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CHIME drops National Patient ID Challenge
By Bill Siwicki 04:48 pm November 16, 2017
Experts point to ONC’s own challenge as evidence that algorithms are a more effective approach to the patient record matching problem.
antivirus software
By Jessica Davis 04:34 pm November 16, 2017
A Ponemon Institute report predicts 35 percent of cyberattacks to be fileless in 2018, and these attacks are nearly 10 times more likely to succeed than file-based attacks.
Cerner DoD EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:16 pm November 16, 2017
The VistA replacement will be built off the MHS Genesis work already in progress for the Defense Department.
state of precision medicine
By Susan Morse 11:58 am November 16, 2017
The ability to sequence the human genome to predict chronic diseases is the Star Wars part but the infrastructure to support personalized care is still in the Flintstones age.
precision medicine
By Mike Miliard 03:50 pm November 15, 2017
As genomic tests and therapies advance, proliferate and get easier to administer, the group wants payers to be more transparent about how providers can bill for them.
House investigating HHS

Energy and Commerce Committee chambers. Credit: Facebook

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm November 15, 2017
HHS is accused of retaliating against two of its cybersecurity leaders for speaking with the committee.
VA Cerner EHR

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies before the House Appropriations Military Construction-VA Subcommittee on Wednesday. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:27 pm November 15, 2017
The agency wants to jump onto the current success of DoD’s similar Cerner roll outs in the Pacific Northwest and needs the funds now to avoid driving up the project’s cost down the line.
CMS to add unique device identifiers to Medicare
By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 15, 2017
Intermountain and Geisinger -- among others -- are joining similar calls to action by OIG and Congress for CMS to finally add UDI to claim forms to better identify faulty medical devices.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 12:02 pm November 15, 2017
While EHRs and information security get all the attention, there are more immediate opportunities for the distributed digital ledger technology.  
Doctor with patient EHR
By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:10 am November 15, 2017
And that frustration could mean they fall short of payment incentive goals, SA Ignite says.

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