Care New England HIPAA fine

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am September 26, 2016
The case, which also includes Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, stems from lost backup tapes housing protected health information, the Office for Civil Rights said.
StartUp Health incubator Colorado

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Source: Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia. 

By Jack McCarthy 10:09 am September 26, 2016
The organization is joining forces with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth to create a health innovation hub in the Rocky Mountains. 
Obama National Health IT Week
By Healthcare IT News 09:37 am September 26, 2016
"During National Health IT Week, we recommit ourselves to improving the health of our citizenry using the breakthrough technologies of our time and reaching for the next frontier of innovation."
Zika Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed legislation he said address concerns of both Democrats and Republicans. The $1 billion for Zika is also part of a bill that would fund the government and avert a shutdown. Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:32 am September 26, 2016
The United States Senate is expected to vote this week on a package of legislation to prevent a government shutdown next weekend and provide more than $1 billion to battle the Zika virus. It also would provide $500 million to help Louisiana rebuild from last month’s devastating floods.
interoperability ripe for disruption

Penn Medicine CIO Mike Restuccia said that until the healthcare industry has common semantic, data model and data definition standards interoperability will lag in adoption and under-deliver in results. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:08 am September 26, 2016
Interoperability has, well, interoperability problems. Standards are being developed but EHRs are still under-delivering. And once data sharing picks up, more challenges will arise than we can understand today. Multiple tipping points are ahead. 
California public option

A public option rally. Source: Bernard Pollack via Wikimedia. 

By Kaiser Health News 07:05 am September 26, 2016
Dave Jones said that market consolidation among healthcare payers means the state should give careful thought to a public option for insurance.

"More and more malware is being put into our ecosystem that traditional security techniques are powerless to prevent," said Check Point President Amnon Bar-Lev.

By Jessica Davis 02:23 pm September 23, 2016
Unknown malware attacks have increased nine-fold from 2015, driven primarily by employees who accidentally install malicious software onto their company's network – at a rate of every four seconds, according to a recent Check Point report.

The initiative integrates behavioral health, primary care, violence awareness and prevention, says HRSA Acting Administrator Jim Macrae.

By Bernie Monegain 01:05 pm September 23, 2016
Mental health and substance abuse programs across the country will share $44.5 million for training programs aimed at increasing the number of mental health providers and substance abuse counselors.

(Photo: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative)

By Jessica Davis 11:50 am September 23, 2016
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, led by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, MD, will invest $3 billion over the next 10 years in an effort to prevent, manage or cure all diseases, Chan announced Wednesday at an event in San Francisco.
EHR campaign Clinton Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:42 am September 23, 2016
A look at which candidates Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, Epic and McKesson donated money to support, either directly or via Super PACs. The biggest donor, by more than $800,000, just might surprise you.

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