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fingerprint authentication in healthcare

Some organizations have been implementing new methods of authentication beyond passwords - from facial recognition to fingerprints. 

By Bill Siwicki 02:47 pm January 08, 2018
A new report from Aon's security experts predicts more and different cyberattacks, and highlights the pressing need for healthcare organizations to change some of their approaches.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm January 08, 2018
The retooled Intelligent Healthcare Network platform allows for improved transparency and efficiency of claims management.
Google, Microsoft gender inequality lawsuits
By Bernie Monegain 12:58 pm January 08, 2018
Cases against technology giants shine a light on salary discrepancies between men and women and that’s as true in healthcare as any other industry.
cybersecurity risk
By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm January 08, 2018
Julia Hesse gets real about the inevitability of a breach and some simple steps for organizations to better prepare.
phishing attack

Florida’s Agency of Healthcare Administration. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:15 pm January 08, 2018
An employee of Florida’s Agency of Healthcare Administration fell for a malicious phishing email, which allowed hackers to access Medicaid enrollee data, including some Social Security numbers.
Allscripts buys Practice Fusion
By Mike Miliard 11:03 am January 08, 2018
After expanding its hospital footprint with the McKesson acquisition this past summer, Allscripts now broadens its ambulatory presence by scooping up the cloud-based EHR vendor.
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital wave

Patients who can make it to the 12th-floor viewing area of the hospital and football fans at the UI Hawkeyes' Kinnick Stadium wave to each other after the first quarter of every Iowa home game. Credit: YouTube 

By Mike Miliard 10:07 am January 08, 2018
At HIMSS18, CMIO and nursing informaticist from UI Health Care show how bedside technology – and the love of a Big 10 football team – have boosted patient experience scores in a big way.
By Mike Miliard 08:54 am January 08, 2018
Experts will share best practices for putting the patient first – and creating a competitive advantage.
pop health vendors for IDNs
By Mike Miliard 04:25 pm January 05, 2018
While platforms from major EHR vendors are widely deployed, they only see average satisfaction ratings.
ONC interoperability standards
By Jessica Davis 03:08 pm January 05, 2018
The Trusted Exchange Framework, required by the 21st Century Cures Act, includes a common agreement of exchange procedures.

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