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AMIA presses FCC on broadband
By Mike Miliard 03:51 pm May 24, 2017
Informatics group tells the federal agency that robust internet access is key to ensuring everyone benefits from advances in health IT.
Virginia failed to secure Medicaid data

The state of Virginia failed to secure its Medicaid data in a method in line with federal requirements.

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm May 24, 2017
The state’s Department of Medical Assistance Services didn’t meet federal security requirements, which could have compromised the integrity of the system.
modernize veteran care and EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm May 24, 2017
The funding increase will support the agency’s efforts and expand on private-public partnerships, the VA Secretary told a House committee Wednesday.

Northwell CEO Michael Dowling

By Mike Miliard 01:44 pm May 24, 2017
Partnership with Peerbridge Health will enable remote monitoring for cardiac patients.
By Bill Siwicki 12:37 pm May 24, 2017
First National Technology Solutions says software updates, constant patching and employee education are musts.
Donald Rucker national coordinator ONC

ONC national coordinator Donald Rucker, MD

By Tom Sullivan 12:12 pm May 24, 2017
Health IT agency will run on a lot less cash and without a slate of operating units.
Best Hospital IT 2017
By Mike Miliard 11:15 am May 24, 2017
Our annual awards recognize top hospital and health system teams based on leadership, professional development opportunities, salary and benefits, workplace culture and more.
St. Luke's-Roosevelt HIPAA fine

Photo courtesy Laparoscopic.md

By Beth Jones Sanborn 10:32 am May 24, 2017
The settlement stems from 2014 OCR complaint that staff member from Spencer Cox Center disclosed a patient's protected health information.
By Mike Miliard 10:10 am May 24, 2017
Stanford Medicine, UC San Francisco University of Chicago Medicine to help Google Brain fine-tune predictive analytics to spot patterns in EHRs.

The ONC Town Hall event at HIMSS17 discussed the future health IT policy initiatives. With the release of Trump's new budget, many organizations believe the ONC budget cut will have a negative impact on innovation, among other things.

By Tom Sullivan 03:31 pm May 23, 2017
HIMSS, AHIMA, AMIA all say the drastic cuts to ONC and other agencies will hamper patient safety and new cures, send innovation in a downward spiral and slow down work toward a learning health system.

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