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ransomware decryption tools
By Jessica Davis 07:08 am August 16, 2016
Kaspersky, Trend Micro, Symantec, Cisco and Emsisoft have tools that can decrypt health data after cybercriminals encrypt it. The hitch? The technology won’t work on all ransomware strains.
Athen Orthopedic breach
By Beth Jones Sanborn 07:01 am August 16, 2016
CEO Kayo Elliott said that it cannot afford to spend millions of dollars and continue to deliver care services.
Apple wearable heart reader
By Jack McCarthy 06:59 am August 16, 2016
The tech giant applied to patent a device capable of acquiring and processing electrocardiographic measurements. 
Patients doctors divided
By Bill Siwicki 02:57 pm August 15, 2016
Patients claim they take responsibility for their own health. Doctors don’t believe that. The discrepancy means clinicians have an opportunity to improve communication to better partner with their patients.

National Coordinator for Health IT Vindell Washington, MD

By Jessica Davis 11:16 am August 15, 2016
This past Friday, Karen DeSalvo, MD, officially stepped down as National Coordinator, passing the baton to her second-in-command, Vindell Washington, MD. The former principal deputy national coordinator has been with ONC since January 2016.
Bon Secours breach
By Mike Miliard 11:11 am August 15, 2016
Reimbursement specialist R-C Healthcare Management, a business associate under HIPAA, left patient information accessible on the web for four days.
precision medicine analytics EHR
By John Andrews 07:05 am August 15, 2016
The promise of genomics and personalized care are closer than many realize. But clinical systems and EHRs are not ready yet. While policymakers and innovators play catch-up, here’s a look at what to know now. 
Karen DeSalvo ONC
By Mike Miliard 11:24 am August 12, 2016
DeSalvo made her way from New Orleans to Washington and while serving as National Coordinator, she realigned ONC and delivered visionary strategic plans for interoperability and health IT, before President Obama nominated her to a key HHS post.

(Infographic: HRSA)

By Jessica Davis 11:06 am August 12, 2016
Rural healthcare is receiving a $16 million boost for telehealth and quality improvement activities from the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources & Services Administration, it was announced Thursday.
IBM Watson precision medicine
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am August 12, 2016
Twenty one hospitals will use the supercomputer and the Watson for Oncology software piloted by Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York to offer personalized care for cancer patients.

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