Biden takes issue with Trump administration's interoperability plans

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Pennsylvania on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Mike Miliard 04:44 pm March 19, 2018
The MyHealthEData Initiative, announced by CMS' Seema Verma at HIMSS18, is too light on detail to make much of a difference, said the former VP – who offered his own way forward.
By 03:33 pm March 19, 2018
HIMSS TV spoke to experts on interoperability, patient engagement, security, cloud computing, innovation, policy and more during HIMSS18.
Pitfalls to avoid with third-party security vendors

A view from the Cybersecurity Command Center at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

By Bill Siwicki 02:23 pm March 19, 2018
Cybersecurity experts offer valuable advice on dealing with third parties because while a third party may be responsible for a breach, it's the healthcare organization that is accountable.
healthcare cybersecurity breach

PHC's East Side Medical in Des Moines, Iowa. Credit: Primary Health Care

By Jessica Davis 12:32 pm March 19, 2018
Hackers broke into four employee email accounts of the Iowa provider in Feb. 2017, allowing access to a wide range of sensitive data from Social Security numbers to credit card information.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 10:12 am March 19, 2018
As healthcare organizations start to dip their toes in the waters of distributed ledger technology, the COO of Hashed Health offers advice about doing it right.
machine learning reduces sepsis mortality rate

Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 03:57 pm March 16, 2018
Cabell Huntington Hospital also diminished the average sepsis-related hospital length of stay with machine learning-generated clinician alerts.
By Bernie Monegain 03:40 pm March 16, 2018
Research team finds patterns of symptoms that might be caused by an underlying genetic variant.
cybersecurity command center himss18

The Cybersecurity Command Center at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas hosted interactive booths and challenges as well as education sessions about current cybersecurity issues.

By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm March 16, 2018
From Google to NIH, the message was clear at the annual health IT conference: Hospitals need to make cybersecurity a budget priority and tackle security as a team.
VA Cerner EHR

VA Secretary Shulkin testifying during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 10:51 am March 16, 2018
The embattled VA secretary told a Congressional committee that the agency is working closely with the DoD to learn lessons for its own Cerner overhaul.
Cybersecurity strategy critical to protecting revenue
By Jeff Lagasse 10:19 am March 16, 2018
In the age of consumerism, how you react to a breach, relay information to patients, and interact with people can mean the difference between customer retention or an expensive mass exodus.

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