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LifeBridge Health reveals breach that compromised health data of 500,000 patients

Northwest Hospital is part of the LifeBridge Health regional healthcare organization based in northwest Baltimore. Credit: Google Maps

By Beth Jones Sanborn 04:39 pm May 23, 2018
LifeBridge said they discovered the breach on March 18, which involved malware that infected the server that hosts their EMR, patient registration and billing systems.
GDPR compliance tools for hospitals
By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm May 23, 2018
The dashboard can help health systems manage the stringent privacy rules of the EU's looming General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect this week.
Bruce Greenstein departs as HHS CTO
By Mike Miliard 11:54 am May 23, 2018
After a year serving as the top tech strategist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Greenstein to join LHC Group.
EHR safety contest from ONC
By Tom Sullivan 11:12 am May 23, 2018
Agency seeks app that enables clinicians to report safety issues within the EHR workflow.
fishing for value-based analytics

Healthcare is on the cusp of value-based care but providers are still fishing in the fee-for-service waters because there is no incentive to make the switch, for now.

By Mike Miliard 09:34 am May 23, 2018
Convincing the C-suite that there's ROI in projects that may seem intangible is a necessary skill to drive success in accountable care.
HITRUST, NIST cybersecurity certification
By Mike Miliard 04:37 pm May 22, 2018
Security organizations just made it easier and more effective for hospitals to deploy and operate the dominant infosec frameworks.

From left: Lisa Schmitz Mazur and Bernadette Broccolo.

By Jessica Davis 03:45 pm May 22, 2018
As the healthcare sector continues to shift into value-based care and consumers become more involved in the care process, telemedicine and big data will continue to hold a crucial role in advancing patient care.
nurse burnout
By Bill Siwicki 02:47 pm May 22, 2018
Health IT can often contribute to frustrations, but smart and well-designed technology can offload work, streamline processes and generally make nurses' lives easier.

Allied Physicians of Michiana in South Bend, Indiana. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 01:41 pm May 22, 2018
The provider group worked with its inside responder and outside counsel to restore data and successfully contain the security incident.
Precision medicine panel of experts speaking at HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Washington, D.C.

Aviva Debeer of IBM Watson Health said developers need to design experiences that engage patients in their own health at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit.

By Tom Sullivan 10:45 am May 22, 2018
That burdens hospitals with the responsibility to ensure affordability, access and ethics to avoid making a broken healthcare system even worse.

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