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athenahealth takeover bid

Credit: athenahealth on Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 08:21 am June 06, 2018
Cloud-based EHR vendor’s board could also drag the process out long enough that Elliott Management rescinds its offer, Maralto Investments said.
What providers should know about CMS patient relationship category codes
By Mike Miliard 04:26 pm June 05, 2018
AHIMA offers advice for using the new codes, created as part of the Quality Payment Program, which have begun being reported voluntarily this year.
MyHeritage genealogy website breached
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm June 05, 2018
The breach was contained to hashed passwords and usernames, but the DNA testing service site didn’t waste time notifying its users of the security incident.
Epic EHR contract with UI Health upheld by Illinois court

UI Health in Chicago will spend $62 million over seven years to roll out the Epic EHR. Photo via UI Health

By Jessica Davis 02:03 pm June 05, 2018
Since the Illinois health system signed with Epic in September, Cerner repeatedly challenged the contract for a conflict of interest and an unfair bidding process.
Imprivata launches new mobile device authentication
By Mike Miliard 12:35 pm June 05, 2018
The technology's badge-tap and single-sign-on process help avoid the slowdowns associated with "fat-finger typing," nurse says.
By Bernie Monegain 12:10 pm June 05, 2018
HeartMate3 recalled because of unintended disconnection between power source and controller.
Apple Health Records API
By Jonah Comstock 11:49 am June 05, 2018
The Health Records API allows developers to create apps that can, with permission, use data from electronic health records to help patients manage care.
AI is coming to a doctor's office near you, and AMA wants to be ready

AI's success in healthcare depends on enthused buy-in from physicians AMA President James Madara, MD, said at HIMSS18. 

 

By Mike Miliard 04:41 pm June 04, 2018
The American Medical Association assesses the implications of artificial and "augmented" intelligence, proposing policy recommendations as it prepares for its annual meeting, which starts June 9.
patients medical records breach of Michigan eye doctor

Holland Eye Surgery & Laser Center in Holland, Michigan. Credit: hollandeye.com 

By Jessica Davis 01:56 pm June 04, 2018
A hacker told Holland Eye Surgery and Laser Center in March that they had accessed a patient list, but an investigation revealed that another access occurred back in 2016.
predictive analytics helps doctors assess cardiac risk
By Bernie Monegain 01:29 pm June 04, 2018
The patient monitoring company says the technology, developed at the University of Chicago, will allow health systems to better manage patients' risk of adverse events.

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