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Middleton Medical Center in Middleton, New York. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:37 am April 12, 2018
Middletown Medical left a radiology interface open to the public, exposing patient data in the process.
Former HHS Cyber Chief Wlaschin lands private sector gig

Chris Wlaschin speaking at an ICIT briefing Oct. 2017. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 04:16 pm April 11, 2018
The longtime federal health IT leader joins Nebraska’s Election Systems and Software security team.
By 03:29 pm April 11, 2018
The Coast Guard just announced a partnership with DoD on its MHS Genesis EHR project, as the State Department put out an RFI for its own EHR: What’s next for the federal branch?
DNA sequencing saves lives

Credit: Geisinger Health

By Bernie Monegain 03:12 pm April 11, 2018
With more than 90,000 people participating in Geisinger's MyCode initiative, 3 percent have genetic variants that can be used to forecast health problems, and the number is expected to rise.
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

Credit: Adam Berry, Getty Images

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.

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