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By Bernie Monegain 09:41 am July 13, 2016
University of Vermont Medical Center, an academic medical center in Burlington, has tracked more than 5 million medications using radio frequency identification.
Obama public healthcare
By Susan Morse 09:23 am July 13, 2016
Obama wrote that Congress should revisit the idea of building a more affordable public healthcare plan for citizens living in regions with few other options to save the federal government money and improve care. 
By Bill Siwicki 03:37 pm July 12, 2016
A new study from HealthITJobs.com investigated how stress affects healthcare information technology workers and determined that more than half are frequently stressed because of deadlines, meetings, unrealistic workloads and too little time to exercise.
Microsoft Booz IBM Surface
By Tom Sullivan 03:13 pm July 12, 2016
Software giant unveils Surface-as-a-Service, Windows 10 Enterprise E3 for Cloud Services Providers at its Worldwide Partner Conference. 
McKesson HealthQX value-based payment
By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm July 12, 2016
McKesson expands its ability to support customers in bundled payment programs with HealthQX’s ClarityQx software.

"One of the biggest current threats to health information privacy is the serious compromise of the integrity and availability of data caused by malicious cyberattacks on electronic health information systems, such as through ransomware," said OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels.

By Jessica Davis 11:18 am July 12, 2016
Its advice includes ways to prevent and contain malware threats; OCR officials stress that these viruses are considered security incidents under HIPAA.
Mass General Harvard pay gap

"More than raising attention to salary sex differences in medicine, our findings highlight the fact that these differences persist even when we account for detailed factors that influence income and reflect academic productivity," said lead author Anupam Jena, MD.

By Bernie Monegain 10:38 am July 12, 2016
Female physicians at some of the foremost public medical schools in the country make much less each year than male physicians, according to a new study. Researchers found that – even after adjusting for factors likely to influence income – women physicians earn an average of $20,000 per year less than men.
HIT100
By Tom Sullivan 09:37 am July 12, 2016
Much like the top 5, the next set of winners includes familiar faces among the most influential health IT experts on Twitter. 

Satana, Italian for devil or Satan, is an aggressive form of ransomware that wreaks havoc in two steps, according to the blog of internet security company Malwarebytes.

By Jessica Davis 04:34 pm July 11, 2016
Still in development, the Trojan virus is an aggressive combination of two malware strains that corrupts a Windows Master Boot Record.
By Bill Siwicki 04:29 pm July 11, 2016
Advanced Plan for Health’s analytics technology will receive consumer health data from iHealth Labs mobile devices with the aim of enabling employers to reduce employee health costs and improve health outcomes.

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