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Bon Secours breach
By Mike Miliard 11:11 am August 15, 2016
Reimbursement specialist R-C Healthcare Management, a business associate under HIPAA, left patient information accessible on the web for four days.
precision medicine analytics EHR
By John Andrews 07:05 am August 15, 2016
The promise of genomics and personalized care are closer than many realize. But clinical systems and EHRs are not ready yet. While policymakers and innovators play catch-up, here’s a look at what to know now. 
Karen DeSalvo ONC
By Mike Miliard 11:24 am August 12, 2016
DeSalvo made her way from New Orleans to Washington and while serving as National Coordinator, she realigned ONC and delivered visionary strategic plans for interoperability and health IT, before President Obama nominated her to a key HHS post.

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By Jessica Davis 11:06 am August 12, 2016
Rural healthcare is receiving a $16 million boost for telehealth and quality improvement activities from the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources & Services Administration, it was announced Thursday.
IBM Watson precision medicine
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am August 12, 2016
Twenty one hospitals will use the supercomputer and the Watson for Oncology software piloted by Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York to offer personalized care for cancer patients.
Hillary Clinton Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton on Thursday vowed to create an affordable public health insurance option. (Source: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia)

By Tom Sullivan 05:34 pm August 11, 2016
The Democratic nominee also promised to institute a public health insurance option, paid family leave, affordable childcare and cracked a one-liner about using Trump’s Estate Tax amount to care for 3 million children. 
Visual hacking ponemon

Larry Ponemon said that even though visual hacking appears to be a low-tech threat, the consequences can be as damaging as tech-savvy cyberattacks.

By Jessica Davis 03:44 pm August 11, 2016
Ponemon’s 2016 Global Visual Hacking Experiment found it takes less than 15 minutes to complete an initial hack by actually eyeballing certain types of information and such attempts were successful 91 percent of the time.
Karen DeSalvo ONC step down
By Tom Sullivan 01:19 pm August 11, 2016
Vindell Washington to replace DeSalvo at the helm of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. 

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner

By Bernie Monegain 11:53 am August 11, 2016
The remainder of the 100 wealthiest technology leaders worldwide are men.
Zika Miami Clinton

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton called on Congress to return from its vacation and take action to pass legislation that funds research and testing for Zika treatments. Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

By Jessica Davis 11:04 am August 11, 2016
The democratic nominee urged Congress to return and hammer out a new compromise as ZIka cases rise to 121 infected people.

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