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OHSU HHS HIPAA breaches

Source: M.O. Stevens via Wikimedia

By Bernie Monegain 10:16 am July 19, 2016
Officials from Oregon Health and Science University said that one of the incidents was because of a stolen laptop, while the other involved a cloud storage service business associate. 
Cerner RCM revenue cycle

Jeff Hurst said that it’s critical for hospitals to integrate revenue cycle management software with their electronic health records platforms.

By Bernie Monegain 09:50 am July 19, 2016
Cerner President Zane Burke said that Hurst, currently a senior vice president at Florida Hospital, brings both vision and operational expertise to the software vendor.  
Dignity SCL microhospitals
By Kaiser Health News 08:10 am July 19, 2016
Health systems in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Texas are establishing small facilities with robust outpatient services to target specific regions.
#HIT100 list on Twitter

From left: Susannah Fox, Eric Topol, Karen Desalvo and Andrew Slavitt.

By Tom Sullivan 07:09 am July 19, 2016
The names and Twitter handles of this year's social media favorites as voted on by the people. 
By Jessica Davis 04:10 pm July 18, 2016
Hospital computer and math science positions are on the uptick, with 17.9 percent growth between 2010 to 2014, according to a MedPAC analysis of Bureau of Labor statistics. That growth may reflect healthcare's efforts to transition to electronic health records.

Patrice R. Wolfe is president of Health Data & Management Solutions – HDMS.

By Bernie Monegain 12:28 pm July 18, 2016
Her best advice always: ‘Stay intellectually curious.’
MACRA Deloitte
By Bill Siwicki 12:17 pm July 18, 2016
Nearly 8 in 10 physicians in a new survey said they prefer fee-for-service over risk-bearing, value-based care under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
American Hospital Association Obama

Chip Kahn, President of the Federation of American Hospitals, signed a letter to the Democrat platform committee saying that a public option would only introduce greater uncertainty. 

By Jack McCarthy 10:23 am July 18, 2016
In a letter to Democrat committee chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, the AHA and Federation of American Hospitals request that the platform excludes a public option. 
Ponemon cyberthreats

Ponemon Insitutue founder Larry Ponemon said that even though leaders understand threats, hospitals continue to struggle with implementing effective defenses. 

By Bernie Monegain 09:46 am July 18, 2016
The firm's new report, Security Beyond the Traditional Perimeter, found an acute need for both expertise and technology for safeguarding IT networks and protected health information.
Ascension St Vincent ACO
By Bernie Monegain 09:24 am July 18, 2016
The hospital said participating in MissionPoint ACO enables groups of doctors to share the financial benefits of improving care.

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