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VA EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:06 pm April 11, 2018
Spending on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces has decreased, as Veterans Affairs has ramped up IT modernization efforts, according to a Deltek report.
Cerner EHR
By Bernie Monegain 12:41 pm April 11, 2018
The Texas provider said it aims to improve patient and clinician experience with the new platform.
SamSam ransomware hackers targeting healthcare

Using two-factor authentication and restriction access behind firewalls can help keep the network safe against the brute force SamSam attacks plaguing the healthcare sector.

By Jessica Davis 12:27 pm April 11, 2018
The hackers behind the attack on Allscripts have hit 10 organizations in the last few months, levering open RDP connections to proliferate inside a network.

A user points the phone at the ground and the app can cast the image of a block or circle where the person's foot should land in order to keep walking. Credit: YouTube

By Mike Miliard 09:49 am April 11, 2018
Rice University student developers have designed the application, which could help with some of the gait problems that can affect people with Parkinson's.
Verizon ransomware report

Credit: Scott Olson, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 04:48 pm April 10, 2018
Healthcare is the only industry where inside threats outnumber outside threat actors, according to Verizon’s most recent breach report.
Equal Pay Day

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By Bernie Monegain 03:04 pm April 10, 2018
HIMSS latest compensation survey found that females are paid 18 percent less than males for the same or similar work responsibilities.
Acting VA Secretary Wilkie urges Congress to pass Choice reform

VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie. Credit: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 02:06 pm April 10, 2018
The Choice Program was designed to shorten wait times and ease travel burdens for veterans. But Congress failed to pass the reform package last month.
Mercy EHR cloud

Mercy Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri. Credit: Facebook

By Bill Siwicki 12:48 pm April 10, 2018
The health system is building out the portfolio of mission-critical apps and services it can manage for hospitals moving those into the cloud.
allscripts care coordination
By Mike Miliard 12:20 pm April 10, 2018
The teams, both of which joined Allscripts via acquisition, will work to innovate acute and post-acute coordination and offer greater visibility across the care continuum.
Coast Guard EHR vendor
By Jessica Davis 10:40 am April 10, 2018
Federal officials said that USCG’s requirements are almost 100 percent the same as the Defense Department and, unlike Veterans Affairs, the agencies can both rollout the electronic health record under a single contract.

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