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By Jessica Davis 11:57 am January 04, 2017
A white hat hacker says he notified DoD subcontractor Potomac Healthcare on Dec. 29, but the files remained online for more than an hour after the initial warning.
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HEALTHeLINK executive director Dan Porreca said the law gives clinicians the most up-to-date information about patients.

By Mike Miliard 11:33 am January 04, 2017
The rule will help make available accurate and up-to-date information for minors who may see several physicians, or whose caregivers don't have their medical history on-hand.
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By Tom Sullivan 12:23 pm January 03, 2017
Shah shares pet peeves, his health IT hero, and the top-of-mind issues among his social media followers. 

Xerox headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut (photo: Daniel Penfield via Wikimedia Commons)

By Tom Sullivan 10:01 am January 03, 2017
The new entity will offer analytics, telehealth and workflow tools among its healthcare-centric products and services. 

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable complications, including various types of infections, blood clots, bed sores and falls

By Jordan Rau 09:01 am December 30, 2016
Latest hospital injury fines include crackdown on antibiotic resistant germs.

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

By Jessica Davis 11:30 am December 29, 2016
A patient at accessed the information from a library computer and, nearly a year later, posted it online.

From left to right: Toby Cosgrove, John Noseworthy, Paul Rothman and David Torchiana.

By Bernie Monegain 10:16 am December 29, 2016
The CEOs of four prestigious healthcare systems gathered in Florida on Dec. 28 to meet with President-elect Donald J. Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach – reportedly to discuss care delivery reforms and ways to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr. 

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm December 28, 2016
Here are some of the most popular stories of the past year – and a few that were emblematic of the momentous trends that shaped healthcare information technology in 2016.

"Today’s post-market guidance recognizes today’s reality: Cybersecurity threats are real, ever-present and continuously changing," said Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, the FDA’s associate director for science and strategic partnerships. (Photo:

By Jessica Davis 11:39 am December 28, 2016
On Dec. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final guidance addressing the cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, outlining how manufacturers should maintain security of internet-connected devices such as pacemakers and insulin pumps.
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HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Kana Enomoto

By Bernie Monegain 09:42 am December 28, 2016
Health and Human Services’ goal is to integrate behavioral health with physical health, engage communities, and evaluate the programs based on 21 quality measures.

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