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KLAS report
By Mike Miliard 04:32 pm April 18, 2018
The new study takes a broad view of dozens of healthcare market segments, from acute EHRs to virtual care platforms, and assesses the how providers choose vendor partnerships.
FDA medical device cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 04:23 pm April 18, 2018
The agency released a five-point plan outlining regulatory changes to bolster medical device safety, including requiring manufacturers ensure devices can be updated and patched.
security challenges of operating a healthcare hybrid cloud

Winston Armstrong and Sandeep Chandra, both of the San Diego Supercomputer Center will be speaking at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in June.

By Bill Siwicki 03:08 pm April 18, 2018
Cybersecurity professionals from the San Diego Supercomputer Center discuss end-to-end compliance, meeting unique user requirements and more.
Intermountain's Navican launches precision cancer services

3D rendered Illustration of a mutating cancer cell. Credit: Getty Images

By Bernie Monegain 02:36 pm April 18, 2018
The company will integrate its technology with software from SeraCare and Philips' IntelliSpace Genomics Platform.
apple health records

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

By 01:06 pm April 18, 2018
There are a lot of organizations betting on Apple's plan – now it's time for you to weigh in on the idea.
VA loses acting CIO Scott Blackburn

Scott Blackburn is leaving Veteran Affairs. Credit: C-Span

By Jessica Davis 12:32 pm April 18, 2018
Just weeks after David Shulkin was ousted as VA Secretary, Scott Blackburn, one of the leaders of the department's EHR modernization project, announced his departure on Twitter.
apple health records EHR

A screensnap of Apple's personal health record feature with iOS 11.3.

By Mike Miliard 09:46 am April 18, 2018
Dignity Health's chief digital officer explains why he thinks Apple can succeed for population health and precision medicine efforts where other PHR launches have not.
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.

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