Erin McCann | August 4, 2015 | 11:13 AM | Mobile, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
A pair of IT security researchers have successfully designed a worm that will break into a Mac's operating system, widely considered more impenetrable than its PC counterpart. And there are huge implications for the healthcare industry. More
Erin McCann | August 3, 2015 | 04:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Critical technologies -- including the electronic health record platform -- at a health network in Missouri went black this past week, and stayed down for 20 hours. More
Erin McCann | July 30, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The contract to build and modernize the Department of Defense's EHR system went to Cerner, Leidos and Accenture on Wednesday. After the contract win was announced, social media platforms were abuzz with personal, tweet-sized commentaries and reactions to... More
Erin McCann | July 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Mobile, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
If you've been looking for any set of official guidelines for mobile device security or best practices on keeping medical data safe, there's finally some serious movement on that front: a standards handbook with reams of valuable insight on the... More
Erin McCann | July 27, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
2015 thus far has been the year of hackers targeting the healthcare industry. And they don't appear to be slowing down. Just last week, another business associate notified individuals that their protected health information was stolen following yet... More
Erin McCann | July 24, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The Minnesota Department of Public Health for the first time ever has decided to analyze its troves of hospital admissions and ED data statewide. And what they found was more than a bit concerning when it came to costs and clinical outcomes. More
Erin McCann | July 22, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
When it comes to EHRs, many docs are more frustrated than ever. And they let that be known Monday at an American Medical Association Town Hall, bringing their EHR challenges and experiences to the fore. More
Erin McCann | July 21, 2015 | 10:54 AM | Mobile, Privacy & Security, Telehealth
The folks at the University of Virginia Health System have done some impressive work with telemedicine. We caught up with Karen Rheuban, MD, director for UVA's Center for Telehealth, and David Cattell-Gordon, director of the UVA's office of... More
Erin McCann | July 17, 2015 | 15:13 PM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
The four-hospital UCLA Health System on Friday set to work notifying 4.5 million of its patients that their protected health information has been compromised, following one of the largest HIPAA breaches ever reported. More
Erin McCann | July 17, 2015 | 11:04 AM | Workforce, Analytics, Clinical
Camden Clark Medical Center had some serious financial problems. After bringing in a consulting firm that helped change care management processes and optimize IT systems, it is now on track for an $18 million improvement by year's end. More
Erin McCann | July 16, 2015 | 10:55 AM | Mobile, Clinical, Patient Engagement
Feeling down? Your smartphone will most likely know before you or your doctors do, after a recent study showed promise for an mHealth app that detects depression and monitors at-risk populations. More
Erin McCann | July 13, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation, Compliance & Legal
Does your hospital permit employees to use a file-sharing app to store patients' protected health information? Better think again. More