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By Jessica Davis 04:02 pm September 30, 2016
One of the largest healthcare providers in Hawaii, it's only the second two-time winner of the Enterprise Davies Award since the inception of the program in 1994.

"Parasitic infectors naturally cause a lot of unintentional corruption of infected files, as malware writers aren't generally known for their excellent quality assurance testing skills," said ESET's Lysa Myers.

By Jessica Davis 11:23 am September 30, 2016
While the ransomware has been active for two years, Netskope researchers say its new strain leverages users syncing and sharing data to spread infected files through the network.
Klara WhatsApp for medicine

Klara founders Simon Lorenz, MD, left and Simon Bolz.

By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am September 30, 2016
Startup founders said they will use the funding to build out a nervous system for healthcare that connects providers, patients, pharmacies, labs and specialists. 
UnitedHealth ACO
By Kaiser Health News 09:30 am September 30, 2016
The nation’s largest health insurer and the University of California Health system are joining forces to create a new health plan option for employers and expand research into patient data.
Blockchain interoperability security Deloitte
By Jack McCarthy 07:12 am September 30, 2016
Consultancy Deloitte explained that the architecture has widespread implications for connecting fragmented systems to better assess the value of care and safeguard protected health information. 

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By Jessica Davis 04:29 pm September 29, 2016
On Wednesday, Congress approved $1.1 billion in funding to combat the Zika virus in a short-term spending bill. In doing so, it's sidestepped a government shutdown.

There were 2.1 million fewer patients harmed, 87,000 lives saved and nearly $20 billion in cost-savings from 2010 to 2014, said CMS Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway, MD, "and we are focused on accelerating improvement efforts."

By Bernie Monegain 04:12 pm September 29, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded $347 million to 16 national, regional or state hospital associations, quality improvement organizations and health systems to continue efforts in reducing hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.
DDoS IoT devices
By Mike Miliard 03:50 pm September 29, 2016
Security expert says these types of attacks are likely to become more common. EHRs and other hospital IT systems could face dramatic new risks.
population health HIMSS Analytics
By Bill Siwicki 01:27 pm September 29, 2016
Healthcare organizations are using electronic health records, patient portals, patient engagement systems and telemedicine tech to boost specific styles of population health initiatives, HIMSS Analytics said.
Direct messaging Nemours
By Mike Miliard 01:12 pm September 29, 2016
Nemours shares lessons from its success using the Direct protocol, including a look at common message types. The takeaway: this still-underused method of health data exchange has considerable potential.

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