healthcare cybersecurity breach

PHC's East Side Medical in Des Moines, Iowa. Credit: Primary Health Care

By Jessica Davis 12:32 pm March 19, 2018
Hackers broke into four employee email accounts of the Iowa provider in Feb. 2017, allowing access to a wide range of sensitive data from Social Security numbers to credit card information.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 10:12 am March 19, 2018
As healthcare organizations start to dip their toes in the waters of distributed ledger technology, the COO of Hashed Health offers advice about doing it right.
machine learning reduces sepsis mortality rate

Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 03:57 pm March 16, 2018
Cabell Huntington Hospital also diminished the average sepsis-related hospital length of stay with machine learning-generated clinician alerts.
By Bernie Monegain 03:40 pm March 16, 2018
Research team finds patterns of symptoms that might be caused by an underlying genetic variant.
cybersecurity command center himss18

The Cybersecurity Command Center at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas hosted interactive booths and challenges as well as education sessions about current cybersecurity issues.

By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm March 16, 2018
From Google to NIH, the message was clear at the annual health IT conference: Hospitals need to make cybersecurity a budget priority and tackle security as a team.
VA Cerner EHR

VA Secretary Shulkin testifying during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 10:51 am March 16, 2018
The embattled VA secretary told a Congressional committee that the agency is working closely with the DoD to learn lessons for its own Cerner overhaul.
Cybersecurity strategy critical to protecting revenue
By Jeff Lagasse 10:19 am March 16, 2018
In the age of consumerism, how you react to a breach, relay information to patients, and interact with people can mean the difference between customer retention or an expensive mass exodus.
New BCBS Institute working with Lyft, CVS, Walgreens to tackle social determinants

Ridesharing is among the population health initiatives for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to improve health access and outcomes by leveraging technology and strategic alliances.

By Mike Miliard 10:08 am March 16, 2018
With the new subsidiary, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association bets on technology and strategic alliances to help improve socioeconomic factors for health.
UPMC executive Pamela Peele
By Bernie Monegain 09:58 am March 16, 2018
The UPMC executive is leading more than a few cutting-edge projects at the health system.
patient safety concerns
By Jessica Davis 09:46 am March 16, 2018
Diagnostic errors can lead to serious consequences, such as care gaps and unnecessary procedures, while opioid safety should be prioritized due to the seriousness of its side effects.

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