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Next-gen patient engagement
By Bill Siwicki 08:08 am May 25, 2018
Hospitals are shaping always-on consumer experiences with cutting-edge digital health tools as well as scheduling apps, workflow tools and more ways to access care.
Elliott Management pressures athenahealth
By Mike Miliard 04:47 pm May 24, 2018
The activist investor sends athena's board a letter showcasing an "outpouring of positive reactions" to a potential $160-per-share sale, but the company says it will take its time making a decision.
EHR market share in flux
By Mike Miliard 04:27 pm May 24, 2018
New KLAS report tracks the ups and downs of more than 200 hospital contracts in 2017.
UPMC remote patient monitoring
By Bill Siwicki 01:45 pm May 24, 2018
Its clinical use of remote monitoring is focused on congestive heart failure, advanced illness care, tobacco treatment services and inflammatory bowel diseases.
senate gives veterans affairs $5.2 billion to expand private care
By Jessica Davis 11:37 am May 24, 2018
Passing with a 92-5 vote, the legislation also will mandate the agency participate in national PDMP data sharing network.
confirming identification for data security in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:58 am May 24, 2018
After audits revealed several gaps in identity management, the health system turned to an IG vendor to help it understand which users have access to what and, more importantly, ensure users have the right access to data.
LifeBridge Health reveals breach that compromised health data of 500,000 patients

Northwest Hospital is part of the LifeBridge Health regional healthcare organization based in northwest Baltimore. Credit: Google Maps

By Beth Jones Sanborn 04:39 pm May 23, 2018
Discovered on March 18, the health system was infected with malware that infected its EMR server, patient registration and billing systems for more than a year.
GDPR compliance tools for hospitals
By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm May 23, 2018
The dashboard can help health systems manage the stringent privacy rules of the EU's looming General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect this week.
Bruce Greenstein departs as HHS CTO
By Mike Miliard 11:54 am May 23, 2018
After a year serving as the top tech strategist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Greenstein to join LHC Group.
EHR safety contest from ONC
By Tom Sullivan 11:12 am May 23, 2018
Agency seeks app that enables clinicians to report safety issues within the EHR workflow.

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