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Medical IoT legislation
By Bill Siwicki 09:49 am November 20, 2017
The Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act would require the FDA to establish a working group to recommend frameworks and guidelines for medical device security.
Holiday cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 09:37 am November 20, 2017
More employees work remotely and shop online during the holidays and, as a result, cybercriminals increase their attacks on healthcare and other organizations.
Data-based healthcare startup by former Google Adrian Aoun

A screensnap from the Forward app. Credit: Forward

By Jonah Comstock 02:42 pm November 17, 2017
The membership-based startup, Forward, redesigned the primary care experience around data in San Francisco and is now opening a new office in Los Angeles.
Philips, Nuance to apply AI to imaging workflows

Nuance's PowerScribe 360 platform will now integrate with Royal Philips​ Illumeo to improve radiology reporting. Credit: YouTube

By Mike Miliard 01:55 pm November 17, 2017
The two companies will offer radiologists access to various tools – for risk stratification, improved report structure, faster turnaround times – to help clinicans make better decisions about the next steps in the care process.
HHS names three new members to HIT Advisory Committee

Leslie Lenert, MD, Clem J. McDonald, MD and Robert Wah, MD, were all named to the HIT Advisory Committee.

By Jessica Davis 01:42 pm November 17, 2017
As established by the 21st Century Cures Act, the committee is tasked with creating policies, standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria for health technology.
HIMSS Analytics
By Tom Sullivan 12:08 pm November 17, 2017
Providers in other countries have similar challenges and priorities to the U.S., but there are some differences as well.
AI data-driven healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 11:51 am November 17, 2017
Provider organizations must figure out ways to sift through mountains of data to let AI tools have at it. And AI experts have plenty of suggestions.  
eClinicalWorks lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 10:56 am November 17, 2017
The class action lawsuit filed Thursday by the estate of a cancer patient, claimed he was unable to determine when cancer symptoms began due to the EHR vendor’s faulty software.
10 Health IT predictions for 2018
By Bill Siwicki 05:26 pm November 16, 2017
Emerging technologies will start to gain some firmer footing in the year ahead, moving out of pilot testing and into production environments.
CHIME drops National Patient ID Challenge
By Bill Siwicki 04:48 pm November 16, 2017
Experts point to ONC’s own challenge as evidence that algorithms are a more effective approach to the patient record matching problem.

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