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The Crysis ransomware strain doesn't just encrypt files, it can pull them from the network – placing organizations into the "territory of an actual data breach," says one security expert. "Especially in HIPAA-compliant organizations, (that's) an area no one wants to be."

By Jessica Davis 10:31 am June 10, 2016
Ransomware has dominated the cybersecurity headlines these past few months, and one of its more recent and advanced variants, Crysis, suggests the threat won't be ending any time soon.
Open Source Health precision medicine

Open Source Health CEO Sonya Satveit said the platform will provider clinicians and patients with a dashboard for highlighting actionable data and tracking progress.

By Bernie Monegain 07:48 am June 10, 2016
The cloud-based service, dubbed myAva, can be used to analyze biometric, genomic, molecular and patient-generated data to create digital profiles of patients that inform care plans.
Medical University South Carolina predictive analytics workforce
By Jeff Lagasse 07:22 am June 10, 2016
MUSC said the Avantas services can help it determine patient capacity and labor needs 120 days into the future. 
EHR Practice Fusion FTC

FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich said companies that collect personal health information have to be very clear about how they'll use it.

By Mike Miliard 10:52 am June 09, 2016
U.S. Federal Trade Commission said that the cloud-based electronic health record vendor misled patients into sharing sensitive medical without knowing it could be posted in a public-facing provider directory.  
ePatient Finder Clinical Trial Exchange

ePatientFinder founder and CEO Tom Dorsett said the platform’s analytics tools help doctors understand what treatment options are best for their patients.

By Bernie Monegain 10:30 am June 09, 2016
Startup intends to use the funding to scale its EHR-agnostic cloud-based service and analytics for helping doctors determine the best treatment options for patients.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
By Jessica Davis 09:57 am June 09, 2016
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC was the first pediatric hospital in the U.S. to achieve Stage 7 recognition from HIMSS. Leveraging data analytics has been a significant initiative and commitment of time, said Srinivasan Suresh, MD, the hospital's chief medical information officer.
St. Joseph analytics
By Jessica Davis 09:54 am June 09, 2016
Harnessing analytics has led to big gains for Maine-based health system to dramatically reduce readmissions, identify high-risk patients and utilize real-time data.
Health Catalyst CMS value-based care
By Bernie Monegain 09:45 am June 09, 2016
The analytics startup’s research also found that less than one quarter will reach the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services goal by 2019, a year after CMS anticipates half of payments to be value-based.
By Jessica Davis 09:41 am June 09, 2016
There are two major roadblocks for analytics in healthcare, says Sriram Vishwanath, professor of engineering and data science at University of Texas, Austin. They have to do with two different mindsets: "the analytics is a commodity" and "it's my data and I won't share."
By Jessica Davis 09:16 am June 09, 2016
Fewer than half of healthcare organizations participating in a recent survey are currently using C&BI tools. But HIMSS Analytics anticipates that the shift to value-based care and advances in predictive and prescriptive analytics technologies could change that in the near-term.

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