Healthgrades 2017 report
By Bernie Monegain 08:01 am October 18, 2016
Healthgrades published its ratings of hospitals across the country, and also launched its Risk IQ Tool to help consumers assess their personal risk to six common surgical procedures.
hack-proofing ID access management

Security consultant Tom Walsh recommended a minimum-necessary-privacy principle. 

By Jessica Davis 06:50 am October 18, 2016
Managing user privileges is among the most basic practices in any security strategy. Establishing a process also paves the way for other tactics, like provisioning and bridging the gap between IT and HR, that can keep internal and external threats at bay. Experts divulge insights and best practices. 
Johns Hopkins precision medicine
By Jessica Davis 03:12 pm October 17, 2016
The academic medical center also intends to open eight precision medicine centers to advance technologies and measurement tools to improve patient care.
IBM Watson precision medicine
By Bernie Monegain 03:06 pm October 17, 2016
Partnership creates new offering for community oncologists who provide 70 percent of cancers care.
Mount Sinai artificial intelligence
By Bernie Monegain 11:49 am October 17, 2016
HealthPromise program aims to prevent readmissions and boost outcomes by identifying at-risk patients and enrolling them in connected health initiatives. 
Olathe Cerner revenue cycle
By Bernie Monegain 10:02 am October 17, 2016
Kansas-based health system is working toward becoming what Cerner described as a clinically driven revenue cycle.
patient satisfaction predictive analytics
By Mike Miliard 09:36 am October 17, 2016
Hospitals still not using staffing software are struggling with nurse scheduling which hampers employee morale and, in turn, detracts from patient satisfaction. A new survey suggested that predictive analytics tools can help with both problems simultaneously.
HHS measure Obamacare
By Kaiser Health News 08:04 am October 17, 2016
Maine, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas will test the technology and relevant data will be available sometime during the open-enrollment period for 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 
Epic Judy Faulkner reporters
By Bernie Monegain 06:33 am October 17, 2016
The EHR market has become a media battleground, she said, rather than vendors competing on quality of products and services. So she, and the PR machine Epic is assembling, are girding for the fight. 
healthcare data breach

Healthcare attorney Pam Hepp said that hackers are always one step ahead of healthcare organizations and providers are so dependent on data that it makes protecting information that much harder.

By Jessica Davis 06:29 am October 17, 2016
Hint: It’s not the steady stream of data breaches. But they are walking the same tightrope. 

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