could be a suicide risk factor for older adults | Reuters

Trouble sleeping could be a suicide risk factor for older adults | Reuters | health and wellness | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study, people age 65 and older who reported trouble sleeping were more likely to commit suicide over the next ten years than those who slept well.
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5 Mind Blowing Benefits Of Bikram Yoga: The Heat Is On

5 Mind Blowing Benefits Of Bikram Yoga: The Heat Is On | health and wellness | Scoop.it
Yoga can sometimes seem like a gentle practice: long stretches to limber up the legs, make the spine supple and lots of slow and steady breathing to relax your body and mind.
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More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance ... - Fox News

More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance ... - Fox News | health and wellness | Scoop.it
More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance with ObamaCare in the coming weeks, affecting thousands of people just before the midterm elections.
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Wellness Programs Get a Health Check - Wall Street Journal

Wellness Programs Get a Health Check - Wall Street Journal | health and wellness | Scoop.it
Employer wellness programs have proliferated in recent years as bosses look for new ways to manage health-care costs. But employers are treading carefully when it comes to toughened wellness programs, lawyers and benefits executives say.
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Walk this way: Why regular physical activity is essential for health

Walk this way: Why regular physical activity is essential for health | health and wellness | Scoop.it
Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races, but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a superstar.
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Startup tackles SMB corporate wellness initiatives - ZDNet

Startup tackles SMB corporate wellness initiatives - ZDNet | health and wellness | Scoop.it
Wellable's technology integrates with popular consumer fitness gadgets such as Fitbit or Jawbone UP, which helps keeps costs lower.
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Fostering Health & Wellness in the Introverted Child: Part 1 - PsychCentral.com

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PsychCentral.com Fostering Health & Wellness in the Introverted Child: Part 1 PsychCentral.com Heather takes interest in topics related to parenting, children, families, personal development, health and wellness, mental health, happiness, and life...
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6 Fruits and Vegetables You Should Eat This Fall - US News

6 Fruits and Vegetables You Should Eat This Fall - US News | health and wellness | Scoop.it
These nutritious, delicious foods will make you glad summer's over.
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Why do I have to sign up for a wellness program? - Dallas Morning News

Why do I have to sign up for a wellness program? - Dallas Morning News | health and wellness | Scoop.it
Why do I have to sign up for a wellness program?
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Employers and insurers are promoting wellness benefits in hopes of improving employees' health and eventually reducing medical expenses.
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Best Health Tracking Apps

Keeping track of our health can be tough, but with a little tech help you can improve your lifestyle and build the foundation for a healthier and happier life. Krystin Goodwin (@krystingoodwin)...
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Apple, Google Are Jumping Into Health Care. Is Amazon Next? - Forbes

Apple, Google Are Jumping Into Health Care. Is Amazon Next? - Forbes | health and wellness | Scoop.it
Apple, Google Are Jumping Into Health Care. Is Amazon Next?
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Apple's iPhone 6 is just weeks from release and will kick off Apple's new health care strategy. Google's working on its own plan to chase the health care market too.
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'Obesity linked to 10 cancers'

'Obesity linked to 10 cancers' | health and wellness | Scoop.it
Being overweight raises the risk of developing some of the most common cancers, according to a study of more than five million adults in the UK.
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6 Scary Food Additives To Avoid | News, Facts & Other Information You Love - UncoverDiscover.com

6 Scary Food Additives To Avoid | News, Facts & Other Information You Love - UncoverDiscover.com | health and wellness | Scoop.it
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