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patient records exposed on misconfigured FTP server
By Jessica Davis 01:03 pm May 18, 2018
MedEvolve, a practice management software vendor, left its FTP server open to the public without the need for a login.
athenahealth takeover bid

Credit: athenahealth on Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 10:53 am May 18, 2018
With $6.5 billion on the table, we take a look at what lead up to last week’s offer from Elliott Associates to take the cloud-based technology vendor private.
himss precision medicine summit speakers talking about community hospitals

Gabriel Bien-Willner, MD, and Jennifer Buhay speaking at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Washington, D.C. on May 17.

By Mike Miliard 09:53 am May 18, 2018
Gibbs Cancer and Research Institute explains how it developed educational programs, new workflows and IT systems to capitalize on the promise of genomics.
VA secretary Wilkie announces VA signs Cerner EHR contract

Acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie delivers a brief statement during the daily news conference at the White House on May 17. The VA later announced its decision to sign Cerner contract. Photo by Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)

By Jessica Davis 09:30 am May 18, 2018
After nearly a year of speculation, the Veterans Affairs Department will implement the same EHR as the Department of Defense.
Privacy & Security Forum speaker on stage
By Healthcare IT News 02:16 pm May 17, 2018
The Healthcare Security and Big Data & Healthcare Analytics forums in Boston are accepting speaker proposals until May 25.
Precision Medicine panel in Washington DC

A panel discussion during the HIMSS Precision Summit in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

By Mike Miliard 01:44 pm May 17, 2018
That goes both for IT buyers making decisions about technology and clinicians not getting "bamboozled" by questionable data science, experts said at the Precision Medicine Summit.
biometric patient check-in
By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm May 17, 2018
The integrated technology aims to streamline patient registration, safeguard privacy and enhance patient engagement.
Retired Navy Commander Kirk Lippold speaking at HIMSS Security Forum
By Jessica Davis 12:35 pm May 17, 2018
Retired Navy Commander Kirk Lippold will share his vision for leadership within an organization, including creating a culture of integrity and personal accountability, at the HIMSS Security Forum in June.
Johns Hopkins Hospital at night releases new computational method for precision medicine
By Mike Miliard 10:06 am May 17, 2018
Hospitals could use the math-based technique to make it easier to tailor treatments for patients.
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