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Dr. Brett Giroir
By Kaiser Health News 01:09 pm August 10, 2017
The Texas physician is the president’s choice for assistant secretary of health but Senate Democrats say Giroir’s testimony left them skeptical that he would support women’s health programs.
healthcare cybersecurity

A new HIMSS report indicates study participants ranked risk management, incident response, business continuity and disaster recovery as well as cloud and website security among their top priorities. Photo via Northern Inyo Healthcare District

By Tom Sullivan 09:19 am August 10, 2017
The sector is now making security a top priority, hiring CISOs, undertaking threat management and penetration testing, all more than ever.
Microsoft bug in Windows
By Jessica Davis 04:00 pm August 09, 2017
The vulnerability in Windows Search service could let a hacker take complete control over a server or workstation and leverage worm-like spreading capabilities like those found with WannaCry.
Health IT venture funding increases
By Bernie Monegain 03:17 pm August 09, 2017
The top investment categories include patient engagement, data analytics and mHealth companies.
Verily NIH PTSD study

The Study Watch is an 'investigational device' that is not available for sale. Photo via Verily

By Jonah Comstock 03:02 pm August 09, 2017
The researchers will use Verily's Study Watch wearable and smartphone apps to track participants and identify critical gaps in scientific knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder.
Carbon Black leaking data
By Jessica Davis 02:29 pm August 09, 2017
Researcher claims the top security firm is exposing thousands of files from major companies, which are being leaked via its API key from its next-generation anti-malware endpoint detection and response tool.
 order sets in Epic EHR
By Mike Miliard 02:08 pm August 09, 2017
Two-way data sharing can help hospitals gain ground on quality improvement initiatives.
AI tech
By Bill Siwicki 02:01 pm August 09, 2017
Thomas Zenty suggests those once-futuristic technologies are now closer than many realize. And it’s only a matter of time before Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri come to a hospital near you.
Pop Health forum keynote speakers

Jay Bhatt, MD, Chief Health Officer at Illinois Health and Hospital Association, speaking at the Pop Health Forum 2016 in Chicago.

By Bernie Monegain 12:54 pm August 09, 2017
Jay Bhatt of the American Hospital Association and Joseph Antos of the American Enterprise Institute will headline the event, scheduled for Oct. 2-3, 2017.
crowdsourcing hackers
By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm August 09, 2017
Inviting hackers to attack your network and then paying them for discovering weaknesses seems dangerous. But the U.S. Department of Defense is succeeding with the practice and some infosec firms are specializing in it.

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