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By Jessica Davis 01:20 pm January 10, 2017
After suing the two companies who claimed St. Jude’s cardiac devices had severe vulnerabilities that put patients at risk, the organization released security patches for the devices this week.

AI is on the rise in healthcare in 2017, according to ECRI. Pepper, a humanoid robot, can interpret human body language and read emotion.

By Jessica Davis 12:00 pm January 10, 2017
Liquid biopsies, opioid addiction biosensors and AI top ECRI's annual list of technologies that will transform the healthcare industry in the year ahead.
UMMC analytics cloud

UMMC CHIO John Showalter, MD, said that tapping into cloud services is the system's strategy moving forward. 

By Mike Miliard 11:36 am January 10, 2017
UMMC uses Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure as well as predictive analytics to improve care and reduce costs. But it took some work to embrace the cloud.
Intermountain cloud innovation experimentation
By Tom Sullivan 11:22 am January 10, 2017
The health system rolled out three new apps, including one it plans to commercialize. That wouldn't have been possible without the ability to tap into infrastructure quickly and cheaply, said Intermountain's director of innovation.
Presence Health HIPAA suit
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am January 10, 2017
The Office for Civil Rights said the Presence suit marks the first HIPAA enforcement action it imposed on a provider for lack of timely breach notification.
pitfalls avoid cloud contracts
By Bernie Monegain 08:04 am January 10, 2017
John Houston cautions that healthcare entities need to make sure they address downtime, data rights and security when putting together contracts with cloud-based services providers.
social determinants of health

MediQuire CEO Klaus Koenigshausen said that where a patient lives and socio-economic status can have as impartant an impact on patients health as their genetic makeup. 

By Diana Manos 07:44 am January 10, 2017
Emerging models, such as value-based care, cannot adequately move forward without factoring in the role social determinants of health play. 
patient advocates
By John Andrews 07:02 am January 10, 2017
Kristina Sheridan is among the growing legion of caregivers who have come to believe that involving input from patients and their families can be a game-changer when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. 

StudySoup wants to help a deserving young women interested in pursuing a career in healthcare technology by giving a $1,000 scholarship.

By Bernie Monegain 06:02 pm January 09, 2017
The goal is to help increase the presence of females in the computing industry.

Over the years, Debbie Rieger has learned she does not have to do everything herself. She's learned to delegate.

By Bernie Monegain 05:01 pm January 09, 2017
She talks about negotiating, mentoring and the best advice she's been given.

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