predictive analytics population health
By Jack McCarthy 10:23 am December 08, 2016
The new platform enables self-insured enables users to predict health events, hospital admissions, length of stay and other incidents. 
By Jessica Davis 02:29 pm December 07, 2016
Hackers are getting in at the user level, but by using software-defined networking, organizations can reduce the amount of exposed information.
MIT Hacking Medicine

Attendees at the Privacy & Security Forum. 

By Tom Sullivan 01:34 pm December 07, 2016
Focus on the patient experience. Embrace existing business models. Chase the Triple Aim. But avoid hospitals for pilot projects.
OCR HIPAA audits on-site

Senior advisor Linda Sanches said that OCR is using the audits to find risks and vulnerabilities that might not otherwise know about. 

By Tom Sullivan 11:52 am December 07, 2016
HHS Office for Civil Rights said the chances of getting audited are slim, but officials offered advice about what they're looking for when they do conduct an assessment.

Henry Ford Health System will build a new cancer center with programs focused pancreatic cancer, brain cancer and precision medicine.

By Bernie Monegain 11:24 am December 07, 2016
Largest individual gift in health system’s history honors life and legacy of donor’s wife.
mHealth apps
By Jack McCarthy 10:36 am December 07, 2016
Even among highly-rated patient-facing apps, researchers found that most are not yet enabling patient populations to better manage their health. 

Rush Health CEO Brent Estes views HealthShare as the hub for care coordination for the health system.

By Bernie Monegain 10:11 am December 07, 2016
InterSystems’ HealthShare technology to serve as Rush Health’s information hub.

Pacemakers can be hacked. But more mundane medical device risks pose greater security dangers. "The average typical person isn't going to be targeted," said Partners HealthCare's Rick Hampton. "We do look at what can be hacked, but what we're really terrible at is putting it in context of what is a real risk."

By Jessica Davis 09:50 am December 07, 2016
When it comes to medical device security, the greatest challenge is equipment is running on outdated systems. The issue then becomes how to protect the data and determine whether the equipment is safe to operate.
Trump data security healthcare
By Mike Miliard 09:42 am December 07, 2016
Notwithstanding his cryptic if not contradictory stances on the Affordable Care Act, President-elect Donald Trump has a detailed platform on cybersecurity.

AHA President and CEO Richard J. Pollack, left, and FHA President and CEO Charles N. Kahn are urging President-elect Donald J. Trump and Congressional leaders to think twice about repealing Obamacare.

By Bernie Monegain 08:57 am December 07, 2016
The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals are warning President-Elect Trump and top leaders in the House and Senate that repealing Obamacare is likely to spell disaster for healthcare.

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