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Orange Regional Medical Center HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 diabetics mortality EHR

Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, New York, eliminated severe hypoglycemia cases and reduced inpatient mortality among diabetics. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:09 am May 17, 2016
The center deployed predictive clinical decision support to save diabetic patients’ lives as part of a move to become a data-driven healthcare organization. 
By Jessica Davis 10:14 am May 17, 2016
The CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute has released its list of 10 technologies emerging in the next five years with the greatest vulnerabilities in terms of cybersecurity, finance, personal health and safety.
Penn State Hershey telemedicine telehealth ICU remote monitoring

The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is building out its telemedicine offereings with long-term plans to become a regional hub for virtual care in central Pennsylvania. Source: Penn State. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:24 am May 17, 2016
The new deal is part of a larger initiative to transform Penn State Health into a hub of telehealth services that cater to patients in Central Pennsylvania. 
By Bernie Monegain 07:57 am May 17, 2016
Valita Fredland most recently served as chief privacy officer and counsel at IU Health. In her new post, Fredland will serve as vice president, general counsel and privacy officer.
By Mike Miliard 07:48 am May 17, 2016
New species of the malicious code are found in the wild on a regular basis. Here are some of the newest types of ransomware.  
cybersecurity ransomware hackers whales medical devices IoT

Boston Children's CIO Daniel Nigrin, MD said that in the past he thought about cybersecurity related to health IT as safeguarding data. But experience, particularly the Anonymous attack, has since taught him that it is much more than that. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:07 am May 17, 2016
Cybercriminals have set their sights on healthcare. Ransomware is the new normal. And many providers are approaching security all wrong. CIOs, CISOs, ethical hackers and other experts point the way forward. 
By Mike Miliard 04:40 pm May 16, 2016
UC Health – the flagship University of Cincinnati Medical Center, as well as 167 of its affiliated practices – has reached the Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model.

University of Colorado Hospital (photo: Jeffrey Beall, Wikimedia)

By Jessica Davis 11:34 am May 16, 2016
Aurora, Colorado-based UCHealth has partnered again with LeanTaaS, a Silicon Valley-based predictive analytics startup. It will implement iQueue for Operating Rooms, which combines lean principles with advanced data tools for operating room utilization improvements.
McKesson Trizetto ClaimsXten QNXT reimbursement
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am May 16, 2016
The collaboration aims to help health plans more easily scale both fee-for-service and value-based models.

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