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Epic Systems CEO Judith Faulkner has made Forbes' list of the world's billionaires at 663 on the list, with a net worth of $2.8 billion.Faulkner founded Epic in 1979 and recently made plans to ensure that the company stays private well into the future. More than half the U.S. population has its medical information stored in Epic software.

EHR vendors are charging providers exorbitant prices to interface systems to allow for data sharing, thwarting the goals of the Meaningful Use program.

Sports apparel maker Under Armour is continuing its push into the quantification of fitness and health with the acquisition of fitness apps MyFitnessPal for $475 million and Endomondo for $85 million.

Serious privacy concerns loom over the federal health insurance exchange, as applicants may unwittingly expose certain information to third-party data companies, reports ABC News.

Google is designing tiny magnetic particles to patrol the human body for signs of cancer and other diseases, according to a presentation by Andrew Conrad, head of the Life Sciences team at the Google X research lab, speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJD Live conference.

A tech error is why Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital accidentally discharged a patient diagnosed with Ebola, reports CBS News.

Iodine, a new company slated to launch next week, will harness Google Consumer Surveys to provide an online service with tailored drug-taking information and advice, reports The New York Times.

Apple’s Smartwatch, which introduces new health monitoring technology, represents the company’s first foray into data management.

Signs point to Amazon working toward a big digital health announcement, according to Venture Beat.

The healthcare industry is a frequent victim of data breaches and malicious hacking, and organizations struggle to contain the threat, reports CNNMoney.

Since 2009, 944 large-scale data breaches have compromised the personal and health information of more than 30 million patients, according to an analysis in Washington Post’s Wonkblog.

Innovative technologies continue to push all boundaries.