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By Healthcare IT News 12:12 pm April 19, 2016
Recent cyberattacks on healthcare have been highly disruptive and publicly embarrassing for the industry. Take part in the 2016 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey to help identify how organizations are mitigating the risk of being the next victim.
By Bernie Monegain 11:43 am April 19, 2016
Healthcare analytics company Decision Resources Group is growing its healthcare data trove in a big way, adding claims and electronic health record data for its new Real World Evidence repository, or RWE.
By Jessica Davis 11:33 am April 19, 2016
Sixty percent of healthcare IT security executives are increasing spending for better data protection, according to a recent study. Another 46 percent plan to implement data security tools catch up with industry best practices.
By Mike Miliard 10:58 am April 19, 2016
Care coordination, quality measurement, patient engagement and population health management strategies are routinely used by physicians with electronic health records who participate in accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

Seattle Children's David Severski said that health organizations not applying a data-driven, scientific approach to managing security are essentially operating by instinct alone. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:36 am April 19, 2016
A top security expert says healthcare entities need to apply a more scientific and evidence-based approach to the practice of security. Here’s what Seattle Children’s is doing to harden its threat environment.
By Validic 12:00 am April 19, 2016
(SPONSORED) The year ahead offers some promising trends—and optimizing the full potential of digital health will be the key to real progress.

Children’s National Health System VP, CMIO and CIO Brian Jacobs, MD, said that big screens display information on quality measures that clinicians, patients and family members can view and inquire about correcting when necessary. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:41 am April 18, 2016
Big screens in every hospital unit show quality and safety indicators for doctors, nurses, patients and family members. Children’s has reduced urinary tract infections while improving medication safety and time to treatment.
By Mike Miliard 11:24 am April 18, 2016
A U.S. district court jury in Wisconsin has found in Epic Systems' favor, awarding the EHR giant $940 million in damages in its trade secrets lawsuit against Mumbai-based Tata Consultancy Services. The massive settlement seems likely to be reduced on appeal.
By Jack McCarthy 10:07 am April 18, 2016
The bill gives the Veterans Affairs money to digitize claims processing, advance telemedicine, and modernize its electronic health record software, but only once it proves interoperability with the DoD and private sector. 

NIST fellow Ronald Ross said the agency is gearing up to publish new best practices that help hospitals avoid and withstand cyberattacks. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:59 am April 18, 2016
The imminent set of best practices will help healthcare organizations become more penetration-resistant, more effective at limiting damage attackers can inflict and ultimately better able to withstand cyberattacks. 

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