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Mylan's EpiPen

By Jessica Davis 01:46 pm September 09, 2016
Mylan Pharmaceutical may be getting some competition for its EpiPen, as Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced Friday that it hopes to launch its own generic version of the device by 2018 in the U.S.
Apple iPhone 7 headphone jack

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Credit: iphonedigital via Flickr.

By Jonah Comstock 12:16 pm September 09, 2016
A number of health devices connect through the headphone jack and some of those vendors are already working on new versions that will support Bluetooth for the new iPhone 7. 

Julie Wilson, executive vice president and chief people officer at Cerner

By Bernie Monegain 10:25 am September 09, 2016
Cerner has opened Healthe at Cerner Center at its Manyata campus in Bangalore, India – giving more than 2,200 associates access to the clinic, which offers routine screenings, physical exams and more.
HHS ZIka AAP

HRSA Acting Administrator Jim Macrae says the funding will boost AAP’s work with children, caregivers and community health centers. 

By Bernie Monegain 10:05 am September 09, 2016
AAP will put the funds toward technical assistance and education for clinicians and community health centers dealing with people infected with the virus.
visual hacking

Kate Borten, a Visual Privacy Advisory Council member and founder of The Marblehead Group, said that although training employees to protect against visual hacking is not required under HIPAA CISOs and CIOs should not overlook the threat. Photo courtesy of Kate Borten. 

By Jessica Davis 07:09 am September 09, 2016
Visual hacking’s low-tech nature flies under the radar of chief information security officers and chief privacy officers. But there are simple technology and physical fixes, Kate Borten of the Visual Privacy Advisory Council explains.
CMS Slavitt MACRA flexibility
By Susan Morse 06:50 pm September 08, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator outlines four new options that physician groups will have to comply with the law, avoid negative payment adjustments and, in certain cases, even qualify for a modest incentive payment.  
patient records breached
By Bill Siwicki 03:20 pm September 08, 2016
There were 44 reports of data breaches in August, and 233 from January through August, according to the monthly Protenus Breach Barometer.
By Mike Miliard 02:44 pm September 08, 2016
By combining Dragon Medical and Imprivata Cortext, the companies can offer a speaker-adaptive engine, custom vocabularies, built-in visualization, voice navigation and other features.
WEDI virtual credit cards
By Mike Miliard 01:03 pm September 08, 2016
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange posts best practices for electronic payments to help healthcare organizations make use of Automated Clearinghouse electronic transactions.
By Jessica Davis 10:05 am September 08, 2016
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered the Zika virus can live in the eye and have found genetic markers from the disease in tears.

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