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advanced precision medicine for cardiovascular care at Intermountain
By Bernie Monegain 09:59 am May 30, 2018
Hospitals uncover new genetic links that can lead to faster development of life-saving approaches.
genetic sequencing precision medicine challenges
By Mike Miliard 09:30 am May 30, 2018
There are big and complex questions as genomics moves into general practice, but they're ones providers who want to stay competitive will have to grapple with soon.
King's Daughters boosts medication reconciliation

King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:48 pm May 29, 2018
King's Daughters boosts medication reconciliation threshold to 77 percent and e-prescribing to 52 percent.
email phishing breach
By Jessica Davis 12:54 pm May 29, 2018
A hacker hit some email accounts of Aultman Health Foundation with a phishing attack in February, but officials didn’t discover the breach until March 28.
Jonathan Bush CEO of Athenahealth
By Susan Morse 12:47 pm May 29, 2018
Old court records come to light as the cloud-based EHR vendor faces pressure from two activist investors that own a combined 20 percent of the company.
Columbus Regional Healthcare System taps Cerner for EHR

Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville, North Carolina. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 12:32 pm May 29, 2018
The system becomes latest to tap into the cloud-based electronic health record and revenue cycle management services.
EU's GDPR privacy law
By Jessica Davis 02:37 pm May 25, 2018
The European regulation is much more stringent than HIPAA, and those health systems that handle EU patient data, even in the U.S., must adjust their privacy measures to comply.
Children's Mercy Kansas City

Credit: Google Street View

By Bill Siwicki 02:23 pm May 25, 2018
Achieving Stage 7, the top stage, in the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model is quite a feat. It shows that a healthcare provider organization is playing at the top of its game in health IT.
Minnesota ransomware attack

Credit: Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology

By Jessica Davis 01:57 pm May 25, 2018
While only about 6,500 patients were impacted by a cyberattack on Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology in March, the provider's transparency in its breach notification is a valuable example for other organizations.
By Jessica Davis 11:28 am May 25, 2018
In March, the Internet Engineering Task Force approved the Transport Layer Security version 1.3, the key function to enable HTTPS function on the web.

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