Ebola, EHRs & Tech: Discuss & Debate on InformationWeek Radio

With Ebola in the headlines, the editors of InformationWeek are talking about how technology is trying to combat the deadly disease.

Oct 23, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For weeks, Ebola has been in the news as the deadly disease has spread around parts of Africa. In the US, the one fatality associated with the virus has sparked additional coverage and raised questions about the country's readiness to confront it.

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However, missing from a lot of the coverage on cable news is how doctors and hospitals are using technologies, such as electronic healthcare records (EHRs), to try and combat Ebola. How much success has this had on controlling the virus?

Join InformationWeek Radio host Curtis Franklin, and other InformationWeek editors, as they discuss how doctors are using EHRs in the fight against Ebola, as well as developments in the IT world, on Friday, October 24, during the "This InformationWeek" weekly wrap-up show. This week's episode kicks off at 3:00 p.m. EDT (Noon PDT).

Click here to register for this week's show, and you can learn about how to participate in a live chat following this week's broadcast.

Joining Franklin in the studio this week is InformationWeek Healthcare Editor Alison Diana who will discuss what technologies doctors and hospitals are using to counter Ebola and what type of success they are having in tracking the disease.

In addition to healthcare and technology, Franklin will interview Dark Reading Editor Sara Peters about two of the most recent enterprise security vulnerabilities and how the attacks might target pharmaceutical companies at a critical point in the public healthcare response to an increasingly dangerous global environment. Finally, Geekend author David Wagner will share his thoughts and preview his latest column.

Please join the editors of InformationWeek this Friday at 3:00 p.m., and keep the conversation going. Remember to click here for more information about this week's broadcast.

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