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CIO CISO collaborating strategically
By Bill Siwicki 08:05 am July 18, 2016
All executives with a C-level title should be working together toward the organization's mission. Here's how University of Vermont Health System and Christiana Care executives are teaming up to make that happen. 
Donald Trump Pence ACA

Republican Gov. Mike Pence is now officially Donald Trump's Vice President running mate. Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

By Jessica Davis 05:16 pm July 15, 2016
Even while he unveiled the Healthy Indiana Plan to accept federal funding with which to offer Medicaid to more citizens, the staunch conservative argued that doing so strengthened the case for repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Pokemon Go
By Jeff Lagasse 03:59 pm July 15, 2016
With Pokéstops emerging at healthcare facilities, providers concerned about safety for patients and caregivers are asking people not to wander around their campuses using the mobile app. 
Cybercriminal TheDarkOverlord InfoArmor
By Jessica Davis 01:25 pm July 15, 2016
The hacker broke into organizations on the HL7 network, the security firm has found, and has since put those records up for sale on the dark web. The security firm also said TheDarkOverlord is actively looking for more servers to hack in healthcare.
#HIT100
By Tom Sullivan 09:41 am July 15, 2016
The penultimate official rankings are in and they bring many of the brightest luminaries of the health IT social media realm on Twitter. 
athenahealth Jonathan Bush meaningful use
By Bill Siwicki 09:12 am July 15, 2016
The health IT executive claims rivals Allscripts and Epic were dead in the water before meaningful use, reveals his company’s parlor trick, and says don't call my technology an EHR.
data breach simulation

Too many hospitals and healthcare providers "really don't prepare – never mind practice – for a cyber event," says Candy Alexander.

By Chuck Green 02:13 pm July 14, 2016
While payers and large health systems have detailed protocols in place to prepare for and deal with breaches and security incidents, many hospitals and practices "don't even have plans in place."
Dartmouth sensors mHealth security
By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm July 14, 2016
Mobile technology makers and healthcare organizations are facing new privacy and security challenges due to the proliferation of mobile health apps and devices that must be overcome for those devices to achieve their promise.
VA interoperability VistA

"When do you get to a point where you are satisfied with the transfer of information being complete?" Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, asked VA officials this week.

By Jessica Davis 11:25 am July 14, 2016
The Senate Committee on Appropriations took Veterans Affairs leaders to task, seeking to determine an endpoint to the long list of issues plaguing the department.

The next goal for Duke University Hospital, said Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer Udobi Campbell, is to be able to provide patient-specific doses through an established interface with its electronic health record system.

By Anthony Vecchione 10:43 am July 14, 2016
With an eye on improving safety, increasing compliance and reducing waste, an increasing number of hospitals and health systems are looking to insource and automate their IV compounding processes.  

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