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Senate bill would fast-track rules for firing bad VA employees
By Jessica Davis 01:58 pm May 12, 2017
The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act overhauls long-standing civil service protections that President Donald Trump said he would enact to hold the agency accountable.
Genevieve Morris ONC HIE
By Jessica Davis 01:26 pm May 12, 2017
Genevieve Morris has 10 years of health IT experience and worked with ONC in support of the State Health Information Exchange Program while working for Audacious Inquiry.
By Jessica Davis 12:56 pm May 12, 2017
Country’s National Health Service likely taken down Wanna Decryptor, one of the most effective ransomware variants for which there’s currently no decryptor available.
NewYork-Presbyterian names Peter Fleischut chief transformation officer to oversee clinical tech
By Bernie Monegain 12:44 pm May 12, 2017
Peter Fleischut served as the system’s chief innovation officer and led the health system’s digital health program.
NantHealth’s Soon-Shiong
By Jessica Davis 10:58 am May 12, 2017
[Also: Politico uncovers more funding indiscretions from Patrick Soon-Shiong]Despite company losing $41 million in the first quarter, biotech mogul Patrick Soon-Shiong defended his company’s work and chastised what he called false reports.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. General Vincent Stewart and Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Robert Cardillo testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11.

By Mike Miliard 05:55 pm May 11, 2017
Regardless of how investigations into Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab’s software turn out, trusting data to China, India, Russia or other nations that might not respect U.S. cyber laws is "crazy," says CynergisTek CEO Mac McMillan.
Intermountain precision medicine, advanced imaging
By Bernie Monegain 04:06 pm May 11, 2017
New cancer test requires less DNA than previous versions.
phishing in healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 03:55 pm May 11, 2017
Any hospital can adopt these to bolster their cybersecurity posture, according to Fernando Martinez, chief digital officer of the Texas Hospital Association.
ransomware attacks
By Bill Siwicki 02:52 pm May 11, 2017
Former NSA officer’s advice? Close ports that don’t need to be opened, make sure access points are open only to those who need the access.
mobile EHR for specialists
By Jonah Comstock 02:34 pm May 11, 2017
The mobile-based EHR for specialists has raised funding a number of times to total $318 million.

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