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inside cyberthreats go unnoticed
By Jessica Davis 03:51 pm September 21, 2017
More than half of August’s breaches were caused by hacking incidents, while one insider hack went undetected for two years, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer.
population health management

MHP will use Caradigm tech to aggregate data to help it make smarter care management decisions.

By Mike Miliard 02:32 pm September 21, 2017
The community health network will use the technology to help drive better outcomes, reduce costs and make the most of its quality incentives.
MACRA, MIPS

AMA president David Barbe discusses the pros and cons of MACRA and MIPS. Photo via YouTube

By Bernie Monegain 01:58 pm September 21, 2017
The physician payment programs are more workable for than preceding federal models, but some unrealistic expectations are emerging.
EHRs not equipped to handle diagnostic errors
By Bernie Monegain 11:57 am September 21, 2017
The committee also recognized the need for interoperability among EHR systems throughout to assist providers in arriving at an accurate and timely diagnosis.
EHR meaningful use
By Tom Sullivan 11:19 am September 21, 2017
Two big changes: EHR makers are now able to self-declare compliance with specific criteria and ONC will not audit certification bodies’ random surveillance practices.
hospital investments and innovation
By Tom Sullivan 10:56 am September 21, 2017
AHA says nearly three-quarters of large healthcare organizations have either built an innovation center or have plans to do so soon.
telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 10:30 am September 21, 2017
More than half are already seeing success with improving outcomes and patient satisfaction while uncertain fate of the ACA appears to be making telemedicine more important.
Hospicelink

A screen snap of the Hospicelink platform. Photo via Hospicelink

By Bill Siwicki 09:08 am September 21, 2017
The partnership offers users of Enclara’s E3 Mobile order management system integrated access to pharmacy services and durable medical equipment management.
Hackers hate ransomware

The hackers disguised the wiper malware, Petya, as ransomware in order to distract from its real purpose -- to destroy data.

By Jessica Davis 04:27 pm September 20, 2017
While nearly half of hackers are contemplating a ban on the sale of ransomware, new attack methods like those used in WannaCry and Petya demonstrate that it isn’t going anywhere soon.
EHRs
By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm September 20, 2017
Having long been disappointed in the level of attention paid to that EHR, small hospital clients are hopeful Allscripts will make the investments necessary to improve it.

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