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DARPA Kryptowire smartphone-based health tracking
By Mike Miliard 03:58 pm April 17, 2018
The defense agency wants to assess service members' health using mobile device sensors for its Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health program, but some privacy advocates are concerned.
UNC Health Care reaches Stage 7

Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir is among the hospitals with a Stage 7 designations in the UNC Health Care system. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 03:46 pm April 17, 2018
UNC Health Care has reached Stage 7, the highest level on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, which measures healthcare facilities on their use of advanced analytics and health information technology. The designation applies to all UNC facilities: its hospitals, physician practices and applied analytics.
getting precision medicine into the mainstream

Daryl Pritchard and Nephi Walton, MD, will be speaking on the subject at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Washington, D.C.

By Bill Siwicki 02:59 pm April 17, 2018
Experts point to the need to demonstrate value, as well as challenges integrating genomic data into EHRs and handling massive amounts of data.
VA outlines plans to get off GAO high-risk list
By Jessica Davis 02:30 pm April 17, 2018
The agency has been on the watchdog's list for three years due to a long list of vulnerabilities, from mismanagement to ambiguous policies.
Russia targeting internet routers, devices
By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm April 17, 2018
The rare joint alert says Russia, behind the global NotPetya attack, has been laying the groundwork for future cyberattacks and targeting critical infrastructure.
Vineti startup financing for gene therapies
By Bernie Monegain 12:44 pm April 17, 2018
The startup aims to deliver new personalized therapies to market faster.
California medical device manufacturer Inogen data breach

Inogen's portable oxygen concentrator. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 12:11 pm April 17, 2018
Inogen reports a hacker accessed an employee email account for more than two months, according to an SEC filing.
healthcare IT infrastructure big data
By Tom Sullivan 09:24 am April 17, 2018
With bold projections that we are on the cusp of the biggest IT spending growth in a decade, new predictions from industry analysts show how much, and on which technologies, hospitals will acquire, modernize or optimize IT.
EHR doctor offices
By Mike Miliard 02:09 pm April 16, 2018
Medical groups are seeking customizable and cloud-based systems and emerging technologies like speech-recognition capabilities.
By Bernie Monegain 01:58 pm April 16, 2018
The Michigan hospital joins a growing legion of smaller hospitals that are subscribing to cloud-based EHR, revenue cycle and patient portals, among other services.

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